Online Health Forms Required Before Your Chiropractic Treatment
Your health information is very important to us and things are often forgotten when filled out in a rush, especially in a new office. Filling out this new patient paperwork online will streamline your first office visit and the best part is you can do it in the comfort of your own home or office.
The link below will take you to a secure site, where your health information is protected and will be sent directly to our office when submitted. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions!
New Patient Health History Form - Required
Please fill out this form to the best of your knowledge prior to your initial appointment. This will save you valuable time in the office and make your first appointment as efficient as possible. It also will enable our doctor to have as much information as possible to help guide your initial examination. Don't hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Informed Consent, Notice of Information Practices (HIPAA), Office Financial Policy, Appointment Cancellation Policy
For your convenience these additional forms are available for download to read and sign before your appointment. Please download, read, and sign these forms and bring them with you to your appointment, or you may sign them when you come into the office
What to Expect From Our Chiropractic Services and Treatments
On your first visit the doctor will complete a full case history and examination of your complaint. Examination involves the use of dynamic movement screens, joint assessment, muscle length assessment, range of motion tests, orthopedic tests, and neurological exams. Based on the results of these tests the doctor will discuss with you what may be causing your condition. From this a plan of care will be established. We pride ourselves in not conforming to the industry standard and taking time with the patient to fully assess their complaint. Each visit is typically 30 minutes in duration.
At Behm Muscle & Joint Clinic we understand that medications and surgeries are options however we believe that conservative non-invasive measures should be exhausted prior to electing to undergo more invasive therapies. Chiropractic care has been proven to be a cost-effective health care specialty in the management of musculoskeletal pain. If you are not responding to our conservative care in several visits, we are able to refer you to other medical professionals.
Treatment Plan Length
Our treatment plans are not open ended, as our goal is to ultimately help you move better, feel better, and live better. The typical treatment plan is 6-8 visits in duration depending on severity of condition.
Laying the Foundation
The body is an amazing thing and we often find that patients in pain have developed compensation patterns either due to their pain or that have led to their pain over time. Because our brain and nervous system influence the muscles of the body, we must stimulate the brain to cause tissues to adapt.
Phase 1: Relief Care
This phase of care is centered around reducing your symptoms. In this phase of care you will be educated on postural changes and behaviors to reduce the severity, frequency and duration of your symptoms. These initial patient visits will consist of treatments and modalities intended to get you out of pain rapidly.
Phase 2: Corrective/Rehabilitative Care
Once we have been able to reduce or eliminate your pain, our goals shift to restoration of function, whether it is based around work duties, activities of daily living, recreational activities, exercise, etc. Pain often goes away very quickly, but the dysfunctions that caused the symptoms often remain and we must recover normal range of motion, strength, endurance, and tissue quality to ensure full recovery. If these are abandoned too soon, the likelihood of recurrence increases significantly.
Care in this phase becomes more focused on activity and performance in functional tests based on your goals and needs. In this phase you will be instructed on stretches, exercises, and things to do at home or work to move the process along as quickly as possible.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once recovery of function has been reached, we transition to essentially maintenance care to prevent recurrences and keep you pain free and moving well. In this state we see you on an as-needed basis.
Costs of Health care can certainly add up quickly and are often a significant barrier to getting the care people need. At Behm Muscle & Joint Clinic, we are in-network with most major health insurance companies that cover our services. Chiropractic care has been proven to be more cost-effective in getting you out of pain for many conditions.
Injuries often progress as time goes on, therefore taking longer to heal. Prompt care can often lead to shorter recovery times and reduction of costs associated with the injury.
At Behm Muscle & Joint Clinic we understand that medications and surgeries are options however we believe that conservative non-invasive measures should be exhausted prior to electing to undergo more invasive therapies. Chiropractic care has been proven to be a cost-effective health care specialty in the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain. If you are not responding to our conservative care in several visits, we are able to refer you to other medical professionals.
We are in-network with most major insurance plans. Your coverage and out-of-pocket expenses may vary based on your particular plan. You can always check with your insurance company to determine your coverage, or we can get a quote of benefits when you bring in your insurance card. Once claims are submitted and processed through your insurance company, you will be responsible for any deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance amounts.
Regardless of what many think, our services are affordable even without health insurance! Please call the office at 402-292-1450 to discuss fees. We also offer military and student discounts with a valid ID.
Forms of Payment
At Behm Muscle & Joint Clinic we accept many forms of payment. You can pay using cash, check, or credit/debit cards. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards.
Content written by Dr. Adam Behm, DC, CCSP®