The practice of chiropractic includes the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions involving the neurological, muscular, and skeletal systems. Chiropractors are “primary contact" health care providers that have extensive training and specialize in restoring spinal motion and health. Some conditions chiropractors have been proven to treatment include back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, sprains and strains, and whiplash.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a technique that applies scientific explanation to an ancient Chinese therapy. It involves the insertion of small thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body with the purpose of stimulating nerve receptors. This triggers a release of various substances in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles, which cause an increase in blood flow, promotes healing, and changes the overall experience of pain.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to ask questions about your symptoms and medical history, perform physical exams, and order and interpret lab tests. This is all part of effectively addressing the underlying cause of your symptoms. Using a combination of scientifically validated and traditional medicine, naturopathic doctors provide treatments for variety of conditions including digestive complaints, hormonal issues, allergies, insomnia or cardiovascular disease.
The practice of massage therapy includes hands on manipulation and treatment of a wide variety of conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. These soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and connective tissues. Specialized movements and pressure over the soft tissues has a therapeutic effect on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems, and treatment has been proven to promote healing, improve function, and alleviate pain.
Custom orthotics are designed with the purpose of alleviating painful or debilitating conditions, distributing your weight evenly, and providing assistance to help you put your best foot forward comfortably and pain free. Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed, fit, and manufactured for your individual feet. Every foot is different, and custom orthotics take into account these differences. Orthotics can be inserted into athletic shoes, everyday shoes, and even dress shoes, and can be easily removed and transferred between different pairs of shoes.
Laser and Light Therapy
Phototherapy is a proven and highly effective treatment method that offers a rapid, drug free, non-invasive healing solution to reduce pain and accelerate healing. Phototherapy uses photons (light energy) from the visible and infrared spectrum of light to stimulate your body's natural repair response at the cellular level. Low level laser and light therapy can be used in the treatment for a number of conditions such as: arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid), acute and chronic pain, strains and sprains, swelling and edema, neuralgias, and inflammatory conditions (e.g. tendonitis and bursitis).
Active Release Technique®
Active Release Technique® (ART®) is a hands-on method for diagnosing and treating soft-tissue injuries including muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. When soft tissues become overused, adhesions and scar tissue can develop, leading to the soft tissues being shortened and altered, as well as entrapping the nerves and compromising the blood supply. ART® treatment restores proper function and movement to injured area, enhancing strength, speed, and endurance, allowing the body to function efficiently.
Graston Technique® is an advanced procedure which allows us to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can reduce our range of motion and cause pain. In the healing process, our body attempts to repair those areas by creating “scar tissue,” much like the scar that forms on the skin when you have scraped or banged your knee. In time, we can have a build up of this fibrous scar tissue. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue.
A therapeutic taping technique used to treat nerves, muscle, and fascia. It can be applied to relax overused muscles, facilitate underused muscles, limit or encourage a specific motion at a joint. It improves the proprioceptive input (or body awareness) of the of the target area by providing a consistent feedback to assist in proper movement patterns. It can be used to treat chronic or acute conditions, while still allowing the patient to go about their normal lives.