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Chiropractic Adjustive Technique: Diversified

Diversified is a gentle adjustive procedure that incorporates aspects of several different techniques including Gonstead, Sacral Occipatal Technique, Activator, Drop, Logan Basic Technique, Webster, Craniosacral, and others. We use Diversified techniques to restore motion to restricted joints, which returns the neurological and musculoskeletal systems of the body to normal, allowing the body to heal itself.

Ancillary Therapies:

We offer passive therapies such as Class IV Deep Tissue Laser, Kinesiotape, hot water table, and traction to assist in the healing process.

Massage

We employ a multitude of massage techniques to facilitate healing including but not limited to: petrissage, effluerage, tapotement, NIMMO, pin and stretch, Muscle Release Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, Post-Isometric Relaxation, etc. In addition, we also have highly trained massage practitioners on site that are specialized in deep tissue work for sports and auto injuries, headache/migraine sufferers, and everyday pains. Their techniques include Craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, cupping, gua sha, reflexology, and Table Top Thai stretching.

Rehabilitation

Studies show that most biomechanics injuries heal at a faster rate if they are treated with active as well as passive care. Passive care is any treatment that the physician provides without the active participation of the patient. Active care is a treatment that the patient actively participates in with the provider or performs by him or herself eg. Rehabilitation.

As part of our treatment plans, we incorporate a rehabilitation regimen specifically tailored for the patient’s injury and lifestyle. Some of these exercises will be performed at home and some will be performed in the office in our rehabilitation suite. This allows the body to heal functionally as well as structurally.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this information is only for general knowledge; it is not to be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.

Work Place Ergonomic Assessment

For patients that are afflicted by discomfort at work or for those employers who want to decrease workplace injuries and increase employee comfort, we offer ergonomic analysis and solutions for job sites. In addition, we give seminars on back awareness to business groups. These seminars help employees avoid actions that can lead to neck and back injuries.

Postural Evaluation

Postural imbalances at work or at home can be the source of both neck and low back pain. Jobs that require us to sit most of the day predispose us to aches and pains in the back, neck, shoulders, elbows, and wrists. Without the proper postural training our slow twitch, or postural muscles, become weak and over-stretched, whereas our fast twitch, or main mover muscles, become over-recruited, short and tight. Therefore, the fast twitch muscles are taking over for the slow twitch muscles, and this substitution leads to a pain cycle commonly referred to as lower cross (back) or upper (neck) crossed syndrome.

Those of us that stand all day are also susceptible to low back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain/injuries. Again, if the postural muscles are not conditioned and maintained in their correct postural positions, then they will become over-stretched and weak forcing the fast twitch muscles to substitute.

In addition, activities that are done repetitively without the proper support can lead to pain and injury because the muscles, tendons, and joints are forced to work in positions for which they were not designed. These types of injuries are not only hard on the neck and back but also on the extremities (shoulders, wrists, knees, ankles). For example, repetitively flexing and extending the wrist without proper support can cause carpal tunnel. A postural evaluation can give the patient important educational information to help decrease current discomfort and prevent future pain and injury. Please call our office if you have any questions or are interested in a workplace postural evaluation.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this information is only for general knowledge; it is not to be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.

X-ray

When necessary, our chiropractors may want to take x-rays in order to assure an accurate diagnosis and rule out more serious health conditions.

At Cooper Chiropractic Center For Health & Wellness we have convenient relationships with nearby imaging facilities to expedite this procedure. ¬†Often, we can have x-ray’s taken and read on the same day.

Note: It is not the practice of Cooper Chiropractic Center For Health & Wellness or any of its employees to x-ray all patients. X-rays will only be taken when clinically indicated.