Services Offered at BFC

Beacom Family Chiropractic is a modern facility in Whitehall, MI, known for its range of Chiropractic techniques, family care, and other services. We have two licensed Chiropractors who practice Gonstead, Thompson, Palmer Package, and Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (CATS) as well as a licensed Massage Therapist. 

At Beacom Family Chiropractic we offer:

  • Cranial and Spinal Examination and Adjustments with Drs. Brent and Dr. Helena Beacom
  • Full Spine X-rays with Rad Tech Danielle Rademaker, RT
  • Condition Based Care, Reconstructive Care and Wellness Care
  • Therapeutic Massage with Heather Schiller, LMBT

Your First Visit

What Should You Expect On Your First Visit With Us?

 At our Beacom Family Chiropractic, our Case History and our examination procedure are geared toward detection and correction of the " Vertebral Subluxation " (click on this link for more information on subluxations). The procedures we use are therefore specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have a first visit at our clinic.

The Chiropractors will perform a Chiropractic Spinal Physical Examination which includes Range of Motion and "Palpation". Palpation essentially is checking your spine by hand.  From this we can see how subluxation may be interrupting various functions of your body. The doctors will examine you for spinal distortions and spinal range of motion.  They will palpate the nerve centers of the spine looking for pinched and irritated nerve tissue.  They will examine you for dysfunctional ropey and cable like muscles along the spine as well as inflammation as a result of sprained and injured spinal joints.  All of these tissues, left uncorrected will lead to spinal position problems and curvatures.  Without proper correction, subluxation will damage and degenerate your spine, causing massive dysfunction to your nervous system and entire body.

The importance of each of these tests will be explained to you at your Report of Findings. It is important to note that this examination will help you scientifically understand the subluxation degeneration process going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using these examination procedures is much more accurate than just depending on "how you feel" on any given day.

Spinal X-rays may be taken depending on your age, and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients including pregnancy, young children, recent usable Chiropractic spinal x-rays and some other various situations.  However determining whether a person needs films and which films, is always decided by the doctor.  Aside from these situations, x-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxation. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations have been degenerating your spine. Most patients receive spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.

With this important information we can make a more accurate determination of the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the ongoing frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail at your Report of Findings. You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit. This visit is your most important visit and may take up to one hour. It is at your Report of Findings that we will review your findings, give you our recommendations, give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results. We have set aside specific times for these visits so as not to interfere with regular patient care hours. Our staff will schedule your Report of Findings with you after your first visit.

Our Chiropractic Care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical procedures and equipment available. We consider subluxation to be a serious threat to the quality and quantity of your health and that of your family. It is therefore imperative that we utilize the most modern, and the well established time-proven procedures to help you. You are worth it!

Massage Therapy by Heather Schiller, LMBT

Heather Schiller has been providing therapeutic massage services for our practice members for over a decade. She offers a variety of massage styles ranging from relaxation and de-stressing sessions to deep tissue and medical massage. She offers a truly "hands-on" approach to her work, preferring to work through direct contact with patients rather than incorporate an overuse of tools or gadgets. Heather is a firm believer in creating massage sessions built around a patent's needs and goals, whether it is a gentle "Tender Touch" massage, or a more intensive, deep tissue treatment for a chronic condition. Beyond her skills in massage therapy, Heather's genuine compassion and ability to bond with her clients has made her a steadfast fixture in the BFC family.

Heather offers 1 and 2 hour therapeutic massage sessions Monday - Thursday, as well as "Tender Touch Therapy" massage sessions on select Friday mornings. When it comes to quality massage, there is something for everyone here at BFC!

The Many Reasons to Get a Therapeutic Massage:

1. Boost immunity 2. Reduce anxiety 3. Manage pain 4. Reduce muscle tension 5. Enhance exercise performance 6. Relieve tension headaches 7. Sleep better 8. Ease symptoms of depression 9. Decrease stress in cancer patients 10. Improve balance in older adults 11. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain 12. Temper the effects of dementia 13. Promote relaxation 14. Lower blood pressure 15. Decrease joint replacement pain 16. Increase range of motion 16. Decrease migraine frequency (AND MANY MORE!)