Chiropractic care corrects alignment problems, alleviates pain, improves function, and supports the body's natural ability to heal itself, but some patients have not experienced relief or have not resolved their pain and underlying issues by getting to the root cause of the problem. That's where an integrated health plan that pairs chiropractic care and acupuncture can help you achieve more profound treatment results.
Stretching is good. It can decrease stress, reduce pain, and boost energy. Regular stretching can also lower the risk of injury, improve balance, and increase flexibility. The drawback? Getting at those tough-to-reach spots isn't easy. That's where assisted stretching can be helpful. Certified stretch therapists are trained to manually guide muscles into places and positions that you can't reach by yourself. Adding assisted stretching to chiropractic care can help to improve the mobility of the spine, muscles, and nerves making it easier for chiropractors to treat the areas that need help.
What are the benefits of assisted stretching and how can you incorporate
this modality into your practice?
“What are you carrying around in there?” Have you ever lifted your child’s backpack and wondered why it feels like a load of cement? With students heading back to the classroom, it is not uncommon for symptoms like headaches, upper shoulder pain, and lower back discomfort to surface due to overstuffed, improper fitting back packs. Heavy backpacks, especially when they are thrown over one shoulder, can place unnecessary stress on the neck and back that can lead to misalignments of the spine.
Studies continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy in treating pain. Not only does it compare favorably against more traditional modalities such as electric stimulation, but it also has new applications, such as not simply treating but also preventing pain from the side effects of chemotherapy. New research also shows that low-level laser therapy may be used in conjunction with cortisone treatments.
As many chiropractors can attest, some of the most serious damage that occurs to people’s bodies comes from sitting for long periods of time with poor posture or spending all day looking down at phones and tablets. For many people, daily life has become sedentary and it is doing far more damage than most people know. Choosing ergonomic furniture for both the doctor and patient helps to ensure that the spine has the support and positioning needed to work in comfort and with better posture during the day.
If you’re considering adding low level laser therapy to your practice, compare wisely to ensure that the system you invest in matches the needs of your practice and patients. Dava Stewart of Chiropractic Economics offers the following guidelines for first-time buyers as well as those who are more familiar with low level laser therapy. Read the full article here.
This blog was curated from an article entitled, "Laser Treatment for Treating Plantar Fasciitis" published on October 29, 2019 by Tina Beychok in Chiropractic Economics.
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints heard from patients between the ages of 40 – 60, and the culprit is often plantar fasciitis. It involves the inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes, and most often affects women, military personnel, athletes, obese individuals, and people who spend a great deal of their workday on their feet.
Choosing the right equipment for your practice can often be complicated. What features do I need? Which tables will fit my budget? Does elevation make sense? The list can seem endless. There are plenty of manufacturers of adjusting treatment tables on the market and most create tables that fit a variety of techniques. So how do you choose what you need?