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?"
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.
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