At First Choice Chiropractic Injury Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Clearwater office.
For your convenience, First Choice Chiropractic is open six days a week.
Chiropractic Care & Techniques
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Brett Herrington has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patients is a whole person, and to help them reach true health and wellness it's a collaborative effort between our professionals and our patients. We utilize multiple chiropractic techniques including:
- Full body
- Thompson Drop
- Cox technique- Flexion/Distraction/Decompression
Corrective Exercises & Rehabilitation
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
- Increase balance and coordination
- Minimize degeneration
- Help your muscles to work more effectively
- Reduce stress on your joints and structural system
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy are vast and we offer both neuromuscular and relaxation massages.
- Improves rehabilitation after injury
- Helps relieve stress
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
- Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
- Reduces pain and swelling
- Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
- Reduces blood pressure
- Relieves tension-related headaches
HydroTherapy massage improves the functioning of the neuromuscular system. The continuous massage from warm water jets activates metabolism and loosens stiff muscles. The heat from the water soothes the muscles and causes blood vessels to dilate, improving circulation. The improved circulation results in the dissipation of the build up of lactic acid, which causes sore muscles. The controlled pressure of the water also acts as a form of acupressure!
Heat therapy is divided into two principal categories based on the heat's ability to penetrate your skin and affect your underlying tissues: superficial and deep. Examples of superficial heat therapies include hot packs and hydrotherapy. Examples of deep heat therapies include ultrasound. Applying heat to your tissues increases your circulation or blood flow and causes your connective tissue to become more flexible. It also promotes a transient reduction in your joint stiffness, pain and muscle spasms. Using heat therapies can help you reduce inflammation and congestion in your tissues. Heat therapy is used to treat many health complaints, including arthritis, muscle spasms, muscle sprains and strains
Cold therapy or "cryotherapy" is used to treat acute injuries of your musculoskeletal system. It is intended to reduce inflammation, circulation, muscle spasms and pain. Cold therapy cools your skin's surface and underlying tissues, which results in the narrowing of your blood vessels---a process called vasoconstriction. Vasoconstriction of your blood vessels causes a reduction in the blood volume to the site of your injury, resulting in reduced swelling.
Ultrasound therapy is a treatment modality used to treat pain conditions, and to promote tissue healing. Ultra sound is particularly effective for soft tissue injuries. It is used to treat back, neck and joint pain as well as muscle sprains/strains, bursitis, and tendonitis.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Also know as E-Stim or Muscle Stim, Electrical stimulation is a treatment modality which uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. This contraction helps reduce pain, strengthen injured muscles and promotes healing. Muscle stim targets muscle to prevent retardation of muscular disuse atrophy, relaxation of muscle spasm, muscle reeducation, increases range of motion, and increases local blood circulation.
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