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CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive form of health care that focuses on the restoration and maintenance of spinal health in order to allow optimal nervous system function. Virtually every part of the body is affected by the nervous system. Muscle aches, joint pain and disorders of the internal organs may be affected by irritation to the nerves that our housed in the spinal column. A Chiropractor assesses for areas of restricted joint motion, misalignment (also known as subluxation), and abnormal qualities to the soft tissues surrounding the spine. Treatment to restore proper movement and alignment is performed with the use of gentle spinal manipulation. At our office, the doctors also offer advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes that significantly effect overall health and wellness.

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Chiropractic Adjustment

As defined by the American Chiropractic Association, the most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation," also called "chiropractic adjustment." purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile or restricted in their movement.

Dr. Hinkle and Dr. Grove primarily perform what is known as diversified technique, which includes manually applying a high velocity, low force adjustment to specific subluxations. The doctors are also trained in Sacral Occipital Technique, Activator Methods, and Logan Basic Technique. They consider each individual case to determine which techniques will be most effective.

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MASSAGE THERAPY

Therapeutic massage increases health and well-being in a number of ways. Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.

Prenatal Massage

Gentle and nurturing, prenatal massage focuses on the needs of the mother and can relieve the discomforts associated with pregnancy. It increases the mother's awareness to her areas of tension and is an important practice before the birth experience.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

  • Helps Relieve Nausea
  • Increases Circulation
  • Increases Flow of Nutrients to the placenta
  • Aids in Postural Alignment
  • Helps Relieve Joint Discomfort
  • Opens chest for a deeper breath and supports learning deep breathing
  • Relieves minor edema by aiding venous return
  • Fetus receives gentle massage and relaxation benefits
  • Teaches awareness of body tension pattern

Postpartum Massage

Massage in the postpartum period helps bring the body into its pre-pregnancy alignment. A massage within the first week of postpartum feels wonderful. It flushes lactic acid out of the tissues relieving sore and achy muscles.

Benefits of Postpartum Massage

  • It supports and enhances the realigning process, with a focus on the pelvis and ribs
  • Assists breastfeeding, alleviating tightness, helps with some breastfeeding difficulties
  • Aids in the process of the uterus returning to its normal size
  • Helps relieve tension from the birth process
  • Helps the mother regain vital energy to help reduce fatigue
  • Supports fluid balancing
  • Encourages pelvic and abdominal organs to return to pre-pregnant positions

Fertility Massage

Fertility massage is a combination of specific techniques Claire Marie Miller developed through her own experience, which included using fertility awareness, cleansing therapies and visualizations.

Benefits of Fertility Massage

  • Cleanses the digestive system
  • Balances hormones through reflexology techniques
  • Balances craniosacral alignment
  • Breaks up pelvic adhesions and congestion
  • Increases circulation through the pelvis
  • Deepens relaxation and helps with stress reduction
  • Improves awareness of ovulation timing

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST), as defined by the Upledger Institute, is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Motor-Coordination Problems
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Autism
  • Colic
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders
  • Immune function
  • Scoliosis
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Reiki (pronounced RAY-key)

A Japanese word representing universal life energy, the energy which is all around us. It is derived from rei, meaning "free passage" or "transcendental spirit" and ki, meaning "vital life force energy" or " universal life energy". Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body's natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

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Infant Massage

Having numerous benefits for baby, parents and society, loving touch lessens tension, fussiness and irritability. Digestion is aided and this can provide relief of gas and colic. Massage is also a wonderful way to lessen stress parent and baby. Touch conveys nurturing and love, the essential ingredients for emotional and physical growth and well being. Studies have shown increased weight gain, and immune function. Myelination of nerves is also increased. These things in turn are needed for brain and muscle development. Parents become more aware of baby's nonverbal cues. One-on-one communication instills a message of love and security. As your infant learns to relax and release stress, sounder and longer sleep is often the end result.

Sign up for a 4 week course on infant massage. Price of $145 includes 4, one hour sessions taught by Certified Infant Massage instructor, Debbie Couture.

Payment Options

Payment is expected at the time of visit unless prior arrangements have been made. We accept payment by cash, personal check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards. If you need care and feel that you have special financial concerns, please feel free to talk with our office manager.

Chiropractic Care

Our office does not currently participate with insurances. However, if you have out of network benefits we would be happy to verify benefits for you, and provide the appropriate receipt for submitting for reimbursement. We also accept payments using health savings accounts and flexibility spending accounts. Please call for our fees and discount packages offered.

Massage Therapy

Our office does not file insurance for massage therapy. Most insurance companies do not reimburse for this service, but we can provide you with an itemized receipt for insurance filing or flexible spending account reimbursement.

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