Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old technique that involves the gentle insertion of thin, disposable, sterile needles into specific points on the body. There is significant scientific evidence that acupuncture has a pronounced analgesic (relief) effect on pain. It also has a desirable action on the function of organs and is supportive of the body’s immunity and possesses a calming psychological effect.
Doctors of Chiropractic use highly specialized hands-on healing techniques, which assist your body to heal itself naturally. These adjustments help return your spine to optimum health by restoring and maintaining normal nerve and joint function, thus alleviating pain, muscle tightness and discomfort.
In children spinal problems can arise in a number of ways and often go unnoticed. As children grow and develop this can lead to spinal issues. Spinal adjustments in an infant and young children are extremely gentle and are aimed at relieving nerve interference and restoring proper motion in the spinal segment.
Pre and Post Pregnancy Chiropractic
Dr. Holleran's pregnancy program allows the mothers nervous system to function at its best, leading to optimal development for the growing infant. Chiropractic care can also alleviate many of the pains associated with pregnancy such as sciatica, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. It has also been shown to decrease labour times, the need for medical interventions during labour, and recovery time.
Muscle Tissue and Adhesion Release
By applying pressure on and moving the affected muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia or nerves to break up the scar tissues and promote the flow of blood, ones body can achieve a faster rate of healing of the injuries. This chiropractic muscle release technique is one of the most effective methods of accelerating the healing process as well as improving overall muscle/nerve function.
Kinesio taping has been gaining popularity due to elite athletes wearing colorful tapes across their shoulders, elbows, knees and backs. When applied correctly the kinesio tape will provide stability, support, pain relief and a reduction in swelling and inflammation of the injured area.
Once spinal and muscle injuries are restored, an individualized program of stretching, strengthening, and rehabilitative exercises are needed. Rehabilitation is vital in restoring optimal function and preventing recurrence of injury.
Interferential Current/Ultrasound/Low Level Laser Therapy
Modalities such as these are used to aide in the healing process. It effectively provides pain relief and promotes healing for injured spine, nerve and muscle.
Custom Made Orthotics
Custom made orthotics are flexible inserts placed in your footwear to correct specific foot imbalances. At some point, over 80% of the population suffers from food-related problems that can be the source of stress and/or pain in other parts of the body. The gradual collapse of normal food structures can result in foot, knee and hip pain, an unleveled pelvis and/or low back pain..