TYPES OF CARE
1. RELIEF CARE: HELPING YOU FEEL AND WORK BETTER
Many people seek care in our practice and have one goal: RELIEF.
So that’s where we start! During this initial stage of intensive care, we have several obligations:
Uncover the underlying cause of the health problem
Suggest a care plan to produce the fastest results possible
Offer ways patients can participate in their recovery
Explain the value of post-symptomatic wellness care
2. WELLNESS CARE: OPTIMIZING YOUR HEALTH POTENTIAL
We encourage our patients to achieve the highest levels of health they can. Through educational opportunities (like this website), we hope to communicate the value of ongoing chiropractic care. Our desire is to see our practice members abandon the prevailing sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms and then taking action), in favor of the emerging wellness model.
YOU ARE THE BOSS
Regardless of your health goals, please understand that we see ourselves as mere servants. You’re the boss! It’s your body, your health and your future. Our job is to offer you the finest chiropractic care possible, and it’s up to you to decide how much of it you want.
Take the first step towards relief by calling our office today and making an appointment to discuss your health goals.
TECHNIQUES AND THERAPIES USED
AT GLOEKLER CHIROPRACTIC
Activator or Instrument Adjusted:
This techniques involves a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a gentle, low force approach to Chiropractic care. This adjustment restores spinal balance safely and comfortably and is used on patients of all ages.
Manual technique using very precise hands-on thrusts to perform spinal adjustments.
Thompson or Drop Table:
A special table is used that drops about 2 inches. This allows our doctor to apply quick thrusts that accompany the table drop.
Cox Technique or Flexion/Dystraction:
Most widely used approach in treating symptomatic disc injuries involving lower back pain and the often-accompanying leg pain. This involves a specialized table that gently distracts or stretches the spine which allows our doctor to isolate the area of disc involvement while slightly flexing the spine in a pumping rhythm.
Trigger Point Therapy:
A trigger point is an area of uncontrolled muscle tightness which may interfere with normal muscle function, restrict range of motion, weaken the muscle and possibly refer pain to other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy compresses the muscle with sustained pressure, helping to restore normal range of motion and reduce the pain or muscle spasms in the hypersensitive muscles.
In addition to spinal care, our doctor treats all joint pain or issues. He can adjust feet, knees, wrists, shoulders, sinuses, and TMJ just to name a few.
This therapy induces passive motion into the spine for stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility; thereby helping to gently and effectively reestablish normal range of motion to your spine.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation:
This technique uses tiny electrical impulses to contract muscles. The benefits of this technique includes helping improve muscle function, decreasing pain and promoting healing.
Manual - Performed by the doctor using his hands.
Mechanical - Performed with a machine to provide traction force.