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  • Keeps me running

    I have a job that has me driving quite a bit but the work is a very repetitive motion that twists my back an hips. Dr. Russel has been able to keep me straight, literally, and pain free for over the past year. The diagnostic tools he has also showed how much improvement I have had over the last year as well. His knowledge and abilities have kept me in top shape to keep my business running and enjoy working out with my son. The team at Premier are all very helpful and have impacted my life for the better in so many ways.

    Carter C.

  • High quality professional knowledgeable

    Only my second visit but pleased with the through exam and assessment. Treatment to this point has been beneficial. Would not hesitate recommending the practice.

    Tim B.

  • Great family-friendly care!

    We have a large family with lots of different needs to be met and Dr. Hulbert does a fantastic job caring for each and every one of us! I love walking out and hearing one or more of the kids comment that things feel better after spending time in pain. Shelley works with our crazy after school schedule and that's a tall order. We never have a hard time getting an appointment, the visits are prompt and efficient. Toy area and a changing table are super helpful as well. Thank you Dr. Hulbert and Ms. Shelley! We love our chiropractic family!

    Desiree W.

  • Caring and Supportive

    everyone in this office is caring and supportive . they truly care about your well being physical and emotional. from the moment you arrive the receptionist Shellie, to Dr. Hulbert, and the EPT Practitioner Chanelle.

    kimberly f

  • Kid friendly

    I just really appreciate being able to bring my child in while I get an adjustment. I get excellent care and my child does too, even when she is not getting an adjustment.

    Emily W.

  • Wonderful Practice and Staff

    Dr. Hulbert is great to work with.

    John B.

  • Always Helpful

    Anytime I need to get in to see Dr. Hulbert when I have issues they are able to fit me in. My wait is never long. I have been seeing Dr. Hulbert for over five years and have made a lot of progress in my well being, physically and mentally with his help.

    Karen P.

  • New patient

    It is obvious that this is a patient centered practice unlike other chiropractic services my friends and family have experienced. Kudos for the professionalism, friendliness and sincerity of the reception staff and the comfort of the treatment rooms

    Patrick M.

  • Highly Satisfied

    My daughter has been seeing Dr Russell for about 18 months now and we couldn't be more pleased with her results. She plays High School sports and takes some pretty hard hits. Dr Russell keeps her back aligned to keep her healthy & strong! Very friendly office.

    Michelle R.

  • Awesome!

    Only one word to say, Awesome! Thanks for everything

    David W.

  • Professional & Friendly Staff

    The office staff is always upbeat & positive! Dr Hulbert is professional & great at what he does. He takes time to listen to what your needs are. I Always look forward to my adjustments!

    Suzanne R.

  • Great practice!

    Staff is always friendly and even plays with my kids when they come

    John B.

  • Such a relief!

    I am ashamed to say that I waited until I was in extreme pain and unable to stand erect before I sought out a chiropractor. I am so glad that I found Dr. Hulbert. Not only did I start to feel relief the first day, but my hope that things could be better was restored. Now, things are better and I am so grateful to have a partner in making sure it stays that way.

    Chris S.

  • Great service

    Don't think I'd be able to walk, sleep or move around without pain if it wasn't for Dr Hulbert Thank you for keeping me functioning properly

    Darrell P.

  • Professional and friendly

    We had our first initial appointment for my son, who was feeling a little unsure. Dr. Hulbert put him at ease right away. He explained everything before he did anything so he knew what to expect. Afterward, my son told me how he liked everyone there and how nice they were. Bonus no headache complaints so far!!

    Desiree W.

  • Always great

    Dr. Hulbert is a wonderful chiropractor and caring person. I've always felt better after I've been adjusted and highly recommend him to everyone.

    Daurice J.

  • always great service!!

    Always friendly & great service

    bob c C.

  • Great service as always!

    Dr. Russell is the only doctor I've ever been to that stays true to appointment times. He his personal yet professional with all his clients. I would highly recommend this office!

    Britni M.

  • Awesome service!!

    Dr. Hulbert is extremely caring and goes out of his way to take care of his patients and make them feel comfortable. He is the only chiropractor I have ever trusted and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

    Becky E.

