Most of us wait to go into a chiropractic office until they’re injured and can hardly walk. It’s usually when severe disability or 9/10 pain scales that most of us actually decide it’s time to see someone. I say this being someone who’s definitely done the same exact thing, “hmmmm…. so my ankle is literally turned sideways and I can’t walk without cursing… maybe I should see someone about this.” Unfortunately this isn’t too far from the truth. Most of the people I see in office are in that state. They’re ready to chop off that wrist that was wrist locked by that devil worshiper in no-gi on Tuesday night. While we can’t cut the wrist off we can definitely start rehabing it. The problem is now we’ve got a lot of work to do to fix it which typically takes more time than if the individual had come in early.
Wellness care is done a little differently. These are usually either monthly or bi-weekly appointments that take care of little injuries before they turn into big injuries. Now this is based off of the activity level and extracurricular activity of the individuals. Some patients are training 6 days a week having people trying to bend and break them, while others are just trying to stay busy in the garden on the weekends. Regardless of the activity, the goal of a wellness patient is to take care of those little annoyances early so they don’t become serious problems.
I’m not advocating everyone needs to see a chiropractor once a week for the rest of their lives. Wellness care is simply helping make sure your body is functioning to it’s optimum to help increase athletic performance while decreasing pain. At Hybrid we have membership options for those who want to stay on top of their health once a week or once every other week, or it’s as simple as scheduling a session each month to make sure everything is moving correctly.