Your Health History
This is time for you to be heard.
I spend time talking with you and, listening to your story. We will discuss topics relevant to your injury/pain, lifestyle factors and your beliefs about your condition.
Comprehensive Physical Exam
This is followed by an in-depth evaluation, including orthopaedic examination, functional assessment and diagnostic imaging as needed. Highly educated in pathophysiology and diagnostic skills, I understand when something is musculoskeletal or when a referral to another health care provider is necessary.
Personalized Plan of Management
You will be given clear and consistent information on how long recovery will be, immediate actions to reduce pain and start improving, and the steps to take to reach your goals.
Pain Science Informed Therapy
Hands-on treatment and effective active therapy to help you move better, feel better and recover faster.
Exercise as Medicine
Our bodies are meant to move. Not only is exercise incredibly effective at reducing pain, it also makes us stronger, more resilient, and more independent. . An individualized exercise program with appropriate self-management strategies is an important asset to pain management and recovery.
Concussion Assessment & Management
If you have suffered a concussion it is important to have it managed by a health care professional. A thorough examination is required to determine the severity of your symptoms and cognitive deficits. A progressive return to work or play protocol will ensure a safe and timely return to activity.
I use a variety of manual therapy techniques including Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT), joint mobilization, soft tissue therapy "muscle release techniques" and Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM). These are all helpful options to help reduce pain.
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Contrary to other acupuncture philosophies, Medical Acupuncture in itself is not a medical system, but rather is applied as an adjunct to other manual and active therapies. Contemporary Medical Acupuncture uses needles and electrical currents to stimulate the peripheral nervous system and local muscles.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Therapeutic Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical, traction-based treatment for spinal pain. Application of the computerized traction head with individualized programmed patterns of distraction and relaxation helps reduce pain and muscle guarding.
Other passive treatment modalities may be used to help decrease your pain and increase your ability to move, exercise and recover. these may include Cold Laser Therapy, Electrotherapy (IFC or TENS) or Kinesiotaping.