About Dr Ryan Hicks
Ryan Hicks, D.C. is originally from Rockford Illinois. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa. He went on to earn his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic from Palmer College in Davenport, IA. Palmer College of Chiropractic is the original and most recognized chiropractic college in the world. Dr. Ryan relocated to Chandler, Arizona in 2006 where he opened Ryken Wellness Center.
Dr. Ryan practices a wide variety of chiropractic full-spine and extremity adjusting techniques. He uses a combination of chiropractic care, soft tissue treatments, acupuncture, and spinal decompression therapy. Over the years, Dr. Ryan has formed relations with local allopathic and non-allopathic physicians helping better treat his patient’s health care needs.
What To Expect
On the first visit, our patients are warmly welcomed. You’ll be asked to fill out some paperwork so the doctor can learn more about your health. You can save time and speed up your office visit by filling out our confidential Patient Intake Form online!
Initial Exam for Chiropractic
Next, the doctor performs a more thorough exam in order to determine what functional limitations you may have. The doctor will then go over the results of the exam and discuss different treatment options, and answer any insurance and financial questions.
Same-Day Treatment for Chiropractic Visit
If possible patients will generally be treated the same day. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies by a licensed massage therapist, spinal decompression therapy, or acupuncture. Some conditions require additional diagnostic testing to be performed prior to treatment. In these cases, patients are referred for MRIs, X-rays, EMGs or to other healthcare specialists which are more suitable to treat their condition.
Prior to leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be done at home. This may include ice application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Each patient has unique healthcare needs therefore patients generally require varying degrees of treatments. After the follow-up appointment a more specific treatment plan will be given based upon the patients response to treatment. Treatment plans are specific to each patients needs NOT based upon pre-determined protocols. We understand our patients concerns as it comes to chiropractic treatment and we do our best to attain realistic treatment plans based upon patients improvements and goals. Therefore, treatments plans should be effective and make sense!
How Much Time
Please plan for 45 minutes to 1-hour in our office for your first chiropractic visit. You can save time and speed up your office visit by filling out our Patient Intake Form online.