SERVICES WE OFFER
Chiropractic is a science, philosophy, and art, based on a powerful premise. The body is a self-healing, self regulating mechanism. It is life itself that heals. The NERVE SYSTEM is the master system of the body. The brain and spinal cord communicate with every organ, tissue, and structure in the body through a series of nerves. These nerves exit the spinal column through the freely movable vertebrae of the spine. When your body is overwhelmed by physical, chemical and emotional stressors, a SUBLUXATION can happen. This results in interference in nerve system function. Now the vast majority of subluxations that happen—your body spontaneously self corrects. But it’s the ones that don’t self correct, require application of a specific force at a specific time to give it the nudge it needs to reset the system.
Doctors of chiropractic are specially trained to identify subluxations, and correct them through specific chiropractic adjustments. This facilitates proper nervous system function. As a result, the body is more capable of fighting infections and healing properly.
Your doctor of chiropractic is devoted to your optimal wellness. Your chiropractor does not promote or prescribe surgery or drugs. Instead, they use a non-invasive, non-drug approach to improving the health and well being of their patients.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system.
The CranioSacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which form the fluid-filled sac around the core of the nervous system – surrounding, nourishing, and protecting the brain and spinal cord. Like the pulse of the cardiovascular system, the CranioSacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Using a touch generally no heavier than the weight of a small coin, skilled practitioners can monitor this rhythm at key body areas to pinpoint the source of an obstruction or stress.
Once a source has been determined, they can assist the natural movement of the fluid and related soft tissue to help the body self-correct. This simple action is often all it takes to remove a restriction. Other times, CST may be combined with other complementary therapies to help restore the body to it’s optimum functioning level.
Kinesio Taping® is an extremely versatile rehabilitative therapy utilized to re-educate the neuromuscular system, promote lymphatic flow, reduce pain, enhance performance, prevent injury, and promote injury resolution.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis with no worry of latex sensitivity. It is not a restrictive type of taping and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during an athletic event. Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to treat anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in-between. Examples include rehabilitation from sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee and shoulder conditions, and many more.
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC TESTING (ADT)
Horizon Family Chiropractic utilizes the Insight Subluxation Station, a space certified State of the Art technology. Components of this test include:
Range of Motion:
The Range of Motion exam measures the amount of movement in regions of your spine. This exam identifies areas of restricted motion, and shows if one side moves better than the other. Your ranges of motion can also be compared to established normal values. This part of the exam helps your doctor find areas of altered spinal mechanics.
Pulse Wave Profiler:
The PWP or Pulse Wave Profiler helps the doctor to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tone of your nervous system. This exam is known as heart rate variability. Proper balance and tone are associated with better adaptability and a healthy lifestyle. Low heart rate variability is associated with aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on heart rate variability.
The Thermal Scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps to control your organs, glands, and blood vessels, the autonomic system. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Since proper function of your organs, glands, and blood vessels is essential to healing and living well, this test gives your doctor a ‘snapshot’ of how this portion of your nervous system is working and how it is responding to care.
The Surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support your spine. These muscles are controlled by nerves. This test shows the pattern of how energy is distributed through these muscles. The exam helps identify areas and patterns of abnormal tension and stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your care progresses.
Graston technique is an evidence-based therapy that manipulates soft tissue to promote healing and recovery. Graston technique is effective for acute soft tissue injuries and chronic soft tissue injuries alike.
Common soft tissue injuries that Graston technique could help include carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain, hamstring injuries, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, and scar tissue, including post-cesarean scar tissue, among many other injuries.
More and more research is published everyday about the effectiveness of various nutritional supplements. But how do you know what brands are safe and pure? How much do you take? Is the research from a legitimate source?
At Horizon Family Chiropractic we create custom, non-drug programs to treat things like: Irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, asthma, autoimmune disease, male and female hormone issues.
We’ll work with you in recommending and implementing lifestyle changes, incorporating nutritional supplements and diet changes.
Cold laser therapy uses low levels of red and near infrared light to promote healing of tissue. When these low wavelengths of light enter the tissue, it stimulates healing and regeneration of tissue cells. Cold laser treatment is a therapy used by a wide variety of practitioners.
Cold laser therapy is noninvasive, and does not hurt or vibrate. Cold laser treatment can help heal a variety of injuries including tendon injuries, neck and back pain, and tennis elbow.
COLD LASER TREATMENT
Halotherapy (dry salt therapy) is where 99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride (salt) is heated and then ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room.
As an individual relaxes, the microparticles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli to aid respiratory concerns, while the non-inhaled salt particles are absorbed by the body to combat skin conditions.