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In-Home Private Care / Mobile Chiropractic

What is mobile chiropractic?


Mobile Chiropractic means we come to you!  We get it, times are strange and for most of us our routines are totally upside down.  Dr. Melander decided to offer mobile, in-home chiropractic care to simplify your access to his care.

Dr. Melander will show up to your home 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time with all of the essential equipment needed for a chiropractic session.

He will bring a portable table, diagnostic equipment, treatment tools, as well as all necessary disinfectant supplies to ensure a safe, clean, and convenient session for you.  The only thing you will need to provide is a willingness to feel better!

NSSS Mobile Chiropractic Service - What to expect during a mobile chiropractic session?


Ultimately patients of North Shore Spine and Sport opting for in-home care can expect the same evaluation and treatment quality they would otherwise receive in our office.

The mobile chiropractic session offered by North Shore Spine and Sport is structured slightly different than our usual in-office appointments.

For a mobile session we book in hourly increments only during which time you can expect a thorough discussion of current complaints, an evaluation of those complaints, treatment based on the evaluation and discussion, and finally one on one rehabilitative exercise instruction based on equipment in your home.

That being said, if you desire to split your hour between yourself and your spouse or other family member, we are certainly amenable to that scenario.  In fact, in a few situations Dr. Melander has seen family and friends in one individual’s home for an extremely convenient opportunity for all parties.

    Is Mobile Chiropractic care safe?


    Yes, it should be no more or no less safe than treatment at North Shore Spine and Sport.  For as long as COVID is relevant to our day to day lives, Dr. Melander will do everything in his power to ensure a safe environment for his patients and himself.

    That means that Dr. Melander will always have a mask on, and regardless of their personal beliefs the requirement is that all patients will be masked at all times too.  Aside from wearing masks, Dr. Melander will arrive with medical grade disinfectant equipment to clean any and all equipment that will be used during a session.

    If there are additional requests or expectations from patients prior to entering their home, then Dr. Melander will certainly try and honor those requests.

    How far will Dr. Melander travel for mobile chiropractic sessions?


    Dr. Melander is willing to travel much of anywhere in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, but, pricing considerations will vary.

    • Everywhere east of Route 495 and north of the Mass Pike will be charged a flat hourly fee with no travel considerations.
    • Everywhere along the New Hampshire Seacoast and west to Exeter will be charged a flat hourly fee with no travel considerations.
    • Any locations outside of these dimensions will require a travel charge prorated based on the usual hourly mobile chiropractic rate.

    How do I schedule a mobile chiropractic session?


    Given the planning required for in-home sessions, Dr. Melander and the North Shore Spine and Sport team ask that you call or text us at (978)406-9700 or email info@northshorespinesport.com to schedule mobile chiropractic care.

    While we certainly promote the convenience of online booking for most appointments, we need to ensure proper travel time before and after an in-home which is only possible with scheduling the old fashioned way.

    Curious about Mobile Chiropractic care with Dr. Melander?  We created this service to make one aspect of your life easier.

    There is enough going on these days trying to coordinate child care, remote learning, work, groceries, etc., and there is no reason that pain relief, treatment, and exercise should complicate life any further.  

    our Chiropractic
    Approach


    Dr. Melander has often described his work as new-school rehab, which is to say, an amalgamation of current best practices regarding pain or injury management, hands-on manual therapy or strength/mobility training, and endless advocacy and support for his patients.

    In Dr. Melander’s opinion, the best providers in the field of musculoskeletal injury are able to draw from multiple disciplines to create the most efficient and impactful care strategy for their patients.  If you are injured or hurting and not sure what to do, please reach out, it will be our greatest pleasure to help you.

    We serve Newburyport and surrounding North Shore communities, including: Newbury, West Newbury, Rowley, Byfield, Georgetown, Amesbury, Salisbury, Ipswich, Seabrook NH, Hampton NH, Rye NH.

    Convenient

    We’ll see you on your turf, home or office

    Same Great Service

    Exact same approach as would be taken at NSSS

    Flexible

    We can schedule mobile sessions almost any time of day, any day of the week

    Chiropractic FAQs


    We've compiled a list of common chiropractic questions to help you get all the answers you are looking for. If you have additional questions if our chiropractic and treatment services in North Shore would be a good fit for you, please contact our team. 

