The Path To Good Health Begins Here
At Scott Family Health, we have spent decades providing patients with superior chiropractic care and adjustments that help to alleviate aches and pains in addition to improving alignment, relieving tension, and helping patients reach optimal mobility and overall health. Our mission is to find the source of your pain in order to provide you with long-term solutions that will help you live a healthier life. Our chiropractors in Fort Collins offer comprehensive chiropractic care supported by the beneficial opportunity for acupuncture, massage, or physical therapy when necessary. We aim to educate you on your condition so that you can feel equipped and empowered as you set forth on the path to good health. After a comprehensive consultation and meticulous testing, Scott Family Health will provide you with a customized health plan that is created to meet your individual needs.
About Our Fort Collins Location
Conveniently located near Timberline and Caribou in Fort Collins, Scott Family Health is a clean, comfortable, warm, and positive place where our patients can feel safe and confident in the quality of their care. We have ample space suited for a variety of healing modalities including physical therapy activities, warm and welcoming rooms for acupuncture or massage, and high-end examination areas for diagnoses and chiropractic adjustments. Supported by our team of caring and friendly professionals, our facilities are designed to provide you with the highest quality of care.
Our Scott Family Health team is dedicated to providing superior, compassionate care from our providers in addition to friendly and professional service from our front desk and administrative staff. We are available to answer any questions you may have about our office, scheduling appointments, membership packages, and more. Call us today to learn more!
Our Chiropractic Practitioners
SCOTT L. HESSLER
D.C. / CHIEF OF STAFF
- Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2004
- Bachelor of Science from University of Wyoming, 1994
LICENSES & CERTIFICATES:
- Doctor of Chiropractic, 2004
- Certification from National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
INTERESTS: Being a mentor to my two young boys (Jake and Logan). Being a great husband to my wife, Wendi. Camping, fly fishing, 4-wheeling, and golf.
- Doctor of Chiropractic National College of Chiropractic, 1985
- Certificate Chiropractic Orthopedics Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1994
- Fellow in Acupuncture International Academy of Medical Acupuncture 1998
- Undergraduate: University of Arizona 1980
INTERESTS: Family, and to be closer to my daughter and son in Denver. Playing sports, basketball and golf. Riding my Harley and traveling.
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Why Choose Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a natural alternative to help your body maintain health. Rather than simply treating symptoms of disease, chiropractic gets to the root cause and promotes and strengthens your body’s own ability to heal itself. A chiropractor will work to correct joint misalignments, particularly within the spinal column, that are often causing problems like joint, nerve, and muscle pain. In some cases, misalignments may even result in organ and tissue dysfunction. If you’re interested in treating the root cause of disease rather than merely attacking the symptoms, chiropractic is an excellent choice.
Because chiropractic care gets to the root issue, we often see clients enjoy the following benefits:
- Relief from chronic pain, including lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and more
- Improved joint mobility
- Better circulation
- More energy
- Improved sleep
- Improved digestion
- Relief from constant headaches
- Better organ function
- A stronger immune system
- Less pregnancy discomfort
- Relief from tight muscles (stiffness)
- Reduced stress
- Improved performance for athletes
- Improved ability to think clearly
- Decreased joint and connective tissue degeneration
- Improved nervous system function
- Reduced ear infections and colic
- Surgery prevention
- Improved blood pressure
Chiropractic is an excellent choice, no matter what age you are or the stage of life you are in. Our goal is to improve the health and wellness of your entire family, from infants and children to our elderly patients, pregnant moms, and everyone in between.
Is Chiropractic a Safe Treatment Option?
First, it’s important to remember that receiving chiropractic-type adjustments from friends, family members, or others who are not licensed to do so is not safe. However, spinal manipulations performed by trained professionals are widely recognized as safe, non-invasive treatments for neck and back-related ailments. While no medical treatment is ever 100% free of all risk, risks connected to chiropractic are minimal.
Consider the fact that chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy. Chiropractors treat their patients using a controlled, specific force to spinal joints to bring alignment and ultimately encourage your body to heal itself. This is an alternative to prescribing pain relievers or other medications (and a host of side affects along with them) that may never attack the root cause of the ailment a patient is experiencing. In a pdf upload by ahip.org, the writer highlights that alternative treatments like spinal manipulations can “improve symptoms with little risk of harm.”
Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?
A chiropractic adjustment will cause little to no pain. In fact, most patients will say that chiropractic adjustments are painless. However, some may experience a level of discomfort if they are not able to relax and, as a result, involuntarily resist the adjustment. During an adjustment, you’ll feel pops and cracks as your spine is realigned but it’s uncommon to feel intense pain.
It’s important to also mention that some experience mild soreness and aches within the 24 hours following chiropractic treatment but that soreness usually won’t typically last longer than a day or two. According to Mayo Clinic, some may also experience a headache or fatigue after an adjustment.
My family and I have seen a number of Chiropractors in the area for general well being and injuries; however, this is the first office I feel like they listen and care. We have found a one stop solution for our Chiropractic and alternative healthcare.