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Importance of Compliance

Most chiropractors are owners of their practice, therefore, offices operate at the owner’s discretion within federal and state scopes. Many chiropractic offices have various philosophies and perspectives on how to interact with patients and how to reach health goals. These differences will be seen in technique, office protocols, and treatment plan recommendations.

Goals of Treatment Plans

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The focus of this post is on treatment plans. Goals of a treatment plan can be separated into short term goals and long term goals. In general, short term goals often include decreasing intensity and frequency of discomfort, increasing pain free ranges of motion, and decreasing positive exam findings. Long term goals focus on increased functional mobility and how to decrease the likelihood of reoccurrence or new injury onset. Re-evaluates and patient feedback are documented to see if these goals are being reached.

The stage of the condition; and if it is defined as acute (new, recent, actively painful) or chronic (old, reoccurring, latent periods) will also influence treatment plan formats. An acute condition is actively in the stages of the body’s inflammation process. A chronic case needs to account for compensatory changes.

The tissue that is injured will also influence the timeline of a treatment plan. Different tissues heal at different rates due to biological make up and external and internal stressors.

The recommended treatment plan goals and visit frequency are based on researched ethical expectations that take into account stages of the condition and biology of injured tissue. Research as found you should expect 80-90% of acute symptoms to be gone within 2-4 weeks of treatment, about 5-6 visits, when utilizing chiropractic care. The last 10-20% of treatment takes a bit more time, active effort, and compliance. Please note, this is speaking of conservative care treatment for conservative care cases!

Research also supports that combination care is more effective than the individual treatments alone. Chiropractic adjustments, muscle work, exercises, diet, and rest are more effective together than simply choosing one route. Long term goals, chronic pain conditions, and injury prevention are dependent on this combination.

Of course the only way this is useful information and an effective treatment path for patients is if they are compliant. At our office we try to support easy compliance. At our office patients have the option to schedule out their appointments as far into the recommended plan as they wish. This allows for patients to consider their schedules and progress. Payment is collected at time of service to ease financial comfort for the patient and to hold our doctors accountable to the visit at hand.

To summarize:

  • Treatment plans are designed to reach short and long term goals of being pain free and functional.
  • Stage of the condition and the specific injured tissues are two aspects that determine goals and duration of a treatment plan.
  • Research has shown what expectations a doctor and patient should have for the healing process and future injury prevention.
  • It is always the patient’s choice to comply with recommended treatment plans. Successful recovery is not guaranteed if a patient does not follow through with a credible, researched treatment plan.

We hope to provide as much flexibility in hours and payment options to encourage easy compliance for our patient’s health success!

By Lauren Calabra on February 20th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Importance of Compliance

We Are Extending Our Office Hours!

Great News!

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We are extending our office hours!

East End Chiropractic will now be open Tuesdays from 8am-1pm. We hope the morning extension will complement the working schedules of many of our patients.  Having these additional hours will help with appointment consistency, more availability for new patient appointments, patient compliance, and overall treatment success! At this time, only Dr. Calabra will be available at the new Tuesday morning hours. Both doctors will be available as normal for all other posted clinic times.

If you have any other recommendations or suggestions on how our office can better serve the Nashville area, please let us know!

New Office Hours will start February 2nd, 2016!

Monday: 8am-1pm, 3pm-6pm

Tuesday: 8am-1pm

Wednesday: 8am-1pm, 3pm-6pm

Thursday: 8am-1pm, 3pm-6pm



As always, stay up to date with our clinic hours in association with holidays, continuing education seminars, or personal absence by checking our website or following us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Patient Appreciation Day and Holiday Hours

Patient Appreciation Day and Holiday Hours - Nashville TN - East End ChiropracticEast End Chiropractic has had another successful Patient Appreciation Day thanks to our loyal and amazing patients! We had a fun time celebrating with everyone who came out on Saturday. There was Christmas music, festive sweaters, food and coffee from our friends at Yeast Nashville, crafts and even a special sing along with a ukulele! Pictured here: Dr. Calabra, assisted by Hannah, showing stretch techniques to one of our great patients!

