Active Health Chiro

Services

Our Techniques

Chiropractic Care

All of our doctors attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, the fountainhead of chiropractic care. We practice a combination of techniques to make sure we give the patient the adjustment they need. Chiropractic Techniques would include but not limited to:

  • Diversified
  • Gonsted
  • Thompson
  • Impulse IQ instrument adjustment

We pride our selves in giving each patient the right adjustment at the right time.

In combination with the adjustment we utilize other services to optimize the healing process. These techniques would include:

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART)

ART® is a patented, state of the art 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 with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

HOW DO OVERUSE CONDITIONS OCCUR?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

WHAT IS AN ART® TREATMENT LIKE?

Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® 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 – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Consumer Survey, 78 percent of individuals claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (50 percent) or stress (28 percent) related.

A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more. Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness regimen.

25 reasons to get a massage:

  1. Relieve stress
  2. Relieve postoperative pain
  3. Reduce anxiety
  4. Manage low-back pain
  5. Manage fibromyalgia
  6. Reduce muscle tension
  7. Enhance exercise performance
  8. Relieve tension headaches
  9. Better sleep
  10. Ease symptoms of depression
  11. Improve cardiovascular health
  12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
  13. Decrease stress in cancer patients
  14. Improve balance in older adults
  15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
  16. Temper effects of dementia
  17. Promote relaxation
  18. Lower blood pressure
  19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  20. Help chronic neck pain
  21. Lower joint replacement pain
  22. Increase range of motion
  23. Decrease migraine frequency
  24. Improve quality of life during hospice care
  25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
Corrective Exercises

Corrective Exercises

At Active Health Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special “blueprint” exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling

The goal of Active Health Chiropractic is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling not only by our experienced chiropractic health professionals, but also our Registered Dietician, we can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? We can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a method whereby solid filament needles are introduced into the skin and tissues below, with the term ‘dry needling’ coined to differentiate it from ‘injection needling’ where something is injected into tissue with a hyperdermic syringe.

Dry needling is a unique procedure intended to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further tissue damage and increased pain. When combined with conventional treatment options, dry needling can be an influential method to accelerate pain reduction, healing and the restoration of normal tissue function.

Functional Movement Sytem

Functional Movement System

Every fitness pro and performance coach needs the ultimate competitive advantage. Whether your focus is optimizing training, maximizing client retention, enhancing communication, or all of the above, the screen is the starting line, your roadmap, your blueprint.

But what does it mean to MOVE WELL? The screen eliminates the guessing game and tells you what movement quality really is by measuring seven fundamental movements that are key to daily life. It scores individuals in a simple way to determine if their movement patterns are optimal, acceptable or dysfunctional.

To establish a baseline, you need an objective filter—and the screen is your user-friendly, reliable tool. In FMS Level 1, learn how to administer the Functional Movement Screen, your essential reference point. Then unlock and discover the FMS algorithm that turns screen results into enhancements, not only on the training floor and athletic field, but also in every scenario and adventure life takes you…and your clients.

Get a Free, No Obligation, Consultation Now!

Just Call 515-227-7491
or Fill Out the Form Below

Name*


Email*

Phone*

Questions or Appointment Requests*