From the time I got involved in chiropractic about twelve years ago, I wanted to help athletic, healthy type people with physical conditions. And, that’s what Tulsa Spine and Rehab is, actually. It’s a rehab facility where we provide conservative treatment options for different types of conditions, whether it’s spine pain, knee, shoulder, or neck. We just provide different types of options for people under one roof here. Like I said, I got involved with chiropractic for the purpose of just helping other people. I like the non-surgical method of what we’re doing.
Treating Athletes is Our Passion
Growing up as an athlete I dealt with many injuries, and physical therapy, chiropractic and different modalities were able to help me out. So we treat a lot of athletes in our clinic. It kinda set the stage for me on what I wanted to do moving forward as my profession as well. That’s the story of Tulsa Spine and Rehab. We got a bunch of like-minded providers together: physical therapists, clinical massage, yoga, chiropractic, etc. And our goal is to provide conservative treatment options for these different conditions under one roof in an atmosphere where we keep it fun and light.
I started out by myself and through out the years I’ve added different providers and so forth and it’s been a really good mix. With these different services that we’re able to offer patients, you can come in, we can make a better determination if you’ll need chiropractic care or if physical therapy is going to be an option or both, or maybe massage or yoga is best for you. I think there are a lot of different treatments and options patients have. The problem is, you may gave have to travel around town and go to different clinics and different facilities to receive these different types of treatments. That’s one of the advantages we have at Tulsa Spine and Rehab. You’re able to get multiple options under one roof with like-minded providers. I think it’s really important that all your providers are on the same playing field related to communication. It’s patient based. We’re here to do what’s best for the patients.
A Part of The Team
When an athlete goes away from his own training staff and looks for some additional help for injuries or even conditioning, many turn to us. There comes a time when an athlete is going to have to decide when and how they want to move forward. An athletic training staff can be really advanced and they’re there to provide a service and treat injuries and so forth. But, I feel like that once, if the athlete or the patient is not responding, if they think it might be something a little more serious, I think it’s important to make the best determination what the problem is. And once we determine what that problem is, we can make different recommendations on how to treat that problem with chiropractic, physical therapy, massage and so forth. So initially, first tier, the athletic trainer is a really important option on the team. From there, if we’re concerned that there might be a more serious underlying problem, we might want to look at an orthopedist, a sports medicine physician and go from there.
Keeping Things Light
Now, I said that we like to keep things light at Tulsa Spine and Rehab, even though this is a serious business. But we like to have some music playing, get patients interacting with one another, get the staff interacting with them, and hopefully create an environment where the patient says, “OK, I gotta go to rehab today, I gotta go see my chiropractor”, whatever it may be. But they think, “Hey it’s kinda fun and I have a good time over there!” Hopefully it’s an environment that they enjoy coming to.
If we sound like the kind of place that can help you, call the office at 918-743-3737. Since I’m a direct access provider, patients can call me directly and schedule an appointment. I always emphasize when I’m visiting people on the community, “Why don’t you come in and visit with me. Let’s go through a consultation, an examination. And this might be a good fit, it might not be a good fit for you.” And so, let’s just visit, make a good determination.
We’re located conveniently in mid-town on 34th and Harvard, equal distance from St John and St Francis hospitals, accessible off Broken Arrow Expressway and I-44.