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Functional Medicine Specialist

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Are you searching for a more holistic approach to managing your chronic health condition? Do you want to take more control over your health and well-being? Then you may want to schedule a functional medicine appointment at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado in Littleton, Colorado. Ron Spallone, DC, and the team take a patient-centered approach to care using functional medicine to find and treat the root cause of your illness or disease. To schedule your functional medicine appointment, call or book an evaluation online today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a patient-centered, holistic approach to health and well-being. It’s an area of medicine that shifts the focus away from the disease and back to the patient.

Traditional, modern medicine is a disease-focused approach to care using medications or procedures to treat the symptoms of your disease.

On the other hand, functional medicine focuses on finding and treating the root cause of your disease. This approach not only helps you get relief from your symptoms but prevents your condition from getting worse and may even eliminate your problem. 

Who benefits from functional medicine?

Anyone striving to manage chronic disease benefits from functional medicine. The Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team offers functional medicine to help those struggling with:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Autism
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Chronic pain

If you want to take control of your health and chronic health condition, schedule a consultation with the functional medicine team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado.

What happens during a functional medicine evaluation?

Your functional medicine evaluation at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado is a patient-centered exam. The team spends time listening to your story and health concerns so they can better understand what’s going on.

Functional medicine focuses on finding the root cause of your chronic disease. The team asks detailed questions about your medical history, family medical history, usual diet, exercise routine, and exposure to environmental toxins that may affect health.

They perform a physical exam and run diagnostic labs to screen for diseases, check hormone levels, and look for nutritional deficiencies. The functional medicine team may also perform food sensitivity and food and environmental allergy testing. 

What are functional medicine treatments?

The goal of functional medicine is to put you in charge of your health. Once the team has the results of your diagnostic testing, you return to the office to discuss their findings.

Based on the information gathered during your exam and the objective data from your labs, the team designs a personalized treatment plan that focuses on the root cause of your chronic health condition. Your plan may include:

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Diet modifications
  • A weight-loss program
  • Bioidentical hormone therapy
  • Stress management
  • Chiropractic care
  • Functional fitness program

The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor symptoms and health. They also rerun your lab work to assess the effectiveness of your treatment plan. 

For a patient-centered approach to your health and well-being, call Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado or book an appointment online today.