What Should I expect on my Initial Visit? 

During your initial chiropractic visit at Rise, we will spend 60 minutes with you where we’ll conduct a life & health history and perform a neuro-muscular assessment to determine how well your nervous system is functioning (your nervous system controls the self healing and regulating mechanisms within your body allowing you to experience radiant health and vitality)

During this time you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and options of how to improve your quality of life. This initial visit is designed to help us learn more about you and your expectations so we can best serve you by developing a plan that meets your needs and goals.

Once this is complete, we will review our findings with you to help you understand if and how this process can help improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. If warranted, you will then receive an adjustment on your initial visit. We will follow up with a recommended plan of care that is specific to your body. 

What is a Chiropractic adjustment?

An adjustment is a process where I’ll use my hands to empower your system to integrate subluxations. Subluxations are unintegrated experiences that cause disconnections and interference to your nerve system. Subluxations affect your expression of optimal well-being physically, mentally and emotionally.

From the moment you were conceived your goal and intention as a human being was to grow and evolve. Every experience and event in your life is an opportunity for your system to adapt and grow.

It is the role of your nerve system to take these experiences (input) and integrate them into the matrix of your body at a subatomic and cellular level. If at any time your nerve system cannot fully integrate a certain event or experience, it will store this force (input) anywhere in your body as a subluxation. Therefore, subluxations are simply energy stored in your body changing the expression of who you are physically, mentally and emotionally.

The beauty of the subluxation is that the stored energy contains all the information from the original experience so you do not lose the opportunity to learn and evolve.

How does Rise approach the Chiropractic adjustment differently? 

My intention is to help your body identify and connect to these areas of stored energy. My chiropractic adjustments gently release the subluxation by simply shifting the potential energy (stored energy) into kinetic energy (energy in motion) thus empowering your body to fully integrate and learn from the original experience without going through the havoc of re-living the actual experience.

You will be given specific adjustments tailored to your body depending on how you store potential energy. Bodies store energy in three different areas; the muscles, soft connective tissue (ligaments and tendons), and bones. The force required to transform potential energy into kinetic energy in the muscles and soft connective tissue is light, while there is slightly more force when the potential energy is stored in bones.

When the information from your life experiences begins to integrate you may experience changes in all areas of your life. You may notice increased energy levelssymptomatic reliefbetter sleepgreater clarity and meaning in your lifegreater personal expressionbetter relations with others, and an overall improved quality of life. By getting adjusted you will be guided toward expressing your full life potential: A unity of mind, body, and spirit. In this way we may be freed, as nature intended, to pursue, experience and explore life to its fullest.

Can I bring my children with me?

Yes! To have the opportunity to care for a child is such a special gift and one we don’t take lightly. Child chiropractic care is so important! This is one of Dr. Mishea's specialties and she is currently working on obtaining her diplomate in pediatrics through the ICPA.

It was once believed that the health of your child could be determined by the presence or absence of symptoms. However, it is now recognized that this is not always the case and that the health and quality of life of your children is better determined by their ability to interpret, integrate and appropriately respond to environmental stimulus and experiences.

This master control system is the nerve system, responsible for repair, growth and the function of every cell, tissue and organ in the body. It is also responsible for sending out appropriate chemicals, hormones and neuropeptides responsible for emotions, higher thought, and new perspectives. If there are blockages or interferences, they can go undetected for many years and may manifest later as physical problems, emotional disturbances, poor sleep, anxiety or behavioral issues.

Chiropractic wellness care is about adopting a lifestyle that will actively empower your children in expressing their greatest gifts fully connected to their mind, body and spirit. It is never too soon to introduce your children to chiropractic wellness, and we would be honored to care for them.


Newborn chiropractic adjustments are gentle, safe, and help your baby adapt to their new life. Even when there are few complications during labor, there is no denying that the birth process is a major event that may be challenging physically, chemically, and emotionally for your newborn. If your baby does not fully integrate the birth process it may store in their body as a subluxation. One of the most dangerous and expensive misconceptions held by people today is that an absence of symptoms equates with being healthy. This is especially true in the case of subluxations where interference patterns will dampen the nerve system predisposing your baby to symptoms, sickness or diseases that may manifest months or even years later.

Chiropractic wellness care is about being proactive, co-creating and manifesting the life of your dreams. The earlier one gets checked, the better they will fully experience life, physically, mentally and emotionally from a connected place of trust. By allowing their intelligence from within to be fully expressed they will be better prepared to face all the challenges that life has to offer. Similar to all experiences, integrating the birth process fully will ensure your newborn has the best start in life.

do you adjust pregnant mothers? 

Yes! Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to be safe and beneficial for both fetus and mother. As a matter of fact, Dr. Mishea is Webster Certified and is the only chiropractor in the Arkansas River Valley to have this special technique certification. 

As pregnancy progresses mothers bodies will be changing immensely and it is vitally important they are completely integrating the entire experience. Pregnancy chiropractic care has been shown to help mothers get well, stay well and be their best – before, during, and after pregnancy.

A study by the American Medical Association found that women who received regular chiropractic care during their 3rd trimester, carried and delivered with more comfort. Another study concluded that with regular chiropractic adjustments mothers decreased the need for analgesics by half during their delivery. Chiropractic care has also been shown to be able to relieve intrauterine constraint and decrease the average amount of time spent in labor. We love working with pregnant mothers to help your body respond to pregnancy in the best way possible.

Why should adults seek Vitalistic Chiropractic?

It often takes the loss of our health, or that of a loved one, for many of us to appreciate the importance of our health. It is so important to understand that to improve your health simply means to fully express the self-regulating and self-healing organism that you are. Simply stated, health and wellness comes from within.

What is your passion for life? Is it being a parent, your career, recreational activities, education, travel, personal growth, family?

Whatever it is, it will require that you always have your health. To maximize this journey of growth and evolution you and your family must ask yourselves a very important question.

Do you want to be reactive or proactive towards your health and quality of living? 

A 20-year study showed that the most widespread western diseases (diabetes, heart disease, cancer and arthritis) are directly related to basic lifestyle factors. With a reactive lifestyle your system will shift from states of dis-ease (unease) to disease, never truly expressing a state of optimal health and quality of life.

On the other hand, choosing to be proactive will facilitate optimal health and quality of life. A well balanced diet, education, creative pursuits, exercising and drinking water are all important factors related to your health. However, the nerve system is the master control system in your body. A clear nerve system empowers you to integrate all of the events and experiences in your life.

Your health and well-being of tomorrow is dependent upon the beliefs, thoughts and behaviors you express today. Health and wellness comes from within and it will reach its best, when, like your life, you take responsibility for it. 

A long-term study with over 2800 people getting regular chiropractic adjustments displayed something fascinating. They reported ongoing improvement in health, well-being and quality of life. All of these people were getting adjusted, not because they were ill or sick, but because they wanted to be their best. The longer they received regular chiropractic care the higher their level of health and quality of life.

Health is a journey, not a destination, and there is always something we can be doing or improving in ourselves along the way. Chiropractic care is ideal for those who choose to embark on this life long journey towards being their best.