The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. For most patients an Activator adjustment leads to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers doctors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting, or when it is preferred for clinical reasons.
The chiropractic adjustment, or manipulation, traditionally refers to the manipulation of the joint complexes between spinal vertebrae that have acquired abnormal movement or errors in feedback.
The goal of this manual manipulation is to reduce the joint position error. Common outcomes of this error reduction will be an increase in the range of motion of soft and hard tissues involved, and a reduction of local inflammation thereby increasing blood flow and healing processes.
Regular visits help establish stronger habits of muscle integrity and pain-free living.
If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.
Cold Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Laser treatment can be used on people suffering from acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises because they cue the patient’s motor system to respond better and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to align your foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but they are biomedical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot while you walk. We understand that everyone is different, which is why custom foot orthotics are made just for you.
The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.
Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and improve your blood circulation.
Kinesiology Taping, or KT Tape, is a precise rehabilitative taping technique that facilitates the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. This technique allows the body’s normal range of motion as well as providing extending soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Kinesio tape is latex-free and hypoallergenic which makes it ‘skin friendly’ for patients with sensitive or fragile skin. KT Tape can be purchased on Amazon and most major drug stores or pharmacies.
Our team here at Denver Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical health issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Functional neurology and chiropractic care are not just for adults. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function. Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.
Here at Denver Chiropractic and Functional Neurology, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy and we offer relief without using any drugs.
We are not certified in the Webster Technique.
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