The chiropractic profession has come a long way since its inception in 1895, but the premise remains the same. Chiropractors look to the spine for the cause of dis-ease. Poor spinal alignment and function is proven to cause improper body mechanics and nerve pressure. Spinal adjustments or manipulation help to restore the body’s natural functions. Chiropractic can help with everything from poor posture to acute and chronic pain syndromes. Most patients report improved sleep, more energy, improved immune response and better overall health.
Our doctors integrate a variety of techniques that vary depending on the patient’s needs, such as Diversified or Osseous Technique, Thompson, Drop, Activator, Applied Kinesiology, Extremity Work and Logan Basic. Chiropractic is safe for all ages, from newborns to seniors.
Nutrition Response Testing SM
This is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine any underlying causes of dysfunction or non-optimal health. We test your body’s neurological reflexes to determine whether they are functioning properly through simple and effective muscle testing. Our clinically proven system may be quite different from any other healing practice you have experienced. It is not one based on masking the symptoms through drugs or medication but instead finding the underlying cause of the problem and helping the body heal itself. After the testing, the doctor creates a specific nutritional program tailored to your needs.
Our office benefits from a multitude of knowledge from differing adjusting techniques. In a very similar way that chiropractors fix dysfunctions of the spine, extremities can have fixations, subluxations, and joint motion restrictions. Extremities include the TMJ, ribs, shoulder and elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot, as well as the hands and toes. These problems may be chronic or acute and many people have great relief from their extremity adjustments.
Therapeutic Massage and Myofascial work is an essential part of helping the patient “hold” the adjustment, relaxing muscles and reclaiming scar tissue. Our staff is trained in Myofascial, Swedish, Neuromuscular, Sports Rehab, Acupressure (Shiatsu), Craniosacral, Reiki, Reflexology and Lymphatic Drainage.
Class IV Cold Laser
Our office is proud to offer two different industry leading cold lasers – the LightForce EXPi and the KLaser. Class IV Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. Laser Therapy is proven to stimulate tissue repair and growth. It accelerates the healing process by decreasing inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic and acute pain, Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results.
A specific exercise plan is a necessary part for injury recovery, overcoming painful syndromes, poor posture and overall health. Exercise is also necessary for prevention of future injury. All exercise protocols are custom designed for the individual patient and are prescribed and overseen by the doctor.
This is an extremely effective therapy for disc degeneration and disc bulges or herniations. This non-surgical, comfortable therapy acts to traction the spine, relax muscles and re-hydrate the disc to help it to heal.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation
Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, also known as IASTM was made popular by David Graston. IASTM uses a hard-edged instrument made of metal, plastic or ceramic to add shearing stress to soft tissue in order to enhance the body’s healing response. The ability to focus mechanical force along a small contact surface to your patients’ target tissue, and do so with a relatively high level of comfort for both the patient and treating therapist, is one of the best features of this technique. The average length of time spent performing IASTM is between 5 and 10 minutes, with 1-3 minutes spent on specific lesions in the target tissue.
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Dry Needling is a therapeutic procedure that involves the insertion of a sterile, solid, filiform needle into a myofascial trigger point in order to produce a local twitch response. The response results in muscle relaxation due to the release of shortened bands of muscle fibers. No medication of any kind is injected.
Chiropractic acupuncture balances the energy in your body. It is great for pain control, sleep imbalance and a wide array of other disorders. Ask your doctor if it may be a good option for you.
Developed by a Chiropractor in Japan, this cotton tape has been used by Olympic and Professional Athletes. It acts to decrease swelling, strengthen and stabilize weak muscles, and speeds healing time. We call it “magic tape” because it often enables people to carry on and not be limited by their injury.
We are proud to provide digital X-ray services in office. Based upon your medical history and current complaint, X-rays may be warranted before proceeding with care. Your doctor will decide after your consultation if they are appropriate for your care and can conveniently be taken during your appointment without having to travel elsewhere.
Since the foot is the base of the lower kinetic chain, abnormalities here will translate up the leg, which will affect the pelvis. The pelvis is the base of the spine and enormously influences its function. An orthotic is a supportive device that is placed inside footwear, to change the mechanical function of the foot. It works dynamically during weight-bearing activities like walking, running and standing. Ideally, it should provide full, custom, and corrected arch support so that the foot works in a biomechanically correct way. An orthotic controls the excessive flattening of the arch, thereby restoring normal bone and joint function.
Detox Foot Baths
This is used to facilitate cleansing for someone who has been exposed to toxic chemicals. It helps with skin conditions, mental clarity and immune response.
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty and treatment, and health-care practices. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.