What you need to know before coming to Health Link

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  1. You must reschedule any appointments you have at Health Link if:
    • You have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the past 14 days
    • You have had any symptoms of COVID-19 (shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, sore throat) that you cannot relate to any other health condition in the past 14 days
    • You have been in contact with anyone testing positive in the past 14 days and you are not a healthcare worker, first responder or someone using PPE (personal protective equipment)
  2. Massage and Acupuncture clients MUST wear face masks covering their nose and mouth throughout the entire session. (Governor’s orders- no exceptions as this supersedes his other executive order.)
  3. *If you have a new injury/condition that requires extra time you MUST alert us before your appointment. Our adjustment appointments times do not allow for additional time for re-evaluation or additional history, and in our efforts to keep people moving in and out of the office, we must know in advance to allow us to stay on time for other patients who are scheduled. If you require extra time without advance notice, we may have to reschedule you for another time.
  4. Massage schedule – per the Governor’s orders, we are not allowed to perform massage over 60 minutes. We are only offering 30 and 60 minute table massages. (No chair massage.)
  5. Non-contact forehead temperatures will be taken upon entering the office.
  6. We ask you to limit bringing people with you that do not have an appointment.
  7. You are able to wait in your car. Simply call the office and let us know you have arrived and someone will call you when it is time for your appointment.
  8. We are offering appointments outside of our normal office hours for those in the highest risk group. Simply call the office and make the request and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Precautions Heath Link is taking for your health and safety

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  • Tables are cleaned between every patient.
  • High contact surfaces are being cleaned many times throughout the day.
  • The Health Link team is wearing face coverings during office hours.
  • We have acrylic shields at the front desk. There are arrows on the floor to help keep office flow moving in a way to ensure social distancing.
  • We have removed some chairs from the waiting areas and placed them in the yoga room.
  • Non-contact forehead temperatures will be taken upon entering the office.
  • We have altered our appointment schedule to limit wait times.  *ALERT the office if you require extra time for a new injury/condition BEFORE your appointment.
  • Massage schedule has been altered to accommodate additional cleaning procedures.

Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?

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Absolutely. Chiropractors are trained to care for pregnant women, and many women report significant pain relief as a result of chiropractic care. Health Link has special tables and pillows to accommodate a woman in all stages of pregnancy.

Studies report that woman who had regular prenatal chiropractic care experienced decreased labor times by 25-30% and 50% less drugs used during pregnancy. Other positive reports included fewer delivery complications, less back labor pain, improved milk production and reduced likelihood for postpartum depression.

How can chiropractic care help a child who is not ‘sick’?

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Chiropractors do not treat diseases, they help to correct spinal subluxations that can cause health problems. Through regular adjustments, advising on proper nutrition, exercise, and posture, your chiropractor can help you raise a child who is structurally and functionally healthy.

The number one “illness” in children is everyday falls and accidents. Doctors of chiropractic can correct issues stemming from these accidents, while helping the body to naturally function at its optimum level.

When should a child start chiropractic care?

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Birth or as soon as you can get their first spinal check up! An infant can have their first subluxation in the womb. After birth, a child’s spine grows almost 50% in length during the first year of life. These developmental changes make it important for every child to get a spinal check-up.

We want our children to have the best start in life. That includes healthy prenatal care, proper nutrition, and taking the child to a chiropractor to ensure there are no nervous system interferences.

Why does a child need chiropractic care? Is it safe?

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Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of children’s health care. The benefits for children are far ranging, including improving nervous system function in children dealing with ear infections, colic, bed wetting, asthma, allergies, frequent colds, injuries, postural challenges, scoliosis, ADD/ADHD and so much more.

We use very gentle techniques to care for children. A chiropractor does not adjust a baby or a child the same way as an adult. The pressure you would use to test a tomato for ripeness is the pressure we use on infants.

Children respond so well to chiropractic adjustments that we often say they are like sponges! Their bodies haven’t had the stresses an adult has had. Some of the happiest practice members in our office are the children.

What types of yoga classes are there?

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  • Yoga is a powerful tool for physical health and mental well-being. Mindful movement linked with breath awareness helps increase strength, flexibility, and balance in the body as well as improving focus in the mind. Our experienced instructors will help you de-stress on your mat so you can optimize your life! Develop strength, flexibility and balance while relieving stress and cultivating focus of the mind for ideal well-being. Classes are beginner friendly while offering progressive options for experienced students. No matter what level you are, everyone can feel rejuvenated and relaxed.
  • Kundalini Yoga, known as the yoga of awareness, is a fast and effective way to clear the mind, energize the body, and uplift the spirit.  Kundalini yoga classes are a complete physical, mental and spiritual practice that utilizes a dynamic blend of postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), chanting (mantra), mudra (hand position), and meditation that promote balance, health, and happiness. All are welcome!
  • Chair Yoga: Open to all, move and breathe while sitting in a chair or using a chair for support in gentle standing postures.The class is perfect for those that want to experience the benefits of yoga but may not be able to participate in a traditional mat yoga class.