Mertes Chiropractic is a place where we focus on overall health and wellness of each patient, as well as hands-on, individualized adjustments for patients of all ages.
We’re very focused on getting you healthy, and then, with the appropriate wellness plan, keeping you healthy! It’s a unique two-step process that we work on for each patient. Dr. Mertes (Dr. Tim) spends time getting to know each patient; not only their spines, but what they do, what they enjoy – how they live – so he can tailor his adjustments and the program to their needs.
We believe that wellness is an extension of health: wellness is a way to “stay in health” through adjustment, proper nutrition, supplements and exercise. Dr. Tim is passionate about health and wellness – and helping people reach this goal through individual programs for each of his patients.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the structure of your body, mainly the spine, and how it functions. We use a variety of treatment approaches with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
During the initial visit, we will take a health history and perform a physical examination, with a special emphasis on the spine. X-rays may also be taken. If chiropractic adjustments are appropriate, a personalized treatment plan will be developed.
During your visits, we may perform one or more types of therapies, including adjustments, used in chiropractic care. The adjustment involves using the hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a joint. The goal is to increase the range and quality of motion in the area being treated and to aid in restoring health.
We may combine the use of spinal adjustments and other manual therapies with several other treatments and approaches such as:
- Rehabilitative and general exercise
- Counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors
- Dietary supplements.