Bend Health and Performance FAQs

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Chiropractic FAQs

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How do I make a new patient appointment?

To schedule a new patient appointment, please call Recharge Sport at (541) 306-6541

What are the clinic hours?
  • Mon: 9am-3pm
  • Tues: 7:30am-noon, 2pm-6pm
  • Thurs: 7:30am-noon, 2pm-6pm
What should I wear to my appointment?

Great question! Please wear or bring extra clothes that are comfortable and/or athletic as it makes the treatment much easier to perform.

How should I prepare for my first appointment?
  • Fill out your new patient paperwork before you come in
  • Wear comfortable or athletic clothing
  • Arrive at least 10-15 minutes early in case paperwork has not been filled out
  • Bring any records or imaging that applicable to your injury
  • For Auto Accidents, please bring any information pertaining to your case
How long is my first appointment?

The new patient appointment is one hour long and will include an examination and treatment.

Where are you located?

Bend Health and Performance is located inside of Recharge Sport at 550 SW Industrial Way Ste 130 Bend, OR 97702

Does my insurance cover treatment and what is the cost?

Bend Health and Performance is a cash time of service clinic. Payment at time of service can be in the form of a credit card, check, cash or Health Saving Accounts/Flex Spending Accounts. We will provide you with a Superbill at your request.

Why do I need treatment at a cellular level?

The charge of the cell membrane is affected by magnetic fields, causing the membrane channels to open up. These channels are similar to the windows and doors of a house. When the cell channels are opened, nutrients enter the cell more easily and the cellular waste is more easily removed, helping to rebalance and restore the optimum function of the cell.

If sufficient cells are restored, they will all perform more efficiently. The same type of cells come together to make tissues, which in turn come together to form organs. Therefore, when the cellular function is restored or maintained, organ function is also restored or maintained, enabling the whole body to function in a better way.

Can anyone use PEMFs?

PEMF therapy should never be used if the applicators have to be placed over implanted electrical devices like intrathecal pumps, cochlear implants, and pacemakers. This precaution is taken to make sure that the magnetic field does not affect the performance of these devices.

Further than that, PEMF therapy can be safely used by everyone and anywhere. In addition, applicators can be placed over sensitive organs, for example, prostate, over the eyes, and the brain. In effect, a study has demonstrated that when applicators are placed over the heart, they can improve congestive heart failure.

Can PEMFs protect me from future injuries and ailments?

Improper functioning of the cells, regardless of the reason, can lead to serious illness. Magnetic fields improve energy, circulation, and the repair process in order to protect against cell malfunction. They also help to increase the unique stress proteins present in the cells.

Cell breakdown, caused by wear and tear, can be prevented by using these proteins, which also encourage rapid recovery from injury. Magnetic fields are capable of balancing bodily functions and tissues at extremely fundamental levels, even before problems and damage take place.

What is a PEMF therapy device and how does it work?

To apply PEMF therapy, an electrical current is run through a copper coil which produces a magnetic field. This has been incorporated into various types of devices that best suit the patients’ needs. The PEMF treatment can be general throughout the entire body or can be applied to a specific body part. PEMFs will enter through the body targeting the muscle tissue, cells, and even bones.

While the use of PEMF therapy does not affect many people, there are some who can have mild adverse reactions. Since magnet therapies have a wide range of actions within the body, it is common to experience some mild discomfort, particularly when initiating treatment.

The majority of these reactions are temporary and mild. In people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity and electrical hypersensitivity, these reactions are not only increasingly common but also more uncomfortable, yet magnetic therapy is seldom discontinued in this situation. Usually, the issues can be resolved by slightly adjusting the treatment.

Although PEMF therapy may seem like a novel technology, it has been safely and effectively utilized across America and Europe for over five decades. PEMF therapy is surrounded by more than 7,000 studies and clinical trials, including those from NASA, that have demonstrated the advantages of PEMFs. PEMF is a popular therapy used for better health and improved performance of both humans and animals worldwide.