Chiropractic care focuses on your spine because it is the most vulnerable part of your nervous system. An interruption in the vital nerve links between your brain and your body may result in ill health. Chiropractors help restore the proper motion to joints that are not moving properly by performing spinal adjustments, which help to re-establish appropriate biomechanics and improve nervous system function.
Acupuncture is a health science used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body. Your body’s energy flow courses over 12 meridians or channels that are normally well balanced. If a disruption of energy flow exists, it can alter your entire system, producing pain or symptoms. The goal is to restore normalcy to the body’s energy balance.
Including needles, there are other effective and non-invasive procedures to stimulate an acupoint, to include electro stimulation, laser, teishein, and pressure massage.
Active Release Technique
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.
- Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers
- Increases skin temperature
- Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
- Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
- Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
- Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
- Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity
Electro Meridian Imaging®
EMI is a non-invasive, acupuncture method that examines the meridian system of the body through electronic measurements. This procedure gives a contemporary, descriptive term for today’s patients. It allows the patient to take home a printed copy of their graphic interpretation, as well as diagnostic criteria. Please visit http://www.iama.edu/ for more information.
Sports Injury Management
Whether you are a Weekend Warrior, Amateur or Professional Athlete, the customized treatments will help get you back to activity safely and quickly with minimal risk of re-injury, by focusing on understanding the nature of injury in popular sports, therapeutic management of the sport-related injury and by developing effective injury prevention measures. By prescribing sport specific exercises and goals, these will improve balance, coordination, strength and flexibility, whether you wish to return to pre-injury status or are trying to achieve a higher goal.
Flexion distraction therapy is a chiropractic technique that provides flexion and traction to specific areas of the spine. This aids in the re-creation of lost movement as well as the decompression and re-alignment of the spine. The period of repetitive movements tends to accelerate the rate of healing by increasing blood flow and thus inducing increased spinal range of motion. This technique has been used with great success for the treatment of disc injuries, scoliosis and various other low back complaints.
Recently cleared by the FDA, cold laser therapy is backed by extensive research with over 500 published studies covering a number of soft tissue injuries, pain, and inflammatory conditions. Also known as light therapy or phototherapy, treatments are fast and easy to apply.
Modalities such as interferential current, ultrasound, heat and cold therapy are always considered to be an adjunct to an active treatment program.
Interferential current or IFC relieves pain and promotes soft-tissue healing. Tiny electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the area of pain. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, the low-frequency stimulation induces the body to secrete endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-killers.
Ultrasound or US is the deepest form of heat treatment for soft tissue injuries. US makes high frequency sound waves, which vibrate tissues deep inside the injured area. This creates heat which draws more blood and healing nutrients into the tissues, and the repair process begins.
After a course of active therapy, corrective exercises are designed and prescribed specifically for each patient. These may include the use of physio balls, therabands, balance boards and stretching. Rehab exercises can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%.
Spinal & Postural Evaluations
An abnormality of posture is a common cause of pain and disability and is often overlooked. Poor spinal posture that persists can give rise to discomfort, pain, or disability. Addressing spinal posture is an important issue, as this is directly related to spinal biomechanics and your nervous system.
Diagnostic X-ray Imaging
For our patients convenience, we have an onsite x-ray room. In addition to convenience, this allows the doctors to access vital information quickly.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalances. Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints, the direct cause may be the function of your feet or the shoes you wear.
Both doctors are Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioners. Kinesio Taping or KT is a taping technique that is extremely versatile in its ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, promote lymphatic flow, reduce pain, enhance performance, prevent injury, and promote injury resolution. The elastic, latex-free tape takes very little time to apply, is long-lasting (stays on 3-5 days) yet easy to remove, and is suitable for patients of every age or condition.
A healthy diet is a necessary foundation for any program of optimal nutrition, and there is no substitute for eating well. Good quality nutritional supplements are designed to compliment a healthy diet, not replace it. Our supplements are designed to provide advanced levels of the essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are difficult to obtain from diet alone; levels that we all need everyday, to promote good health lifelong.
The Chiroflow® pillow with its patented waterbase design provides outstanding comfort and responsive support for the head and neck. It continuously responds to changes in your sleeping position, it adjusts to fit your shape, and the firmness can be personalized to your preferred comfort level. Clinical trials published in a medical journal found that the Chiroflow pillow reduces morning pain intensity, increases pain relief, and improves quality of sleep.
Pain Relieving Gels
BIOFREEZE products are a unique, effective pain reliever formulated to provide a variety of benefits for therapy, pain relief, exercise/training and overall comfort. BIOFREEZE products contain ILEX, an herbal extract from a South American holly shrub, which allows for a deeper and longer lasting effect. This product can effectively help relieve pain from sore muscle strains and sprains, arthritis, back and joint pain.