Legal Information

Information and Disclosure
Welcome to the Vital Health Center practice of Rick & Joelle Williams. In order to conduct our practice legally we are required to inform you of the following facts and information:
  • Our Therapy is available through the provisions stated in California under Sections 2053.5 and 2053.6 of the Business and Professions Code.
  • We are not licensed physicians, DO’s or practicing medicine.
  • The treatment we provide is an ‘alternative therapy’ or a ‘complementary therapy’.
  • Services to be provided are legal but not licensed by the state of California.

  • Is a corrective manual treatment that aims to restore healthy position, mobility, and vitality of the tissues. The
intention is return the body toward the natural state.
  • Is a powerful means of identifying and addressing the structural components at the root cause or causes of pain,
injury, disease, and dysfunction.
  • Is a structural piece of the healthcare pie. The intention is to play a supportive role in our clients chosen health team
that may include traditional and/or alternative modalities. We are not a stand-alone treatment option that will replace
appropriate medical intervention.
  • Supports the body’s own self-organizing-systems to facilitate an optimal state of health. The significance and value
of this treatment can be found in its application toward health maintenance, degenerative diseases, and athletic
Theory behind our Therapy:
  • Is based on the fact that there is an inextricable relationship between the structure and function of the body. The
objective is to find and treat the related structures and mechanisms that are relevant and causative of the chief
complaint or symptom. The theory of manual treatment is based on the studies that show that through various
techniques correct position, mobility, and vitality of the related structures will have a corrective effect on the
function of the body and thereby reducing or resolving the symptoms and/or dysfunction.

RICK AND JOELLE’S THERAPY provides the following:
  • A consultation dialog to determine the purpose and intention of your visit, such as:
            o  Health maintenance and/or athletic optimization
            o  Therapy of pathology or injury
            o  Surgery and traumatic recovery
            o  Support of degenerative diseases
  • A question and answer intake of chief complaints and history of symptoms and related events. A general survey of health issues, diagnosis, reports, and the medical interventions you received throughout your life.
  • A physical assessment and analysis will be conducted with a methodology that includes
            o  Relevant motion and functional testing analysis
            o  Palpation testing of relevant structures within the musculoskeletal, cranial-sacral, organ, and nervous system.
  • Gentle manual therapy will be administered to the relevant systems and structures within the scope of our training.
Treatments may include techniques effecting the musculo-skeletal, cranial-sacral, visceral (organ), fascial, ligament, articular, and nervous systems.
  • On completion of the first treatment we will relate our findings, structures treated, and prognosis if requested.
  • The session will complete with a discussion of any questions you may have and dialog to determine an appropriate treatment plan if subsequent treatments are indicated.

Educational, training, experience:

  • Rick & Joelle Williams both have been completed a five year post graduate training and thesis at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.
  • Prior to this Rick received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering specializing in biomechanics. Joelle has completed a Masters degree in psychology at the University Gottingen, Germany.