We know that being a patient sometimes means you are coming in because of pain and discomfort. We also know that sometimes you come in for maintenance care. Whatever brings you to our office, East End Chiropractic is grateful that you choose us for your healthcare needs.

If you need anything during this holiday season, please feel free to give us a call! Here are our holiday hours:

  • 12/21 Monday: 8am – 1pm and 3pm – 6pm
  • 12/22 Tuesday: 10am – 1pm
  • 12/23 Wednesday: 8am – 1pm
  • 12/24 and 12/25: CLOSED! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
  • 12/28 Monday: 8am – 1pm and 3pm- 6pm
  • 12/29 Tuesday: 10am – 1pm
  • 12/30 Wednesday: 8am – 1pm and 3pm – 6pm
  • 12/31 Thursday: 8am – 1pm
  • 1/1 Friday: CLOSED! HAPPY NEW YEAR!


By John Olsen on December 17th, 2015 | Tagged with: Tags: , | Comments Off on Patient Appreciation Day and Holiday Hours

A Month of Thanks

It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays. So I’d like to take a moment to pause and share some THANKS for the good doctors at East End Chiropractic.
I have worked here for a little over two years. I am so thankful to Dr. Olsen for the opportunity to restart my work career. His dedication to this practice has been humbling and I give thanks for A Month of Thanks - Nashville TN - East End Chiropracticbeing able to be a part of such an inclusive and caring environment. Working at East End has also educated me on the importance of Chiropractic health and the benefits it provides for my whole body health. Dr. Olsen has encouraged me to listen to my own body as it tells me what I need a lot of the time. He is kind and caring and those qualities flow into his time with his patients.
Dr. Lauren Calabra (Dr. C!) has been a great addition to East End Chiropractic. Not only am I thankful for her friendship, I am also thankful for her knowledge of biomechanics and her dedication to educate herself for the benefit of her patients. She brings her expertise of Chiropractic care along with her athletic ability to give patients a well-rounded visit-not only do they leave with an adjustment, but they are given exercises to take home to help keep them strong and healthy. Her dedication is top notch and I have benefitted more than once from her stretches and manual adjustments. My gratitude for her being at East End is immense.
Both Dr. Olsen and Dr. Calabra make it easy to be thankful. If you’ve been on the fence about Chiropractic care; if you are wondering if it’s worth your time and investment, I would gladly encourage you to come meet these two doctors. They will answer any questions you have and work with you to find the best solution to your health needs. I guarantee you will leave here full of thanks.

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Join Us For Walk For PKD On Saturday!

This weekend East End Chiropractic will be participating in a special event coordinated by some good friends of ours. There are many charities to choose to support and this Saturday we will be supporting the Walk for PKD at Shelby Park.

Join Us For Walk For PKD On Satuday - Nashville TN - East End ChiroFrom their website:
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) — one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases — strikes both adults and children. It often leads to the need for dialysis and a kidney transplant. It affects thousands in America and millions worldwide, who are in urgent need of treatments and a cure.
While there are ways to manage the disease, there is no known treatment or cure. The PKD Foundation is the largest private funder for PKD research. And the Walk for PKD is one way this foundation can raise money and awareness. All money raised helps fund fellowships to underwrite PKD research. Grant money is crucial to help start new research projects and test new ideas that can pave the way towards getting results and finding therapies and treatment to help PKD patients.
If you would like to join Dr. Olsen, Dr. Calabra and Meghan this Saturday in bringing awareness and funds to this amazing organization, register here.

East End Chiropractic will be hosting a booth and provide free spinal checks to all who are interested. We are so honored to join with our friends in the community to help those who suffer from this disease find hope as they move forward.

Details are as follows:
Walk for PKD
Saturday, October 31st at Shelby Park
8am: Check in and On-site registration for the 1 Mile Walk
9am: Penny kids dash
9:30am: Walk begins!
If you can’t be there but would like to make a contribution, please follow the link above. We hope to see you this Saturday!

By John Olsen on October 28th, 2015 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Join Us For Walk For PKD On Saturday!

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