what to expect

3945 8th Avenue SE lacey, washington 98503, 360.999.9848, vertchiropractic@gmail.com

Vert Chiropractic

We protect the bony housing of your nervous system

Keep on doing what you’ve always done if you want to keep on getting what you’ve always got

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Dr. Marum specializes in infant to senior care.

Office Flow & Time

Most established patient chiropractic appointments will take moments to address high valued care although please allot scheduled 15 minutes most commonly (please notify the appropriate team member if you feel more time is necessary). If additional modalities are required to assist in care please schedule extra time.  Other appointments such as personal training and consults typically take 30-45 minutes depending on the patient’s wellness goals. Our commitment to every patient is the same – quality care and time.  While we schedule appointments based on a patient’s treatment plan, there are times when  acute cases happen within the treatment room.  These cases are often unplanned and the Doctor’s goal is to provide the time and care needed to assist the patient in discomfort or pain.  We ask for your understanding in any delays that could happen if such a circumstance occurs thus creating the Doctor to be delayed

What to Expect

The services you will receive in your initial Appointment are; patient history, exams, a report of findings, and a care plan.

The History involves  a thorough investigatory discussion of events leading to patient concerns. This may take anywhere from 10-45 minutes depending on the patient case.

Exams will be an array of tests assisting in the conclusion of a course of action to implement for patient results.  This may include but not limited to: range of motion testing, orthopedic joint integrity tests, muscle testing, postural assessments, gait analysis, blood pressure, neurological tests, and X-rays. X-rays may be necessary for precision investigation of physiology for the Doctor to understand the appropriate course of action and develop a treatment plan.  We honor and understand not every patient is agreeable to x-rays.  We are happy to discuss the concerns in person and come up with the best option for your wellness. The Doctor will review all diagnostics and findings in what we call the Report of Findings. This defines a course of action throughout a given timeline and prognosis of results.  This will include a specific treatment plan and schedule for visits and services. Treatment plans are devised by Relief Care, Corrective Care Plan, or Wellness Care and are changed during a re-exam based on new problems or completion of plan.  Once your treatment plan has been completed, the Doctor will schedule a re-exam to move you to a new plan of action. Who Is the Ideal Patient? Patients who are seeking their highest point of wellness, by asking for guidance and those that have an intent to improve their health through commitment and the appropriate means necessary to achieve their wellness goals.  Patient Acceptance & Commitment- The Doctor’s goal is to teach and give care to the patient based on their wellness needs; however, often a course of action can be interrupted by a patient being unable to commit to the recommended treatment plan.  Like any discipline, our wellness requires us to commit to action to see results.  If at any point a patient feels they need to redefine their treatment plan with the Doctor, we are pleased to schedule a re-exam visit. 

Why Chiropractic

There is a worldwide dire need for an extreme change on our health care systems, our food systems, and our lifestyle values. Our PURPOSE at Vert Chiropractic is to strive to change the current model through education and wellness care services. At Vert Chiropractic it is our purpose to help those that are sick or injured, those that are not thriving, as well those that are thriving and are desiring to stay there. At Vert Chiropractic our MISSION is “Reaching Your Highest Point of Wellness at the Center” ™Life is fascinating- we are bewildered by the wonderments of this universe especially human anatomy and its adaptation, thus our PASSION is that we strive for the understanding and experiences of physiology while engaged in its environments.” Our VISION is to “Inspire community to Understand, Value, & Acquire Wellness” ™. Our Philosophy is that nothing heals your body except your own body. Chiropractic focuses on taking away restrictions to natural healing. No other Doctor or discipline addresses restrictions to the bodies’ natural healing by addressing subluxations except Chiropractic.

*subluxation is the interference to the nervous system by a fixated or stuck joint putting pressure on or causing dysfunction to the nerves.

Chiropractic Defined In the Doctor of Chiropractic scope of practice they are recognized as the expert at human and animal movement most focused on spine and nervous system health, as well as musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. They are trained in differential diagnoses which allows them to diagnose pathologies. The doctor is lawfully allowed to counsel on lifestyle, nutrition, and movement practices. Chiropractors are able to order tests to help facilitate this intent such as MRI, and blood labs. This doctor cannot prescribe drugs nor perform any surgeries. ….. Our spine, the boney housing of our nervous system (the master control system for every task performed in our entire body for instance; breathing, temperature regulation, digestion, hormone regulation, etc. …  Alignment, joint mobility optimization function strength and stability are key for human performance at any level. For instance: ADL’s (activities of daily living. Famed Chiropractor Sid Williams described, “Chiropractic is the science which concerns itself with the relationship between structure primarily the spine and the nervous system which serves to control, coordinate and vivify organs and processes of the body as that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of Health. Implicit in that relationship are the concepts of subluxation, interference to the functioning of the nervous system and its correction or removal by Chiropractic adjustment.” Subluxation can also be seen as a lack of nerve communication commonly seen with juxtaposition of joint(s) and or aberrant joint motion. Please keep in mind: the cavitation or pop does not equal healing, as well that the adjustment is what happens within the patient after the doctor has performed adjustic maneuvers on the patient.