Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as Chiropractors – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustment loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble escapes resulting in the popping noise you hear. Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Your Chiropractor is well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to Chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider.
A few of the techniques we use include: diversified technique, drop technique, electrical stimulation, activator, and postural gait analysis. Our goal is to provide comprehensive Chiropractic care for your entire family.
Health and Wellness Programs
Chiropractic care is more than just adjustments - we can help you improve your overall health and wellness, too. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) defines wellness as “an active process that promotes health and enhances quality of life.” Through a series of personal consultations and a healthy diet plan, we can help you improve your quality of life. You'll lose weight, have more energy, and see an increase in your self-esteem.
Many amateur and professional athletes use Chiropractic treatment as part of their overall health care, fitness and maintenance program. Chiropractic care can help athletes at any level fine-tune their muscles and joints for high level performance, and may reduce long term wear and tear. Treatment can also be used to prevent, and sometime shorten, the healing time of injuries.
We provide multiple therapies to strengthen and balance your muscles. Physical therapy can help you move better and relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. We now offer LiteCure Laser Therapy - click here to learn more!
Take a golfer, for example. Flexibility is the key to improving your golf game and reducing pain. Flexibility is vastly more important to the long game than strength. Distance is determined primarily by club-head speed. The larger the arc that the club-head travels through (i.e., a flexible backswing), the greater the club-head speed on contact with the ball. To hit longer and more powerful golf shots you must be willing to improve your posture and flexibility - the domain of Chiropractic care for over 100 years.