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What Chiropractic Services Do We Offer?

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

In the next few weeks, I'll go into the details about each of the chiropractic services that we offer, what they do, and what they are best used for.

Here is a list of all the services that we currently offer:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are a fundamental aspect of holistic healthcare that aims to restore proper alignment and functionality to the spine. These specialized manipulations, conducted by trained chiropractors, involve applying controlled force to specific points along the spinal column. The goal is to correct misalignments, known as subluxations, which can lead to various health issues. By carefully realigning the spine, chiropractic adjustments can alleviate discomfort, improve nervous system function, and promote the body's natural ability to heal itself.

  • Activator Adjustments

Activator adjustments are a specialized technique within the field of chiropractic care. These adjustments involve the use of a handheld instrument known as the Activator Adjusting Instrument. This instrument delivers a controlled and precise impulse to specific points along the spine. The goal of Activator adjustments is to gently and effectively address spinal misalignments, also known as subluxations, without the need for manual manipulation. This makes the technique particularly suitable for individuals who prefer a more gentle approach or have concerns about traditional manual adjustments. The Activator method is often chosen for its precision and ability to target specific areas with minimal force, making it a versatile option for patients of all ages.

  • Drop-Table Adjustments

Drop-table adjustments are a specialized chiropractic technique designed to assist in the precise realignment of the spine. This technique involves the use of a special chiropractic table equipped with sections that can be raised and then quickly lowered. During the adjustment, the chiropractor positions the patient on the table and applies a gentle thrust to the misaligned area of the spine. This technique is particularly beneficial for patients who might be uncomfortable with traditional manual adjustments or for those who have certain physical limitations. The drop-table approach allows for a specific and targeted adjustment, aiding in the correction of spinal misalignments and the promotion of overall spinal health.

  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) Scraping, Tool Work

IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) scraping, also known as tool work, is a specialized technique used by chiropractors and other healthcare professionals to address soft tissue issues and promote healing. This technique involves the use of specially designed instruments made from stainless steel or other materials. The goal of IASTM scraping is to break down these tissue restrictions, stimulate blood flow, and encourage the body's natural healing processes. The scraping motion can help to improve tissue mobility, reduce pain, and enhance the overall range of motion. This technique is often used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments to provide comprehensive care for conditions like muscle strains, ligament injuries, and chronic pain.

  • Cupping & Red Light Therapy Cupping

Cupping and Red Light Therapy are innovative techniques that have gained popularity within the realm of alternative and holistic healthcare. Cupping involves placing specialized cups on the skin, creating a suction effect that helps to release tension, improve blood flow, and promote relaxation. On the other hand, Red Light Therapy utilizes low-level red light wavelengths to penetrate the skin and stimulate cellular energy production. When combined, Cupping and Red Light Therapy can offer a comprehensive approach to well-being, addressing both musculoskeletal and cellular aspects of health.

  • Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy pathways or meridians. It is known for its effectiveness in addressing a wide range of conditions, including pain management, stress reduction, digestive issues, and even infertility. Many individuals seek acupuncture as a complementary therapy to conventional medical treatments, as it offers a holistic approach to well-being.

  • Dry Needling

This technique involves the insertion of thin needles into trigger points within muscles, tendons, and connective tissues. The goal of dry needling is to release these trigger points, promote blood flow, and encourage the body's natural healing processes. This technique can be particularly effective in relieving muscle pain, improving range of motion, and addressing conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is often used in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches to provide comprehensive care for individuals seeking relief from chronic pain and discomfort.

  • Compression Boots

Compression boots are a cutting-edge technology in the realm of recovery and wellness. These specialized devices are designed to enhance circulation and aid in the recovery process, making them popular among athletes and individuals seeking to optimize their physical well-being. Compression boots work by applying intermittent pneumatic pressure to different areas of the legs. This rhythmic compression helps to improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage, reducing muscle soreness and promoting the removal of waste products from tissues. The technology is not only beneficial for athletes but also for individuals with circulatory issues or those who spend prolonged periods sitting or standing. By enhancing circulation and reducing swelling, compression boots offer a convenient and effective way to support overall leg health and recovery.

  • Massage Gun

Also known as a percussion massager, a massage gun utilizes rapid and targeted percussive motions to provide deep tissue massage. This technology mimics the benefits of a traditional massage by effectively releasing tension, improving blood flow, and promoting muscle recovery. Its adjustable speed and intensity settings allow users to tailor the experience to their comfort level and specific needs. Athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and individuals dealing with muscle stiffness or pain find this device to be a convenient and effective tool for on-the-go recovery.

  • TPI Golf Assessments

Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) golf assessments are a comprehensive way to evaluate a golfer's physical fitness, movement quality, and swing mechanics. They can help identify any physical limitations or imbalances that could be affecting the golfer's performance or increasing their risk of injury. The assessment typically includes a series of tests that measure flexibility, strength, mobility, and stability. The results are then used to create a personalized training plan to help the golfer improve their physical fitness and optimize their golf swing.

  • Rehab/ Corrective Exercises

Rehabilitation, commonly referred to as "rehab," and corrective exercises stand as essential elements within physical therapy and the process of recuperating from injuries. These exercises aim to tackle issues related to imbalances in the body's musculoskeletal system, weaknesses, and irregular movement patterns that might arise due to injuries, surgeries, or persistent health conditions. These exercises are personalized to suit the specific requirements of each individual, taking into account their medical condition, objectives, and advancement in recovery. Typically, healthcare professionals like physical therapists prescribe these exercises as part of a comprehensive treatment regimen.

  • Supplements

Supplements are dietary items crafted to enhance an individual's diet by supplying vital nutrients that might be missing from their regular food consumption. These items are available in diverse formats, including vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and more. Supplements are often employed to target particular health objectives or inadequacies.

  • Taping

In the fields of sports medicine and physical therapy, taping is a commonly employed approach to offer added support, stability, and pain relief to areas of the body that are injured or prone to sensitivity. Various methods of taping exist, including kinesiology tape and athletic tape, each catering to specific purposes. Often, these taping techniques are used alongside other treatments like exercises and hands-on therapies to contribute to the recovery journey.

Stay tuned for an in-depth look at each of these services!

-Dr. Ritchie, D.C.

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