Our Treatments

Active Release Techniques® (ART)

ART is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique. ART treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. All bodies have a strong tendency to lay down scar tissue. This scar tissue can cause muscles to become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons (causing tendonitis) and nerves to become trapped. ART is a system of finding and releasing these scarred tissues to normalize motion and function.

Cox Flexion Distraction

Cox Flexion Distraction is a Chiropractic technique that treats intervertebral disc problems using traction mobilization. This therapy is designed to be a safe, nearly painless alternative to back surgery and is commonly used with patients who suffer from disc injuries. Low back pain as well as thigh, calf and foot numbness or pain may be symptoms of spinal disc problems.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization or DNS was founded by world famous physiotherapist Pavel Kolar. DNS believes that human posture is the result of the nervous systems function, which is formed primarily in the first few years of life. Therefore, DNS utilizes neurodevelopmental positions and exercises to restore dysfunction in the nervous system, and faulty movement patterns.

McKenzie Method

McKenzie Method was founded by Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. This method is used to diagnosis and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries. The McKenzie Method allows patients to be readily diagnosed and treated without the use of expensive imaging.Treatment allows the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or machinery. The McKenzie Method teaches patients how to take care of their own musculoskeletal injuries, and believes that the patient should be able to heal themselves with the guidance of a McKenzie practitioner.

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. The FMS generates a Functional Movement Screen Score, which is used to target problems and track progress. The score, not the area of pain, will dictate corrective exercise strategies.

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

The SFMA is a system that helps rehabilitation professionals incorporate a movement pattern baseline into the musculoskeletal examination. The SFMA helps the clinician identify individual movement pattern deficiencies that are unique to each individual, allowing clinicians to find root causes and not focus on just areas of complaint.

Impulse Adjusting Technique

Impulse Adjusting is an instrument based adjusting technique that was developed to provide controlled treatments to specific areas that you are having trouble with.

The advantages of this technique is that it is highly specific yet gentle.  There is no popping or cracking sounds with Impulse adjustments. Many patients like this because it isn’t as forceful and we are able to adjust the spine back into proper alignment.

Impulse technique is also used on articular joints such as the shoulder and hips to restore correct range of motion.   Soft tissue areas that are tight can benefit from this as well.

Impulse Technique works really well on everyone. Especially with the elderly and children where the amount of force used can be kept to a minimum.

Nutrition

Our goal is to keep a very complicated subject as simple as possible: Eat food that has the ability to spoil and eat it before it spoils. If you are eating food that your ancestors ate 25,000 years ago, it’s probably better for you.

We are very pro-exercise; in fact, in many ways we consider exercise the closest thing to the fountain of youth. However, Eastside Wellness Chiropractic wants our patients to understand that exercise is very poor at controlling weight. Weight control is affected primarily by what and how much we eat; the main macronutrient to consider for controlling weight loss is carbohydrates.

For more information about nutrition, we highly recommend the following two websites:
www.deflame.com, by David Seaman, D.C.
www.diabetes-book.com, by Richard K. Bernstein, M.D.

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K-Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal.  The effects of laser energy include improved healing time,​ pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. 

During K-Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.

 

 

Dry Needling

Dry Needling, also known as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), is an effective technique used to treat pain arising from muscles and/or nerves. Dry Needling involves inserting a needle without medication or injection, into an area of the muscle known as a trigger point.

A trigger point is an irritable, hard "knot" within a muscle that is painful when palpated and can produce significant pain over a large area. They are very common and can make everyday tasks difficult and painful. Often, these trigger points may be too deep to be effectively treated by other treatment techniques.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. A spinal adjustment is the application of a precise force to a specific part of a spinal segment which corrects the misalignment, once again permitting natural nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.

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