These FAQ's pertain to our physical location in Jeffersonville, IN. 

The "About" tab will give you the best description of the online mission.

What is The Core Wellness Institute?

Core Wellness Institute is an education, training, and treatment studio dedicated to helping you eliminate the pain and stress that keeps you from enjoying your active lifestyle.

We help you erase damaging patterns of thinking, moving, and eating that creates "Stress Physiology" which creates degeneration and breakdown while replacing them with patterns that create "Peace Physiology", which creates constant renewal and balance of your central nervous system.

Our goal is always to "get to your core" and fix the problem there so it doesn't keep resurfacing.

What would bring a typical client to you?

A typical client is someone who is experiencing something that's blocking their ability to achieve their goals of happiness and success. Most often it is some sort of pain that brings them in like back pain, neck pain, headaches, TMJ, shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, plantar fascitis, or some other musculoskeletal issue.

All these types of problems are a result of an accumulation of physical, mental, or nutritional stress.

What kind of doctors work here?

Dr. Hoffman oversees all patients and clients and is a chiropractic physician specializing in chiropractic rehabilitation and functional / nutritional medicine.

How is chiropractic rehabilitation different than regular chiropractic?

 The goal with chiropractic rehab is to clear out your blocked or stuck joint movement while restoring your muscle balance, core stability, and ultimately optimal function so you don't have to keep coming back for the same complaint again and again.

The focus is also on ACTIVE care.  This means the client has an active role in the process and is not just coming in, getting adjusted, and then walking back out the door.

This type of chiropractic care does not create "dependence" or "addiction" to adjustments and also involves muscle releases and therapeutic exercise to achieve core stability and strain free, efficient movement.

As mentioned earlier, joint blockages are always released when necessary.  But the adjustments and manual therapy are only used as a "catalyst" or "springboard" to a self-treatment program that erases the damaging posture and movement patterns that caused your problem to begin with.

In essence, this technique is designed to "remodel" your damaged tissue and "rewire" your movement and posture patterns to keep your problems from happening over and over again.

So you're taught how to keep yourself out of trouble and also how to fix yourself if you do run into trouble.  This way you don't become dependent on adjustments for relief.

Do you take insurance?

A portion of our program could be eligible for reimbursement if your "out of network" coverage includes chiropractic care.  However, we are not "in network" for any managed care plans, HMO's, PPO's, etc.

I'm often asked why we don't participate in the "insurance game". Our policy is to keep your health care and your insurance carrier's profit agenda completely separate. 

I say "profit agenda" very seriously, especially after a story I heard from one of my post graduate instructors in St. Louis. After he and a colleague presented proof to one of the company's big wigs about how chiropractic patients got better faster with chiropractic care, the man said "Do you think we really give a s_ _t about your patients?"

It is for this reason that I have never and don't ever plan on an insurance company
telling me what I can and cannot do when it comes to giving my clients what they need.

The insurance system is designed around the "sickness care" model.  This means if you're not sick or I can't "prove" you're sick through my treatment notes, then the insurance company will not pay.  OR at least fight me on every claim.

What we do does NOT fit into the sickness care model. 

The current system reimburses based on treating the site of pain and symptom relief only.  What happens when you treat only the site of pain and only use techniques that "patch" the problem, is that the real cause of the problem is never corrected. So as a result, the problem returns or another problem arises because of the compensation patterns that occurred because of the previous problem!

So the original problem gets buried deeper and new problems stack on top until it's virtually untreatable without super invasive, super expensive procedures!

Hence the problem with the health care system.  It is the least effective system in the world considering the amount of money we spend! This is why I have never participated in all the "plans".

Your program here is an investment in an education and should viewed like "tuition". You tissues will be "remodeled" and your movement programs will be "rewired" so you can enjoy efficient, strain free movement during the many experiences of your life.


Help us add to the FAQ's by asking your question by leaving a comment on this page.  Thanks!


  1. Hi,

    I was wondering what you recommend for someone who sits at a desk all day at work and has a 45 minute commute in a car. Does it matter what type of chair you have? Or should you sit a certain way regardless of what kind of chair? This is information for my husband who does have an office job and sits for almost 8 hours a day, plus has a commute to work, and loves to use the computer at home. He says its too difficult to sit correctly all the time and often reclines into the back of the chair. Is it a matter of strengthening those muscles? Or is there a support you can buy until those muscles are stronger? Thanks for all your videos. They have helped a lot!


  2. I would like to sign up to your newsletter and receive the fundamental exercise series as mentioned on your YouTube videos, but I can't find where to subscribe on this site. Thanks.

    • Hi James, just enter your name and email in the form on the home page of this blog at the top, next to the video.  Thanks!

  3. Hi Dr. Steve,

    I've been dealing with pain at the hip and down the front of my thigh.  I'm thinking it might be the psoas, and if so, can you direct me to exercises or training that I could implement that would help me?  I really want to get off of pain medicine.  Thank you so much!


    • Yes, Rachel it could be psoas, or rectus femoris trigger points.

      But it could also be referred pain from a low back disc or facet joint.

      I wish I could give you a slam dunk exercise but there are way too many possible causes.  Start with the self tests and free fundamentals series you got when you subscribed.   

      I do currently offer 3 months of direct access to my individualized help throught the comments on the training course site at http://www.corewellnessinstitute.com.  Enrollment info is at http://www.reversecpsnow.com.

      Also would recommend getting evaluated by a qualified chiro or pt to help find the cause.

      Hope this helps!


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  7. Can you recommend any doctors like you in the San Francisco Bay area where we live? Someone who will use the same kind of comprehensive, whole-body assessment and therapeutic methods? My wife suffers from SEVERE Cross-Posture Syndrome. Your videos are excellent but she could really use some hands-on treatment. Her appointment with an Orthopedist was a joke. They only examined one part of her body (some insurance thing). We’d apparently have to have separate appointments for each body part. Anyway, I was hoping to find someone like you in our neck of the woods. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  8. I believe in restoring posture for wellness. Is this comment box still active? I want to find out more information and learn how to restore.

  9. Dr Steve,
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