Dr. Patrick “Ryan” Engelhardt established his family wellness & sports chiropractor practice in Colorado Springs with a team approach chiropractic care: listening to and working with the individual needs and priorities of each patient.
Your health is a precious gift. It is important to you and you are ultimately in charge of it. When you seek whole body wellness or sports chiropractic care at Whole Health Chiropractic, Dr. Ryan works with your specific health goals. He helps you to clearly understand the path to achieve those goals.
In our Colorado Springs office, we take a modern approach to family wellness & sports chiropractic care. Each patient is unique in their symptoms and in their wellness goals. When we first meet with a patient, we start with a conversation about your objectives. We take x-rays and we discuss the best ways to use chiropractic care to reach the desired outcomes you have for yourself. We will create a treatment plan together.
Consistency is key.
Your regular appointments will happen in accordance with your treatment plan. The frequency and types of adjustments will be unique to your needs. The term ‘chiropractic adjustment’ refers to a therapeutic movement by the chiropractic doctor. These adjustments can be made to the spine, but they may also include other joints. The goal is to correct structural misalignments, which can happen at any joint.
During your regular appointment, we will discuss your progress and you will receive adjustments. If your wellness treatment plan calls for it, we may use kinesiotape to help increase blood flow to certain areas.
Many people associate a “popping” noise to chiropractic care, however it is not the “pop” that signifies an adjustment. Adjustments are made in a variety of ways and with several types of therapies which can include nutritional support, cold or heat compress, exercises and stretches and more. This will all be discussed in your wellness treatment plan.
Honestly, Dr. Ryan is the best. I walked in with just a general curiosity about chiropractic, but also had a slight concern about tightness in my hips and neck and new cracking sounds in my shoulder. I definitely thought I was too young and didn’t need treatment. But, I’ve put my body through a lot of different workouts and have been experiencing body aches that I never had before. After seeing my x-rays and learning more about the potential causes of my discomfort, I decided to continue treatment. When I started, my hips were balled up so tight it seriously felt like I had two steel balls for hips. He noted that one hip was higher than the other. After 8 weeks of treatment, they definitely don’t feel like that anymore! A few weeks into treatment, I wrecked on my mountain bike. Not only did he readjust me, he took x-rays of my shoulder to make sure nothing was seriously wrong. He diagnosed a sprained AC joint and taped my shoulder until it was completely healed! I absolutely recommend Dr. Ryan for his attention to detail, plain English medical explanations, and for making me feel great!
Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Treated both myself and my husband and would highly recommend.
Very friendly. Went in for back pain, they went above and beyond explaining thungs that happen and things to help lower my back pain. I would definitely recommend.
I might be jumping the gun, since I’ve only had 3 adjustments of many more to come. But I can’t help it. I have suffered from debilitating migraines for 3 years, from opening my eyes to closing them. Only with one adjustment, the very first one, I felt relief. Not completely gone, but it was less intense. And things have only gotten better. I used to suffer from insomnia too. Couldn’t sleep more than 2 or 3 hours at a time. Now I am sleeping a good 5-8 hours uninterrupted. My mood has gotten better, my memory, even my energy level. I will also add even digestive issues I’ve had in the past are waning. For the first time in a long time, I am optimistic. And I owe it all to Dr. Ryan. Might I also add, he is amazing with ALL this patients. It’s incredible to me how he remembers little details about all of us. I’ve sat and watched him ask patients about ski trips, about events taking place over the weekends, he asks me about my career, how my 2 girls are doing. He is so friendly and caring. He really makes the whole session just like a visit to a friend’s place.