We understand that arriving at a chiropractic office for the first time can be nerve racking. If you've never experienced chiropractic care before, you may not know what to expect when you come to our South Burlington chiropractic office for the first time. Filling out paperwork, learning new faces, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience.
That's why at Chiropractic First - Family Wellness Center our aim is to remove any unnecessary stress or tension and make you feel comfortable during your visit with our chiropractor.
In this area of the website, you will be able to take care of the items necessary for your chiropractic visit prior to arriving, in the comfort of your own home. If you have any questions at any time, please don't hesitate to contact our South Burlington chiropractic office at 802-657-3000
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care.
The following resources have been assembled to provide you with more chiropractic wellness care information available on the internet.
Chiropractic First - Family Wellness Center believes in the value of chiropractic care for you and your family toward the goal of achieving total health and wellness. Therefore, we have created a pricing structure that is flexible enough to allow you to get the chiropractic care you need, no matter what your budget. Our chiropractic office participates in most insurance programs, but please call us at 802-657-3000 if you have any questions about whether you can use your insurance to pay for your chiropractic care. We also accept auto accident and workers compensation cases that result in back pain, headaches or other symptoms which can be addressed with chiropractic care. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged. To learn more about our payment options for chiropractic and wellness care, you can call our South Burlington chiropractic office directly at 802-657-3000 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to answer all your questions.
“Dr. Mike has changed my life. As a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in 2010, I was in chronic and severe pain. After several years, all of the doctors, physical therapists and other chiropractors I had seen had said they had done all they could do for me. I had accepted the fact that I would live the rest of my life in chronic pain, along with continuingly decreasing mobility. I could barely walk. Then, several people I know referred me to Dr. Mike and encouraged me to give him a chance. They said his approach was different. His work utilizing the Graston technique in particular, was incredibly beneficial and he was able to break up much of the scar tissue that had formed as a result of the accident. Now, I am able to walk and get around so much better and with far less pain. I am able to bend over and tie my own shoes again, without pain. Whether you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, or if you’ve seen others without the results you were hoping for, I highly recommend Chiropractic First.”
~ S. Dunkling
I"Dr. Mike has the magic touch & his amazing staff (Melinda & Devon) are the best! I highly recommend Chiropractic First to anyone needing to live pain-free!"
"Dr. Mike does great work and really helped undo years to strain on my back. His staff is the best, and always makes me feel very welcome every visit! It's like going to visit some friends rather than a medical appointment."
"Dr. Mike goes the extra mile when dealing with his patients. When I visited with low back pain, one of the first things he did was to take an x-ray of my spine to see if there was anything obvious. I was surprised to learn that my spine twisted and turned the way it did, and he explained that my body was trying to cope with long-term issues. THEN he performed an alignment. A couple repeat sessions and I am pain-free. "Pain is not a lifestyle". Highly recommend Dr. Mike!"
"Fantastic and professional service! The team is incredibly welcoming and gives honest, comprehensive service"
"I've sent four family members to see Dr. Mike, including myself and he is batting 1.000! All four have been greatly helped. He does more than "align the spine" which he does extremely well, but he has helped my son with his gait by fitting him with lifts for his shoes to my dad's shoulder arthritis with painless laser treatment. Melinda at the front desk is wonderful! She is knowledgeable, cheerful and makes you forget your at a 'doctor's office'! Dr Mike's slogan is "Pain is not a lifestyle!" . He lives it, breathes it, and can help you reduce or eliminate your pain!"
"From the time you hobble in to the time you walk out you are treated like family... I have many sports related injuries that have crept up on me as I age and Dr. Mike makes me feel young again. Professional, very knowledgeable and overall great experience!"
"I recently began seeking out what is considered "alternative care" due to traditional medicine failing me. I've seen so many specialists that all ended with the conclusion that my pain wasn't bad enough or not worth doing anything about. Waking up in constant pain and being told there is nothing they can do and wait until it gets worse isn't the best quality of life in my opinion. Essentially, I felt dismissed and ignored and had just about given up and accepted my chronic pain sentence.
From my first phone call to the office I spoke to Dr. Michael Townsend directly, not only improved my outlook that there may actually be people who still care about their patients but who also was confident he could do something to help! I've had a couple visits so far and everything was laid out to me from the beginning and I was able to get answers to questions I've been asking medical doctors for YEARS. I am hopeful that he will be able to greatly improve my quality of life, and get me back to functioning daily without constant pain!
I 100% without any hesitation recommend this office for those seeking a doctor and office manager, Melinda, who both go above and beyond their call of duty to help you from making visits more affordable to making sure you are actually improving while keep you educated about the process along the way! They have done an amazing job so far, and I am confident that it will only continue to get better!
Thank you Dr. Townsend and Melinda for making me hopeful that I will one day live happier and healthier, with less pain!"
"Dr. Mike and Melinda are awesome and honestly know exactly what they are talking about. I have always been curious if it's truly worth seeing a chiropractor because of the negativity and stigma attached within that field of medical care. Well truth be told it makes sense why your average Dr. will tell you that it's not a good idea because in my situation my PCP would rather "Dope" me on big pharmaceutical companies, with Dr. Mike it's all about his tools, PT, diet and aligning my spine so that it can heal and I can return to work and know the truth about my aging back how my diet, weight and doing physical labor incorrectly has taken its toll over the years. Please take my advice if your in pain they will easily work you into there schedule!"
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