What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic care is a physical assessment of the muscles, joints, and nerves of the body. The goal of chiropractic care is to address the physical cause of a person’s pain, discomfort, and dysfunction.
Often, when a person experiences pain, the remedy is either over-the-counter or prescription pain medication and/or anti-inflammatory medication. This may be fine for short-term relief, but what is the true cause of the pain? If it is purely chemical, inflammatory, then perhaps the medication is the best intervention and will address the underlying cause. However, in most cases there is an underlying physical issue that needs to be addressed.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Bennett graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh (BA), then went on to graduate from Widener University School of Law (JD). After practicing law for several years, Dr. Bennett went back to school and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College (DC). Dr. Bennett currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College). Dr. Bennett is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
After graduating from chiropractic college in 2004, Dr. Bennett joined his Father-in-Law in practice in the Willow Grove office - which has continually operated since 1959. In 2014, Dr. Bennett opened a second office in the Lehigh Valley area, which is closer to his home, and he now splits time between offices.
Dr. Bennett is married to Kimberly Law Bennett and they have two wonderful children, a boy, Ryan, and a girl, Sydney. He is very active in both communities and has taught adult evening school on health topics in both the Hatboro/Horsham School District and Emmaus School District. Dr. Bennett volunteers his time helping coach Ryan’s baseball team and Sydney’s softball team.
What to Expect From Our Chiropractic Care.
All new patients and established patients returning with new issues will receive an examination to investigate the cause of their complaints. This includes a health history and the history of your current problem. The physical examination and assessment of the problem helps to determine the appropriate course of treatment. Diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, MRI, and CT scans, and blood and other laboratory testing may be ordered if deemed necessary, but in most cases this is not required.
Chiropractors are trained as portal of entry providers and are able to fully assess and determine if a person’s condition is appropriate for chiropractic care, or if a referral to the person’s family physician or another specialist is appropriate.
There are a variety of treatment methods available in our practice. Spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustments) is only one of the options available. If spinal manipulation is not appropriate for a person’s condition, then other options such as manual therapy, massage, mobilization, electrical stimulation, and/or ultrasound may be used. Additionally, activity and lifestyle modifications may be suggested in order to reduce contributing factors to the problem.
Conditions We Treat
We see people with a variety of issues that can be helped with chiropractic are. The following is a list of examples and is not all inclusive:
Neck Pain - Upper Back Pain - Mid Back Pain - Low Back Pain - Pelvic Pain - Disc Bulges & Protrusions, Sciatica
Headaches - Jaw Pain - Shoulder Pain - Elbow Pain - Wrist & Hand Pain
Leg Pain - Hip Pain - Knee Pain - Ankle & Foot Pain
Cost of Treatment
It is difficult to provide specific costs, due to a variety of factors. Both the Philadelphia office and the Lehigh Valley office do not participate with any commercial insurance. Both offices DO participate with Medicare. What follows is an overview of what can be expected.
HSA (Health Savings Accounts)
Regardless of being in or out of network, you are able to use your Health Saving Account (HSA) card to pay for services. We can provide receipts and other information required by your plan.
Estimate of Costs
- The cost of an initial visit is $100-$120 ($50 for the initial examination and $50-70 for treatment.)
- Follow-up visits range from $50 - $70 per visit.
- This office DOES NOT participate with any insurance, other than Medicare.
- If you have any questions about these fees or insurance, please feel free to call either office with your questions prior to your appointment. (215-659-0475 or 484-232-1563)
- Cancellations made within 3 hours of your scheduled appointment will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.
Estimate of Length of Treatment
It is impossible to estimate the length of your treatment prior to your initial appointment due to a number of variables that are specific to each situation and condition.
- We are a participating provider for Medicare.
- Medicare covers spinal manipulation only.
- The examination fee on the first visit is not covered by Medicare, nor are any therapies.
- Medicare pays 80% of the Medicare approved amount for spinal manipulation and you or your Medicare supplemental insurance covers the remaining 20%.
- We are not a participating provider or considered "in network."
- HOWEVER, check your plans, deductibles and copays. We find that for many plans, our cash fees are comparable to the copays you will be charged at participating providers.
- If you have a high deductible that hasn’t been met, no matter where you go for care, payments will be out of pocket.