Types of Services

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    Chiropractic Services

Chiropractic utilizes manual therapies, including spinal manipulation, in the diagnosis, treatmentand prevention of disorders affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are experts in the assessment of dysfunction involving muscles, nerves, bones and joints, and the interactions between these important mediators of optimal human performance.

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Acupuncture is a gentle and passive physical treatment involving the precise insertion of small needles into specific points on the human body. This powerful intervention has both a systemic and a local influence on muscles and nerves and the systems these tissues control. With over 2500 years of documented existence, acupuncture combines traditional eastern philosophies with evidence-based western medicine.

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    Custom Foot Orthotics

The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day which can cause feet to endure unvarying stress and strain with normal activity. Custom orthotics are molded to the exact support requirements of your feet and help to restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities. Proper foot mechanics reduce pain and discomfort by reinforcing your body's natural movements.

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    Massage Therapy

Massage therapists skillfully manipulate the soft tissues of the body to eliminate tension, remove stress, improve function and restore normal tissue mechanics. Massage can be applied to specific parts of the body or the whole body, and the target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints and other structures closely associated with blood flow, ymphatic vessels and gastrointestinal systems.

Active Release Techniques

The Gold Standard in Soft Tissue Treatment

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

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How do overuse conditions occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • - acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • - accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • - not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

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Graston Technique

What is Graston Technique?

Lifestyle Health and Chiropractic This remarkable procedure allows us to detect and treat areas of "scar tissue" or adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments that can lead to pain and dysfunction

In the healing process our body attempts to repair muscles, tendons, and ligaments with "scar tissue", much like the scar that forms on the skin when you have scraped or banged your knee. As you can imagine, that "scar tissue" is not as strong and flexible as normal, healthy, undamaged tissue. Over time we can have a build up of this fibrous "scar tissue", particularly in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (in some areas it may even mat down and entrap a nerve)

The Graston Technique allows us to better detect and treat these areas because it uses a stainless steel instrument that glides along a patient's muscle, tendons, or ligaments and acts like a "scar tissue" stethoscope. When knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both the doctor and the patient sense a restriction or granular feeling. The instrument can then be used to "break up" this restriction or adhesion. Stretching exercises are then used to promote realignment of the fibers so that they behave more like normal, healthy tissue.

The benefit of the Graston Technique is not only in detection of restrictions or adhesions, but also in the amount of improvement that takes place in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, the unaided hand is hard pressed to detect and break up as much "scar tissue" as the stainless steal instruments can.
When the Graston Technique is coupled with the necessary strenghtening and stretching exercises, it provides a great aid to the chiropractic adjustment and the patient gets better much quicker and more completely.

The Graston Technique is not appropriate for every patient condition. It is, however, very helpful for people with the most common conditions we treat in this office. If you have not experienced the Graston Technique and you still have lingering discomfort or stiffness, please ask us whether you may be helped by this effective new treatment. 

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