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How about caring for my kids?
Our chiropractic clinic is for children and offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, chiropractic offers choices and benefits for your greater health and wellbeing. Millions of parents bring their children to Doctors of Chiropractic every year, not only for dramatic health conditions or when the child is hurting, but to unleash the body’s natural healing ability for such conditions as ear infections, asthma, allergies, bed-wetting, pain, falls, and stomachaches.
Children should be checked right after birth, as even the most natural births are somewhat traumatic, and the infant may need a gentle upper cervical adjustment.
What is diversified technique?
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, D.C. and taught in all chiropractic colleges. Diversified Technique was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinert, D.C., to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries. Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
The technique and methods of Trigger Point Therapy were primarily defined and developed by Janet Travell, M.D. Trigger point therapy's primary focus is the elimination of myofascial pain syndrome caused by hyper irritable areas in muscles. Because these pain syndromes are often overlooked, Dr. Travell developed the techniques of trigger point therapy to help patients find relief. Trigger point therapy is performed in several ways. The least invasive is through the application of direct pressure, or ischemic compression to the effected muscle and the trigger point contained therein. Application of a vapocoolant spray in conjunction with stretching of the affected muscle, as well as therapeutic ultrasound may also be used. More invasive methods are available if the myofascial trigger points are unresponsive to the above therapies. Trigger point involves direct pressure to and stretching of the affected musculature. The amount of force used is dependent on patient tolerance. The technique affects the body by eliminating the accumulation of waste in the muscle. Additionally, trigger point therapy allows for restoration of normal muscle tone and flexibility. Trigger points are generally located through physical examination.
What is the Scope of Practice?
Although Doctors of Chiropractic often treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, chiropractors also diagnose and treat non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery; however, they use manipulation, soft tissue techniques, and nutritional therapies and consult with and refer to other health care professionals as necessary.
What is the Education of Chiropractic Doctors?
Doctors of Chiropractic are trained in diagnostics, manipulation, and therapeutics. They must complete four to five years at an accredited chiropractic college. The course of study is rigorous and includes both classroom and clinical training. Doctors of Chiropractic are trained both in diagnostics and therapeutics. In addition, all chiropractors must pass the national board exam as well as the state examinations in the state(s) in which the chiropractor wishes to receive a license.
What is the History of Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is one of the oldest and most conservative forms of health care. Evidence of its use dates back thousands of years to China. The famed Greek physician Hippocrates advised his students of the importance of the spine in many diseases by advocating a thorough understanding of the spine's anatomy.
Daniel David Palmer founded modern chiropractic in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer was convinced of the benefits of manipulation after the conditions of two patients, a deaf man and one with heart trouble, greatly improved after he performed manipulations on them. He went on to found the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1897, which still exists and continues to be one of the finest chiropractic colleges in the country.
Over the last 100 years, chiropractic has become the leader in alternative medicine. Its safety was proven long ago; its efficacy and cost effectiveness have also been proven in numerous studies.
Does Dr. Henry treat sport related injuries?
Yes, We have treated many athletes as well as weekend warriors to relieve their sports injuries. Our chiropractic clinic is ready to treat whatever pain you encounter.
Treatment includes manipulation of the joints of the body, muscle testing to locate weakness of the joints and muscles, and soft tissue techniques to correct them as well as cold laser, ice, nutrition and the roller bed.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary approach to health care which draws together core elements of complementary therapies, creating a more unified approach to the diagnosis and treatment of functional illness, encompassing the physical, nutritional, and personal aspects of wellness. The origin of contemporary Applied Kinesiology is traced to 1964 when George G. Goodheart, Jr., D.C. first observed that in the absence of congenital or pathologic anomaly, postural distortion is often associated with muscles that fail to meet the demands of muscle tests designed to maximally isolate specific muscles. He observed that tender nodules were frequently palpable within the origin and/or insertion of the tested muscle. Digital manipulation of these areas of apparent muscle dysfunction improved both postural balance and the outcome of manual muscle tests. Goodheart and others have since observed that many conservative treatment methods improve neuromuscular function as perceived by manual muscle testing. These treatment methods have become the fundamental Applied Kinesiology (AK) approach to therapy. Included in the AK approach are specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial techniques, cranial techniques, meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management and various reflex procedures. With expanding investigation, there has been continued amplification and modification of the treatment procedures. Although many treatment techniques incorporated into AK were pre-existing, many new methods have been developed within the discipline itself. AK uses muscle testing to examine how the body is functioning and to make a diagnosis. A patient's health history is required, along with examination and laboratory findings, to determine the treatment required. AK uses functional assessment measures such as posture and gait analysis; manual muscle testing as functional neurologic evaluation; range of motion; static palpation; and motion analysis. These assessments are used in conjunction with standard methods of diagnosis such as clinical history, physical examination findings, laboratory tests and instrumentation to develop a clinical impression of the unique physiologic condition of each patient. When appropriate, this clinical impression is used as a guide to the application of conservative physiologic therapeutics. The practice of AK requires that it be used in conjunction with other standard diagnostic methods by professionals trained in clinical diagnosis. As such, the use of AK or its component assessment procedures is appropriate only to individuals licensed to perform these procedures. AK exam is designed to enhance standard diagnosis procedures not replace them. The Applied Kinesiologist finds a muscle that tests weak and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The practitioner will then evaluate and apply the therapy that will best eliminate the muscle weakness and help the patient.