Dr. Battaglia provides individualized care and doesn’t overbook her schedule. Please arrive on time or a few minutes early for your appointment. You will typically be seen by Dr. Battaglia promptly. We respect your time and want to make sure that you and Dr. Battaglia are not rushed during your care. Our goal is for you to get the most out of your time with the doctor.
Your health history is thoroughly reviewed. Factors in your history are identified that may have had an affect on your body. During your consultation with Dr. Battaglia, she will discuss your health-related problems and concerns. This initial visit is designed to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
Dr. Battaglia evaluates each of your 24 vertebrae. If a vertebra is out of alignment it may put pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. This pressure can cause the body and it's organs to function improperly.
Neurological functions are individually tested. The nervous system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, and the spinal nerves. The brain communicates with every organ, muscle, and tissue in the body. Tests are conducted to identify specific problem areas.
Orthopedic tests are performed to detect any spinal abnormality or disturbance. These tests will indicate any structural abnormalities or disfunction in your spine, hips and pelvis.
Why Chiropractic X-rays?
“To see is to know, not to see is to guess. We don’t guess about your health!”
Dr. Battaglia will only order x-rays when she determines that it is necessary to better understand the patient's condition. X-rays allow the doctor to see the exact alignment and overall integrity of the spine.
Individual attention is given - Since all patients are unique, the doctor studies each individual’s consultation, examination, and x-ray findings thoroughly. Time is spent studying your case to determine what your special needs are.
Analysis - The most modern instruments are used to analyze a patient's condition. In addition to seeing misalignments on the x-rays, the doctor can check for other bone and joint abnormalities such as arthritis and other bone degenerative disorders.
One on One Attention - Patients are encouraged to ask questions about their condition. After explaining all of the findings, Dr. Battaglia recommends a plan of care to restore the spine to the best of its ability.
Plan of Care - If your case can be helped by chiropractic care, Dr. Battaglia will explain the best way to go about correcting the condition. Along with chiropractic adjustments, basic stretching and strengthening exercises may be given. If your condition is not a chiropractic case Dr. Battaglia will suggest what referral option is best suited for you.
Chiropractic Care Without Twisting the Spine
Dr. Battaglia uses several chiropractic techniques in her non-twisting system of correcting the spine. Additional training was required beyond her chiropractic education to learn these specialized techniques.
Non-Twisting Method - Since the doctor specializes in gentle, low-force methods of chiropractic care, she is able to provide safe, effective care for newborns, pregnant moms and patients that require a gentle touch.
Dr. Battaglia uses a variety of treatment techniques to include:
- Activator methods technique
- Logan Basic technique
- Palmer Package techniques
- Thompson technique
- TRT (Torque Release technique)
- SOT (Sacral Occipital Technique)
- Webster Technique