Chiropractic Adjustment:

One of the primary techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) is “spinal adjustment”, also known as a “chiropractic adjustment”. In fact, chiropractors are renowned as experts who specialize in performing spinal adjustments. The term “adjustment” refers to the physical adjustment of the spinal vertebrae. The goal of such spinal adjustment is to reduce vertebral subluxation and return the spine to a more natural state of health.

When a patient has a subluxation, a chiropractic adjustment can be used to correct the misalignment, which in turn helps enhance joint mobility, reduce pain, reduce muscle spasm, and reduce nerve irritation or impingement. Chiropractic adjustments are a highly refined skill acquired during years of intensive training. The technique involves the manual application of a controlled force into the spinal vertebrae which have become misaligned and hypo mobile (limited in their range of motion). This procedure corrects vertebral alignment and is often accompanied by a clicking sound. While this sound might surprise first time chiropractic patients, it is merely the audible release of gas from within the spinal joints.

Furthermore, the procedure rarely causes discomfort or pain. In fact, many patients report a sense of immediate relief associated with the chiropractic adjustment and often note positive changes in their symptoms shortly after receiving care. If discomfort is experienced it is typically minor and resolves within a matter of days. To achieve optimal results patients may receive several adjustments over multiple chiropractic visits. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the care plan may also include massage, functional restoration exercises, and a nutritional plan.

Chiropractic adjustments may be done manually (by hand) or with the assistance of an adjusting tool, such as an Activator.

Extremity Adjustments:

Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) are trained to adjust and treat all joints of the body including knees, ankles, wrists, elbows and TMJ (jaw joints).  Our Doctors apply specific adjustments to the problematic joint, re-aligning it which reduces pain and increases the range of motion and functioning of the joint.

Chiropractic adjustments may be done manually (by hand) or with the assistance of an adjusting tool, such as an Activator.

Neuromuscular Re-education

Re-education of the patient’s movement patterns, balance, coordination, posture and proprioception (where the body is in space) with hands-on therapy, exercises, stretching and/or other therapies.

Percussor

The percussor works by breaking up scar tissue and adhesions in the body’s fascia which cause restricted motion or pain. The percussor releases vibrations which penetrate through the various fascia layers promoting muscles to relax and release latent lactic acid and allowing lymphatic drainage.

Activator

The Activator is a stainless steel device with a spring and hammer that delivers a controlled thrust or adjustment to the spine or other joints in the body. It releases so fast a person cannot tighten in response to it. Sometimes with manual adjusting, the muscles will tighten up so that the joint cannot be moved with the hands. Not only does the Activator move the bone, research has shown that it stimulates the muscles that are in spasm nearby and also stimulates the nerve endings, helping quiet them down when they are irritated

Pelvic Blocks

A gentle technique that uses gravity and positional blocks to realign the low back and pelvis.

Ultrasound Therapy

Is a deep heating therapy that increases blood flow in a local area to speed up the healing process. It can reduce swelling, muscle spasm and even soften scar tissue in an injured area.

Electric muscle stimulation:

The two primary uses for this treatment are pain relief and muscle re-education.  Wires from the EMS machine are connected to adhesive patches that are placed on the skin over a predetermined area. Electrical current is then sent from the machine to the patches and delivered into the muscle tissue below, causing a sensory or motor response.

Neuromuscular Re-education:

Our Doctors assist patients in specific functional exercises to help retrain the nerves to work normally again.  This will allow your treatment to last longer and lead to permanent correction of the problem.

Soft tissue therapy/massage:

Our Doctors believe that the muscles need to be treated as well as the spine in order to achieve optimal treatment results.  Soft tissue therapy includes manual (hands on) manipulation of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to reduce muscle spasm and allow the joints to move more freely.