Chiropractic is a comprehensive approach to the recovery and restoration of normal biomechanical function that has been lost due to aging, injury, and chronic strain. Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical science and, as such, does not include pharmaceuticals or incisive surgery. Our Team, Dr Abbie Swank, Dr Parker Neill & Dr Timothy Swank provide personal, caring attention utilizing spinal adjustments with Gonstead and Palmer techniques. We may use physiotherapy modalities to enhance the body’s ability to repair and heal.
State-of-the-art rehabilitative modalities including Electrical Muscle Stimulation (Interferential, Bi-polar, HVG, and H-wave), Ultrasound, Cold Laser, Intersegmental Traction, Cervical Traction, Hot and Cold modalities, Proprioceptive Therapy, Aquamed/Dry Hydrotherapy.
Sports medicine is a multidisciplinary field that specializes in the education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Training in sports medicine gives doctors a better understanding of the physical, physiological, and psychological demands of exercise. Dr Neill & Dr Swank are Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians. The rigorous ACBSP Certification Program measures the professional knowledge and competency of chiropractic doctors engaged in the specialty of chiropractic sports medicine. In addition to the expected care of back and neck problems, chiropractic sports medicine can help with complaints in the upper and lower extremities:
- Upper Extremity: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hands
- Lower Extremity: Hip, Knee, Ankle, Feet
- Sports massage: To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and healthy should injury occur.
- Swedish massage: The most common type of massage, to relax and energize.
- Deep Tissue massage: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or strain.
Custom Fit Orthotics
- Computer designed Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers
- Custom made orthotics
- On-site scanning and fittings
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Triton DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy is an FDA cleared and clinically proven non-surgical treatment for pain and symptoms associated with herniated or bulging discs…even after failed surgery.
- Exercise and Strengthening Programs are given on-site
- Stress Reduction
- Orthopedist / Physiatrist / PT referrals
- Close working relationship with top local medical specialists for cases requiring medical treatment and/or concurrent care.
Myofascial Release (similar to Active Release Technique, ART) is soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Every Myofascial Release session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Our provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
FAKTR Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
FAKTR Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a manual therapy treatment to help relieve pain from soft-tissue injuries. We use specially designed tools to help remodel scar tissue, increase range of motion, promote tissue healing & decrease pain. There are multiple types of IASTM products, including Graston Technique, ASTYM & Hawkgrips. Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique is designed to improve blood flow & scar tissue mobility, decrease muscle spasms and improve healing.
Since the 1980s, dry needling involves careful placement of hair-thin needles into myofascial trigger points; small muscle knots that are highly sensitive & painful to the touch. This procedure relieves pain, improves joint range of motion & addresses neuromuscular conditions.
A minimally invasive treatment w/ low risk of complication, research shows dry needling is effective in relieving acute & chronic pain when used along with other treatments including Chiropractic adjustments, stretching, massage therapy, therapeutic ultrasound & electrical muscle stimulation.
We may use dry needling to treat:
- Disk problems
- Jaw & mouth problems, such as TMJ (TMD)
- Joint problems
- Muscle spasm
- Myofascial pain
- Migraine & tension-type headaches
- Pelvic pain
- Phantom pain
- Pain left behind by shingles
- Reduced range of motion
- Repetitive motion disorders, like carpal tunnel syndrome
- Scar-tissue buildup
- Spinal problems
Trigger points are believed to be caused by an excess of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, leading to a taut band forming within the muscle. A natural protective measure in response to injury, repetitive motion, or sustained postures, these bands can become knots if left unresolved.
Most people require at least 2 or 3 dry needling sessions to reach the full effects of treatment, though some may need up to 6 office visits. Dry needling may be performed 1 or 2x a week. In rare cases, minor adverse side effects occur or if you do not wish to continue receiving dry needling, therapy can be discontinued w/o issue & we will recommend different procedures or treatments
Cupping is based on an ancient healing therapy used to ease pain & promote healing. Made famous by Olympic champion Michael Phelps, cups are placed on the body creating a vacuum or suction force on the skin. The vacuum from cupping draws fluid into the treated area. This suction force expands & breaks open tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin. Your body treats the cupping area like an injury. It sends more blood to the area to stimulate the natural healing process.
Cold laser (Low-level laser) therapy is a revolutionary modality that introduces light photons though the your skin. As the photons enter the skin & pass through injured tissue, chemical changes to the mitochondria of the cells occur, signaling them to increase the production of adenosine triphosphate. This causes enhanced & positive healing to those tissues.
- Consultation with Doctor
- Radiology Services
- Diagnostic Services
- Orthotic Services
State-of-the-Art dry hydrotherapy system combines the time proven therapies of soft tissues mobilization, thermotherapy, and the benefits of whirlpool treatments in a single modality.
- Educational videos
- Monthly newsletter
- Office pamphlets
Correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment are the keys to successful recovery. Neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction may cause and contribute to many diverse health complaints like:
- Sports Injuries
- Automobile Accident Injuries
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Disc Injuries/slip disc
- Headache Pain (tension/migraine)
- Muscular Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Neck Pain and Stiffness
- Pinched Nerves & Nerve Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Workmans’ Compensation Injuries
Recommended Supports, Pillows, and Convenience Items
Conveniently sold in our office, we suggests the following items to help keep you in top form.
- Therapeutica comfort support pillow
- Sizes to fit everyone
- Used to develop balance and motor coordination skill
- Chiropractic Care
- Sports Medicine
- Myofascial Release
- Chiropractic Massage Therapy
- Electrical Stimulation Therapy
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Custom Foot Orthotics
- Spinal Adjustments & Manipulation
- Treatment of Common Chiropractic Conditions
- Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Therapeutic Ultrasound