Therapies We Provide
The Chiropractic Adjustment:
There are many forms of manipulation chiropractors utilize. The most common are Diversified, Activator, Gonstead and Drop Table. We are proficient in all these and do what is most appropriate for each patient taking into consideration, their age, physical condition, type of injury and level of pain.
Ultrasound is a therapy that utilizes sound waves to penetrate deep into soft tissues and joints. The fast-moving waves cause a deep-heated massage to the soft tissues helping to:
- Alleviate muscle spasms
- Reduce inflammation and swelling
- Improve range of motion
- Increase blood flow
- Calm pain
- Soften adhesions, tension and trigger points
There are numerous forms of electrotherapy each designed to target certain physical ailments. Our office utilizes Galvanic stimulation (GS), Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
Some of the benefits of electrotherapy are:
- Reduce muscle spasm and soft tissue edema (swelling)
- Pain reduction
- Enhancement of tissue healing
- Muscular exercise and reeducation
- Circulation enhancement
Therapeutic massage involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress. There are numerous techniques of massage that may be applied such as:
- Deep vibration (G5)
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Stretching specific muscle groups
- Standard therapeutic massage
There are many known benefits to massage such as:
- Alleviating headache pain
- Improving range of motion, muscle tone and flexibility
- Increasing circulation which aids in the healing process
- Releasing endorphins
Exercise therapy is used to rehabilitate and re-educate damaged muscles and ligaments. It may be utilized during all stages of healing to help maintain functionability and normal ranges of motion even after treatment has terminated. Some benefits of exercise are:
- Alleviate pain
- Improve overall muscle strength and range of motion
- Improve balance
- Minimize scar tissue formation
- Improve cardiovascular conditioning
- Weight loss
We believe strongly in the benefits of exercise and the improvement it makes in the outcome of your health. We give individualized instruction for your specific injury and physical abilities with the option to use our facility or the comfort of your own home. This is an area that patients are able to take their health into their own hands and help alleviate the possibility of injury recurrence.
Traction may be utilized for either the cervical or lumbar spine to help decompress the spinal joints particularly if nerve compression is a factor.
When necessary, supports may be utilized to help diminish the possibility of further injury to an area.
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions. We are partnered with Foot Levelers, to provided custom made orthotics for your particular needs.