ActiveSpine Difference

ActiveSPINE has taken the foundations of Chiropractic and merged them with the latest research on the truths of Biomechanics and Function and incorporated extremely talented Physical Therapist’s. This provides a comprehensive approach to pain, dysfunction and sports/life enhancements.

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing state-of-the-art chiropractic and functional rehabilitative techniques based off the truths of function. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. activeSpine uses a systematic approach to exploiting the opportunity or potential of the body, while encouraging soft tissue transformation and enabling better health. Our staff at activeSpine has years of experience and have been serving the Sioux Falls area for over 14 years.

Whether training for golf, football, baseball, or the sport of life, most athletes realize the benefits from a strength training program, yet rarely recognize the importance of a flexibility program. Flexibility is the foundation of what we do! In fact, without flexibility the body will not exhibit optimal levels of power, strength, cardiovascular fitness, or muscle endurance. Flexibility is the cornerstone of rehab, performance, and preventing injuries.

Initial Visit

Upon your arrival, you will be given paperwork to fill out, or you can print and fill them out prior. This paperwork helps the doctors at ActiveSpine understand your individual needs and current complaint(s). The ActiveSpine doctor will review your file, perform an exam testing reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may also be performed. Based on the findings, the ActiveSpine doctor will utilize unique and effective treatment methods to obtain your goals. Upon completion of your initial visit, you should have an idea of what to expect for your treatment plan. Please come 15 minutes early and bring any insurance information if applicable.

Your first visit

▪ Arrive at your appointment with your paperwork completed (you can download it from our website – see the paperwork or forms link).

▪ We will copy your insurance card.

▪ You will be seen for the initial evaluation by the Chiropractor.

▪ Please allow up to 60 minutes for a comprehensive initial consultation/examination

What to wear

You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, tank tops are a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination.

Therapy Services

The type and duration of your chiropractic or muscle therapy services will depend upon your particular situation. The severity of your condition and other factors such as age and general health will be factors in the overall success of your treatments. Your treatments and exercise therapy program are customized according to your specific condition and needs. Allow 20-30 minutes for these appointments.


The final stage of care is the rehabilitation program. ActiveSpine doctors and Physical Therapists provide stretches and exercises for patients to perform at the gym and/or at home, saving patient’s time and money. Based on your needs these sessions will be between 30-45 minutes.


We do not have imaging capabilities, however we will work with your Primary Care Physician or Orthopedist if images are suggested. We can also provide correspondence with your MD, or provide recommendations to establish a relationship with an MD that would best suit your needs.

Health On A Budget

At ActiveSpine, we are convinced that a small amount of your time and money to care for your most importance asset – your health – will be far less time consuming and expensive than trying to recover it. At ActiveSpine we typically see quick results in about 4-6 appointments. Our goal is to help you learn how to doctor yourself when symptoms arise so that you can perform the stretches and exercise that will help reduce symptoms.


Most insurance plans are accepted at our office. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, personal injury and most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Since there are so many plans and coverage varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before treatment, at no charge.

No Insurance/Self Pay Options

For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged. If you have no insurance or do not have chiropractic benefits there are self pay option for you to receive the care you need.

New Patient Form

Re-examination Form

Has it been a while or new injury?

Motor Vehicle Accident Form

Workers Compensation Form

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