Our experienced doctors are skilled at joint manipulation, also commonly called “chiropractic adjustments.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury from trauma or from a disease process over time. Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and reduced function. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, and alleviates pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal. We use low force techniques to make this experience more comfortable for you.
Dry needling is a treatment technique that has been around for many years and is just now gaining popularity in the midwest. It is not acupuncture as acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine but does use similar needles. Dry Needling involves inserting a thin, monofilament – meaning non hollow – needle directly into a trigger point or tight and spastic muscle and can have immediate changes due to neurological input from nerves. Dry needling is a highly effective treatment for various soft tissues including muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves as well as inflammatory conditions and can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal complaints.
During pregnancy the body goes through many changes to accommodate the growing baby and these changes can be very physically demanding and painful for mom. Some of these changes can cause back pain, sciatica, pelvic pain, round ligament pain, and headaches just to name a few. Dr. Abby and Dr. Kendal are both well versed in the Webster Technique which is utilized to decrease strain and pressure by balancing pelvic muscles, ligaments, and joints.
Birth can be a traumatic event for a little one and can lead to the baby experiencing many difficulties right from the start. Babies often have difficulty with nursing, sleeping, colic, reflux, constipation, ear infections and much more their first few months of life which can be difficult. Let’s face it, kids run and play and are resilient but actually can have long term effects from joint and tissue inflammation and injury. Studies have shown that taking your child to a pediatric chiropractor can be a great tool to reduce unneeded and unnatural stress on your child’s body in order to help proper development and growth.
Cupping Therapy involves placing silicone or plastic cups on the skin to create a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised partially into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance blood and lymph circulation, relieve pain, remove toxins and release muscle tension. You may recall when Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps appeared in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games showcasing his cupping therapy.
Both Dr. Abby and Dr. Kendal are certified in multiple different soft tissue techniques. We utilize these soft tissue techniques in addition to the chiropractic adjustments in order to maximize recovery time and get you back to what you love doing.
Myofascial Release techniques are utilized to decrease muscle tension, improve range of motion, and decrease pain and inflammation. Although these techniques provide results when standalone, they work best when combined with chiropractic adjustments as well as rehabilitative Exercises.
Our doctors work one on one with their patients to build a program of corrective stretches and exercises specific to each patient’s individual needs in order to stabilize the joints and prevent the patients' complaints from returning again and again. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability – or known as DNS – is a highly researched method for doing exactly that. This part of treatment is how we correct dysfunction and get longer lasting results for you.