The goal of chiropractic is to optimize health with a non-invasive approach that does not use drugs or surgery. Chiropractic’s primary avenue of care is manipulation of the spine and the framework of the body.
Where conventional or “allopathic” medicine focuses on curing illness through surgery and pharmaceuticals, the goal of chiropractic is to optimize health with a non-invasive approach that does not use drugs or surgery. Chiropractic’s primary avenue of care is manipulation of the spine and the framework of the body.
The spine is an important structure that houses and provides protection for the spinal cord, while providing mobility for the upper body. This dual requirement of strength and flexibility makes the spine a very complex structure, with multiple joints at each spinal segment (the vertebrae) forming the spinal column.
Chiropractic therapy is a holistic form of treatment that uses the body’s natural ability to discover HOMEOSTASIS ( state of balance). This is done by focusing on the spinal cord, via the NERVOUS SYSTEM. It control’s the healthy function of every cell, tissues, organ and system of the body. It is documented that misalignment of the spinal cord is often the cause of headaches, neck and lower back pain, as well as many other conditions.
Chiropractic therapy can be used to:
It can also be used to treat many other conditions.
To reduce muscle spasm, break up superficial adhesions, increase circulation, decrease pain, and produce relaxation.
Vibratory Therapy/ Massage: to reduce muscle spasm, break up superficial adhesions, increase circulation, decrease pain, and produce relaxation.
Mvofacial Release: Restoring normal function to vertebral motor units and their supporting extrinsic and intrinsic muscle groups.
Reflexology Massage: It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body. “The best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical condition.”
A unifying theme is the idea that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve health through one’s energy fields. Reflexologists divide the body into ten equal vertical zones, five on the right and five on the left. Concerns have been raised by medical professionals that treating potentially serious illnesses with reflexology, which has no proven efficacy, could delay the seeking of appropriate medical treatment.
Swedish: In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various strokes that warm up and work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits.
Sports: Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tend
Deep tissue Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.The word comes from the French massage “friction of kneading”, or from Arabic massa meaning “to touch, feel or handle” or from Latin massa meaning “mass, dough”, cf.Greek verb μάσσω (massō) “to handle, touch, to work with the hands, to knead dough”. In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis and the Latin was frictio.
Active Release Technique & Massage Therapies: Active Release Techniques (ART) is a unique form of manual therapy administered by out trained professionals to damaged soft tissue, helping to restore movement & eliminate pain.
PhysioTherapy (Muscle pain): Our physical therapy & rehabilitation staff includes licensed professionals trained & directed in the art of optimizing strength and stability for correct posture and function.
Our physical therapy & rehabilitation staff includes licensed professionals trained & directed in the art of optimizing strength and stability for correct posture and function.
Hvdrocollator Packs: (moist heat) Relieve muscle spasm, produce relaxation sedation, and to increase blood supply to promote healing.
Cryotherapy (ice): Reduce swelling and decrease pain.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS): a special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of soft tissue injury, especially muscles, to produce an anesthetic effect and reducing swelling.EMS has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation. Patient benefits fromEMS include reducing pain sensation, decreasing the swelling, increasing the healing process.
Ultrasound: Exert a localized thermal action (deep heat) which increases circulation, relieves swelling, decreases hypertonicity of muscles, and produces a localized analgesic effect; also creates a deep micro-massage action which breaks up exudates and precipitates, increases cellular metabolism, and thereby promotes healing.
Interferential Electro-Therapy: is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve pain. Most patients find Interferential Electro-therapy to be extremely beneficial.
Cervical/ Lumbar Spinal Traction: to reduce fixation in the cervical and lumbar spine, lengthen and strengthen cervical/ lumbar muscles and ligaments, and decrease disc compression and nerve root irritation.
Therapeutic Exercise Maneuvers/ Kinetic Activities: are individually designed for the patient, based on a functional neuromusculoskeletal analysis for the purpose of rehabilitating weak intrinsic (postural stabilizers) and extrinsic paraspinal musculature and to restore and maintain proper biomechanical function. These exercises may include PETTIBON, McKenzie and Williams rehabilitation.