Treatment is most effective when it’s a team effort. It is also the quickest road to recovery – you and I are that team. My job is to use my knowledge and therapies to get you out of pain and back to what you love to do – and even back to the things you may not love, but have to do. You? I will give you tools in the form of home care and exercises that make the healing faster and more complete, and reduce the chance of aggravation or reoccurrence. I also have a great working relationship with Orthopedists, Neurologists, Nutritionists and more, if need be.
I do not measure my day by how many patients I see, but by how well each patient is treated. My treatment plan will not require you to come in three times per week for the rest of your life and, then, maybe only twice a week for your next lifetime. I do not look to sell patients on long, expensive treatment plans. As much as I may like you, my office is not the place for us to hang out.
I believe in and use Chiropractic Manipulation. It helps improve the motion and function of a joint. Not only does this help reduce pain, this decreases wear and tear on the joint surfaces, which over time, contributes to arthritic changes in the joint.
Soft Tissue Work
Adjusting the spine is paramount. However, bones are moved by muscles, and unless we address the spastic and inflamed soft tissues associated with an injury, we are only doing half the job. For this reason, I use a number of different soft tissue techniques to assist in your treatment.
Research stresses the importance of exercise in rehabbing an injury – and preventing one to begin with. I know this first-hand from my lightning strike incident, where fitness played a large part in my rapid recovery. From stretching to strengthening, I’ll work with you to find exercises that can be done at the office, home, gym, beach, derby track, dance floor – any place the inspires you to keep moving.
Traction of the spine is decompression therapy. It has been shown to help open up the disc spaces between the vertebrae and take pressure off of the nerves and tissues, allowing them to heal.
Work & Lifestyle
Pain that has lasted or developed over a long period of time can often be traced to posture, work and even sleeping habits. We will explore how these factors might contribute to your condition and work together to alter them.
Additional physical therapy modalities we employ include electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, heat and ice.