We’re redefining treatment for neck and back pain. We’ve rejected the old notion that you can heal and revitalize your spine, the core of your being, with superficial treatments and quick fixes delivered in a stressful and impersonal manner. We view our therapy as the beginning of a journey for renewal of your body, mind and spirit.
We utilize the most sophisticated technology available to pinpoint the cause of your pain, including MRI, CT Scan, X-ray and Laboratory Tests. However, most important for understanding you and the true nature of your pain is our extensive case history/physical examination.
Using this information, we will design a multifaceted treatment program. We view healing as a process not an event. Your treatment is only one element of this process. Relaxation, exercise and nutrition are also necessary. Therefore, we’ve created an environment that will support optimal healing and renewal. Your treatment sessions will be unhurried, in a private, relaxing space. Therapy will consist of a custom blend of spinal mobilization, physiotherapy, exercise and massage.
Because you are unique, your program will be one of a kind, designed to meet your individual needs.
Our goal in the initial stage of care is to quickly reduce your inflammation and pain. Depending on the cause of your pain, each of your therapy sessions will consist of a gentle blend of:
1. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
3. Therapeutic Stretching
4. Spinal Manipulation
6. Deep Heating Diathermy
7. Interferential Muscle Stimulation
Each therapy session lasts approximately one hour.
During this phase, we move beyond simple pain relief. Your therapy will gradually evolve to match your exact level of progress. The tissues of the back, neck, arms and legs will continue to be gently mobilized in order to reduce healing time, minimize formation of scar tissue adhesions and reduce pressure on spinal nerves.
Progressive strengthening of back muscles and supporting tissues stabilizes your back and increases your capacity to perform home, work and recreational activities. Imagine being able to golf, swim, play tennis, hike – without pain!
Spinal manipulation frees restricted movement of the spine and helps restore misaligned vertebra to their proper position in the spinal column. Spinal manipulation helps to reduce nerve irritation responsible for causing inflammation, muscle spasm and pain. Research shows spinal manipulation to be safe and effective.
Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to use many different adjustment techniques enabling them to treat different disorders of the spine and nervous system. Techniques vary from a swift, careful thrust to those that combine minimal force and gentle pressure. Mastery of each technique is an art that requires great skill and precision. Spinal manipulation is the treatment that differentiates chiropractic from other medical disciplines.
For patients who do not improve with self-care, spinal manipulation is the treatment of choice for both acute or chronic low back pain, according to guidelines published by the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society.
The fact is once you reach the age of 30, you can lose as much as 3% of your muscle mass per year. This causes pain, weakness and fatigue. It also sets you up for back injuries that can haunt you for the rest of your life. The great news is you can safely rebuild lost muscle and it doesn’t require a high investment of time.
We've developed the “Back Power Slow Cadence” fitness program. This amazing form of resistance training puts a week’s worth of exercise into one 30 minute session. Even more remarkable is its ability to strengthen you 50% faster than most other programs requiring 3 – 4 sessions per week.
Robert J Zapf, MS, DC specializes in designing and carefully implementing "Back Power Slow Cadence" programs for rebuilding your core muscle strength. Utilizing our LifeFitness G5 exercise equipment we will custom fit you with a program designed to alleviate your pain and helping to prevent it from ever coming back. Imagine living life pain free and strong!
Physiotherapy is a natural method of treating and preventing injury and disease. It aims to help alleviate pain; to restore normal movement patterns; and to return the body to a state of equilibrium or balance without chemical intervention. We will help you maximize functional movement and ability by using a variety of hands-on treatments, an exercise recommendation, and education.
Physiotherapy has widespread applications. It can help you gain strength and flexibility, reduce pain, and promote greater independence. It can also help many conditions that affect the muscles or nerves. Therapies include heat, cold, electric stimulation, ultrasound, traction, shortwave diathermy, stretching, strengthening exercises and massage.
Massage Therapy is a method of healing that utilizes human touch to promote relaxation, relief of tension, and a greater level of well being. There are numerous methods and techniques of massage, ranging from the most gentle, superficial stimulation to deep manipulation of muscle groups.
Massage is used as a complement to many other forms of healing. Massage Therapy promotes healthy circulation, ease of movement, reduction of scar tissue, strong immunity, and mental clarity. Massage lowers stress and anxiety levels, reduces blood pressure, and shortens the healing time of injuries.
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