Exceptional Chiropractic Care in Palm Harbor, FL
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy
A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment at our Palm Harbor office will assist in fixing these issues.
We utilize numerous manual techniques in addition to Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy, including joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, Active Release Technique, passive and assisted exercise, PIR Stretching, PNF Stretching and manual traction. These techniques are utilized to assist in effecting structural change and improve function.
The Graston Technique® (GT) is an innovative, evidence-based form of therapy that utilizes an instrument to assist in soft tissue mobilization. This enables clinicians to effectively and efficiently break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. GT utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The use of GT instruments along with therapeutic exercises helps restore pain-free movement and function. The Graston Technique® was originally developed by athletes to treat soft tissue injuries. It has grown in popularity as an alternative approach in treating acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.
Our educated chiropractor will place the cold laser directly on the injured area for a few minutes. At this time, the non-thermal photons of light will be emitted from the laser and pass through the skin layers. The light has the ability to penetrate two to five centimeters below the skin at 90 mw and 830 nm.
Self Myofascial Release Techniques, often referred to as SMRT, utilizes cylindrical foam rollers to help rehabilitate a wide range of injuries. Popular with athletes, therapeutic specialists and fitness enthusiasts, its use is thought to stimulate regenerative growth and to reduce chronic pain through trigger points in the fascia, or covering of the muscle.The muscles, bones and joints are insulated by a specialized connective tissue called fascia. Along with tendons and ligaments, fascia is a type of dense connective tissue and it covers the whole body from the head to the toes. There are three layers to the fascia — the superficial fascia, the deep fascia and the subserous fascia. Deep within the fascia there are speculated to be trigger points that are precursors to certain types of muscle injuries. A foam roller is used to massage these triggers points and reduce the risk of injury. VIDEO
Physical therapy rehabilitation uses mechanical force and movement to improve mobility, function, and even quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.
Our physical therapists are trained and licensed to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and treat impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities in patients.
Spinal decompression is a type of therapy applied to the spine that brings patients many benefits. First, we attempt to create a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or re-positioning of the herniated or bulging disc material. Secondly, we create a lower pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients as well as other substances into the disc.
It may seem obvious, but many people don’t realize that their health is a product of their overall lifestyle. The choices we make in life have an effect on our health — an effect that could be positive or negative.
There are many negative lifestyles choices that we make. Some of these are small, some of them are more significant. Some of them are even things we do on a daily basis for years. But even if we know something that we do is having a negative effect on us, it can be difficult to break free from that pattern of behavior.
That is why it can be extremely beneficial to talk about lifestyle choices, and get advice on ways to eliminate negative elements from your life. We are happy to provide lifestyle advice to anyone.
Nutrition and Supplementation
One of the best ways to get healthy is to change your eating habits. With so many fads and regimens to follow, it can be hard to understand what your body needs in order to lose weight and get healthy.
Our nutritional packages are customized for your specific body. We understand that no one has the same nutritional needs. In fact, what works for you may not work for someone else. We customize your nutritional package to ensure that you stay satisfied while you get healthy and stay healthy.
Massage therapy and chiropractic care complement each other. Both therapies work together, creating a synergistic effect that results in a much faster recovery time. The goal of massage therapy is to better one’s well-being. It does not just cover up the illness but rather ensures that the pain will not come back at a later date.
Massage therapy can be used as both preventive and restorative therapy. When used in combination, it will assist you in reaching your optimal health so that you can live the life you want without any limitations. Our friendly and helpful staff will work with you through any pain.
Dry Hydrotherapy (Hydromassage)
Dry Hydrotherapy combines the time-proven benefits of massage, heat, and whirlpool in a single system. This treatment allows the user to stay clothed and dry; providing a hygienic and comfortable experience. It is extremely comfortable and works extremely well to relax muscles and reduce pain.
We utilize numerous physiotherapy modalities to assist in reducing pain, inflammation and spasm and to promote healing, including electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, interferential therapy, spinal decompression, mechanical traction, infrared light therapy, cold laser, cryotherapy and heat.