Chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive way of restoring spinal balance due to joint dysfunction and improper body mechanics. By now, you have heard how highly effective it is for spinal pain, disc herniations, bulges, and protrusions; as well as neck pain, headaches, and so much more.
I specialize in Activator Method Technique. It is safe, gentle and wonderfully effective. The Technique uses neurological reflexes to detect joint dysfunction - even in extremities (feet, knees, elbows, shoulder, carpal tunnel/wrists, etc). I use the Activator Instrument to deliver a controlled, measure, light, and fast thrust without strain to the patient. This is very helpful when patients already have pain with any movement!*
*Infants, children, & elderly can greatly benefit from the gentle care of this technique.
First, I determine the area(s) of decreased function & irritation (pain) through examination, then I will explain what I've found.
Then I administer gentle specific thrusts (adjustments) to move (oscillate) a specific vertebra, bone(s), or joint(s) using the Activator, Impulse tool, or my hands. This manipulation stimulates nerve fibers. The muscles then relax, the bones/joints are freer to move toward their rightful place, and the process of restoring function and mobility begins.
Massage Therapy further loosens involved muscles and soft tissue in the body. As muscles relax it benefits the nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems - chemicals are released to give pain relief, blood flow is increased giving fresh nutrition to the tissue, and waste products from the bodies normal functions can be flushed out of the body more readily.
My licensed Massage Therapists and I use various techniques depending on a patient's needs.
Techniques include Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cranio Sacral, Swedish, Lymphatic Drainage Techniques & James Wasloski's work
is administered to speed the reduction of inflammation, relieve pain, while also inducing further muscle relaxation.
These modalities include Interferential, High Volt Galvanic, and Ultrasound.
EXERCISE, REHABILITATION, STRETCH TRAINING, & ERGONOMIC COUNSELING
All of these items are very important. They help you hold your adjustments & give you the knowledge and expertise on to help
Keep It That Way all on your own after your Acute care. We want you to know how to be healthier!
We will teach and train you at the office so you can continue to help yourself at home on your own.
YOUR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN YOUR RECOVERY rewards you with added stability and quicker improvement.
You will gain better mobility, function, and endurance.
What you feed your body is important, and what you don't feed it is important as well.
We will look at ALL aspects of your life that may be producing or magnifying your stress or pain. Nutritional recommendations may be made if they fit your case. You may be surprised to learn what simple steps can be taken to help speed your recovery!
We want you to be as healthy and as vital as possible.
Dr. Diane Michaels