Our Expertise

Based on your individual needs, we will utilize some, or all of the following techniques:

Spinal Manipulation. Also referred to as an adjustment. An adjustment involves the use of a doctor’s hands to apply a direct and controlled force to the spine. Adjustments improve joint health and function by restoring movement to a dysfunctional joint. Spinal manipulations are also very effective at reducing pain and relaxing muscle spasm.

We utilize a variety of different manipulative techniques. They include the following:

Motion Palpation - Motion Palpation is a biomechanical and evidence-based form of joint manipulation

Gonstead - Gonstead Technique incorporates static palpation, motion palpation and x-ray analysis to deliver an effective and specific manipulation.

Mobilizations - Mobilizations are low-force adjustments used to relieve pain associated with joint dysfunction. They are a safe and gentle way to adjust the spine and restore normal biomechanical motion. Mobilizations are performed by hand using Mulligan and Motion Palpation techniques or instrument assisted, using Activator and Drop-Table techniques.

Cox Flexion-Distraction. Cox Flexion-Distraction is an evidence-based technique that utilizes the principles of spinal decompression and traction to alleviate pain associated with spinal stenosis, disc herniations and spondylolisthesis.

Rehabilitation Exercises. Rehabilitation exercises should be customized to address an individual’s specific needs and dysfunctions. Exercises should also be functional in their nature and enhance the ability to perform daily tasks (i.e. walking, sitting, gardening, playing tennis, etc).

Our doctors have taken courses domestically and internationally with many of the world’s experts in fitness and rehabilitation. Dr.’s David and Joel Kirsch are members of the International Society of Clinical Rehab Specialists and Certified Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate Candidates. Dr. Tim Prater is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S). .

McKenzie. McKenzie Therapy is a comprehensive, movement-based spinal analysis and treatment method. Certain positions are used to provoke and relieve pain, in order to determine what the problem is. Once the problem is identified, specific movements-based exercises and stretches are prescribed for therapy. The McKenzie method is an evidence-based technique proven to relieve back and neck pain, as well as pain in the arms and legs, resulting from a disc herniation. .

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (Reflex Locomotion). Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and Reflex Locomotion utilize neurophysiologic principles to restore basic movement patterns to a dysfunctional body. DNS is a cutting-edge treatment approach that addresses the reasons for your complaints, NOT the symptoms associated with them. Treatment is particularly effective in children with delayed motor development, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, breathing and swallowing disorders. Adults benefit with relief from low back pain, strokes, bell’s palsy, traumatic spinal cord injuries, incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction and disc disorders.

Soft Tissue Release. Soft tissue techniques work to ease tension in muscles and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage and myofascial release techniques are also very effective in breaking up adhesions and scar tissue that form post-injury and after surgery.

Custom-Fit Orthotics. Custom-Fit Orthotics used to prevent, reverse, or comfortably manage many common foot, lower extremity, and spinal problems.

Nutritional Advice. Nutritional supplements and general dietary advice may be recommended to promote musculoskeletal health and expedite healing. We recommend a select group of vitamins and supplements whose reputations far-exceed the standards within the industry. For more information on supplements we carry please click here.

Kinesiotape. Kinesiotape is a comfortable, waterproof, non-latex rehabilitative tape applied over and around the muscles. It re-educates the neuromuscular system, promotes lymphatic flow, reduces pain, enhances performance, prevents injury and promotes injury resolution.

We are always educating ourselves about the latest advances in pain management, so this list will continue to grow.

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