    How do I know if I should see a chiropractor?

    Chiropractors are trained in the evaluation and management (IE: treatment) of issues affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, connective tissue, nerves).  Many people associate chiropractic care with the spine only, but this is an inaccurate reflection of many chiropractors in the 21st century who are experts in treating spinal issues AND extremity issues (arms and legs).  As a general rule of thumb, if you have a painful condition that does not get better given a few days of activity modification you may want to consult a professional like a chiropractor.  Your chiropractor should be able to evaluate your painful condition, offer you some perspective and guidance relative to the painful condition, and help you care for the painful condition if treatment is warranted.  Like any profession though, each chiropractor has different clinical experience and different post-graduate education that may lend their practice toward a focus on sports injuries or pregnancy/neonatal care or neurologic issues or nutritional issues to name just a few.  If you are considering seeing a chiropractor, make sure that their experience and skill set seems like a proper match for your complaint and your ultimate goals.

    How do I choose a good chiropractor?

    Choosing a good chiropractor does not have to be a complicated process.  To begin with, ask your friends or family if they know someone they trust and can vet for you.  Next, check online as most chiropractors should have fairly informative websites relative to their clinical interests and experience that may help indicate whether they are a good fit for your issue.  If you are still not sure who to see after taking those steps, call your prospective chiropractor’s office as either the staff or the chiropractor will be more than happy to answer any questions and tell you if your issue is something commonly treated in that office.  Many people also like to read online reviews and while some online reviews can be misleading, if the significant majority of a chiropractor’s reviews are super positive then chances are you can trust the expertise of that provider.  Lastly, and arguably the most important step in choosing a good chiropractor, remember that you are in total control of your healthcare decision making.  If you go to an initial or follow-up appointment and you are not absolutely confident in the assessment and plan your chiropractor has rendered, then seek a second opinion.

    What can a chiropractor fix?

    A chiropractor can help you fix a wide variety of painful conditions related to the neuromusculoskeletal system such as headaches, back/neck pain, shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand pains, hip/knee/ankle/foot pains to name just a few.  Injuries of actual orthopedic compromise like fractures are best handled by orthopedists, but chances are if your pain/injury is non-surgical in nature then a chiropractor may be a great option to help you.  The best chiropractors will explain what they can about your pain/injury, offer guidance and likely treatment as efficiently as possible (days to weeks, maybe months in extreme situations), and then remove themselves and let your brain/body do the rest.  A great deal of research these days indicates that in many healthcare interactions providers should try and limit their patient’s dependency on them, opting instead for interventions and language that fosters resiliency and self-efficacy (independence).

    What happens at your first chiropractic appointment?

    Your first chiropractic appointment should include a detailed discussion of your health history and presenting complaint(s), an examination of your complaint(s), a discussion regarding what is indicated by the examination relative to prognosis and treatment plan, and finally some form of treatment/intervention assuming time permits.  Many painful conditions can be evaluated thoroughly and completely in a matter of minutes and certain treatment interventions could yield immediate relief, while other conditions may require more complex evaluations and more lengthy treatment plans.  Above all, you should leave your first chiropractic appointment feeling confident that your chiropractor is the best option to help you with your problem and you should leave feeling confident that you are on the road to recovery.

    How often should you see a chiropractor?

    You should see a chiropractor as often as you want or need.  Perhaps the most common criticism of chiropractors is that chiropractors “need to see you for the rest of your life”, and while there are unfortunately examples of chiropractors who advocate for this kind of dependency, the significant majority of chiropractors today want to help you as quickly as possible with no long-term commitments of any kind.  The best chiropractor will see you the minimally necessary number of times to help you overcome your issue and suggest you follow-up if there are any residual issues or new complaints sometime in the future.  Many patients however recognize how good they feel after chiropractic care and therefore wish to see their chiropractor with some kind of recurring frequency (IE: once/month, twice/year, or more).  These examples though should be dictated by the patient based on their assessment of their body’s needs and absolutely not dictated by the chiropractor based on some kind of pseudoscientific reasoning.

    Does insurance pay for chiropractor?

    In many cases, yes, insurance will help pay for chiropractic care assuming the chiropractor is participating with your health insurer.  If your chiropractor is not participating with health insurance, then it is still possible you have an out-of-network benefit with your insurer and can seek reimbursement that way.

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