COVID Update

 

Per Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-147

Masks are required for entry into all businesses.

If you are not wearing a mask, let us know that one of the exemptions in the executive order applies to you (this may apply to our staff as well)

If you suspect you have COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with a positive COVID patient,

PLEASE STAY HOME

Also, please honor social distancing while in this business. Thank you for understanding and respecting the rights of all.

We want you to have a great experience; if you have a special need or request, please let us know and we will do everything we can to serve you and your request.

 

A lot has happened in the last few days and weeks. HHC is a leader in the entire profession of chiropractic. Thankfully we have many practices already in place to make sure our office is clean and sanitary. Below is an update of what we are doing internally and what you can be doing to keep your immune system strong. Higher Health Chiropractic is following all current CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Our office is staying up to date on all updates coming from the CDC and we are making every effort to provide safe and effective care for our community.

First: BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

You should be focusing on boosting your immune system. At home you can eat less refined white sugar, less processed food and more healthy whole foods, drink more water and get as much sunlight as you can in Michigan :). As far as Chiropractic, now more than ever, you should be getting ADJUSTED! Typically, patients on a maintenance schedule will be able to hold their chiropractic adjustments from 1-3 weeks, depending on stress levels. However, in times of immune system suppression, a patient can have their spine examined for misalignment several times per week to ensure their nervous system is free of interference. White blood cells, which eat and destroy bad cells, are enhanced through chiropractic care. 1

⬇️⬇️Science has shown that getting adjusted boosts the immune system!⬇️⬇️

🔬👨‍⚕️The chief of cancer prevention at New York’s Preventative Medicine Institute found that people who received regular chiropractic care over a five-year period had a 200% greater immune competence than those who had not received chiropractic care. The chiropractic group showed a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases. 2

Second: 🧼Here’s What We Are Doing INSIDE The Office 🧼

We expanded our hours to increase the availability of adjustment times. This significantly reduces the number of people inside the office at any given time.
We’ve added another very qualified, advanced proficient TRT chiropractor to our staff! This allows us to have 6 chiropractors on staff to improve your experience and ability to get in and out of the office efficiently.

We’ve added the option to use our virtual waiting room! Upon arrival, call the office at 616-301-8300 and let the team know you are here. They will need to know who is getting adjusted and a good number to call back. If a room is sanitized and ready for you upon arrival they will arrive you and let you know which room to directly proceed to. If a room is not ready immediately, they will call you when a room has been sanitized and ready for you. This allows you to wait in the comfort of your car while waiting for an available adjusting room!

We normally sanitize the adjusting tables several times a day, we are increasing this to after every patient visit. In addition, there are always antimicrobial wipes available in every adjusting room to use prior to your adjustments.

We have our office cleaned and sanitized every night, which includes all surfaces in the office. We also have the office professionally cleaned every weekend.

Third: 📅Use Your SKED App!📱

You can see how busy the office is during all shifts, every 15 minutes. The app shows green if it’s not busy, yellow for moderately busy and red for times that are busier. Oftentimes, you can move your appointment by 15 minutes in any direction and come in and out quickly.

Thank you for trusting us with your health. It is our highest priority and we are here to serve our community and do our part to ensure everyone has a healthy, strong functioning nervous system. – Dr. Erik Kowalke

1 – Brennan P, Graham M, Triano J, Hondras M. “Enhanced phagocytic cell respiratory bursts induced by spinal manipulation: Potential Role of Substance P.” J Manip Physiolog Ther 1991; (14)7:399-400.
2 – Pero R. “Medical Researcher Excited By CBSRF Project Results.” The Chiropractic Journal, August 1989; 32.