How do I make, change, or cancel an appointment?
Appointments for new patients can be made by phone at: 510-526-5256
Appointments for existing patients can be made, changed or cancelled by phone or online here.
You can also access online scheduling though our group website at 902santafe.com
What do I need to do prior to my appointment?
Patients are invited to familiarize themselves with this website and the additional resources provided prior to their visit. Patient forms can be reviewed, printed and filled out prior to the initial appointment, or filled out in the office before the scheduled appointment time.
Please bring any pertinent assessments, lab work or imaging studies to the initial visit. These can also be emailed or mailed prior to your appointment, allowing more time for review prior to your visit.
It is helpful to wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow for easy examination and treatment.
For follow-up visits, patients are invited to relax and rest quietly in a chair or on the treatment table before and after treatment. This helps begin the treatment process and allows patients to maximize the benefits of their visit.
What do I need to do following my appointment?
If at all possible, please allow time to rest following treatment. Patients often feel relaxed, tired, or sensitive after a treatment, and allowing time to slow down, rest, and experience the effects of treatment increases the therapeutic benefit. For children, this may mean postponing busy daytime or after school activities and going home for a quiet evening and early bedtime.
Patients are asked to refrain from vigorous exercise or activity for 24-48 hours following treatment. This allows time for the body to readjust and stabilize before placing excessive demands on the system.
If patients are working with other hands-on therapies such as acupuncture, massage, or physical therapy, we recommend leaving at least 2-3 days between modalities in order for the body to receive the full benefit of each treatment. There may be times when other modalities are counterproductive during a course of osteopathic treatment.