Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

At Rising Wellness Holistic Family Chiropractic , we proudly serve the St. Pete and Pinellas County community as a cash based wellness office. We do not work directly with insurance providers. This allows us the time to cultivate a relationship with you and your family and provide care individually tailored to you, care that isn’t dictated by your insurance provider. We strive to make our care packages affordable to meet families and individual needs with different payment plans and options. Many of our families utilize this care as their health care — a holistic, preventative type of care that supports life, rather than more common reactive forms of health care, but if you have chiropractic coverage, we will gladly provide you with the necessary documentation to get reimbursed if you’re willing to file yourself. We accept HSA and FSA forms of payment in our office and always welcome open and honest conversations about finances.

We choose to allow each practice member to choose what is best for themselves and their families. At Rising Wellness Co., we work for YOU, not a premium!


Research consistently highlights the many benefits of receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy. Among the many benefits are: less complications during labor, reduced need for interventions, less pain and discomfort, improved balance of pelvis and sacrum leading to more comfortable pregnancy and delivery, reduced nausea, optimal hormonal and reproductive organ function, improved healing and recovery postpartum. This is why many moms also seek our care to optimize fertility and prepare for pregnancy- a practice that has been long forgotten, but crucial for optimal health of mom and baby. Pregnant moms and young women need COMMUNITY to thrive and that’s exactly what we provide alongside our care.

We choose to allow each practice member to choose what is best for themselves and their families. At Rising Wellness Co., we work for YOU, not a premium!

Is Chiropractic care safe for my child?

We love seeing children at Rising Wellness Chiropractic RWC. Dr. Rachel has extensive training in caring for the pediatric population. There is new research emerging continually to prove the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care for children. Chiropractic adjustments are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spine and nervous system, often looking different than care for adult spines. Many of the clients we serve have their babies checked at birth. We enjoy providing the building blocks in the healthiest start to life.

If I don’t have back pain, why would I see a Chiropractor?

In any Chiropractor’s office you will see all kinds of ailments walk through the door - colds, flus, pain, bed wetting, headaches, nerve injuries, disc problems, hearing problems, ear infections, hormonal issues, high blood pressure, colic - the list is long. But the key is that Chiropractic does not treat the condition itself, it affects the body as a whole, changing the lives of people who are suffering as well as those who are not. Chiropractic care is founded on vitalstic principles that promote the liberation & longevity of the body’s intelligent life force. This type of care clears tension patterns, energy blocks and removes stress from the nervous system, freeing up the communication between the body and the brain and enhancing the coordination of the healing process. This internal freedom allows you to live out your fullest expression of health.

What is Webster Technique?

The Webster technique is a specialized training offered through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This protocol is a specific Chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ Si Joint dysfunction. This also assists in the reduction of pelvic, muscular and ligamentous imbalances while supporting optimal baby positioning and reducing neurobiomechanical stress. Sacral subluxation and ligamentous imbalances can often make for a difficult labor, (i;e dystocia) , caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and not optimal baby positioning. Utilizing this technique often makes the pregnancy and labor more comfortable for mom and baby. Reducing nervous system stress and bringing balance to the body during the motherhood transition can increase adaptability, healing and bring ease into the whole body, physical, hormonal, emotional and spiritual changes that occur during this miraculous time. We are honored to serve our families during this sacred transition.

If I go to a Chiropractor once, will I have to go forever?

Chiropractic care is the largest, drugless healing arts and a natural way to express a vibrant, resilient lifestyle. At Rising Wellness Chiropractic RWC, we want you to utilize this type of health care for as long as it is serving you. Most of our community continues coming back simply because of the incredible changes they’ve experienced in their lives and in the lives of those they love. Your Chiropractor may recommend continual care and it’s likely because they understand the impact; that the adjustment removes interference between the brain and the body. When there is a clear channel of communication within the nervous system, our bodies freely release stress, unwind, integrate experiences, detoxify, adapt and convey our fullest expression of health.

Why am I still experiencing pain after my first adjustment?

Immediately following your initial adjusting session you will likely feel one of three things: better, no initial change or a little worse for a moment while your body is healing and undergoing changes. Each adjustment is likely to increase awareness and initiate change within your body that may take hours or even days to fully integrate. It is important to note that the evidence of health within a system is merely the absence of pain or symptoms, but the expression of vitality. The goal of our work is to enhance vitality by caring for the life force coordinating all of your body’s functions.

By the time we come to a chiropractor, many of us have been carrying stored stress or deep tension patterns for a long time and have become accustomed, in mind and body, to the restricted behavior patterns. We often desire the quick fix or the one stop shop for change, but the nature of the healing process is not linear. If after the initial session you feel better, do not assume that the cause of the problem is “fixed” right away because the symptoms have resolved. At Rising Wellness Chiropractic RWC, we honor the individuality of each person’s healing process. Again, the key here is that Chiropractic does not presume to treat or “fix” symptoms, but works with the intelligence of the body to return the nervous system to a state of normal physiology, normal function.

Do you take care of men, too?

While Dr. Rachel is highly trained to serve the pediatric and prenatal population, she is also passionate about serving the entire community including dudes/dads, teens, athletes, and adults in general as neurologically-focused care can help improve performance and your life in many areas. In order to change the trajectory of health within our communities, the health of the entire family must be addressed. So dudes + dads you are always welcome! Many of the men seeking care through neurologically-focused chiropractic have found increased energy levels, better sleep, improved fertility/healthier hormonal profiles, better focus, optimal cognitive function, improved coordination, higher athletic performance, and decreased stress. Dr. Rachel has experience working with many athletes, from bodybuilders to baseball players, dancers, football players, hockey players, gymnastics, cheer, equestrian, soccer, and basketball players. She loves being able to help you pursue your goals whether they be athletic or simply to move better and recover more quickly from your workout routine.