HealthSource of Pasadena Central
I’m a licensed chiropractor, exercise physiologist and professionally trained natural-healing practitioner who provides pain relief, rehab and holistic wellness services through HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Wellness in Pasadena.
As sports medicine specialists, we work with teens, weekend and professional athletes, perform sports physicals and develop fitness programs for high school and industrial/corporate environments in Pasadena, CA.
Describe what you/your business does?
Chiropractic care treats many different types of problems but focuses on those conditions that affect your muscles, joints and nerves. Our Wellness team also focuses on : Progressive Rehab; utilizing diagnostic equipment, range of motion studies, therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and more. Nutrition; we offer a nutrition program designed to fit your needs with research based, natural supplements. Weight Loss; we design a weight loss program specific to our client’s achieving the optimal health results.
What makes you stand out/unique?
We are proponents of proactive healing, working with patients of all ages and fitness levels to alleviate pain, regain physical ability and develop long-lasting strength and conditioning so they can live healthy, balanced lives. By getting to the root cause of the problem and not just treating symptoms we are able to help our patients be proactive in maintaining an emotional and structurally balanced lifestyle.
What commitment or promise do you make to everyone who come in contact with your business?
HealthSource believes in fulfilling our PROMISE to our patients. We put our patients first; we respect them and remain open minded to their needs. We treat our patient’s mind, body and spirit, and uphold integrity by remaining true to our word. We strive to provide service that is superior to all and second to none.
What needs do you want people to think you handle on their behalf?
We work closely with our clients to help them achieve their health goals, so that they can focus on their personal and professional goals. We design a program for each individual’s needs to return them to optimal health as quickly as possible by asking, “What’s best for the patient?”
At HealthSource, we pride ourselves on the policy that if we think we can help you (for whatever your condition may be) we will tell you; if we think we cannot, we will tell you that, too.
Below is the information you need regarding your first visit to our office, so that there are no surprises and you can go through the process worry-free. At our Healthsource Chiropractic in Pasadena, our doctor’s job is to properly diagnose your condition and provide a treatment plan that will correct your problem and provide relief from pain and lack of mobility.
Day one in our clinic is dedicated only to examining and diagnosing. We ask you allow at least 1 hour for the first visit. Please wear or bring a pair of shorts and a tank top for the functional movement screening.
When you arrive, our staff will help you fill out your initial paperwork. We will need your picture ID for your medical file. We work individually with every patient financially to ensure you can receive the treatment you need. Next, you will be asked to fill out an electronic patient history. Again, our staff will be happy to assist you in completing this. This patient history is very important because it tells Dr. Kuo how your health has been up until the second he meets you. Please be as thorough as possible.
After Dr. Kuo reviews your history, he will perform a precise spinal, orthopedic, and neurological exam to help determine the cause of your discomfort. You remain fully clothed for this, and it will give the doctor an overall view of your entire body’s wellness. X-rays may be ordered if Dr. Kuo deems it necessary. If you have had an MRI, we ask that you bring the results with you to your first visit. After this initial exam takes place, we will then schedule you a report-of-findings (ROF) visit. It is important to make this visit as soon after you initial exam and x-rays as possible.
During your second visit, Dr. Kuo will go over his exam/x-ray findings and he will outline a specific treatment plan just for your condition and its phase of severity. After he is finished, our clinic’s financial officer will sit down with you and discuss the exact out-of-pocket expenses involved with your total care. We pride ourselves on the fact that our patients do not receive “surprise” bills in the mail and we hold ourselves to a very high standard.
Last, expect to begin treatment at that second visit! After your report-of-findings we will begin the first visit in your care plan. Please feel free to ask any questions and be excited to finally be taking charge of your health!
Call 626-449-0510 to set up your first visit.
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A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative medicine or complementary medicine.
Pasadena Chiropractors focus on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine, and hold true the following beliefs:
Biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine can affect the nervous system, and
for many conditions, chiropractic treatment can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue, and consequently improve the health of the individual.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. Pasadena chiropractors also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. Pasadena chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic is well established in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many Pasadena chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues. Most who seek Pasadena chiropractic care do so for low back pain.
Chiropractors emphasize the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues.