What you can expect
Day 1: During the first examination:
When you visit Dr. Peter Rehl, information will be gathered on your condition and what your health goals are, allowing time to assess your concerns. He studies your medical history, diet, exercise, and habits. An examination is given, which includes posture assessment ranges of motion of the body, spinal palpation, orthopedic and neurologic tests as needed, and a Surface EMG scan. If there is a need for further studies, such as x-rays, this will be indicated. An opportunity to be adjusted can be provided.
Day 2: Report of Findings:
An evaluation and review of your condition or conditions is made and Dr. Rehl draws up a holistic care plan during the second visit, advising the patient to follow a disciplined, safe and realistic plan with a proper communication with the Doctor. A review of any x-rays or other special images will be performed. Chiropractic adjustments are given with any soft tissue work, Structural corrective measures, and exercises as necessary.
The typical visit beyond the exam and second visits is up to 10 minutes.
Dr. Rehl has cares for and manages several conditions including:
We proudly give care for Veterans in our clinic.
In addition, Dr. Rehl takes Personal Injury cases, managing and caring for those who have suffered trauma due to motor vehicle accidents.
Certified Health Coach: As a certified health coach, Dr. Rehl works with patients to obtain their ideal weight with healthy, safe, and proven methods. Combined with chiropractic care, exercises and lifestyle changes, this can make for a powerful and effective change in one’s life for better health.
For more information on this dynamic program, please refer to http://drpeterrehl.tsfl.com/
Orthotics: Custom orthotics are provided using Sole Supports. These are superior orthotics in design and materials that allow for the best mechanics and support to occur in the feet, allowing better comfort, gait, balance, muscle strength, etc. Dr. Rehl looks to free the feet of their binding adhesions and adjust the bones of the feet as necessary to restore proper biomechanics to the feet, thus also affecting the biomechanics of the body. After it is determined the joints of the feet are moving as best they can then the custom orthotics are created. It is in the best interest of the patients, Dr. Rehl believes, to have properly functioning feet fitted to orthotics as opposed to have the feet measured to an orthotic in their current state, where the feet have adhesions causing restrictions in their movement and where bones may be out of position.
Refer to http://www.solesupports.com/ for more information.
Nutritional Counseling: Nutritional supplementation may be advised, with an emphasis on individual needs. This may include labs, specific supplements, and diet modifications as needed, such as removing foods from one’s diet that cause allergic responses.
Chiropractic techniques used are:
- Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
- Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)
Dr. Rehl uses these modalities and programs to help patients attain optimum health:
- Normal Structure evaluation and correction
- Applied Kinesiology
- Soft Tissue modalities and Neuromuscular Reeducation, such as Trigger Points, Cross Friction Massage, Proprioceptive Neurological Facilitation (PNF)
- Physical Therapy
- Rehabilitation Management & Injury Prevention
- Attaining a healthy life style, weight, and management of high blood pressure with exercise and diet programs in addition to chiropractic care
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)
Corrective Care: The corrective care your body will best respond to is best done with more care in the beginning stages, as there is a period of adaption to better Structure, alignment, balance, etc. There is typically a reduced intensity to care as time goes on, depending on the individual circumstances. You may feel a reduction in symptoms (relief of pain, for example), yet, there is still the need to address the underlying problems (proper motion of joints, Corrective Structure, muscle memory, removal of scar tissue, etc.). It is common to have symptoms come back, and perhaps in a worsened situation, when care is stopped part way through the care plan because of temporary relief of symptoms. If there is a postural issue, it took time for Structure and therefore posture to be changed into a poor position, so too can you expect it to take time to attain Normal Structure through Corrective Structural care. These are important reasons why it is important to follow through with your Doctor’s advice and care plan.
Normal Structure is attained by a combination of adjusting, soft tissue work, physical therapy as needed, individualized exercises, stretches, and other advice the Doctor provides. Your body may go through different phases as it adapts to a better state of health. There can be immediate results felt, with pain dissipating, function restored, such as restoration of muscle strength, range of motion increasing, and so on. There may be a period of aches and soreness. This is normal as muscles that were not working to maintain Correct Structure begin to act as they normally should, taking on the load or capacity as is their nature when Correct Structure and balance are restored. Just as you would be sore after a workout for two or three days after a workout, so too can your muscles feel sore as they work to keep your body in a more correct position.