HOW WE TREAT

Our chiropractor, Dr. Johnston, uses several disciplines to treat our patients.

Our chiropractor, Dr. Johnston, uses several disciplines to treat our patients.

To see what we treat, visit our ailments page.

WHAT WE TREAT
The Chiropractic Adjustment

One of the mainstays of the chiropractor toolset is the chiropractic adjustment.

This practice involves our chiropractor, Dr. Johnston, manually manipulating the vertebrae of your spine. This helps to mobilize the vertebrae that may be causing pain. Chiropractic adjustments help patients not only feel better right away, but often lead to better long term wellness.

Chiropractic Adjustment

Dry Needling

How it works

Trigger Point Dry Needling

A damaged muscle will often tense up to protect itself from being injured again.

This can cause ischemia (lack of blood flow), which causes limited function of the muscle and pressure on local nerves. Dry needling involves inserting a small, solid needle into the knotted muscle. Once inserted, it causes a relaxing local twitch response from the muscle, and creates a controlled lesion in the area. Your body considers this a threat, rushing to protect it using blood and inflammation, the primary healers of the body.

Soft Tissue Massage

With 70% of your body being soft tissue, massage is essential in treating pain.

Lack of blood flow (ischemia) is often the cause of muscle pain. A muscle that has become injured is tight and doesn’t allow sufficient blood to flow in the area in order to heal itself. Soft tissue massage gets blood flowing back into the muscle so that it can heal! Using soft tissue massage Dr. Johnston helps to reduce the compression on local nerves by loosening the muscle to bring healing blood and inflammation back into it!

Soft Tissue Massage

How it works

Laser Therapy

How it works

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is the use of laser energy to generate a photo-chemical response within damaged tissue.

Laser therapy accelerates your body’s natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation through the skin and tissue, resulting in an increase in elastin and collagen, two builders of tissue. Laser therapy provides concrete benefits to our patients in both pain management and internal healing and is effective in treating chronic and acute conditions and post-surgical pain.

Theragun

The Theragun is a great tool that helps us massage out knotted muscles quickly and effectively.

The Theragun features a massaging bit that oscillates at a very high rate, allowing for massive amounts of blood flow and inflammation to enter the injured area. The Theragun also interrupts pain signals to allow our team to work longer on our patients! The Theragun is an incredible tool that can speed recovery when used by a skilled eye and hand!

Theragun

How it works