Chiropractic

Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-7:00

Tuesday 8:00-12:00

Friday 9:00-3:00     Saturday By Appointment

Chiropractic Techniques

  • Diversified

  • Flexion/Distraction

  • SOT blocking

  • Activator

Physiotherapy

  • Cryotherapy & Heat therapy

  • Electrical Stimulation - Microcurrent, Interferential (IFC), Russian, Biphasic

  • Ultrasound

  • Mechanical Traction

  • Light Therapy

  • Rehab exercises

  • Cervical and Lumbar Distraction

  • Magnetic Healing


Myofascial Release Techniques

Active Release Technique

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

What is an ART treatment like? Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

 

Graston Technique

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an interdisciplinary treatment used by more than 11,500 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.

 

 

Rapid Release Technique

Scar Tissue forms in the body as a temporary patching mechanism for wounds caused by surgery, trauma or repetitive stress.  This scar tissue is made from collagen just like our skin but without blood supply it dies, dries out, constricts and becomes brittle.   Scar tissue fastened to tissues not normally connected, is called an adhesion.  Adhesions can spread, entrapping nerves, causing pain and numbness or limiting range of motion.  Un-diagnosed pain and restricted mobility are likely to be caused by these adhesions.    Scar Tissue Therapy ™ is focused on relief of soft tissue problems caused by scar tissue adhesions.  The shearing force of planar wave energy passes safely through flexible healthy tissue, but readily absorbed by the brittle, dense scar tissue.

RRT has determined the optimum frequency that resonates with the scar tissue for maximum effectiveness by using high speed video shot at 2000  frames/second.  With only a 2mm stroke, this therapy is feels good and is completely safe.  We believe that Scar Tissue Therapy™ is the most effective way to treat painful scar tissue.  Scar Tissue Therapy is fast, painless and lasting.

 

 

Nimmo Technique

NIMMOCARE® is non-invasive pain relief treatment that’s based on simple scientific concepts. It offers freedom from the physical, emotional, and financial impact of chronic pain. NIMMOCARE® goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to eliminate the cause of pain, promoting healing and preventing recurrence.

The Problem: A Cycle of Pain

  1. Trauma — Chronic pain can begin with a major injury or small harmful motions repeated over time.
  2. Protective Reaction — To prevent further injury, the body responds with a protective measure. The nervous system sends an impulse to the muscles around the area of injury, causing them to tighten. The muscles that tighten create a network of tension sites called trigger points.
  3. Repetition — These protective impulses are helpful while the injury heals, but the body learns through repetition. The nervous system does not sense healing and continues to send protective impulses, causing unnecessary muscle tension.
  4. Chronic Discomfort — This constant tightening creates a cycle of pain that will remain until the protective impulses are interrupted.


SPIDERTECH KINESEOLOGY TAPING & Rock Tape

SpiderTech is a line of pre-engineered tape-based therapeutic supports developed to facilitate a functional medicine approach to pain modulation and myofascial dysfunction. Our re-invention of Kinesiology Tape methodologies, in the form of “pre-cut” applications, are designed for clinical use providing a standardization of Kinesiology tape treatment in a manner that increases treatment throughput.

SpiderTech "Ready to Apply" applications meet the needs of today’s rehabilitative and performance enhancing professionals by providing a coupled, synergistic influence on pain reduction, injury prevention and performance enhancement called 3P.

  • Pain reduction via neural mechanisms which result in the restoration of normal position sense and muscle activation patterns.
  • Prevention through re-establishing functional joint stability, enhancing the necessary natural healing mechanisms and through smooth controlled limitation of potentially harmful ranges of motion.
  • Performance enhancement indirectly through decreased repetitive strain trauma, decreased onset of muscular fatigue and the reduced occurrence of muscle cramping.

 

 

Dry Needle

Dry Needle technique uses sterile very thin needles like those used in acupuncture to reduce trigger point (tender hyper-irritable knots, nodules or bands of muscle that can refer pain to other locations in the body and can cause chronic or acute pain as well as muscle tension). This method is useful in addition to chiropractic and exercise therapy to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, decrease swelling and normalize muscle and joint function. Treatments are 15-20 minutes and often result in significant pain relief and better well being.

 

 

Orthotics

What are Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers?
Our Stabilizers are shoe inserts that support all three arches in your feet thereby creating a stable foundation upon which to build proper body posture. Each is custom-made to stabilize your spine and pelvis by correcting the specific imbalances in your feet.

It’s Not Just About Foot Pain
You don’t have to experience foot pain to be prescribed Stabilizers. In fact, imbalances may occur even if your feet feel fine. Before you know it, you’re suffering from pain and fatigue in other areas of the body, often due to postural misalignment that results from imbalances in your feet.