An adjustment is a term used by chiropractors to describe their approaches to spinal manipulation. It is characterized by a specific thrust applied to the vertebral joints to allow motion to occur as the joints is designed to do. The adjustment is to affect or correct the alignment, motion and/or function of a vertebral joint. Spinal manipulation intent to improve or correct the subluxation, whereas any joint, subluxated or not. Chiropractors are trained to adjustment any joint in the body that might be subluxated and it not limited to only spinal adjustments. There are several different adjusting techniques and the chiropractor should choose the best technique for whatever condition they are treating.  most patients go to chiropractors for musculoskeletal problems: low back pain, neck pain, extremity symptoms. However other conditions that can be improved by chiropractic adjustments include; migraines, headaches, digestive issues, to boost their immune system, asthma, blood pressure issues, ear infections, arthritis, scoliosis, healthy pregnancy, and mental clarity. 


Acupuncture is a complementary treatment that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body.  Common conditions treated with acupuncture includes: Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.


Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative treatment in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction to increase blood flow to that specific area. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, increase blood flow and effects the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains,stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and rheumatism. Enhancing circulation helps relieve pain and pull out the toxins within the tissue. 


The tape is applied to the skin and it lifts the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. Taping mechanically decompresses the skin and the underlying tissues. The tape is applied to relieve pressure from the free nerve endings in the tissue that are responsible for pain.This also allows for increased or better circulation to and from the areas taped. Increasing circulation will help reduce swelling at the site of injury.  After being taped the patient can still move through all ranges of motion with support and stability.   


Scraping is a form manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted technique. It is a therapy approach that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently. Practitioners believe scraping releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. The scraping is breaking down the scar tissue and fascia restrictions that are associated with trauma to the soft tissue. It can also reduce restrictions by stretching connective tissue to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated. Promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue. The scrapping of the skin could produce light bruising.


The TheraGun is a handheld, battery-operated, professional-grade percussion therapy device. This Device provides a deep percussive massage to reduce muscle and joint pain, improves mobility, and enhances performance. The TheraGun is for those who want to better themselves, whether you’re an athlete, professional, personal trainer, fitness enthusiast, or you suffer from muscular pain. The TheraGun provides a natural approach to improve your physical health. The TheraGun helps relieve muscle fatigue, tightness, soreness, knots, spasms, stiffness, as well as symptoms caused by nerve damage, atrophy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and a range of other ailments. It is equipped with adjustable angles for hard to reach places and does the following: Increases blood and lymphatic flow, breaks up scar tissue, reduces lactic acid, activates the nervous system and muscles, resets the nervous system.


Signature Far Infrared Saunas are the most effective infrared saunas available. Using Solocarbon heat as the active ingredient, Signature offers the maximum therapeutic results. Solocarbon is the only heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature, lower blood pressure and aid in weight loss. This is one of the reasons more doctors recommend Infrared Saunas. Using the Infrared Sauna comes with many benefits. These benefits consist of detoxification, pain relief of the back and neck, arthritis pain, weight loss, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation and skin perfection. 


During a dry needling treatment, an ultrafine needle is inserted into specific identified areas based on your assessment or symptoms. Dry needling helps to reduce tightness and inflammation and often triggers a response of relaxation in those areas. Dry needling helps to improve the way the brain and body communicate and restores normal function. Dry needling can be a great addition to your existing treatments. Dry needling is used to relieve pain for several reasons but we often perform dry needling for patients with back pain, carpal tunnel, golf elbow, tennis elbow, hamstring issues, muscle tears, ankle pain, shoulder problems, and more! 


Manual therapy is a form of treatment of the musculoskeletal system. It is a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques used by the chiropractors to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of decreasing pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving tissue repair, and improving function.


Functional orthotics by Foot Levelers are prescription shoe inserts. They are custom-made to easily slide into your shoes and support the unique shape of your feet. They replace the generic insole included with shoes and are designed to align your spine, hips, and neck ad well as to secure Chiropractic adjustments beyond the adjusting table. Orthotics improve lower back pain, short leg, knee pain, and sacroiliac joint pain. Orthotics can also you're overall wellness by improving functional biomechanics, enhancing athletic performance, and helping with having better posture.

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