We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
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 can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
Here at Shaft Chiropractic we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Our team here at Shaft Chiropractic 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 chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but 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.
Regular massage therapy sessions can be a key to a quicker elimination of any symptoms you may be having. Chiropractic adjustments remove the spine’s subluxations which can be caused by tight muscles around the vertebra. Massage therapy can relax and soften those muscles enabling your body to “hold” Chiropractic adjustments for longer periods of time. Massage therapy can also aid in the decreasing of stress and anxiety which is another cause of spinal subluxations.
What to Expect
Our licensed massage therapists will collect specific information from you on your first visit. They will use that information to determine what areas of the body and what techniques would be beneficial for you. During a typical massage session you will be unclothed and covered with a sheet. Only the area that is being worked on will be exposed during your session. Each massage table has table warmers. The use of these along with relaxing music will aid in creating a relaxing environment during your session. During your massage it is best to relax as much as possible and communicate any questions you may have to the therapist. Each client is encouraged to drink more water than they would normally drink during a regular day, this will help rehydrate the muscles and cleanse your body of the lactic acid that builds up in the muscles.
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage therapy?
- Alleviate low-back pain
- Improve Range of Motion
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.
- Help ease the discomforts that may be present with expectant mothers constantly changing body through all stages of pregnancy.
- Enhanced immunity by stimulating lymph flow
- Exercise or stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles
- Helps athletes at any level prepare for, or recover from strenuous workouts
- Increase joint flexibility
- Lessen depression and anxiety
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
- Reduce spasms and cramping
- Relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles
- Release endorphins-amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve headache and migraine pain
- Reduce fatigue
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, more and more parents are seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. 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 Shaft Chiropractic, 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.
The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser therapy is another treatment we offer patients who need healing in specialized areas. We often recommend this treatment to patients who experience pain in areas related to their ankles and feet (such as plantar fasciitis), scoliosis, wrist and hands (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), joints, or other localized areas. Treatments generally run 8-20 minutes. Most patients do not feel anything while the treatment is occurring. However, many notice a significant decrease in pain and/or swelling in as little as 24hrs. Call to schedule your treatment, or ask for more information at your next appointment.
Shaft Chiropractic carries a number of high-quality nutritional supplements The brand names we carry include Standard Process wholefood supplements, Metagenics, and Nordic Naturals. We carry specific supplements that help allergies, chewy vitamins your kids will love, and you can schedule a nutritional consultation with Dr. Shaft to see what whole-food supplements will have you feeling at your optimal health.