I provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. These methods require careful scrutinizing of areas of ligament laxity, and areas of decreased mobility. For example, a person with a low back sprain/strain will have ligaments that are not holding well, so use of SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique) is very effective. Wedges are strategically placed under the pelvis and the patient’s body weight on them produces a gradual and calming adjustment without putting more strain on the ligaments. This procedure also relaxes and helps prepare the rest of the spine for treatment. With the precise diagnostic methods of SOT, problems in the body can be detected even when they are not yet causing pain.
Some people are fearful of being adjusted, or have conditions that should not be adjusted manually. In these cases, I use gentle mobilizing methods and/or an Arthrostim instrument, which also restores mobility to the spinal joints effectively.
Visceral procedures, using applied kinesiology and reflexes, can be used to normalize organ function.
Other modalities that are used include hydrotherapy, soft tissue techniques, and kinesiotaping.
Patients are given specific stretching and strengthening exercises to help the healing process. These exercises can be performed at home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal corrections. Exercise tubing or bands, ball exercises, light weights and/or stretching protocols are most commonly used.
The nutritional programs I offer are tailored to each patients’ needs and help with the healing process. Applied kinesiology is a muscle testing technique that helps get to the core issues and find the nutritional supplements that work best for each person. Diet changes are often necessary to reduce inflammation, and patient preferences are taken into consideration while working to eliminate unhealthy choices.