Doctors of Chiropractic use a hands on approach to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The practice includes patient examination and therapy. The most common procedure performed is the adjustment or spinal manipulation. The adjustment can be performed manually or with the use of the Activator. It improves posture, increases joint mobility, and decreases pain.
Your First Visit
If you have never been to a Chiropractor, it's a little nerve wracking especially not knowing what to expect. I want to take you through the process and make you feel as comfortable as possible!
Make sure you wear or bring with you comfortable, stretchy clothing. When you first come in we will provide you with paperwork to fill out. If you want to get a head start, go ahead and print it out beforehand and bring it with you. Once I look over all the information, I will bring you into the treatment room.
From there I will take a detailed history and address your main areas of concern. Next I will perform a comprehensive exam in order to determine the possible cause of your symptoms.
Once the examination is complete and you are cleared to receive treatment/adjustments you lie down on the table and we are ready to begin!
Usually I like to relax the muscles with some stretching and light muscle work. This aids in making the adjustments a little easier to perform. I use a combination of Activator (listed below) and hands on adjusting (low force and specific).
Once treatment is finished we go over any home based exercises or stretches that you can incorporate to help the healing process.
WEBSTER TECHNIQUE/CHIROPRACTIC FOR KIDS
Pregnant women experience rapid changes in their body due to the growth and development of the baby. Because of these changes, nerve function can be inhibited, especially to the pelvic/sacral area. The Webster Technique utilizes adjustments and soft tissue work to remove nerve interference and allow the body to function properly. No matter what your birth plan is (natural/medical assistance/C-section), Chiropractic can help ease the aches and pains that go along with your pregnancy. At the office we have pillows for each stage of pregnancy so you are able to lie down comfortably on your stomach while receiving treatment.
Children of all ages, from infants to teenagers, can benefit from Chiropractic care. Developmental changes, activities, and the demands of school can have an impact on muscles, nerve function, and the spine.
The Activator instrument delivers a gentle force to the spine or extremities. It is used as and alternative to manual manipulation or in conjuction with it. The instrument is great with younger and older patients.
I find using the Activator in addition to manual adjustments work best for my patients. However if you do not like manual manipulation, the Activator alone works just as great.