  • Excelent Chiropratic Experience

    Premier Family Healthcare has provided excellent service for me and my 14 yr old daughter. My daughter was unable to train & play soccer with her club team for a few weeks due to lower back pain. After several adjustments with Dr. Russell Hulbert, she was back in the game and feeling great. I personally have dealt with "on again off again" lower back pain and degenerative disc pain in my neck for over a decade. I've tried physical therapy, massage therapy, steroid injections and a chiropractor with a much different approach than Premier Family Healthcare. I had come to the conclusion that my lower back will be fine but I will just have to live with the Chronic pain in my neck. I couldn't have been more wrong; Dr. Hulbert has made adjustments to my neck that have been an absolute game changer for me. I highly recommend this facility for all your aches, pains, and overall health!

    Shelli R.

  • Very friendly and professional

    The office is always clean and welcoming. I always feel like a valued client and Dr. Hulbert is great.

    John B.

  • Thanks doc !!

    I've been seeing Dr.Hulbert as a new patient for a little over a month now, and the improvements that I've experienced have been nothing short of amazing! I'm almost 53 years old and for the most part I've been healthy and fit for the majority of my life with proper eating and varying levels of intensity of resistance/weight training and aerobic training. In addition, I've got a compressed disc and herniated disc in my lower back from an injury I incurred back in 1992, but I've continued to maintain an even fitness level to ward off any surgeries.... and along with those injuries, I've always experienced some sort of pain or nagging discomfort. However, over these last several weeks after being under the AWESOME care of Dr. Hulbert, I've experienced a new level of flexibility, mobility, and ease of proper posture I haven't had in a couple of decades....all I can say is that I should have done this YEARS AGO!!

    Jim N

  • Very professional

    Very professional, the entire staff is upbeat and eager to help solve your problem! I would recommend Premier Family Healthcare to all of my friends.

    John H

  • Extremely impressed

    This was my very first visit to a Chiropractor and I was extremely impressed with Dr. Hulbert and his staff from the moment I walked in the door of his office. Their facility is extremely clean and has a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere and Lucy was the first person I met when I walked in...Lucy definitely set the tone for a wonderful first visit to Dr. Hulbert's office. She checked me in with all my paper work, and did one of my initial assessments as a new patient, and I thought she did a great job. When I met with Dr. Hulbert, he took his time with me to understand all my issues, and I feel confident that he is going to get me on the right path to a better quality of life!

    Anonymous

  • Always feel relief

    Wow I always feel relief When leave the office.

    David W

  • Great so far.

    Everything has been great so far.

    Dominique D

  • Everyone was super nice.

    Everyone was super nice. It was just a consultation, but I am very confident after my appointment that chiropractic care will help my overall health and well-being.

    Kendra V

  • Very knowledgeable

    loved the natural stuff they used gentle and very knowledgeable

    Marella D

  • Great atmosphere

    Great atmosphere and the staff friendly and easy to work with!

    Anonymous

  • Everyone is friendly and welcoming

    Everyone is friendly and welcoming, there is little-to-no wait, and the office is clean. Dr. Hulbert is thorough and I have found immediate relief after even 1 adjustment. Thank you!

    Anonymous

  • I am confident

    I am confident that my discomfort issues will be improved with treatment here and also look forward to improved general health with continued treatment and advice from Dr Hulbert.

    Pam D

  • Staff is very friendly and helpful.

    Staff is very friendly and helpful. The doctor is very knowledgable and has helped me tremendously.

    Cathy L

  • My experience has been great!!!!

    My experience has been great!!!! Feeling better with each appointment.

    Dominique D

  • Highly competent care

    Highly competent care, coupled with caring attitude and approach. Always patient and eager to help with questions. Highly recommend.

    John O

  • I feel rejuvenated

    I feel rejuvenated after each visit! I have greater flexibility and mobility! Thank you!!!

    Anonymous

  • Outstanding!

    Outstanding!

    David W

  • Awesome!!!

    What an awesome bunch of people at this office !!!

    Kim Z

  • Road to wellness.

