Ramsay Back & Body Health
Ramsay Back & Body Health, PLLC
Geoff C. Ramsay, D.C.
The Red Willow Center
825 W Kent St.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406 721 9199
Fax (406) 721-0055
Our mission is to implement an effective chiropractic system of spinal correction to help people in the community, via research and spinal rehabilitation. We want to educate our patients about natural solutions that will provide improved health, comfort and physical strength, while providing exceptional holistic body care and enabling individuals to experience an enhanced quality of life.
Monday – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday – OFF
Friday – 8:00am- 6:00pm
Our aim is to help you achieve total well-being. If we are unable to accommodate your needs, we will refer you to another facility.
Our staff continually receives post-graduate education so that we are always apprised of the most up-to-date techniques and methods that will enable us to serve you best.
We treat all of our patients with the gentlest, most effective professional care possible.
We offer a wide range of treatment options so that we can help you to achieve ultimate health, fitness and wellness.
Your First Visit: Consultation/History/Exam
Our office will spend approximately one full hour with you in order to determine the precise cause of your problem. During the consultation, a detailed history of your problem will be obtained, and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered. Next, a thorough examination will be performed including orthopedic and neurological evaluation. Specialized functional testing such as postural analysis, gait analysis, as well as joint & muscle testing will also be utilized to formulate an accurate diagnosis and individual treatment plan. You will then be advised if your condition can be helped by chiropractic, or if it would be more appropriately managed by another health care provider.
Treatment on the First visit will depend upon the specifics of your condition. Most often, treatment will include therapeutic procedures to help make you feel more comfortable, often including spinal manipulation. The doctor will also give self-treatment advice, which may include exercises, nutritional supplements, and the application of ice or heat.
Your Report Findings
After your First visit, you and the doctor will discuss your individualized treatment plan. This explanation will serve as your “map” along your “road to recovery.” This discussion will include short- and long-term goal planning, and answers to the following four questions:
How can we treat it?
How long will it take?
How much will it cost?
Various treatment options will be explained, as well as a recommended course of care. The doctor will also explain the “Three Types of Care” and will assist you in choosing which type of care is right for you:
Initial Intensive Phase of Care Most patients begin with Initial Intensive Care. Visits tend to be frequent (usually 2 – 4 times per week), so that you feel better as quickly as possible. In addition to your adjustments and exercises, the doctor may also recommend other therapies including electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, acupuncture, and massage therapy to help speed recovery and relieve your pain. Depending upon your age, condition, and lifestyle, repeated visits over several weeks may be needed to reduce your symptoms.
Rehabilitative Phase of Care With most of your obvious symptoms gone, the goal of Rehabilitative Care is long-term correction of your condition. Your visit frequency will be reduced, and there will be a greater emphasis on self-care. Even after you’re feeling better, joints, muscles, and other soft tissues can take weeks, or even months, to heal. Continued treatment during this phase will ensure proper healing & recovery and help to prevent a relapse.
Wellness Phase of Care After you’ve recovered, you may choose to schedule regular chiropractic “checkups” to help maintain the improvement you’ve made. Like periodic visits to the dentist or optometrist, wellness care can help catch little problems before they become major concerns. Wellness care is an option that many of our patients choose to feel better, improve athletic performance, prevent injury, and save time and money in the long run. Recommended visit frequency is usually every 3 – 6 weeks, but it can vary depending upon your individual needs and lifestyle.
Quality of Care
Dr. Ramsay has been practicing chiropractic in the Missoula area since 2003. He and his staff are committed to providing you with the finest and most efficient chiropractic care, so you can be relieved of pain and enhance the quality of your life and health.
Our office aims to enhance your knowledge of chiropractic care so that you can achieve the maximum benefits for yourself, and then be able to share it with friends, family, and co-workers whether they live here in Missoula, or in another state.
Dr. Ramsay and his staff are committed to providing patients with an environment where they can receive the finest in natural Chiropractic health care and feel confident in referring their children, parents, friends, and co-workers. Our goal is to improve the quality of patient’s lives and health by combining the cutting edge of modern health technology with the tradition of compassionate patient care.
Dr. Ramsay is an experienced chiropractic physician that has treated a multitude of injuries. He specializes in neuromusculoskeletal injuries, as well as the biomechanics, structure, and function of the human spine. He has dedicated his career to providing his patients of all ages with fast, effective relief for all types of chiropractic conditions. This list includes but is not limited to: neck pain, whiplash, mid-back pain, low back pain, headaches, dizziness, sports injuries, auto accidents, workers comp, arthritis, scoliosis, disc injuries, upper and lower extremity injuries, and pregnancy related back pain.
Dr. Ramsay practices a multitude of adjusting techniques while incorporating physiotherapy and nutritional counseling. He integrates various soft tissue therapies, such as massage therapy and myofascial release, as well as active rehab, such as personalized stretching and core stabilization, into his treatment plans. Dr. Ramsay prides himself in offering great service to all his patients while serving their individual needs. He looks forward to serving and educating all individuals throughout western Montana.
Dr. Ramsay is a Montana native who returned to Missoula upon graduating from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology. He is board certified having passed all four parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examinations, including Physiotherapy. Dr. Ramsay has post-graduate education in spinal biomechanics, spinal rehab therapy, scoliosis correction, myofascial release, radiology, pain management, auto accident case management and treatments, orthopedics, pediatrics, nutrition, and ergonomics. His strong interest in fitness and proper nutritional support has enabled his patient’s to achieve a higher level of optimum vitality and well-being overall.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine,
but will interest his patients in care of the human
frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention