Functional Medicine

Getting to the root cause of the issues is so important. At Palisades Family Chiropractic, this is our goal. Two people with the same condition can have completely different underlying root causes. The following services may be included in determining and treating the underlying cause(s):

What is Functional Medicine?


Some of the services may include:

services_lifestyle.pngLifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. It may entail adding in healthy choices like exercise or avoiding things that may be causing undue stress to the body or mind.


services_nutrition.pngNutritional Counseling

We provide individualized recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient ́s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Lisa can provide a structured nutritional and supplementation program based on your specific history and exam findings.

visit_exam.pngRelaxation Techniques

Massage therapy is one relaxation technique that we offer. Other benefits from massage therapy that might make it a good choice for your treatment plan include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms and detoxification. Breathing techniques, meditation and other recommendations for restoring the body to a more balanced state may be utilized as well.

image-20180507161718-4.pngBlood Work/Specialized Lab Testing

Standard blood work or specialized lab testing (such as GI function tests, food sensitivities, stool samples, hormone testing) may be utilized to determine with accuracy what may be at the core of the symptoms. Rather than spending money and time on the wrong treatments, it is often best to definitively determine what is at the root of the problems. Dr. Lisa has affiliations with a number of labs that make this testing as affordable as possible, if needed.