Chiropractors are primary health care providers who diagnose and treat patients focusing on the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems of the body. Treatment may include spinal and extremity adjusting, physiotherapies including interferential current and ultrasound, nutrition, and physical rehabilitation.
Chiropractic is used to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of symptoms, from headaches, joint and back pain, muscle spasm, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, and auto/work injury with no medical referral required.
Healthy Living Chiropractic offers a number of low-force chiropractic treatments including:
- Diversified Manual Manipulation – The most commonly used of all chiropractic treatments using quick, shallow thrusts to treat the joints of the body.
- Drop Table – A drop table has sections which can be raised about three quarters of an inch and then “drops” down with the weight of the patient and adjustment. The dropping of the table allows for a lighter adjustment without the twisting positions that can accompany other techniques.
- Activator – A gentle chiropractic treatment technique used to help restore normal functioning in the body. The activator is a hand-held spring-loaded adjusting instrument that delivers a small rapid pulse
- Active Release Technique™ – 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.
- Graston Technique – Graston Technique (GT) is a therapeutic method for diagnosing and treating disorders of the skeletal muscles and related connective tissue. The method employs a collection of six stainless steel tools of particular shape and size, which are used by practitioners to feel patients’ bodies in order to detect and resolve scar tissue in the muscles and tendons. (^ About the Graston Technique, retrieved 2008-10-11)
- Myofascial Release Technique – A form of soft tissue therapy used to treat dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system and any accompanying pain and/or restriction of motion.
- Post Isometric Relaxation – First the muscle is placed in a stretched position, and then an isometric contraction is exerted against minimal resistance. Relaxation and then gentle stretching follow as the muscle releases.
- Muscle Energy Technique – A gentle form of adjusting and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed physician counterforce.
- Therapeutic Exercises – At Healthy Living Chiropractic the term therapeutic exercise has a broad definition. The types of exercise and stretches we provide vary greatly depending on the severity of injury, the phase of healing, and the patients ability. Based upon these factors Dr. Grossman will decide what to provide each patient. Most patients will receive stretches to perform on a regular basis, as well as some exercises that will help to strengthen key muscles that may be weakened and contributing to the main problem. It is our goal to provide exercises that will not only help our patients recover quickly, but can help them to avoid re-injury later on down the road.
Do we take your insurance?
Healthy Living Chiropractic is an in-network preferred provider, and accepts most health insurance plans as well as automobile and work injury claims. Learn More
How soon can we see you?
We have very flexible hours including appointments on Saturdays. Call us 503-908-0881 or send us an email to get the process started. Contact Us