We are thrilled to be connecting with Ryan Crandall again. Ryan is a Chiropractic Physician and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Ryan below.
Hi Ryan, thank you so much for sitting down with us again. For folks who might have missed our initial interview, can you start by briefly introducing yourself?
I am a movement based chiropractor. I specialize in chiropractic manipulation, dry needling, and rehabilitation exercises. My goal is to find the root cause of what is plaguing my patients and find a way to get them back to doing what they love as quickly as possible.
What sets you apart from other chiropractors in the area?
The chiropractic adjustment can be an extremely powerful tool, but it can’t be the only tool. In order to treat the body you need to have a global approach. Something going on in the foot can be causing the issues in your hip or low back. Or maybe the way you stabilize your pelvis is leading to compensations in your shoulder which has turned into some sort of pain. I have several different modalities that I use to approach my patients issues. I always consider their goals in the treatment plan and then utilize the best tool for them at the right time in their treatment plan. Some of the things I offer are: rehabilitation exercises, soft tissue manipulation, cupping, dry needling, red light therapy, compression sleeves, and of course chiropractic manipulation. Not every patient wants to be adjusted and not every patient needs to be adjusted, but if all you have is a hammer then everything becomes a nail.
What is your goal in working with patients?
To get them back to doing what they love as quickly as possible and with the least amount of discomfort. I also want to leave a lasting impact and educate my patients. I think it’s important that people understand their condition and what’s causing it. A lot of my time with patients is spent educating them on either pain science, biomechanics, or kinesiology so that they can better understand their body. The ultimate goal is for me to just be a guide for them throughout the healing process. I want to teach them enough that they can take control of their own health and don’t need to be dependent on a doctor
How do you approach treatment plans with patients?
Every patient is different and has different goals. Depending on those goals it will determine the treatment plan. If someone wants to run a marathon in 3 weeks and is having calf pain we are going to need to be a little more aggressive with our treatment plan. But for the majority of people I usually start with 1-2x/week for 4 weeks and then re-evaluate. I’m not one of the guys who says you need to come in 2 times a week for the rest of your life to fix your spine. I’m aiming to fix the root cause and empower people to control their own health.
Should everyone see a chiropractor, or get adjusted regularly?
I think it’s a good idea to get looked at. Especially because so many of us spend time in the same position for extended amounts of time. You might not need to be adjusted but you might need some at home exercises to get you into other positions to give your tissues a break. The majority of injuries that people experience are from being in sustained postures for too long and overloading passive structures. If you can learn that, and learn how to get in and out of other positions you’ll be set for life.
Alright, so before we go, how can our readers connect with you to learn more and show support?
I have a website azelitechirorehab.com. You can also follow me on Instagram @dr_ryancrandall.dc. I answer pretty regularly on social media. Or you can call the office to set up an appointment!
- Website: azelitechirorehab.com
- Facebook: Az Elite Chiropractic and Rehab