We offer the following services:
- Spinal manipulation
Various techniques used by the chiropractor to correct a subluxation so that alignment, function, and mobility can be restored to the joint. Sometimes a ‘pop’ will be heard and this is just the result of gases being released by the joint.
- Myofascial release, acupressure, and active release
Myofascial release, acupressure and active release are all different manual therapy techniques aimed to reduce swelling and pain in the intended muscular area so it can move freely and heal properly.
Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. (from wikipedia)
Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization. These techniques are often used by chiropractors, osteopaths, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. (from wikipedia)
Acupuncture is a technique based on the traditional Chinese medicine belief that the body runs on an universal life energy called ‘chi’. The chi runs through out the body on pathways called meridians and if everything is running smoothly, health is maintained. Pain and illness occur when the flow of energy is disrupted. usually, hair thin needles are used to unblock these obstructions by placing them in certain acupuncture points located though out the body. Once the flow of energy returns to normal, it is thought that the body will heal itself and return to balance.
Cupping is a simple method of using plastic or glass suction cups on the skin to release tight, painful muscles and to increase blood circulation to the problem area. Usually bruising or discoloration will occur, but these marks will usually heal in a few days.
- Auricular acupuncture
Auricular acupuncture is based on principles of traditional Chinese medicine that your ear has acupuncture points that help regulate the body’s internal organs, structures and functions. The technique is usually used for weight loss and addiction. Ear tacks will be placed in your ear for up to a week to help control your appetite or addiction.
- Nutritional supplements
Formula303, biofreeze, and other natural supplements.