    They go the extra mile to make sure that you are on the road to wellness.

    Julie G

  • Dr Hulbert is excellent.

    Dr Hulbert is excellent. He is always compassionate, knows exactly what to do to make you feel better. I have recommended him to several people.

    Lynda C

  • Chanelle is amazing

    Chanelle is amazing for both EPT and Enzyme Therapy! She genuinely cares about those she is helping! =)

    Elly S

  • Always great

    Always great

    Jeremiah B

  • Wonderful customer service.

    Wonderful customer service. Everyone is very knowledgeable. Excellent time management. I'm a first time patient of chiropractic care and I'm sorry I waited so long.

    Tamica L

  • I appreciate everything

    I appreciate everything you do....

    David W

  • Very professional

    Very professional, friendly, and caring staff.

    Heidi H

  • Very friendly and welcoming staff.

    Very friendly and welcoming staff. Holistic approach to health and chiropeactic care.

    Anonymous

  • he is AWESOME

    being a retired fireman I have had hip, neck and back issues for the past 30 years. I hadn't seen a Chiropractor in the last 10 years and was having some real issues. I started seeing Dr. Hulbert in October 2014. I started feeling results within the first month. His passion and true care for his patience is amazing. I haven't felt this good, forever! he is AWESOME. Due to the progress I have made my wife, son and daughter all are seeing Dr. Hulbert and they too are feeling great. What a difference he has made in our lives, he is the only one I will trust with our Chiropractic care.

    Greg S

  • Very efficient and professional.

    Very efficient and professional. Looking forward to getting a few things taken care of for my overall health. The only downside is not submitting claims to my insurance company.

    Anonymous

  • Thank you, Dr. Hubert!!

    Turning 65 I assumed my stiffness and lack of flexibility was to be my future. Luckily I visited Dr. Russell Hubert ! After only a month I have improved immensely ! Thank you, Dr. Hubert!!

    Anonymous

  • Very professional staff and just fun to visit.

    I have to say best service, very professional staff and just fun to visit. Crazy to say about seeing the Dr. but I am feeling great. Thanks!

    David W

  • I am impressed by his attention to detail

    Absolutely great - Dr. Russell is personable and WELL versed in his knowledge and care. I am impressed by his attention to detail, his pre-adjustment study and his care plan. Lucy is very kind and always ready to answer any questions. Ease of scheduling is terrific. I'd highly recommend this office. After a winter of limping around, I'm getting back quicker than I imagined would be possible.

    Daurice J

  • I love coming here!

    I love coming here! They are very professional and friendly - they just make you feel very welcome and the treatments work. They are very sensitive to your pain and try very hard not to make your pain worse.

    Lynda C

The Ins and Outs of A Chiropractic Adjustment

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Chiropractic care is one of the most helpful actions we can take for the balance and wellness of our total body while remaining one of the most misunderstood fields of medicine.

While visiting a chiropractor is similar to visiting other healthcare providers, it does have some unique elements. You will likely find the office setting and intake procedures quite familiar, but many notice the distinctive appearance of the chiropractic treatment table. These tables are often quite elaborate to allow specific positioning and movement during spinal adjustments and thus assist the chiropractic treatment. That paired with a general lack of knowledge of the practice of chiropractic care can make patients skeptical.

 

So, why chiropractic?

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

 

Pain Relief

Pain is a massive hindrance to whatever you do, and it is vital to eliminate it right away.

A chiropractor’s job is to identify any mechanical issues of your body which causes spine-related pain to fix it immediately.

 

With this, a series of adjustment is worked out for the treatment.

 

Restore Movement

Joint problems are common among individuals who are getting older and those active with sports. With chiropractic adjustments, coaxing those muscles that surround these stiff joints reduces inflammation and discomfort. This helps in normalizing mobility.

 

Reduce Stress

A certain level of pain not only irritates the mind but can affect job performance at work.

Whether your pain is affecting you at home, work, or little daily activities it is likely to add unnecessary levels of stress.

 

Stress is a drastic problem and a lot of people have experienced increases in their blood pressure because of it. This is why chiropractic care helps in maintaining overall health and even speeds up recovery with stress.

