PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS


PATIENT EXAM

Performed by: Staff can gather information. Doctor performs exam.


MANUAL SPINAL (Diversified) MANIPULATION

Reason: Correct vertebral subluxation (realign joints).
Time: Not a timed code.
Performed by: Doctor


OTHER TYPES OF MANIPULATION

Reason: Correct vertebral subluxation (realign joints). Activator & drop table manipulations.
Time: Not a timed code.
Performed by:
Doctor


ELECTRIC STIMULATION

Reason: Reduce muscle spasm, reduce pain, reduce hypertonic muscles, Russian stimulation can be used for atrophy combined with exercise. Unattended therapy.
Time: Not a timed code. Treatments range from 7-15 minutes per region.
Performed by: Staff


INFRARED THERAPY (Previously Phototherapy) PROBE

Performed by: Staff can gather information. Doctor performs exam.


INFRARED THERAPY (Previously Phototherapy)
PADDLES

Reason: Correct vertebral subluxation (realign joints).
Time: Not a timed code.
Performed by: Doctor


ULTRASOUND (Probe) ATTENDED

Reason: Correct vertebral subluxation (realign joints). Activator & drop table manipulations.
Time: Not a timed code.
Performed by: Doctor


ULTRASOUND (Hands Free)
UNATTENDED

Reason: Reduce muscle spasm, reduce pain, reduce hypertonic muscles, Russian stimulation can be used for atrophy combined with exercise. Unattended therapy.
Time: Not a timed code. Treatments range from 7-15 minutes per region.
Performed by: Staff


MECHANICAL TRACTION

Reason: Mobilize joints, stretch smaller muscle groups, open facet joints, reduce pressure on discs.
Time: Not a timed code.
Performed by: Doctor and staff


TRIGGER POINT THERAPY/
MYOFACIAL RELEASE

Reason: Reduce muscular hypertonicity. Time: Not a timed code. Treatments range from 3-10 minutes per region.
Performed by: Doctor


RESISTANCE EXERCISE
THERAPY/STRETCHES

Reason: Stretch and strengthen damaged muscles, often the last stage of rehab.
Time: Timed code. Minimum 8 minutes of exercise with Dr. present to check on patient.
Performed by: Doctor and staff assisting.


MASSAGE THERAPY/
NEUROMUSCULAR
THERAPY

Reason: Relax and reduce muscle spasm and hypertonic muscles.
Time: Billed per unit/bill at 2 units (15 minutes per unit/massage lasts 30 minutes).
Performed by: Licensed massage therapist

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