Dr. Diane's goal is your goal - relieve your pain and get you back into a healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible. Her goal too is too have you be healthier and more functional so that your 'new normal' is even better than before!
Dr. Diane specializes in low force techniques using Activator Methods. She has attained (and recertifies yearly) her Advanced Proficiency Rating in this technique.
Ask around. Dr. Michaels has earned the respect of her peers as well as other medical professionals in the area. She has been named Best Chiropractor for 10 years running by community voting in the Island Sun Newspaper.
Everyone raves about her Massage Therapists ("yes! they are that good!" -signed Dr. D).
What is Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique?
Activator Methods is a safe, gentle, and effective technique for restoring spinal balance and body mechanics comfortably. This technique uses neurological reflexes to detect spinal joint dysfunction and body mechanics problems.
Using the Activator instrument, Dr. Michaels delivers a controlled, light, and fast thrust without strain to the patient. Infants, children, those with Osteoporosis, and the elderly (particularly those suffering from Osteoarthritis) can greatly benefit from the gentle care of this technique.
The instrument allows great specificity to the direction(s) of the correction(s) in a non-invasive, gentle but direct way.
Does Dr. Michaels use the more traditional manual techniques? Yes. Occasionally - in the neck, mid-back, and rib areas if needed. The Activator instrument eliminates the need for a lot of twisting and turning of the patient. If you haven't experienced Activator Method yet, you will be amazed at the effectiveness and specificity of the technique.
Regain Activity and Mobility
By realigning your spine, injured nerves, tissue, and muscles are aided in healing safely, gently and effectively.
- "No Wait Policy". We work hard to get you in as soon as possible.
- Friendly and courteous staff.
- Professional but comfortable atmosphere.
- Large private treatment rooms.
- Convenient location.
- Secondary evaluations/opinions.
- M.D. and attorney referrals.
- Most insurance accepted; and (in most cases) we will bill your insurance and will we do the paperwork.