Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.Doctors of chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours

In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

The doctors at Focus On Health will evaluate your unique condition thoroughly, and recommend an appropriate treatment plan to meet your health and wellness goals.

Diagnostic Approach

An accurate diagnosis is paramount for treatment success. Through Selective Functional Movement Assessment and advanced orthopedic testing our doctors develop a treatment protocol to exceed your goals.

Soft Tissue Manipulation

Soft tissue mobilization acts as a stand alone treatment for somatic dysfunction, and used in conjunction with spinal manipulations and other treatment modalities.

Functional Rehabilitation

Functional rehabilitation is an extension of traditional physical therapy. Its purpose is to... address various musculoskeletal conditions and restore functionality

Graston Technique

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure that can help decrease adhesions between soft tissue structures including the muscle, fascia and skin.

Kinesiotape

Elastic therapeutic tape was first seen in the 1970s when Kinesio Tex Tape was invented by Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor. The tape is used in therapy to

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser treatments are painless and non-toxic with no reported side effects. As demand for alternative treatments increases, many beneficial physiological effects continue to be discovered with the application of Cold Laser Therapy.

Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a trained practitioner using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability.

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