Services

Chiropractic Care

Relieves pain and improves the body’s physical function

Gentle, effective care of the spinal column with the use of the hands or instruments to provide correct movement, improve function, and decrease muscle irritation. The modern chiropractor works both directly and indirectly with the nervous system. Every function of the body is under the control of this system. Every organ, tissue and cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain to all parts of the body.

Symptoms

  • Recurring Headaches
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Low Back Pain or Leg Pain
  • General Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Pain Between Shoulder Blades
  • Pain Between Shoulder Blades

Treatments

  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Intersegmental Traction
  • Electric Muscle Stimulation
  • Moist Heat
  • Cryotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Thermoscan
  • Orthotics
  • Home Care Instructions
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Massage Therapy

Gentle effective manipulation of the soft tissue

This therapy provides an increase to muscle dilation and improves muscle healing time. In addition, massage therapy provides a decrease in pain associated with soft tissue injury.

Massage involves manipulating the body’s superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue with pressure to enhance function and promote relaxation. Target areas may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue. In professional settings massage involves the client being treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor.

Types of Massage Therapy

  • Swedish massage
    Swedish massage helps to reduce pain and joint stiffness. It has been proven effective in improving function in patients who suffer with osteoarthritis and poor circulation.
  • Deep tissue massage
    Deep tissue massage helps relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue. This is therapeutic for patients who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.
  • Sports therapy
    Sports therapy includes a functional assessment of the individual post-injury to provide treatment and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal injuries.
  • Fibromyalgia therapy
    Fibromyalgia therapy involves teach patients with fibromyalgia how to build strength and improve their range of motion to relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness. Patients also learn how to make sensible decisions about daily activities to prevent painful flare-ups.
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Physical Therapy

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Our physical therapist and physical therapy assistant plan and execute rehabilitation programs to aid patients’ in their return to a higher level of  physical functioning after an accident and/or surgery.

Our Goal

The Physical Therapy department works to develop treatment plans for our clients who have lost mobility or strength in a particular area of their body. If you have any further questions in regards to our physical therapy program or services provided in the physical therapy department please contact our office.
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Strengthening Programs

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An individualized program that strengthens areas of the spine

We understand that each patient is unique and requires special exercises based on age and physical condition. Muscle-strengthening exercises include activities in which a person moves their body, a weight or some other resistance against gravity. Weight-bearing, high-impact exercises are best for people who do not have low bone mass, osteoporosis or are frail. Weight-bearing, low-impact exercises are a safe alternative for people who cannot do high-impact exercises.

Muscle groups targeted for strengthening programs

  • Forearms (wrists)
  • Upper arms
  • Lower back
  • Middle back
  • Upper back
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Abdominals
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Calves (lower legs)
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Trigger Point Therapy

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Deactivates trigger points that may cause pain or headaches

Manual pressure, vibration, injection, or other treatment is applied to these points to relieve pain for those who fail to show improvement with conservative massage. Trigger-point therapy helps to relieve pain and weakness associated with trigger points are present in a larger muscle or muscle bundle.

Understanding Trigger Points

An indication of a trigger point is referred pain, or pain that is felt at another site. Trigger points cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome. They are the source of the pain in such joints as the shoulder, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle that is so often mistaken for arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, or ligament injury.

Trigger points also cause symptoms as diverse as dizziness, earaches, sinusitis, nausea, heartburn, false heart pain, heart arrhythmia, genital pain, and numbness in the hands and feet. Even fibromyalgia may have its beginnings with myofascial trigger points.

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Athletic Training

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This training is done in our office and encompasses the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries and medical conditions in athletes. The athletic trainer and the physician work together in order to enhance the care of the patient and prevent further injury from occurring in athletes.

For College Athletes

Along with serving as Marietta College’s team chiropractor, our office also helps with extra athletic training needs for the college athlete. Please call our office today regarding any further questions you may have  in regards to athletic training or services provided in our office.
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Health + Safety Lectures

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Providing the community with an understanding of health and safety issues in the workplace

Lectures, which are generally done on-site, are developed to discuss the importance of stress management in the work place and the significance of maintaining proper health. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a lecture.

Lecture Topics May Include:

Workplace Injury Prevention

We will discuss some of the most common causes of work related injuries and how to prevent them from occurring. Studies show that 80% of Americans will experience a back injury in their lifetime. Back injury is second only to upper respiratory infections as the leading cause of lost time injuries at work. These injuries cost billions of dollars each year in lost wages, workers compensation claims, and decreased productivity.

5 Keys to Healthy Living

This presentation will benefit virtually any employee that you may have. We will expound upon the 5 core principles in a way that will allow our audience to realize their maximum physical and mental potential. Keys include: nutrition, exercise, rest, attitude, and free nerve flow. The result is a happier, healthier employee which leads to increased productivity and decreased absenteeism.

Posture and Ergonomics

Poor posture and ergonomics lead to cumulative trauma disorders and repetitive stress disorders. The direct cost of these disorders is estimated to be 20 billion dollars annually with the indirect cost closer to 100 billion dollars. We work with your employees to ensure that they are maintaining proper posture during their work day to decrease the likelihood of these problems arising. A detailed discussion as well as hands-on demonstration may be utilized.

Occupational Stretching Workshops

Whether your job consists of sitting at a desk or lifting heavy objects, stretching is extremely important. This lecture includes discussion on the role of flexibility in preventing workplace injury and a hands-on demonstration of proper techniques. We will customize a stretching regimen that meets the exact requirements of your employees. This regimen can then be done daily by employees to not only prevent injury, but reach maximum health and productivity.

Featured Services

  • Work compensation risk analysis
  • Stress management seminars
  • Spinal/ergonomics demonstrations
  • Health fair participation

Benefits of Hosting a Lecture

  • Decrease workplace injuries
  • Decrease workers compensation costs
  • Increase employee productivity

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