Frequently Asked Questions & Concerns

  • What happens during my appointment?

    • During your first visit, we ask that you fill out some paperwork so I can get a detailed look into your health history and reasons for coming into the office. I will discuss these with you to be sure that I have an accurate picture of your background and complaints before discussing treatment plans and beginning care. If deemed necessary, you may need to schedule an appointment for x-rays prior to treatment. Care may include muscle release techniques, instrument assisted massage, heat, ice, exercise instruction, nutritional suggestions, and chiropractic mobilization or manipulation.

  • Can I fill out paperwork prior to my appointment?

    • Absolutely! I would encourage you to fill out the following forms prior to your appointment. You can even complete them online and email them to trulychiropracticny@gmail.com. If you choose to submit them via email, I will have them printed and ready to be signed during your first visit.

  • Do you accept insurance?

    • Yes, we currently accept several insurances. Please contact us to ensure that we accept your health insurance.

  • Why should I see a chiropractor during pregnancy?

    • Pregnancy may be one of the best times to seek out chiropractic care, because ​the body is experiencing many changes that are likely to cause aches and pains. During pregnancy your body produces a hormone called relaxin which does exactly what it sounds like, allows the ligaments and structures of the pelvis to "relax", amongst other things, in preparation for growing and birthing a baby. Chiropractic care can help mitigate pain during pregnancy by relieving muscular and ligamentous tensions, balancing spinal alignment, and optimizing pelvic space. 

  • Common symptoms treated during pregnancy:

    • Low back pain, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, mid back pain, pelvic pain, pubic symphysis pain (SPD),​ sciatic nerve related pain, round ligament pain, and more!

  • "I am afraid that chiropractic will squish my baby."

    • This is a common concern for many pregnant women! Rest assured, pregnancy pillows, drop away tables,​ modified techniques, and less force all help to protect your baby during this time. Furthermore, trust in your body because your baby is naturally well protected in there! 

  • Why should I bring my infant/baby/child in for treatment?

    • Childbirth is a natural and beautiful process; however, it can also be fairly stressful on the newborn. After months of being warmly protected in their mothers' womb, they are quickly brought into a world where there are loud noises, bright lights, other people, a drastic decrease in temperature, and other stresses. In addition to all of these sudden changes, some newborns are subjected to a variety of stressors during the birthing process. You may also choose to bring your baby in for breastfeeding or latch issues. All of these are great reasons to bring your baby to the chiropractor. As I can attest to, from watching my own toddler, kids are constantly falling down, falling off of things, and falling asleep in their car seats which impacts spinal alignment. Regular chiropractic care throughout childhood helps reduce biomechanical irritation and allows for optimal growth and development. 

  • How do you adjust babies and children differently?

    • Great question! Sometimes I adjust them on mom's chest, sometimes while they're playing on the floor​, sometimes while they're on a mat on the table, and really anywhere else I can catch them staying still for a few seconds. After a brief assessment, I apply light pressure, often a gentle vibration, to the area. For reference, I apply no more pressure to a babies spine than I would to check the ripeness of tomato.

  • What additional trainings does Dr. Katie have in women's health, breastfeeding, and pediatrics?

    • In school

      • Women's Health Care Issues​

      • Chiropractic Management of the Pregnant Patient

      • Pregnancy & Pediatric Nutrition

      • Pediatric Rocktaping

    • Post-grad

      • Certified in Webster Technique​

      • Certified SOT Pediatric Practitioner (CSPP)

      • Currently completing the ICPA series

      • GROWCO Postpartum Care Specialist

      • Dr. Karen Gardner's courses on care of the newborn and pregnant patients

      • Dr. Steph Libs Pediatric Chiropractic Course

      • Many more short courses and webinars relating to the care of children and pregnant/postpartum women