Ollis Chiropractic - Louisville


A Thorough Initial Examination

Your first visit is scheduled for one hour.  This ensures we have adequate time to be able to gather the relevant data associated with your condition(s).  The initial examination includes gathering a detailed history and review of systems, range of motion, posture assessment, neurological testing, orthopedic testing, X-rays, spinal examination, extremity examination, and a muscle examination.  Assessing you comprehensively ensures we are able to recommend an adequate treatment plan and provide the best care possible.  Many of our patients have commented that our examinations are the most thorough a doctor has ever performed on them.

We do not provide treatment on your first visit.  Although some may view this as a negative, this allows us to fully evaluate your condition(s) prior to providing treatment.  This also ensures that we can care for you safely.

Time Spent

After your initial examination is over, we interpret and precisely measure your x-rays, draft a radiology report, review your examination, and draft a care plan appropriate for you.  We generally spend an additional 40 to 60 minutes during this stage.  This means we have reviewed and handled the information gathered from your initial visit for almost two hours before we meet with you again.  

The second visit is our report of findings visit, which is scheduled for 50 minutes, and will be explained in the next section.

Each time you come in for treatment, we will evaluate your full spine, pelvis, and extremities prior to delivering a chiropractic adjustment.  Our adjustment visits are scheduled for 10 minutes each.  This is generally an adequate amount of time to deliver care of the highest quality.  However, some days our patients require additional time.  Our schedule is organized in a way that allows for this.  Our patients will always get the care that they need.

As Doctors of Chiropractic, our knowledge base extends beyond the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.  Our patients often have questions concerning nutrition, sleep habits, exercise, workplace ergonomics, etc.  Those questions are important to us, and we enjoy taking additional time to answer them.

Report of Findings Visit

Your second visit will be a report of findings visit, which is scheduled for 50 minutes.  This visit allows us to sit down with you to explain the findings of your initial examination and show you your X-rays.  We also talk about chiropractic care, anatomy, physiology, insurance, treatment plan recommendations, and cost of care.  This is also a good time to answer any questions you may have.

Our goal at this visit is to ensure that you are a fully informed patient.  We want you to understand your body, your condition(s), and our recommendations well.  When you have all of the relevant information at your disposal, you can make good decisions about your health.

Full-spine Adjustments

We evaluate and, if necessary, adjust your entire spine and pelvis every visit, not just your areas of complaint.  All areas of the spine and pelvis function together as one unit.  The condition of the neck will have a profound impact on the condition of the low back and vice versa.  This approach optimizes your spinal function and helps you get better quicker.

Extremity Adjusting

We also evaluate and, if necessary, adjust the joints in your arms, legs, ankles, and feet every visit, not just your spine and pelvis.  This may include your shoulders, elbows, wrists, jaw, rib cage, hips, knees, ankles, and/or feet.  A dysfunctional upper and/or lower extremity can greatly impact the spine.  Since the neuro-musculo-skeletal system is such a complex system of integrated parts, you can’t afford to have any of it ignored when addressing dysfunction.

Detailed Documentation

We pride ourselves in maintaining well-organized, accurate, and detailed documentation of our patient encounters.  Doing so ensures that we are able to successfully track your progress as you progress through your treatment plan.  This also helps us to understand how we may need to adapt our care to your body’s evolving needs.

To this point, it is also worth mentioning that one of our doctors has experience as a previous certified Independent Medical Examiner and currently maintains a Certified Chiropractic Insurance Consultant (CCIC) certification.  Both of these certification programs require that a doctor understand how to document well.

Spinal Rehabilitation and Posture Correction

In addition to the chiropractic adjustment, our office focuses on spinal rehabilitation.  Our spinal rehabilitation program serves to address the soft tissue component of your condition(s).  The adjustment will address the boney component of your condition(s).  Spinal rehabilitation will address the soft tissue component of your condition(s).   

Your body’s posture largely informs how your body moves.  The further your posture deviates from normal, the further your movement patterns deviate from normal.  When your movement patterns change, you eventually begin to experience musculoskeletal symptoms.  For most of our patients, improving their posture is an important component of their care.

Combining adjustments, soft tissue work, and posture correction is a highly effective combination when addressing musculoskeletal conditions.

Our Training

Our doctors are graduates of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where chiropractic began.  It is arguably considered the best chiropractic school in the world.  Palmer's Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum is very fast-paced and rigorous, and is known for producing highly effective doctors.  Palmer graduates are highly sought after.

We Are Passionate

Not only are our doctors brothers, but they come from a family of chiropractors.  There are four chiropractors in their family, as well as one holistic doctor.  Both of our doctors have wanted to be chiropractors since they were in grade school.  Chiropractic isn’t just a career for them.  It is a way of life and a part of their identity.

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