At the Bennett Clinic we share your concern about
attaining fast and effective relief and we are committed
to providing you with the best possible care. You will
find that our unique team approach that combines the best
of chiropractic, physical therapy, spinal decompression,
massage therapy and other services all under one roof will
result in highly effective, efficient, inexpensive care
for your problems, injuries and complaints.
Because you are the owner of your body, it is important
that you are “on board” as part of the team working on
improving your health. Only when we work together, as a
team, can we achieve the kind of results that we all
If you elect to become a patient at the Bennett Clinic,
here is what you can expect to have happen once you have
arrived at our clinic.
• Your doctor will listen to you carefully and ask you
questions about your issues and your health history. The
time spent in learning about your health, lifestyle, risk
factors, health history, etc. is very important. It is you
and your doctor’s opportunity to get to know each other
and to gather critical information that will be used to
determine what care is appropriate for you.
• He will then perform a thorough and comprehensive
examination. The finest clinics in the world are
characterized by the thoroughness of the examinations
given there. We believe that the extra time spent really
finding out what is going on is time well invested.
• If appropriate, x-rays will be taken. There are
times when x-rays are necessary and times when they are
not. It is our policy to never take one x-ray that is not
necessary, but when taking an x-ray is necessary it must
• The doctor will discuss his initial impression of
what is going on, the severity of the condition, what kind
of problem exists, etc. He will discuss what risk factors
exist and how these will influence his clinical
recommendations. You will be advised regarding what
“patient category” you are in and what types of
treatment options are appropriate.
• Initial care will be provided to give you some
level of relief from your pain or problem. In some cases a
single treatment is all that is necessary. In others, as
in the case of severe injury or chronic disease, a lengthy
treatment plan is required.
After your initial visit, your doctor will sit down and
review your history and exam results, look over your risk
factors, study any x-rays that may have been taken, review
other treatment and imaging reports, and compose treatment
If you have insurance coverage of some form, our team
of insurance and financial services consultants will
research your coverage on your behalf. One of our team
members will sit down with you and go over your benefits
as they relate to the treatment options that your doctor
has given them. In this way you will be able to make an
informed decision regarding your selection of treatment
How much treatment will I require?
Based upon the information gathered from your history,
examination, etc. we will arrive at a diagnosis. We want
that diagnosis to be as specific as possible, because an
accurate and specific diagnosis enables us to create a
treatment plan that is also very specific to the
individual needs of the patient. In our clinic a unique
treatment plan is prepared for every patient.
Treatment plans vary in length, depending upon a number
of factors. Some entire treatment plans are completed in a
single office visit while others can take months. The
length of time that is required to bring about recovery
varies due to the presence or absence of a number of “
These factors include:
• The patient’s age : A young person is likely to
recover faster than an older person. Healthy children
• The degree of injury: If the injury is minor, the
chances of a rapid recovery are good. Severe injuries take
longer to heal.
• Presence of degenerative arthritis : If there is
permanent damage to the joints and discs of the involved
part of the body, recovery time is usually extended. The
presence of herniated or bulging discs, stenosis, and
other degenerative changes complicates the picture.
• The number of areas involved: When several areas of
the body have problems at the same time it takes longer
for all of the areas to recover.
• The patient’s level of overall health: A healthy
person will respond much faster to care than a person
whose general level of health is drained by illness or
• For how long has the problem been present? If the
problem is brand new, a faster recovery can be
anticipated. If the problem has been present for an
extended period of time then it will take longer to
recover (Famous Last Words: “I thought it would go
• Aggravating factors : Environmental factors such as
a job that keeps re-injuring the affected area or lots of
prolonged sitting or even stress can add to the recovery
• Nutritional factors: Some problems are made worse
by underlying nutritional issues. Unless these issues are
addressed incomplete or delayed recovery can be
• Genetic factors : Some inherited traits, such as
body type, can influence recovery time in a positive or
• Medications : While medications are supposed to be
taken to help the patient’s health, the side-effects of
some medications can increase recovery time dramatically.
Your Treatment Plan
All of these factors will be taken into consideration when
your treatment plan is created. Various treatment options
will be provided, based upon your personal treatment
goals. You will always be in charge of how much (or how
little) care you receive at our clinic.
During your follow-up consultation with your doctor you
will review this information and together you will decide
what course of care will be undertaken. Your personal
involvement in your recovery will be assumed unless you
advise us otherwise.
We are committed to providing you with the best
possible care. We look forward to being on the same team
with you! To schedule an appointment to get started on
your way to better health or to find out more about it
call our office today at (928) 771-9400.