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Chiropractor King of Prussia examines chiropractic patient.

Welcome to Marini Family Chiropractic!

At Marini Family Chiropractic, we take pride in creating a warm, casual atmosphere. Our goal is to be a chiropractic care center where you can relax and get away from the stresses of daily life. Come in, sit down, catch up on your favorite Food Network shows (no negative news here!) and unwind in preparation for your chiropractic correction. We hope you will experience a friendly, fun-filled, family atmosphere. Come in and end your week on Fridays with Frank (Sinatra that is). We even decorate for the holidays!

Whether you want to sit and stay awhile with a cup of coffee or get in and back to your busy life, we want to ensure you have a first-rate experience.

Your First Visit

Dr. Nick and Dr. Steve both practice Structural Corrective Chiropractic, though there are subtle differences in the way they deliver care. Dr. Steve tends to rely on palpation to analyze his patients’ conditions and figure out what can be done. Dr. Nick begins with listening to each patient’s story and asking himself whether the problem is structural, whether the patient needs to be referred to another provider, or whether care should incorporate both those options.

After completing your new patient paperwork, your doctor will discuss with you your concerns and your goals for your care. You’ll learn how we’re different and why we’re different. You’ll also learn what to expect from your examination.

Your Examination

The examination process is very rigorously structured and relies on four pieces of objective information designed to show whether you have structural problems and whether they are affecting your body’s function.

The four elements are

  • X-rays (you’ll be referred to a local radiological center or hospital)
  • External analysis
  • Functional Analysis (including range of motion, balance and other necessary testing)
  • Neurological assessment

Analysis of these four elements tells your doctor what structural problems you have, how they are affecting your body inside and out and how your body is relaying the dysfunction from one system to another. You can expect to spend 45 to 50 minutes with us for this visit.

As you can imagine, the examination generates a lot of information, and it takes a fair amount of time (60 to 90 minutes per patient) to analyze the data to determine exactly what the problem is. Your doctor will perform his analysis and present his findings to you at your next visit.

Your Second Visit

When you return for your next appointment, your doctor will present his findings. You’ll learn about your condition and find out how many inches or degrees you are off from where you should be.

Your doctor will also tell you how long it will take for your initial plan of care and what you can expect as an outcome. You’ll also receive your first correction. In all, your second visit should last about 30 minutes.
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Ongoing Care

Many of the tools we use are the same as other chiropractors, even though our approach is slightly different. We make use of Thompson Technique, Diversified Technique, Webster Technique, Activator Methods® and Sacro Occipital Technique® (SOT®). In addition, we utilize a gentle impulse generating tool to help achieve the best possible correction with minimal impact on the body. Although many other chiropractors, pain and rehab clinics and neurologists may use some of these same techniques, it’s how we use these tool in conjunction with everything else that makes us unique.

Depending what level of care you need, your future visits will last anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. Timing is patient-specific. Some patients’ problems are easy to find and easy to fix. Others may have more complex issues or have additional questions and may require extra time.

Patient for Life?

The idea that you will have to see a chiropractor for the rest of your life is a common and unfortunate myth perpetuated by doctors who like to focus on the philosophy of chiropractic rather than the science.

We typically address this concern during your initial consultation. We equate ongoing chiropractic care with seeing your dentist. You may see your dentist initially to address an acute problem, but you return every six months for a checkup. You see your physician once a year for a checkup. We view chiropractic the same way and recommend you come in to see us monthly or quarterly for a checkup, just to ensure things are operating as they should. You won’t receive a correction at these visits unless you need it.

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about chiropractic or our specific approach to patient care. We invite you to browse our website for additional information. Please feel free to contact us with your questions as well. We look forward to helping you experience optimization of your health!

New Patient Center | (610) 337-3555