Chiropractic addresses the neuromusculoskeletal system in a holistic manner. Many common problems are caused by dysfunction in the muscles, joints and nerves, or a combination of those. Chiropractic doctors are trained to analyze the relationship between muscles, joints and nerves in order to determine the source of physical pain. With this knowledge, chiropractors address the root of the patients issue to relieve present pain and prevent future problems.
Did you know that chiropractors treat more than just spines? We regularly treat shoulders (rotator cuff injuries), knees (osteoarthritis, patellofemoral syndrome), ankles (achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis), elbows (golfer's and tennis elbows) and more. We work with bodies, and if it's out of our scope we will help you find someone who can address your issue.
Our treatments always include an assessment, and a hands on approach. We often use modalities such as interferential current or laser, and also often adjust spinal joints when appropriate. For those who are uncomfortable with or not candidates for manual adjustments, we use instrument adjusting (activator tool) or gentle mobilizations to achieve proper spinal motion and release. We also send our patients home with home exercises to do.. so be prepared to do your homework!
We use both a cold laser (also known as class IIIb Low Level Laser Therapy LLLT) from Bioflex, and a class IV laser which is sometimes referred to as a hot laser, from LiteCure. These different lasers have different properties and pros and cons, and we will work with you to find what is best. One of the biggest advantages to our newer class IV laser is the time needed to provide an effective treatment: the class IV laser is far more powerful and faster.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, Photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism and a decrease in both pain and inflammation.
Your feet are the foundation of your body. When your foundation is unstable, the stresses are sent up the biomechanical chain. Many people have feet with too little support -- hyperpronation. This causes stress on the knees, the hips, and low back, and has even been implicated in upper back and neck issues. Orthotics are a simple way to correct improper foot mechanics. We recommend you replace your orthotics every two years, as both your feet and symptoms change over time.
Orthotics are custom fit to your foot, to provide you with the exact correction that you need. Ideally, you barely notice your orthotics. In fact, the only thing you should notice is that you feel better!
Most insurance plans cover a portion or all of the cost of new orthotics. It is a good idea to call your insurance company and find out your specific policy coverage. Please see our insurance information for a list of questions you can ask them.