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What to Expect

Dr. Handly and Patient

On your first visit, Dr. Rodney Handly, D.C., will conduct a chiropractic assessment to determine if  he expects you will respond to chiropractic care.  The assessment & future care will be carefully performed & should not be uncomfortable.

If Dr. Handly is willing to accept you as a practice member, he will initiate a program of care with your agreement.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Handly offers different care than medicine doctors.  Chiropractic is a specialized & distinct philosophy & art, based on the same sciences as medicine but with a different philosophical & practical intent.  Keep in mind your body is self-healing & your nervous system is the master system coordinating all functions.  When your body accommodates for mental, chemical & physical stresses various symptoms are expressed.  Chiropractic adjustments are not treating your symptoms.  When your spine accommodates for these stresses (subluxation) it adversely affects your brain/body communication (your nervous system) hindering optimal body functions including healing.  Chiropractors help revive a person ability to self-heal by reducing the distortions of nerve communications between the brain & the body usually along the spine. 

Dr. Handly’s care is methodical & gentle using the only assessment protocols & instrument adjusting technique backed by clinical trials.  As your care progresses, he can introduce & teach you specific home practices to manage underlying stresses.  Multiple office visits are employed so adjustments can be administered as necessary.  Each adjustment builds on the last, so consistency is important.  The myth that once you go to a chiropractor; you have to go for the rest of your life is just not true.  You do not have to do anything.  When you have had what you feel is enough care you can stop at any time.  In our office you will always be welcomed back any time for further care.  You may want to consider regular checkup visits to detect & correct small imbalances before they set in.  Like good nutrition, exercise & dental care, regular chiropractic care supports a natural state of Well-Being.


There are treatment options available in other facilities for symptom relief.  Likely, you have tried many of these approaches already.  These treatments may include, but not limited to: self-administered care, over-the-counter pain relievers, physical measures & rest, medical care with prescription drugs, massage, bracing, injections & surgery.

Ready to get started? Please call our Renton office to arrange a time so that we may meet you and discuss your particular health issue.


What to Expect | Handly Chiropractic Clinic | (425) 255-6202