POLITE is an acronym for what I do. This is how I treat my patients. First we have to get the diagnosis right. Once I complete your workup, I’ll let you know the plan. Then we outline a specific, customized and personalized treatment plan. The ‘P’ stands for plan and prevention. This includes protecting the injured area, providing education and my prescription. I explain my plan, offer ideas and suggestions on how you can protect the spine or involved area. I explain the services I can provide to help you achieve a positive outcome. The ‘OL’ stands for ‘optimal loading.’ This means don’t over load the tissue structures involved but at the same time don’t under load the tissues. Movement is important. I’ll provide you with corrective exercises you can do that will help heal properly. The ‘I’ stands for ‘instruments or implements’. In my office the ‘I’ doesn’t just stand for ice. I use a lot of physical therapy modalities in my practice such as acoustic shock wave, lasers, SCENAR, lymphatic drainage, deep muscle stimulation and other soft tissue therapies. I also use nutrition and a body composition analysis machine which help to guide nutrition and weight loss suggestions if needed. Patients appreciate that I have lots of treatment options available in the office. The ‘T’ stands for Taping (kinesiology and athletic taping). Taping is just part of a treatment at this point in time. The ‘E’ stands for exercise, education and ergonomics. Adding these components to care has a high patient value, is quality care and helps reduce the risk of future episodes. The bottom line is that I offer more than chiropractic care, I offer ‘POLITE’ high quality patient care.