We offer several services that range from chiropractic to cold laser.
Chiropractic Adjustive Techniques
Gonstead – The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible. It is the goal of your Gonstead doctor to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.
Thompson Drop – This approach focuses on the full spine by using an adjustable table that lowers the part of your body that corresponds to the spinal area to be adjusted. The main areas that are treated are the pelvic, dorsal and lumber regions. This method has grown to be loved because it is not painful and uses the least force. The thrust brings about movement whereas the fast drop will help the joint go through the rest of the required motion.
Palmer Technique Programs – Palmer College of Chiropractic, alma mater of Dr. Johnson, is known for providing an extensive and carefully crafted program in chiropractic technique as part of its core curriculum. A wide variety of techniques have been developed by chiropractic innovators. This is a group of chiropractic techniques that, once mastered, provide the Palmer graduate with the technique expertise needed to deal with practically any clinical situation that may emerge in practice.
Extremities – When it comes to chiropractic services, extremities include numerous joints present in the body including the jaw, shoulder, ribs, shoulder, wrist, elbows, fingers, hand, hip, ankle, knee, toes, and the foot. The aim of the extremity adjusting is to assess the extremity, do an analysis, then develop a treatment for the extremity and synchronize this plan with plan for the spinal treatment. Problems in the extremities may lead to chronic spinal issues, so it’s important to keep an eye on any issues.
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Spinal Decompression Therapy
This technique is typically performed on a special traction table and is designed to realign the spine by applying pressure in key areas of the back. “Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves (neural impingement) of the spinal column.
Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis.”
The chiropractor effectively decompresses, using a non-surgical technique, to the discs by applying a gentle stretch to the to the specific region of the spine, which may help relieve pain from disc hernia, failed back surgery syndromes, leg pain, sciatica, neck pain, arm pain, ruptured discs, herniated discs, slipped discs, low back pain, facet syndrome, bulging discs, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, sprain/strain, disc prolapse, etc.
Muscle Release Technique
This soft tissue technique is a unique injury therapy that combines compression, extension, movement, and breath to alleviate pain. Scar tissue is gradually broken up, the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored over time and relief from pain often starts immediately.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy utilizes low level lasers to alter cellular function. It has been shown to help some types of pain, inflammation, and wound healing.
Cold laser therapy uses those low levels of light to stimulate healing. Unlike surgical or aesthetic lasers, it does not cause your tissues to heat up.
Cold laser therapy is sometimes called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), or soft laser. You may also hear it referred to as therapeutic laser, biostimulation, or photobiomodulation.
Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations one can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.
Cryotherapy and Moist Heat Therapy Kinesio Taping
The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Sport Specific Taping
Taping can help prevent many common injuries from sports and athletic events.
Nutritional counseling is a type of assessment made which analyzes various health needs in regard to diet and exercise. During a session patients are aided in setting achievable health goals and taught various ways of maintaining these goals throughout their lifetime. Dr. Johnson has a Master’s in Nutrition and can work with you to create a plan that will help you meet your goals and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Rehabilitative and Functional Exercise
Rehabilitation chiropractic focuses on conditions and injuries unique to the active patient. It restores kinetic chain function and promotes principles of physical fitness. Exercise programs focus on stabilizing posture by addressing issues such as balance, core, stretching tightened postural muscles and strengthening reciprocally weakened muscles.
Neuromuscular Massage – Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle. Neuromuscular therapy addresses postural distortion (poor posture), biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression syndrome, muscle spasm and ischemia.
Craniosacral Massage –Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal of craniosacarl therapy is to release compression in and around the head and sacrum which can help relieve pain and stress. Craniosacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, certain joint disorders and more.
Sports Massage – Sports massage is, as its name suggests, geared specifically toward athletes and highly active people. Sports massage can help prolong an athletic career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates.
Condition-specific Massage – Our massage therapists are very knowledgeable and are able address any needs you may have as far as condition-specific massages go.
Trigger Point Therapy
Muscle pain or muscle knots are familiar to most of us. Nobody likes dealing with them, but they don’t often cause severe problems. However, many bad ones is a syndrome: myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Trigger point therapy is designed to relieve myofascial pain by targeting muscle knots and breaking them up.
Manual stimulation of the lymphatic system helps to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away and eliminates them. Only very gentle pressure is required. In lymphatic massage, you’re only working the superficial skin structure where the waste fluid may be trapped.
Cupping/Dynamic Cupping/Vacuum Therapy
Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.
The intended suction can range from light to heavy. This, along with the movements performed and areas treated by the therapist will produce stimulating or sedating effects. It is very important that therapists be able to effectively assess the condition (physical, mental and emotional) of their clients, before the procedure, so they employ the proper application of the cups to produce the desired outcome.