About the Clinic
Midwest Muscle & Joint Clinic | Lawrence, KS
MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE
Established in 2019, Midwest Muscle & Joint Clinic is a chiropractic healthcare clinic in Lawrence, KS that specializes in not only getting people out of pain, but finding the root cause of that pain. Our main goal is to bring various forms of manual therapy & rehabilitative exercises under one roof to provide the best evidence-based care and results.
If you are in pain, our priority is to resolve the pain as quickly as possible - no long-term commitments or unnecessary treatment plans. We are constantly reassessing your conditions to make sure the care we are providing is effective for you. We pride ourselves on coaching patients through proper movement patterns and exercises, so that they can learn to not only manage their pain on their own but understand when an appointment with us might be necessary.
This type of service we refer to as Functional Chiropractic. Many people view this as “Sports Chiropractic,” but our focus is not solely on athletes. For example, the pain and movement dysfunctions we are seeing in weight lifters, baseball players, and golfers, we are identically seeing in teachers, electricians, and warehouse workers. Our bodies were meant to move - MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE! So, whether you’re a high level athlete or work a 9-5 desk job (or both!), functional chiropractic is for you!
With the functional chiropractic approach, we seldom rely on an adjustment alone. Adjusting (and only adjusting) used to be the gold standard for all chiropractors. The reality is that adjustments cannot always solve everything and some patients might not even need an adjustment to resolve their specific issue. With a thorough assessment, we can determine what therapies and corrective exercises may or may not be appropriate for you. Because of this, we spend an average of 20-30 minutes with our patients though this often varies.
You might think “That’s great and all but I just want to get treated real quick and get on with my day.”
Of course! As we said earlier, our goal is to avoid unnecessary treatment plans and that is why we follow this effective and efficient model of care:
- Find the root cause of the problem (the what).
- Thoroughly explain the mechanisms of pain and dysfunction (the why).
- Determine what treatment and rehab will be most effective (the how).
- Coach you on how to perform basic self-maintenance on your body.
- Live pain free.
We love seeing our patients and helping them in any way possible, but our one true goal is to help you reach your goals, and we want you to spend your time doing that instead of seeing us! Don’t get us wrong, if you like to see us regularly or feel like you need treatment - come on in! You know your body better than anyone. We are here to help you through all stages of life and activity levels. If you’re currently in pain, wanting to run your first 5k, be able to get down on the floor to play with your grandchildren, or just move better - this is the place for you!