When you step into Tensegrity Chiropractic, you have taken a great departure from the typical chiropractic office. It all starts with your consultation with Dr. Barnes. Dr. Barnes will carefully review your medical history and then will sit down himself and listen to you describe your pain. After he has asked a few questions, his one-of-a-kind examination begins. For most people, the examination is a full-encompassing biomechanical exam that usually takes 45-60 minutes. During this time Dr. Barnes will analyze your walking gait, perform several orthopedic, neurological, muscle, and functional tests.
It is very important to us where you hurt, but Dr. Barnes’ exam is designed to find out the ACTUAL cause of your pain. This exam is the absolute key to success in our office, and it’s why we have great success very early in our treatment plans. Dr. Barnes will usually treat patients on the first visit and then will set them on a treatment plan. We DO NOT use or endorse high-visit treatment plans! If a chiropractor has asked you to sign up for 25-100 visits after an exam, run as fast as you can out of the office! These types of offices use scare tactics to get patients into care, and most of them do not accept insurance. Some are also under investigation from the state board for excessive treatments and questionable business practices. Everyone responds differently to treatment, which is why Dr. Barnes uses varied treatment plans. Once the pain stops and the patient understand the exercises and modifications they need to make to stay out of pain, treatment stops. Our typical treatment plans are very short, with 4-8 visits being the norm. If wellness is important to you and you want to keep a regular chiropractic visit, that is absolutely fine with our office. We just like you to know that you don’t HAVE to keep coming back.
Another way our office is different is our patient volume and treatment time durations. Dr. Barnes primarily works with athletes, and athletes typically require more work than the average patient. We pride ourselves in running a tight schedule in our office so that you’ll usually only have to wait a few minutes to see Dr. Barnes. Some patients only need 10 minutes per appointment where others require 20-40 minutes. Dr. Barnes knows that patients have different needs, which is why each patient has a unique treatment length. As an athlete, Dr. Barnes also knows how important it is for you to continue to compete and will only rest you from your activity if it’s absolutely necessary. This kind of service is scarcely seen these days, but Dr. Barnes has the heart of a teacher and servant. He will make sure you understand why you have pain and will teach you how to take care of yourself. This is the absolute goal of a very passionate health care provider. Dr. Barnes truly believes that most people can live free from medication and pain by restoring their body’s natural Tensegrity. That’s why this name was chosen for this practice, and that’s what makes us different from nearly every other office you will ever visit.
“I did not get into this profession to make a lot of money. I got into this profession to help people. I was just like many of you many years ago and I was helped so much by my chiropractors that I wanted to give back to the profession and to my peers. This is not a job, it’s a calling.” -Chris Barnes DC-
Here are just a few tools Dr. Barnes utilizes in practice
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