RESTORE + RELIEF
The high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) technique is among the oldest and most frequently used chiropractic techniques. Most chiropractic clinical research shows its efficacy in the treatment of low back, mid-back, and neck pain.
Diversified technique is the form of high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust that is traditionally associated with chiropractic manual adjustments/manipulation. For this method, Dr. Jeff uses his hands to apply a short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust over restricted joints (one at a time) with the goal of restoring normal range of motion in the joint.
Chiropractic training & experience allows the doctor to accurately locate those joints (most commonly of the spine) with reduced joint motion. The patient’s body is then positioned in specific ways to optimize the adjustment of the spine. It is only performed when patients
Activator Methods® established in 1967 is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy. It is currently the most widely used low-force chiropractic technique in the world.
The Activator Instrument is a spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical instrument which provides a quick, low-force impulse at specific points evaluated by the doctor. It can be used instead of, or in conjunction with, manual manipulation of the spinal bone or joint. It is the perfect tool to help those patients that may be apprehensive about Chiropractic treatment.
The instrument is so quick that the body's muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance can help with the treatment effectiveness. Additionally, the applied force is localized and does not add any twisting or bending movement to the joint.
Like a Digital Camera, our X-rays can be viewed within seconds. This technology helps initiate treatment day of initial exam by making sure your treated with the safest and most specific treatment methods.
While X-ray is not required to begin treatment we do find that it helps us be safe & accurate with treatment, along with helping the patient visually understand what is the source of their ailment. This in and of itself helps us wrap our head around realistic goals and how long it should take for you to meet them.
“I practiced 6 years without X-ray. Since adding it to my practice I feel that without seeing what was going on inside, I was treating blindly. While my palpation skills (evaluating injured tissue only by feeling with your hands) grew tremendously over the years, & my quality of treatment was good, there is nothing that compares to being able to see the alignment & degeneration inside the body; it’s what separates the good from the great.”
Graston technique is a manual treatment that may be utilized to aide in the treatment of various injuries. Stainless steel instruments are used on fibrotic tissue to treat soft tissue lesions with the necessary depth and pressure to affect the condition. Once tissue dysfunction is identified by the doctor the Graston instruments help to break up scar tissue so that it may be absorbed by the body
Graston is Clinically Proven to Treat
Achilles Tendonitis - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Back Pain - Golfer/Tennis Elbow - Knee Pain - Plantar Fasciitis - Shoulder Impingement
Cox Flexion-Distraction® Protocol
Protocols I & II
Cox® Flexion-Distraction technique is a non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on spinal manipulation performed with the patient lying on The Cox Table, our proprietary, specially designed chiropractic instrument. This table permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction and decompression adjustment and manipulation.
Neck and arm pain conditions are separated into two general protocol groups by their symptomatology: pain that extends below the elbow (protocol I) and pain that stops above the elbow (protocol II). Low back and leg pain conditions are generally separated by their symptoms as well: pain that extend below the knee (protocol I) and pain that stops above the knee (protocol II).
Relieves symptoms by
dropping intradiscal pressure to as low as -192mm Hg
widening the spinal canal foraminal area by 28%
reducing pressure on the spinal nerves
returning motion to the spinal joints
Ergowave Intersegmental Traction
Intersegmental traction gently helps reestablish the normal ranges of motion of the body’s spine. This form of treatment also helps facilitate muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. It has been shown that use of an intersegmental traction table greatly accelerates recovery progress from a back injury, especially when used in conjunction with specific Chiropractic adjustments.
The table operates by a dual roller moving up and down the muscles on either side of the spine. The rolling contact is constant with pressure that can be modified to patient preference. They are very relaxing and make for a great healing tool. They are perfect tools to combat the ever growing seated and forward slouching posture seen in the majority of the population.
The process uses waterproof elastic therapeutic tape, which is exponentially more stretchable than traditional types of elastic bandage. Once this tape is stretched out and then secured around the problematic area, the tape will exert a therapeutic pulling force, while still allowing you free range of motion.
The pulling action achieved through Kinesio taping helps hold the problem joints & muscles in place as you move through your daily routines. As you’re doing so, the tape draws skin away from the muscles, allowing crucial fluids & blood to circulate more freely. This improved circulation lessens swelling & speeds healing. Some evidence suggests that the tape’s exceptional holding abilities also help to correct misaligned muscles & ligaments.
More than “Just Tape”, It’s all about the Application
Dr. Jeff is trained in various wrapping techniques, depending on the site of the injury or chronic pain, as well as the specific problem. Determining the exact placement & shaping of the Kinesio tape, along with which direction the “pull” should go, are all part of the skill needed in order to promote healing. For example, certain injuries call for Y- or X-shaped applications, while smaller, more fragile areas heal better with an I-shaped wrapping.