We provide diverse treatments for a variety of conditions. We see patients with chronic complaints as well as acute injuries. We’re not just “back doctors.” We address problems throughout the body, from the little toe all the way up to the jaw! Specific treatment plans are geared to each patient’s individual needs.
A primary tool is chiropractic adjusting, which encourages joints to move well. We draw from multiple types of adjusting, both by hand as well as other gentle methods whenever needed. We use mostly diversified adjusting technique, which draws from many styles of chiropractic, gleaning some the most effective components. We also use drop table, flexion-distraction, “activator” and gentle mobilization.
Prior to performing adjustments to the joints, we first work to relax the muscles around them. We’ll often use focalized massage, and/or a combination of hot packs and electrotherapy in the areas that need the most attention. We feel this is where we really shine, as we believe that relaxing the muscles first allows for a more comfortable and long-lasting adjustment.
Graston and Cupping Techniques
Sometimes, when a body has been injured, either through an accident or chronic use, scar tissue builds up in connective tissue, decreasing mobility and causing pain. Graston and cupping both serve to free up connective tissue of the body by breaking up scar tissue. The treatment is brief and simple and speeds healing, increases mobility and decreases pain.
Ever notice how professional athletes are decorated with all sorts of strips of colorful tape? That specialized tape is specifically designed to mimic connective tissue and can provide support for a wide variety of conditions. We commonly employ taping to encourage the body to remember what balance and natural alignment feels like.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Dr. Geoff''s extensive study of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture gives him the tools to blend extensive knowledge of both the Eastern and Western traditions of medicine to address a wide variety of complaints. Having acupuncture and Chinese medicine in our clinic allows us to treat more than just musculoskeletal complaints. Dr. Geoff can help with a wide variety of problems such as post-stroke recovery, digestive, respiratory and hormonal issues.
We utilize tailored exercise plans for most of our patients, designed to improve their unique conditions. We know that patients have busy lives, so we give brief, simple exercises that will make a difference. We will talk you through exercises as well as give you a detailed handout to take home. Some of the most common exercise plans that we employ are postural improvement exercises and core muscle strengthening.
Additional Therapies offered at Spark Chiropractic and Acupuncture
We also provide a variety of other treatment types. We utilize therapeutic ultrasound as well as cold laser treatments. Both encourage healing of damaged tissues. There is some exciting new research available about cold laser. It is the only therapy that has been found to directly make cells work faster, literally speeding healing time. There are a number of conditions that studies show laser treatments work for and we have seen some great results in our own clinic. The laser can also be used for needle-free acupuncture-style treatments for patients who would benefit from the effects of acupuncture but are afraid of needles.