Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are common questions regarding Dr. Miller's treatment approach.

For other questions please contact Dr. Miller via e-mail, phone, or fill out the contact form!

FAQs

What type of appointment should I schedule?

If you are a new patient and local to the Ithaca area schedule an Initial Visit. During this appointment we discuss your health history and goals. I then perform a physical exam to get a baseline. We then make an informed decision on what type of care would be best for you, your body and your goals.

If you are interested in Movement Instruction sessions and you are not located in Ithaca, schedule a Skype - Nutritious Movement Session.

If you are a current patient and have not been in for a visit in 3 months, or have a new complaint, please schedule a Re-Evaluation.

If you are a current patient, schedule the appointment type based on the plan of care we discussed during your initial visit.

Don’t worry if you schedule the wrong visit, we can figure it out during your appointment.

What assessment techniques does Dr. Miller use

A comprehensive history, a detailed physical examination including orthopedic, neurologic, and biomechanical evaluation exams along with hands on palpation to determine musculoskeletal parameters including, but not limited to, asymmetries, tissue texture changes and circulation of fluids and energy. Diagnostic imaging is also ordered when indicated.

What type of treatments does Dr. Miller employ?

A combination of Myofascial release, neuromuscular re-education, movement re-patterning, Nutritious Movement™ exercises, cranial sacral therapy and/or chiropractic manipulation and lifestyle recommendations. Diet and nutrition recommendations are made when necessary, as well.

What conditions do you treat?

Dr. Miller specializes in neuromusculoskeletal conditions that include, but are not limited to:

• Back pain

• Sciatica

• Disc bulge / herniation

• Neck pain & headaches

• Joint pain, injury or immobility

• Hand and wrist pain

• Muscle strains, tendon or ligament sprains

• Poor posture

• Limited flexibility

• Stress management

• Anxiety

• Arthritic conditions

• Low energy / fatigue

Does insurance cover the charges?

This depends on your insurance company. Since Dr. Miller is a licensed chiropractor, if your insurance covers “out-of-network” chiropractic then it is likely you will be reimbursed for her services to the extent your policy covers those services.

You are responsible for payment of charges at the time of treatment. However, Dr. Miller can provide you with a form that you can submit to your insurance carrier for direct reimbursement based on the terms of your plan.

What is my role as a patient?

Dr. Miller can only help you to a certain point in the office and the rest of the responsibility is placed on you to make the changes at home that are discussed and practiced during each appointment. These changes will speed up your healing time and provide you with the tools to sustain a lifestyle that helps to keep your system in balance.

What happens during the initial visit?

Every patient is treated on an individual basis to achieve his/her specific health goals. Dr. Miller spends quality time with each patient to ensure they get the best care. The goal of an exam is to identify the imbalance or dysfunction, formulate a diagnosis and determine what treatment(s) is necessary to heal the underlying cause and prevent the symptoms from reoccurring.

The first visit, Dr. Miller begins with a comprehensive history, discussion of your treatment goals, and a detailed physical examination including orthopedic, neurologic, and biomechanical evaluation exams along with hands on palpation to determine musculoskeletal parameters including, but not limited to, asymmetries, tissue texture changes and circulation of fluids and energy. Diagnostic imaging is also ordered when indicated.

We then make an informed decision on what type of care would be best for you, your body and your goals.

What happens during the follow up visits?

Manual Medicine

Follow up visits are focused on confirming and adjusting the treatment plan as necessary to reach treatment goals. While every patient is different, it takes an average of 2-3 visits for relief of symptoms. If you are interested in changing your movement patterns to prevent future flair-ups, an average of 8-12 follow up visits is recommended.

Movement Instruction

If you are working to improve whole-body alignment and movement habits and aren’t experiencing pain or active injury the sessions will involve various restorative exercises.

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