Frequently Asked Questions
What areas of the body do you treat?
Dr. Mike has experience in treating all areas of the body. He has spent almost 10 years developing his skills as a medical provider in various capacity. He has treated all types of injuries that involved, but not limited to, the low back, shoulder, knees, neck, ankle and hip.
What can I expect during my first visit?
Your first visit will take approximately 60 minutes. Our intake forms will be emailed to you upon making your appointment and could (should) be done before your first vist. This will allow for more one-on-one time with Dr. Mike, where he will perform a detailed physical examination and a movement assessment. After we discuss your diagnosis and prognosis, we will provide a treatment plan tailored to your needs and individual goal.
If I don't have pain, can I still get treated at Anchor Sports Chiropractic?
As previously mentioned, we are a performance and goal based practice. Whether you are training for a competition or have personal workout goals, Dr. Mike can help. We will do a thorough movement assessment where we can pin point your deficiencies and provide you with the tools to become efficient in your movement. Proficient movement quality wlll not only improve your performance but will also decrease the chances of injury.
What should I wear to my appointments?
You should come dressed in comfortable, athletic clothing. If you are coming in with a knee or lower extremity complaint, it is best to wear athletic shorts. For shoulders or back pain, you would need to wear a loose t-shirt. If comfortable, we suggest that women wear a sports bra (tank top) in cases where treatment to the shouler or upper back is involved.
Do you accept insurance?
Anchor Sports Chiropractic is "out-of-network" for all insurance companies. If you have health insurance, we can provide a "superbill" statement with insurance coding that you can submit to your private insurance company. We do not bill or directly communicate with insurance companies. Your private insurance should have a medical billing professional to assist you, if necessary.
Do I have have to be an athlete to be treated at Anchor Sports Chiropractic?
The simple answer is NO! We provide a sports care approach to improving your health. Our treatment techniques will vary from joint manipulations, cupping therapy, active release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizations, or therapeutic exercise therapy. Your physical examination and movement screening will indicate your treatment needs and which approach works best for you.
How is Anchor Sports Chiropractic different?
At Anchor Sports Chiropractic, we are a goal-oriented practice. We use treatment techniques that athletes receive from their respective sports medical providers. We have worked with many amateur and professional athletes and we know what it takes to help you with your performance goals. Each treatment and exercise prescription is specific and designed to your needs. What makes us different is the olympic-calliber treatment performed by Dr. Mike.
How soon will my treatment start?
If appropriate, treatment can begin as early as during your first appointment.
How long does an appointment take?
The initial new-patient examination will take 60 minutes. We strongly encourage you to take a moment and fill out the intake form prior to your appointment. The intake form will be emailed to you after the initial appointment is made. Each follow-up treatment appointment will be 30 minutes long.