Dr Alice Charap, Chiropractor

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Tuesday & Thursday

10:30-1:30, 3:30-6:30pm


10:30-1:30, 3:30-6:00pm

Hours are subject to change


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Day Dr. Charap Massage Therapists
Tuesday Chiropractic:
10:30am - 1:30pm,
3:30pm - 6:30pm
Massage & Acupuncture:
9:00am - 6:00pm

10:30am - 1:30pm,
3:30pm - 6:30pm

Massage & Acupuncture:
9:00am - 6:00pm

10:30am - 1:30pm,
3:30pm - 6:00pm

10:00am - 2:30pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

*Some Massage Therapists are also available on-call.
Please call our office at 415-863-4424 for booking information.

Downloadable New Patient Forms:

PDF New Patient Forms.zip
Save time on intake!
Print out these forms and bring them with you to your first visit.

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Insurance and Billing
We are proud to offer in-network services for the following insurance companies:
American Specialty Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Health Net
Specialized Cases
We also service the following special cases:
   ‣ Workers Compensation
   ‣ Motor Vehicle Accidents
   ‣ Flexible Spending and HSA Plans

Private Pay
Many people do not have the luxury of healthcare insurance. We welcome patients on a private care basis. Payment is typically given as service is provided. We accept cash, personal checks, and the following major credit cards:
   ‣ American Express
   ‣ Discover
   ‣ Mastercard
   ‣ Visa

We also offer detailed receipts upon request, which can be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to your destination of choice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why go to a chiropractor?
Chiropractic is an art, science, and philosophy that addresses the relationship between the structure (spine and extremities) and the function (nervous system) as it relates to the preservation of health. Chiropractors are trained in traditional medical diagnosis but use a hands-on approach, without drugs or surgery, to assist the body in the healing process. We focus on good body mechanics (posture, ergonomics), exercise (stretching, cardiovascular), diet, and supplementation (vitamins, minerals, herbs) to help support and keep the body healthy. In addition, communication with your other health care practitioners is frequently utilized so that your health care team is complementary and integrative.

Q: What can I expect on my first visit?
Your first visit will provide a health history assessment, a physical examination, a treatment, possibly nutritional supplement and ergonomic recommendations, and home instructions. X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tests may be prescribed, but only if necessary.

Q: How long will it take to get better?
Everyone heals at a different rate. Some factors that affect the rate of healing include the length of time you have had the condition, whether it was traumatic or cumulative in origin, and your general health and level of stress.

Q: What other things do chiropractors do?
Besides chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle modification programs, chiropractic doctors provide nutritional recommendations, exercise and strength training guidance, ergonomic consultations, physical therapy techniques and modalities, and referrals to additional holistic health care providers.

Q: Who should get chiropractic care?
Patients often seek chiropractic treatment for neuromusculoskeletal (nerve-muscle-bone) conditions. In our practice, we find that people come to us for many different complaints. Many people with headaches find chiropractic useful. Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis respond very well to chiropractic management. Performers, athletes and musicians often come in to improve performance and to aid in recovery. Students come in before and after finals for the same reason. Manipulation can help any joint, from shoulders to feet. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) or jaw problems are common and respond well to treatment.  Many of our patients have chronic illnesses and use us a resource to feel better and to help manage their conditions.

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