We believe that every patient has a unique body, unique injury and even a unique response to care, which is why we are trained in several techniques so that we may tailor our care to your specific needs. We can use gentle low-force techniques, such as activator, drop table, gentle touch, or higher force manual therapy. We can even integrate several techniques into each visit if needed. Soft tissue massage, or trigger point therapy is also incorporated to help release the muscle compensation. This helps our treatments effectiveness. Most of all, we believe in education and giving our patients a clear understanding of their injury, their anatomy and the physiology of what it is we are doing. We should all understand why we are getting care and what that care is doing for us.
We are happy that you are seeking chiropractic care, but we also know that many of the things you do outside of our office are contributing to your injury, therefore, we teach our patients exercises and stretches designed to strengthen and correct their own unique problem. In addition, we discuss proper office setup, sitting and lounging posture, vehicle set up and sleeping postures. This information helps our patients to heal faster, but more importantly it helps to prevent these injuries or other injuries from occurring in the future.
A revolutionary technology for the management of muscle and tendon disorders; the research is showing that shockwave therapy has success rates of 77% to 91%, depending on the condition. Developed in the mid-80’s to break up kidney stones, it is now used in sports medicine to treat plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee and low back injuries. Shockwave therapy applies high-energy, sound waves (this is not the ultrasound you may have had at other offices) to injured muscle, tendon and bone to promote bone and tendon regeneration, increased blood vessel growth, decrease in scar tissue and tissue adhesions, and a decrease in pain sensitivity. Where most therapies treat new injuries, shockwave is extremely effective at treating chronic injuries that have been present for months to years. Many chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons around the world are starting to use this treatment for tissue therapy to stabilize their patient’s condition and create longer lasting results.
X-rays are incorporated into our practice for the purpose of identifying the underlying condition, any damage that has occurred from that condition, such as disc degeneration, bone spur formation, bone degradation, fracture etc. It is also used to identify anomalies in the spine that are genetic or acquired. Many of these require a specific type of adjustment or must be avoided entirely. We also use the x-rays to rule out other conditions that may be causing the pain. Some of these conditions are serious, which is why we value x-ray very much. Remember that your spine houses your nervous system and that your nervous system runs your entire body including your organs, so using the best science to gain information and insight into your condition is an important part of not only helping you get out of pain, but also to develop the safest means of doing so.
Massage therapy offers is an important component in treating many musculoskeletal conditions as the muscles function to move the joints. Often the body’s natural response to protect when we’re in pain can work against the chiropractor’s ability to help the patient. We have outstanding massage therapists that work with our chiropractors when needed to tackle stubborn conditions. The benefits of massage therapy include increased blood circulation, reduction in swelling, relaxed muscles, and increasing range of motion so that the chiropractic adjustment holds more effectively.
Glenmore Chiropractic was created with the purpose of bringing chiropractors, massage therapists and the latest in therapeutic technology together to better serve your needs.
In courtesy of your therapist & fellow patients, we ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice of cancellation, or a cancellation fee will be charged.