new patients

If you resonate with our message and are ready to take your health into your own hands, we strongly encourage you to inquire about scheduling an appointment with our office. We would love to hear from you! In addition to regular, scheduled appointments, we also offer unlimited wellness, family and pregnancy chiropractic packages. For more information, please call or text our office at (208) 342-7136 during office hours and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. To schedule your new patient exam, select the New Patients Schedule Here button and get your appointment scheduled today!

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Check Your Insurance

We are more than happy to check your insurance benefits for you prior to your scheduled appointment time. To inquire about your benefits, click here.

Access Your Paperwork

You are welcome to access your initial paperwork online prior to your appointment, or plan on arriving 5-10 minutes early to fill this out in office.

Locate Our Office

We are located in the BoDo District of Downtown Boise. You will find us in the Northrup Building directly above Solid Grill and Slow by Slow Coffee.

Having trouble finding us? Give us a call! We will help guide you.

what to expect

An initial new patient appointment with one of our providers typically lasts 30 minutes in total. The initial appointment consists of a comprehensive medical history, establishing doctor and patient repoire, and any necessary exams. After a full physical, our doctors perform a full body adjustment based on your personal needs. Our doctors will then go over our different care plans and discuss their recommended frequency of care. Your path to healing and wellness starts here.

Please be sure to arrive promptly and give yourself time to park and locate our office as we will be forced to shorten your appointment if you are late. Note that follow-up visits are approximately 15 minutes for individuals and 30 minutes for families. If you do not fill out paperwork beforehand, please allow 5-10 minutes to do so prior to your appointment.

 

parking

We are located at 405 S 8th Street, Suite 295 in Downtown Boise. Our office is located on the second floor directly above Solid Grill. Due to stairs, we discourage strollers and always encourage wearing baby. There are several places you can park when arriving for your appointment:

  • Street/meter parking outside the office. If you push the OK button on the meter, you get 20 minutes free. You can also use the ParkMobile App to add more time directly from your phone or opt-in to pay with a credit or debit card as you park.  

  • Parking garage on 9th and Front Street (entrance on 9th Street). Your first hour is free.  

  • Parking lot on Capital Blvd and Myrtle Street right next to Jackson’s. They charge $1.50 per hour and this parking lot is located just one block from the office.  

  • Hampton Inn Garage (entrance on Capital Blvd). Your first hour is free. 

 
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frequently asked questions

What benefits does chiropractic care have for babies and infants?


Parents often seek chiropractic care for their children for the resolution of a particular symptom or various conditions. While we do not claim to “treat” these conditions, removing interference of the nervous system often times results in relief many impairments. This includes sleeping issues, breastfeeding/latching issues, ear infections/ear aches, fussiness, colic, torticollis, hearing impairments, clogged tear ducts, constipation and digestive issues, neurological deficits, asthma, allergies, headaches, and even bed wetting.




Are pediatric adjustments the same as adult adjustments?


It is understandable that many parents fear the idea chiropractic care for their babies. As adults, getting an adjustment usually means quite a bit of pressure and popping sounds. It is very important to know that chiropractors do not take the same approach as they do for their adult patients as they do while adjusting babies. Adjustments for babies are gentle and most often, will go unnoticed by the baby. To give you an idea, the pressure used during a pediatric adjustment is equivalent to the pressure one would use to check a tomato for ripeness.




At what age should I have my children adjusted?


Your baby’s spine and nervous system require the same amount of care, if not more, than an adult. It is most beneficial to have your children seen during infancy and childhood as these are impressionable times of rapid growth and development. As your baby grows, learning to hold up their head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment. When there is a misalignment of the spine, the nerves that extend to all of the organs of the body become compromised. When the doctor administers an adjustment, they are simply removing the pressure and nerve stress from the spine so the body can experience life without interference.




What benefits does chiropractic care provide for expecting mothers?


Many women seek chiropractic care during pregnancy to reduce neck and back pain that can inevitably occur during pregnancy, as well as to improve the alignment of the spine and pelvis to allow for optimal positioning during birth. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide a more comfortable delivery for both the mother and baby by stimulating the nervous system to enable proper functioning of the reproductive organs, and in doing so, enhancing your body’s ability to meet the elevated demands that occur throughout pregnancy and delivery. Prenatal chiropractic care has been proven to help with maintaining a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy; helping to control symptoms of nausea; reducing the time of labor and delivery; relieving back, neck, hip and joint pain; and preventing a potential cesarean section.




