Listed below are common questions regarding my treatment approach. For other questions please post a comment below or contact me via email or phone.
I work with people of all ages experiencing one or more of the following conditions:
Every patient is treated on an individual basis to achieve his/her specific health goals. I spend quality time with each patient to ensure they get the best care. The goal of an exam is to identify the imbalance or dysfunction and determine what treatment(s) is necessary to heal the underlying cause and prevent the symptoms from reoccurring.
Follow up exams are focused on confirming and adjusting the treatment plan as necessary to treat the root cause of the symptoms. While every patient is different, it takes about 2-3 follow up exams to get out of pain.
Being out of pain doesn’t necessarily mean you changed the movement patterns that caused your injury in the first place. So I offer private movement sessions to work more deeply on adjusting your movement habits so that your body can continue healing with every movement you make in your life!
Applied Kinesiology is different than kinesiology. Practitioners of Applied Kinesiology study under the experts in the field and in alignment with the requirements of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK). Kinesiology is the study of body movement, typically learned in undergraduate courses. Applied Kinesiology is a specialized diagnostic tool used by practitioners licensed to diagnose (i.e., medical doctors, chiropractors, physician assistants or nurse practitioners). The ICAK requires a minimum of 100 hours of study, including both academic and clinical hours of study, followed by a licensing exam.
A unique facet of my treatment is that I don’t focus on manually adjusting each joint, like many chiropractors do. Many times misalignments resolve following identification and treatment of the underlying primary cause of the misalignment. However, manual adjustments are performed if needed, but only after other treatments have been utilized.
Neurologic facilitation of individual muscles. You will notice during the appointment that some muscles feel stronger than others. The muscles that feel weak are not firing properly for one of the many reasons (refer to question above for more information)
The hyper/hypotonicities (strength/weakness) of muscles are balanced using (1) soft tissue modalities, acupressure, nutrition and neurologic reflex techniques to allow your body to establish balance, (2) lifestyle, diet and nutrition recommendations are made when necessary, as well.
I can only help you to a certain point in the office and the rest of the responsibility is placed on you to make the changes at home that are discussed during each appointment. These changes will speed up your healing time and provide you with the tools to sustain a lifestyle that helps to keep your system in balance.