Chiropractic (meaning “effective treatment by hand” in Greek) is a form of healing medicine that understands the importance of the nervous system, especially the spine and its extending nerves, in a person’s overall health. The goal of chiropractic is to find and treat the source of various physical ailments by adjusting muscle and skeletal misalignments in the body.
The conditions treated by chiropractors are extremely varied; however, all chiropractors follow a standard examination process to identify the proper treatment a patient may need, including physical exams, laboratory analysis, and X-ray imaging.
What differentiates Chiropractic from other fields of health care is its close care and attention of the spine, a column of small, mobile bones beginning at the base of the skull and continuing down to the center of the hips. Due to the 31 nerves that enter and exit the spine through a number of openings, it forms a complicated structure with a notable impact on every other part of the body. However, in addition to its focus on the spine, Chiropractic also emphasizes the importance of maintaining a nutritional diet and regular exercise for both one’s physical and mental health.
While Chiropractic offers an alternative to potentially harmful medications, chiropractors work closely with other health practitioners in the case that other medical intervention is necessary. For example, chiropractors work with both doctors and physical therapists in a variety of physical rehabilitation practices like sports therapy and occupational health.
There are many factors that can lead to the displacement in the spinal column that cause pain and ailment to the human body. Chiropractic works to reduce the irritation caused by such displacements so that you are able to move efficiently and without pain.
OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES
The goal of physical therapy is to restore and maximize a person’s capacity to move efficiently and effectively. Physical therapy can be a helpful service at any age and in the case of many different physical ailments caused by aging, injury, congenital disorders, among other health conditions.
Manual physical therapyutilizes various techniques to maximize physical motion and reduce pain.
Techniques Used in Physical Therapy
- Joint mobilization: gradual and gentle stretching of the joint ligaments
- Soft tissue mobilization: massaging to reduce muscle tightness
- Passive stretching: gradual and gentle stretching of the muscles to promote flexibility
Therapeutic exercise consists in the systematic practice of various movements and therapeutic techniques in order to optimize overall fitness and physical well-being.
The practice of various therapeutic techniques to heal impaired physical movement, focusing on balance and coordination.
Physical Therapy Modules
- The use of heat to increase blood flow and improve muscle tightness as well as the use of ice packs to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.
- The use of deep heated ultrasonic waves to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation during the healing process.
- The application of electric current to stimulate muscles and nerves that need re-strengthening.
- The application of mechanical traction to pull and decompress the spinal cord, minimizing pain and maximizing physical mobility.
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