How can chiropractic care correct breech positioning?


While chiropractors cannot manually turn the fetus from head up to head down, there is a highly effective maneuver known as the Webster Techniqe that can help babies optimize their positioning on their own. The Webster Technique is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother's pelvic alignment and nerve system function. This technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, and reduces tension to the uterus, providing a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning.




What symptoms are typical of food allergies and food sensitivities?


Respiratory:
Coughing & Wheezing
Rhinitis
Asthma
Bronchitis
Otitis Media
Sinusitis Dermatologic:
Acne
Canker Sores
Eczema
Itching
Urticaria (Hives)
Angioedema
Dermatitis Musculoskeletal:
Joint Pain
Low Back Pain
Auto – Immune
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus
Multiple Sclerosis Neurological:
Headache
Fatigue
Insomnia
Irritability
Depression
Anxiety
Migraine Gastrointestinal:
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Bloating
Infantile Colic
Abdominal Pain
Loss Of Appetite
Constipation
Malabsorption
Gastritis
Ulcerative Colitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Celiac Disease
Weight Gain Genitourinary:
Bedwetting
Chronic Bladder Infections Auto-Immune:
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Lupus
Multple Sclerosis




Tell me more about the food allergy and sensitivity panels available in your office.


Food allergies and food sensitivities are abnormal responses to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgA), representing either an immediate or delayed response. Specific IgG, IgA ELISA food panels are arranged in comprehensive panels of 96 or 184 foods consumed in the typical western diet. Our allergy tests specifically look at IgG. The premise behind IgG testing is to look for elevated antibodies produced in response to foods causing an adverse reaction within the body. Antibodies produced as a result of the allergen will stay within the bloodstream for about 28 days. Each time you consume the food within your diet, the body will produce more antibodies in response to the allergen. If the food hasn't been consumed within that time frame, the body does not have to produce these antibodies because that specific allergen isn't present. This means the test would not pick up antibodies for that allergen, and therefore would not register on the test.




What's the difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy?


Physical reactions to certain foods are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can cause a range of symptoms. In some cases, an allergic food reaction can be severe or life-threatening. In contrast, food intolerance symptoms are generally less serious and often limited to digestive problems. If you have a food intolerance, you may be able to eat small amounts of the offending food without trouble. You may also be able to prevent a reaction. For example, if you have lactose intolerance, you may be able to drink lactose-free milk or take lactase enzyme pills (Lactaid) to aid digestion. Causes of food intolerance include: Absence of an enzyme needed to fully digest a food.Lactose intolerance is a common example. Irritable bowel syndrome. This chronic condition can cause cramping, constipation and diarrhea. Sensitivity to food additives. For example, sulfites used to preserve dried fruit, canned goods and wine can trigger asthma attacks in sensitive people. Recurring stress or psychological factors. Sometimes the mere thought of a food may make you sick. The reason is not fully understood. Celiac disease. Celiac disease has some features of a true food allergy because it involves the immune system. However, symptoms are mostly gastrointestinal, and people with celiac disease are not at risk of anaphylaxis. This chronic digestive condition is triggered by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains.




What insurances do you accept?


We accept most insurances, including (not not limited to) Blue Cross Blue Shield (in and out of state), Regence, Regence, Cigna, Aetna, Select Health, United Healthcare, Mountain Health Co-Op, Providence, EBMS and Medicaid.




Are there any specific insurance policies you do NOT accept?


We are not In-Network Medicare. Please note, we do accept Medicaid, but not Medicare. We are not In-Network with Tricare. We are not In-Network with St Al's Trinity Healthcare Plan, which includes their Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. This is one unique instance where we are not In-Network with a Blue Cross of Idaho policy.




I have a Health Savings Account. Will my HSA provide coverage for my care?


Yes, we accept both HSA and FSA accounts.




Where should I park?


Both new patient appointments and existing patient appointments typically last about half an hour between the time you arrive to the office and the time you leave. Keeping this in mind, we always reccomend parking in one of the parking garages closest to our office to get free parking! The closest garage to us is on the corner of Front and 9th Street. Should you chose to park at a meter, please plan on giving yourself a little bit of extra time to find parking. The City of Boise offers 20 minutes free per parking session on all metered parking spaces. To activate your free 20 minutes, simply press the button on the meter. After pressing the free 20 minute button, you can pay for additional time (up to the maximum time posted for that meter).





 

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