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Chinese medicine views the body as a small part of the universe, and subject to universal laws and principles of harmony and balance. Chinese medicine does not draw a sharp line, as Western medicine does, between mind and body. The Chinese system believes that emotions and mental states are every bit as influential on disease as purely physical mechanisms, and considers factors like work, environment, lifestyle and relationships as fundamental to the overall picture of a patient's health. Chinese medicine also uses very different symbols and ideas to discuss the body and health. While Western medicine typically describes health in terms of measurable physical processes made up of chemical reactions, the Chinese use ideas like yin and yang, chi, the organ system, and the five elements to describe health and the body. To understand the ideas behind acupuncture, it is worthwhile to introduce some of these basic terms.
Chiropractic is from Greek words meaning done by hand. It is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning properly. To achieve this, the practitioner uses his or her hands or an adjusting tool to perform specific manipulations of the vertebrae. When these bones of the spine are not correctly articulated, resulting in a condition known as subluxation, the theory is that nerve transmission is disrupted and causes pain in the neck and back, as well as other areas of the body.
Our chiropractors first take a medical history, perform a physical examination, and may use lab tests or diagnostic imaging to determine if treatment is appropriate for your neck and back pain.
The treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments in which the doctor manipulates the joints, using a controlled force to improve range and quality of motion.
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is generally considered a safe, effective treatment for neck and back pain which arises from injury.
All treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis of your neck and/or back pain. The chiropractor should be well informed regarding your medical history, including ongoing medical conditions, current medications, traumatic/surgical history, and lifestyle factors.
Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. Abbreviated PT. PT is appropriate for many types of patients, from infants to adults suffering from the after effects of injury or surgery.
Our licensed therapists are skillful, gentle and focused on desirable, goal oriented outcomes.
Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Their patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.
Therapists examine patients’ medical histories and then test and measure the patients’ strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function. Next, physical therapists develop plans describing a treatment strategy and its anticipated outcome.
Treatment often includes exercise, especially for patients who have been immobilized or who lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physical therapists encourage patients to use their muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion. More advanced exercises focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.
Patient files are kept in an easy-to-navigate format for quick location of documents. Convenient, categorized and computerized folders contain all patient information including but not limited to daily S.O.A.P. notes, test results, prescriptions, pre-certifications and appeals with successful proof of transmission, insurance declaration pages, assignment of benefits, police reports, affidavits, physician certifications, itemized billing statements, registered return receipts, disability forms, signed medical release forms, completed PIP applications and explanations of benefits.
Specializing in the treatment of Personal Injury cases arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents and sports injuries since 1996.