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Laying the foundation
Wellness care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of Wellness care . . .
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks. When visits are front-loaded the phases of healing are completed properly and more quickly.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. This phase is largely dependent on the overall wellbeing of the patient. Following the 'Relief Care' phase, you will meet with the doctor to discuss the specific frequency and duration of your treatment schedule.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic assessment visits to prevent problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit 3-6 times per quarter (every 3 months), based on your lifestyle and goals. The exciting part of this stage for you and the doctor, is that you take over in large part in determining your personal visit schedule based on your own wellness goals. Dr. Dummar believes his responsibility is to get all his patients to this stage. By releasing you in full health with a newfound sensitivity for your bodies' state of wellness he is confident you will begin to respond more promptly to the body slipping out of balance and return for rebalancing when the time is right.