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For Legal Professionals

This section is included to assist out of area legal professionals that have clients in our vicinity in need of a chiropractor. This page should offer enough information for you to decide if your client's needs would be best served with us.

There are many Chiropractors that treat personal injury and workman's compensation patients. Within the Chiropractic profession there is also a great range of practice styles with potential problems in choosing the right Chiropractor. Use
of unproven techniques, over treating patients, poor documentation, no justification for treatment, general nonspecific computer generated notes and inadequate / brief reports, coordination of benefits problems, no involvement of independent physician second opinion, and poor reputation with insurers all make it difficult to deal with insurance companies and settling cases or winning litigation.

How is our facility different?

• Physician run and operated.
• Consistency of care - one physician treats the patient.
• All treatment utilized can be supported by current relevant guidelines and    research, and / or professional association recommendations.
Recently implemented Electronic medical records / documentation of
   daily notes and reports with specific functional changes, outcome
   measures, and progress treatment by treatment.
Fast record turnaround.
• Prompt communication if issues of patient cooperation, needed referral, or    intervening events occur.
• Provider for major area insurance plans. Coordination of benefits.
• Utilization of collections attorney where required and appropriate to collect    from insurer and not your client.
• We always try to involve primary care physician or refer to specialists in    
   plan for coordination of benefits and to involve an independent second    medical opinion.
• We perform re-evaluations approximately every 4 weeks utilizing validated    Outcome measures that demonstrate progress, disability, and justify    treatment.
• Functional Capacity testing that establishes rehabilitation goals and
   justifies treatment at every evaluation:

Digital Dual Inclinometer AMA Guidelines Digital Muscle Testing Digital Algometry (pain tolerance) Static or Dynamic sEMG Qualitative Functional Capacity Testing
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• Disability Ratings and Detailed Easy to Read Progress and Final Reports:    (Our reports are extremely detailed, individualized and average 6 to 10    pages in length. )

Initial Exam
Fianl exam 02/10/08

Cervical Overall Change

Norm

Date

Result

% Norm

Result

% Norm

Change

Cervical Flexion

50°

11/8/2007

26°

52%

55°

110%

112%

Cervical Extension

60°

11/8/2007

21°

35%

40°

60%

98%

Cervical Lateral Left

45°

11/8/2007

39°

87%

48°

107%

23%

Cervical Lateral Right

45°

11/8/2007

27°

60%

42°

93%

56%

Cervical Rotation Left

80°

11/8/2007

36°

45%

77°

96%

114%

Cervical Rotation Right

80°

11/8/2007

52°

65%

72°

90%

38%


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In summary, we are a smaller size office which allows us to provide individualized care. We offer a wide range of treatments including massage to ensure compliance. We have high patient satisfaction and through our interpersonal patient relationships we are able to identify any potential problems and promptly communicate them to your office. We are receptive to suggestions and preferences regarding reporting frequency or formats. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries or suggestions.


Personal Care Chiropractic & Massage, P.C.
© copyright Nicholas Stamoulos, D.C. 2008. All rights reserved.
104 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
781 641 4482 fax 781 641 4483
dr.nick@mindyourspine.com