The basic premise of chiropractic is to remove pressure from the nerves that exit the spine by “adjusting” the vertebra. The communication between the nervous system and the other systems of the body direct the body on how it should operate, brain to nerve, nerve to organ or muscle etc. It is the purpose of your brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of your body to direct and control the function of every cell, tissue and organ.
When there is interference with this complex orchestra of controlling nerve impulses there is a breakdown in the basic communication of the body.
A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction to a joint that is fixated or not moving properly to help normalize spinal function.
There are hundreds of ways to adjust the spine. In this office we utilize whatever is appropriate and to the patient’s tolerance such as Diversified Technique, (SOT) Sacral Occipital Technique, Drop Table and a specially designed instrument called an “adjuster” or an activator (a small hand held instrument) or the doctor will use her hands for what is called an osseous adjustment.
By utilizing nutrition with chiropractic we can profoundly increase the efficacy of both and reduce the number of office visits commonly seen with conventional chiropractic treatment.
Graston Technique (GT)
Scar tissue and adhesions can prevent fluid movement of muscles, tendons, ligaments and surrounding tissue. They can cause fascia (strong connective tissue between the skin and the underlying muscle) to adhere to muscle tissue, creating a feeling of “tightness” or pain with movement. They can also impair function (range of motion).
GT uses patented stainless steel instruments shaped to treat various areas of the body. It breaks up and releases scar tissue, thus relieving pain and allowing the return of normal function to the area being treated. A key benefit of GT is that the patient is able to engage in everyday activities during treatment.
Holistic Rehabilitation looks at the whole body by diagnosing the recurring musculo-skeletal problems and treating their primary causes. The human body is a healing machine, but it may need a new guidance system after an injury or an illness. Holistic rehabilitation finds the right combination of treatments that allow the quickest healing. Dr. Kartch uses a variety of gentle and effective treatments to decrease pain and restore function. Her patents get better quickly and their adjustments hold longer.
Chiropractic: The bones in the spine are crucial, not only to joint flexibility, but also to the health and strength of the entire body. The vertebrae are designed to move as well as to protect the spinal cord. Sometimes these bones get “stuck” – they don’t move enough or they move too much. Tension imbalances in the spinal muscles must be corrected before a manipulation can “hold”.
Injuries create new imbalances in the muscle-nerve and spinal habits. As a result some muscles get chronically tight and/or weak. Trigenics can retrain the nerve-muscle communication by lengthening the tight muscles and strengthening the weak muscles.
Since perfect feet are rare, custom-made STEP FORWARD orthotics will correct the feet as well as some foot-related abnormalities affecting the knees, hips, and upper body.