CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

 

What You Can Expect

 

Day 1: During the first examination

When you visit Structural Chiropractic, information will be gathered on your condition and what your health goals are, allowing time to assess your concerns. Your medical history will be reviewed, diet, exercise, habits, etc.
 
An examination is given, which includes Structural posture assessment ranges of motion of the body, spinal palpation, orthopedic, and neurologic tests as needed. If there is a need for further studies, such as x-rays, this will be indicated. An opportunity to be adjusted can be provided.
 

Day 2: Relating Your Findings

An evaluation and review of your condition or conditions is made and your doctor will draw up a holistic care plan, advising you to follow a disciplined, safe and realistic care plan. A review of any x-rays or other special images will be performed. Chiropractic adjustments, Structural corrective measures, and exercises and stretches are given as necessary.

In addition, we take Personal Injury cases, managing and caring for those who have suffered trauma due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, etc.

 

 

We proudly give care for Veterans in our clinic.

In addition, Dr. Rehl takes Personal Injury cases, managing and caring for those who have suffered trauma due to motor vehicle accidents.

Orthotics: Custom orthotics are provided using Sole Supports. These are superior orthotics in design and materials that allow for the best mechanics and support to occur in the feet, allowing better comfort, gait, balance, muscle strength, etc. Dr. Rehl looks to free the feet of their binding adhesions and adjust the bones of the feet as necessary to restore proper biomechanics to the feet, thus also affecting the biomechanics of the body. After it is determined the joints of the feet are moving as best they can then the custom orthotics are created. It is in the best interest of the patients, Dr. Rehl believes, to have properly functioning feet fitted to orthotics as opposed to have the feet measured to an orthotic in their current state, where the feet have adhesions causing restrictions in their movement and where bones may be out of position.

Refer to http://www.solesupports.com/ for more information.

Nutritional Counseling: Nutritional supplementation may be advised, with an emphasis on individual needs. This may include labs, specific supplements, and diet modifications as needed, such as removing foods from one’s diet that cause allergic responses.

Chiropractic techniques used are:

Dr. Rehl uses these modalities and programs to help patients attain optimum health:

  • Normal Structure evaluation and correction
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Soft Tissue modalities and Neuromuscular Reeducation, such as Trigger Points, Cross Friction Massage, Proprioceptive Neurological Facilitation (PNF)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Management & Injury Prevention
  • Attaining a healthy life style, weight, and management of high blood pressure with exercise and diet programs in addition to chiropractic care
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM)

Corrective Care:  The corrective care your body will best respond to is done with more care in the beginning stages, as there is a period of adaption. This period is when your body responds to improved Structural alignment, balance, muscle strength, etc. as the interference to the nervous system is removed. There is typically a reduced intensity to care as time goes on, depending on the individual circumstances.

Think of Structural changes in your spinal alignment as a frame of a house. If the frame collapses some, you will have stresses, cracks develop, walls not lined up properly, and so on. You can patch and repair it, which is akin to most regular chiropractic, and this can get you by for some time, and it may feel great. But when you address the underlying foundation, the root cause, such as correcting a straight neck to be properly aligned in curvature, you not only positively affect the neck at its root, but in fact the stresses it creates on the entire spine, thus affecting your health profoundly.

The same idea applies to a slipped disc, or a vertebra slipping forward relative to the one below. These are examples of a Structural Shift from Normal Structure, which is what your body wants to be in: normal motion and alignment.

Generally with chiropractic care, you may feel a reduction in symptoms (relief of pain, for example), yet, there is still the need to address the underlying problems (proper motion of joints, Corrective Structure, muscle memory, removal of scar tissue, etc.). It is common to have symptoms come back, and perhaps in a worsened situation, when care is stopped part way through the care plan because of temporary relief of symptoms.

If there is a postural, or what we refer to as a Structural issue, it took time for Structure and therefore posture to be changed into a poor position, so too can you expect it to take time to attain Normal Structure through Corrective Structural care. These are important reasons why it is important to follow through with your Doctor’s advice and care plan.

Normal Structure is attained by a combination of adjusting, soft tissue work, individualized exercises, stretches, and other advice the Doctor provides. The emphasis we place is on receiving adjustments. Your body may go through different phases as it adapts to a better state of health. There can be immediate results felt, with pain dissipating or going away entirely, function restored, such as restoration of muscle strength, range of motion increasing, etc.

There may be a period of aches and soreness. This is normal as muscles that were not working to maintain Correct Structure begin to act as they normally should, taking on the load or capacity as is their nature when Correct Structure and balance are restored. Just as you would be sore after a workout for two or three days, so too can your muscles feel sore as they work to keep your body in a more correct upright position. The interference to the nervous system has been removed, and those muscles are now firing correctly.