 

Assists the Body's Function

It is true that chiropractic care helps with your body’s function. Intense pain in the back obviously negatively affects your body.

 

A chiropractor can help to provide proper restoration to your back, helping to regain strength in the muscles and restore mobility.

 

What to Expect During Your Visit

A typical visit to a chiropractor includes an initial intake, physical exam, treatment, and a  recommended follow-up plan.

Intake

An initial chiropractic consultation is very similar to that of a standard medical intake. You will likely complete a health questionnaire and answer questions about your health history. Typically the chiropractor asks you to indicate where you are experiencing discomfort by marking the areas on a drawing of the human body.

Physical Exam

The chiropractor will start with a routine physical exam, then follow it with an exam that focuses on the spine, with particular attention given to the areas of complaint. The chiropractor will most likely examine your whole spine. For example, if you had a low back complaint, the chiropractor would also likely perform a neck exam because the adaptations resulting from injury or subluxation in one area can result in secondary irritations somewhere else in the spine.

 

The physical exam typically includes a variety of assessments, such as range of motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, muscle strength comparisons, and neurological and orthopedic tests focused on the main complaint.

Treatment Plan

Following the assessments, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that takes into account:

  • The extent of your injury or irritation

  • Your general health

  • The condition of your spine as affected by age and previous injury

  • What your goals are - this is most important item

 

Your goals of treatment should result from the discussion you have with your chiropractor. Many people seek simple relief of pain or discomfort, while others want to begin a regimen of ongoing care meant to improve their general health.

 

In initial consultations, your chiropractor will tell you the status of your condition and recommend an approach to care. Ask questions. As in any professional-patient relationship, trust and mutual understanding are vitally important.

Typical Treatment

Adjustments are usually the central part of chiropractic treatment. The chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints. In other words, an adjustment involves a lot more than simply opening up a joint.

 

Your chiropractor will most often make these adjustments to the spine, but he or she might adjust other joints, such as the ankle, knee, wrist, elbow, or shoulder in order to restore structural alignment or to improve joint function. Again, proper structure is necessary for proper function, and proper extremity function is an important part of healthy daily living.

 

When being treated for a complaint such as back or neck pain, you will most likely receive a series of adjustments, separated by either a day or a few days, to incrementally reduce the irritation and improve normal function. This might continue for several weeks, usually diminishing in frequency.

 

If you can't tolerate the manual adjustments, you may instead receive mild or non-force techniques.

 

Adjustments are often accompanied by non-manual therapies such as application of heat or ice, electrical stimulation, orthotic supports for your shoes, rehabilitative exercise, counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors, and nutritional supplements.

 

The Adjustment

Many patients experience hearing that "popping" sound during a chiropractic adjustment.

It may sound and feel alarming to you, especially considering the procedure involves your spine, but there is nothing to worry about.

 

When conducted by a professional, the "popping" sound is completely normal and healthy.

 

During the procedure, particularly with the back adjustment, your back undergoes gentle, yet rapid, stretching of the spinal joint. That is where these "popping" sounds are found. They are caused by the tiny pockets of air taking in the form of fluid which surrounds your joints, being released, which is also referred to as Joint Cavitation.

 

The release of the gas found in tiny pockets is a regular part of the process. And if you still have questions, it is best to consult your doctor about your concerns.

 

It is very important to remember not to pop your own back or neck.


 

 

What We Offer

Serving newborns to the elderly, “I use traditional techniques that have the audible sounds to very light and gentle techniques for babies, children, and anyone that requires light adjustment.  I have interments I use and tables that assistant in create a very effective yet gentle adjustment. I also do various muscle techniques for those situations the require that treatment as well,” said Dr. Russell Hulbert.

 

Specific Techniques

Diversified (traditional style adjustment)

Thompson (drop table)

Webster Technique -pregnancy and breech positions

Cox Flexion Distraction - great for low back pain and disc injuries.  Light and gentle but effective

TRT (Torque Release Technique) Instrument based

Activator instrument based

Logan Basic - Very light and gentle great for everyone, especially babies

Graston (muscle technique)

Active release stretching



 

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