Getting Started

Starting Chiropractic Care at San Antonio Family Integrative Medicine is easy, and will be one of the most beneficial things you will ever do for your own health.

The first step is to complete our Initial Chiropractic Intake Form packet. Please visit our New Patients page for additional important information.

Your First Visit

Your first Functional Chiropractic visit with Dr. Sweeney consists of an initial consultation, followed by a chiropractic physical exam.

Dr. Sweeney will begin by talking with you about your specific issues and concerns. He will then give you a general overview of Functional Chiropractic. This overview covers 1) brain function and its relationship to the rest of the body; 2) how Functional Chiropractic adjustments impact the various body systems, and 3) how this approach relates directly to you. Dr. Sweeney strives to ensure that each new patient knows the benefits of Functional Chiropractic care, and what the potential outcome of consistent treatment might be.

After the initial discussion, Dr. Sweeney will conduct a comprehensive physical assessment based on the patients specific needs. The purpose of the physical assessment is to obtain a base-line “snap-shot” of your physical, neurological, and overall health status. The results will be used later to assess your progress. The exam takes about an hour, and will consist of evaluations of: vital signs (such as heart rate and blood pressure), general nerve function, motor function (such as muscle strength), sensory perception (such as smell and pinpoint touch), and Range of Motion. Please wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes to your first appointment to enable easy movement.

X-rays and other diagnostic imaging studies are not routinely performed on new patients, as Dr. Sweeney’s treatment methods don’t generally require them. However, if there are extenuating circumstances, such as a recent motor vehicle accident, neurological findings, or other indicators and Dr. Sweeney deems it necessary, appropriate studies will be ordered.

Please allow about 90 minutes for the consultation and physical exam.

Before your next appointment, Dr. Sweeney will review all of the available information, and create a treatment plan tailored specifically for you, designed to achieve maximum benefit.

Your Second Visit

At the beginning of your next visit, Dr. Sweeney will review your exam findings with you, and explain your treatment plan goals and potential benefits. Your plan will include a detailed explanation of your condition, the type(s) of treatment needed to correct it, and the expected frequency and duration of the treatments. Dr. Sweeney will then review basic introductory office procedures and guidelines, and give you an overview of what you can expect to experience as a patient.

You will then receive your first Functional Chiropractic treatment; this will take the remainder of the time. This treatment is most likely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, and when you’re finished, you will know what “good” actually feels like!

Please allow about 60 minutes for the Report of Findings and first treatment. Please have your calendar ready to schedule your upcoming visits.

Regular Visits

The average visit can be any combination of manipulation, adjustments, muscle and/or soft tissue therapy, electric stimulation, ultrasound, laser therapy, and/or physical activity/rehab. The approach can follow one of two courses:

Note…In some more complicated cases, extra time outside the scheduled office visit may be needed for additional therapy. Dr. Sweeney will discuss this with you, and arrangements will be made as necessary.

  1. Whole-body Functional Chiropractic, in which all major areas of the body are assessed and addressed “nose-to-toes”.
  2. Problem-focused Functional Chiropractic, in which we focus on a few serious issues of pressing concern.  Dr. Sweeney will attempt to address the other body areas as time permits.

You may also be given home-care exercises, physical activities, or lifestyle modifications. Roughly 40% of your success rides on YOU!…Faithfully following through with these will speed your progress, help you feel better, and help the effectiveness of your treatments last longer. Eventually we can space your maintenance visits out further and further.

“We want our patients to be informed; this empowers each person with the knowledge to make educated decisions about his or her own health care”

— Dr. Jay Sweeney

We Offer the Following Services

Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Here is a brief overview of the array of specialized services offered by our clinic. Please take some time, and explore what we have to offer.

Chiropractic Manipulation San Antonio
Functional Integrative Medicine San Antonio
Acupuncture Services San Antonio
Massage Therapy San Antonio

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Meet Our Team
Dr. Lara Sweeney, DC
Dr. J. Lara Sweeney, DC IFMCP

Dr. Lara Sweeney has an impressive array of training, education, and certification. More ...

Dr. Jay Sweeney, DC
Dr. Jay Sweeney, DC DABCA

Dr. Jay Sweeney has an impressive array of training, education, and certification. More ...

Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson, LMT

Michelle has over 19 years massage & soft-tissue experience & is versed in a wide range of techniques More ...

Amanda Hughes
Amanda Hughes

Amanda is our "Go-to" person for all things "food"; whatever you might need from the world of diet and nutrition, she is eager to help.

Contact Us

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you! If you should call our office outside of our regular business hours or otherwise get our voicemail, please leave a message, and we will get back with you as soon as appropriate.

Please Call our office:

(210) 340-2150

Our office hours are:

Monday through Thursday
9:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Friday
9:00am – 1:00pm

Weekends & Holidays
Closed

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Proudly serving San Antonio and all of our South Texas neighbors:

Alamo Heights, Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Buda, Bulverde, Canyon Lake, Castle Hills, Cibolo, Converse, Fair Oaks Ranch, Garden Ridge, Grey Forrest, Helotes, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Hondo, Indian Hills, Kerrville, Kirby, Kyle, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Lockhart, New Braunfels, Olmos Park, Pleasanton, San Marcos, Schertz, Seguin, Selma, Shavano Park, Stone Oak, Terrell Hills, Universal City,

Our Address

1931 NW Military Hwy.
Suite 204
Castle Hills, TX 78213

Our building “The Pavilions at Castle Hills”, is located at the corner of NW Military Hwy. and Sunflower in Castle Hills. It’s a two-story brown brick building; “First Serve Tennis”, “Bicycle Heaven”, and “Hearing Aid Labs” occupy the front. Our office is located on the second floor, on the back side of the building. Plenty of parking is available in both the front and rear lots. There are stairways located at either end of the building; and for your convenience, there is an elevator located on the back side of the building, at the end of the south tunnel.