A Sterling Clinic is led by Dr. Steven Lavitan, a licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist. He is committed to enhancing human health and has helped thousands of people over the course of over 40 years in practice.
The office offers 4 formal services: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Nutrition. Using a combination of these services, we have helped thousands of patients overcome their ailments. Some of the more common issues that people have when they seek our help include back, shoulder, and knee problems, muscle sprains, and people with pain.
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine that uses manual therapy to treat a patient with many disorders related to the neuromusculoskeletal system. This means that we deal with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders on your general health. Chiropractic techniques primarily include manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues to treat your issues. Our chiropractic services include training in SOT, Craniopathy, Applied Kinesiology, Leander and McManis Tables with drop pieces, ART (Active Release Technique), trigger point work, and pain neutralization technique as developed by Dr. Stephen Kaufman.
Acupuncture is the use of needles to balance the body’s energy. In addition to the standard needle insertion methods you may be familiar with, there are many different acupuncture techniques that can be used depending on your problem. Acupuncture techniques that we offer can include needling at different depths, electro acupuncture (a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needle), moxabustion (the burning of herbal material over the acupuncture point), cupping, (this involves suction over the acupuncture points), Tuina (Chinese massage), Guasha (the scraping along acupuncture meridian), as well as many other different forms of Oriental Medicine.
Physical therapy’s central tenet has been described as stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles. In addition there are modalities including ultrasound pulsed and continuous, use of heat and cold, traction both lumbar and cervical, electricity including pre-modular, interferential, micro-current, high volt, and Russian current, a dry whirlpool called Fluidotherapy, un-weighted walking on a compensating tread mill called The Walking Carpet, both free weight training and the use of an isokinetic device, “The Motivator.”
Nutrition breaks down to 3 areas. The first is malnutrition and what patients need to achieve their full potential. Besides favoring nutritional dense foods that are local grown and farm fresh, we often supplements with Standard Process (the oldest American vitamin company) nutrients. Second is foul nutrition, and it consists what should be avoided because it is either poisonous, or creates an immune burden. These are foods patients are allergic to. Third and last, we use herbal supplements mainly from MediHerb (an Australian company that has become the biggest herbal company in the world) that are meticulously selected and prepared to the highest
We hope our eclectic approach will make the difference so you can live at your potential best.
1. What is different about your approach?
We treat the whole person. Although, medicine uses the phrase healthcare, in truth, it is usually a form of disease management. Medicine tries to normalize vital signs. In contrast, we trying correct your physiology, so your body can cure itself. In our office, there are 2 clinicians and multiple degrees. It is not uncommon, for a person with a musculoskeletal complaint, to receive nutritional advice, that makes all the difference in the world. To our knowledge, we were the 1st facility in New Jersey, to have chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, and nutrition, in the same office.
2. Why should we trust you?
We’ve been in practice over a combined 50 years. In that time, we have studied extensively and have made continuing education permanent part of our lives. Just taking seminars for instance, we have attended many times the requirements. Also by having multiple degrees, and the ability to consult with each other, we can freely choose what is most effective for the patient.
3. How long will it take and how much will it cost?
If you have insurance coverage, it is possible your care may question a little or nothing. Unfortunately, that is a small minority of patients. For the average patient, $60 a visit, is the typical expense. For those seeking symptomatic relief, a month to 6 weeks care, at least for musculoskeletal complaints is typical. In that time, patients are usually seen to 3 times a week, until symptomatically stable, and then at a diminished schedule. Finally, most patients no longer have, their chief complaint. At that time, they can dismiss themselves from the practice, or begin to work on higher levels of wellness.
4. Do you treat the symptom or are you interested in wellness?
Whether we work on symptoms or wellness, is strictly up to the patient. When it comes to patient’s acceptance, we have a saying. “Tell them what they need and give them what they want gladly.” We practice wellness personally, and on many of our patients. We don’t believe in any pressure, and is up to the patient when they want care to begin, and how much they want to receive.
5. Do I have to keep coming for ever?
Please reread the first 4 questions.
6. Am I covered under my insurance?
We participate in many if not most of the insurance plans. Whatever your medical insurance is, we will attempt to help you utilize it. Additionally, we will tell you what products and services are outside your coverage.