Why Mobile Chiropractic?
During family get-togethers when I spend time with my extended
family, before I leave, a few people will ask, “Can you give me
a quick adjustment?” That can end up being about 10 to 15 people
in about an hour with about 5-10 minutes per family member. I
used chairs, tables, the floor, being as creative as I needed to
treat my family, then I though “Why don’t I just bring a
portable table and take this idea on the road?” That’s how this
idea was born. The technology is now available to be mobile just
about anywhere, so why not with chiropractic?
What is a Quick Adjustment?
At family events, I don’t do therapy, like I would in my office.
In the office, I might use other therapies to prepare a patient
for a better adjustment, especially if they are in a lot of
pain, or really tight and stiff. At family events I just may do
a quick tune up on someone, depending they need. It’s like a
tune-up on your car. The mobile setup is designed for
maintenance. If you have a more serious problem, you may need
more treatment. If you are seen offsite, your information
is in our files, so we can see you in-office easily. If you need
to check if your insurance covers chiropractic, click here.
Does this minimize chiropractic?
Not at all, I’ll be taking a history and doing a mini-exam, just
like I would in the office, just without doing therapy. The more
people I can see the better. The “quick adjustment” is basically
what I do on my family or colleagues when another chiropractor
asks for an adjustment.
How did I come up with this idea?
(See above) On Christmas and Thanksgiving, at family events, I
usually have to start leaving about an hour before I actually
leave because people start asking for adjustments. I would use
everything from chairs to the floor to the couch to adjust my
family members. Why not make this a little more formal with a
portable table and take that concept on the road?
What is a mobile Chiropractic event like?
Ideally we would to go to a business and set up my portable
table and after we get some basic information, have people line
up, we find out what’s going on and we tune people up. We
would prefer that it be a place that would have a lot of people
who wouldn’t necessarily be able to get to a chiropractor, but I
can come to them.
What would it cost?
An initial consultation would cost $85 in my office (if you are
a member of the discount network I’m a provider for). A cash
price adjustment under that plan would be $45. A routine
examination takes me about 10-15 minutes depending on the amount
of questions, and an adjustment about 5-10 minutes, depending on
what we’re doing. If you have at least 6 people (the business
owner/supervisor/host) is free (or whomever they designate is
free). Unless free treatment is prohibited by law. Details at
A group session of 2 hrs. for $500 is available, and we will see
as many people as we can fit in 2 hrs. Additional hours $200/hr.
Can you bill insurance?
The easiest thing for us to do is to keep insurance out of it
all together. However, if you would like for this to
become a regular event, it may be worth looking into insurance
coverage. Some insurance companies actually cover off-site
health care, but there are so many variables, different
insurances, etc., that we may have to test it to see if it's
worth it. The way most insurance companies are nowadays,
it's doubtful, but under the right circumstances, worth a try.
Medicare actually does cover, but not much, and if there are
enough people (>20 for Medicare), and we can arrange for travel
on a case by case basis, we will bring our group over.
It’s like a chiropractic “party”
What is that you may ask? Well, have you ever had a Tupperware
party, or a party with a theme or purpose. Imagine something
like that with a twist. I've heard of eyelash parties, candle
parties, manicure parties, etc. Each person can pay for
themselves, or you can pay one fee, and it’s “all you can eat”
chiropractic. For our prices, check
http://www.drtchiro.com/mobilechiro.html. You can be
as creative as you like with this. as long there are
enough people for us to come to, and we can fit it into our
schedule, we'll make it work.
My record for adjusting people is 149 in an 8 hour day, so you
do the math. It’s difficult to see that many patients, and would
not be possible without the staff that I had then, but I can
adjust quickly, how fast I go depends on how complicated it gets
and each individual case.
Did you say free adjustments?
Unless it is prohibited by law, some adjustments can be free,
(ask for details). So, for business owners/or the
supervisor, your treatment would be free or whomever you
designate if you decide not to be seen. If there are greater
than 10 people, the supervisor and the organizer of the event
will get free treatment (unless prohibited by law, i.e.
I can also arrange for
massage therapists to do chair massage for $1 a minute if you
would also like that service.
I have a practice in La Mirada, which you are also able to
go to, but this is a new concept and it’s based on the “Costco
principle”, when you buy in bulk it’s cheaper.
It’s a win-win, I come to you, I’m able to provide a service you
are not usually able to get, and because the overhead is low,
What do we need to get started?
1. A space for me to bring a portable table, approximately 6 ft
x 5 ft min or larger. A medium hallway would usually be
A. This space can be as private as you prefer, or out in the open if no
B. I just need enough room to spread out my portable table and to walk
2. A place where my staff can put a chair and a small desk (like
a TV tray) with an outlet so we can plug in our laptop.
3. I have portable internet access (a hot spot), so we just need
a cell phone signal.
4. (Optional) space for chair massage, if requested. Please let
me know how many therapists you would like.
What would you have to do when we get there?
If you want for us to come, you’d have to fill out a Mobile
Chiropractic request, and you can find all of the forms needed
1. Have filled out the supervisor/owner authorization form.
2. Fill out the sign-up sheet with a minimum of 6 people
(supervisor/owner/host or whomever he/she designates free).
3. Each person fill out the patient intake form online 1 per person. This
is an individualized health questionnaire so we can streamline
the process when we see you.
4. Fax us the authorization form and sign-up sheet
http://www.drtchiro.com/Documents/MobileRequest.pdf, which tells
us when, where to be and who will be seen.
5. If you have any questions, e-mail or call us.