Chiropractic care is a branch of alternative healthcare pertaining to the health of the spine, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system. Dr. Ben and Dr. Jessica use spinal manipulation, along with physiotherapy modalities and diet/lifestyle modification to address the underlying conditions that are responsible for symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, and chronic headaches. Chiropractic care is generally practiced without medications or invasive treatments such as surgery.
During your first visit to Radiant Life Chiropractic, Dr. Ben or Dr. Jessica will perform an examination to determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Once the cause is determined, treatment received will be tailored to your individual needs. Dr. Ben and Dr. Jessica are trained in various chiropractic manipulation techniques, including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, and Motion Palpation.
Kinesio Taping offers structural or muscle support; it can correct postural problems and increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. When applied correctly, the latex-free, fiber tape lifts the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. That space takes the pressure off swelling or injured muscles, allows smooth muscle movement and makes space for drainage and blood flow. The result is improved circulation and better healing.
Myofascial Decompression (Cupping)
Myofascial Decompression (MFD), otherwise known as Cupping, is a therapeutic soft tissue technique where plastic vacuum cups, using a pneumatic pump, are placed on the skin to release the underlying fascia and muscle tissue. Here are some of the conditions commonly treated with MFD:
• Break up adhesions/scar tissue already present
• Decrease myofascial dysfunction
• Increase blood flow to a slow healing muscle, tendon or ligament
• Reduce scar tissue formation
• Release trigger points and decrease tightness in a muscle and the surrounding fascia