What services do we provide?
* Spinal Adjustments (Spine & Extremity)
* Non-Surgical Disc Herniation Therapy
* School/Sports Physicals
* Soft Tissue Work & Active Rehabilitation
Specific techniques offered at St. Ansgar Chiropractic include:
· Palmer Package
o This package includes Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, and extremity techniques. These techniques were specifically selected by Palmer College of Chiropractic. St. Ansgar Chiropractic will primarily use Gonstead technique and analysis system. The analysis system consists of x-ray analysis, instrumentation, visualization, and static and motion palpation. This system enables the doctor to gather more information than any other full spine technique; therefore, enabling the doctor to make the most specific chiropractic adjustments.
· Flexion/Distraction Technique
o Flexion-Distraction is a gentle chiropractic treatment procedure utilized for back and neck pain. This technique is often used for disk issues in the spine (such as disk herniations). It is a safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients whose conditions do not demand surgical intervention.
Soft Tissue Techniques:
o Graston Technique - is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization procedure to diagnose and treat soft tissue dysfunction.
o Myofascial Release – is a technique done by hand that involves contacting a specific muscle, or fascial sheath, and lengthening that area to break adheasions and restore proper function.
o Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) – is a more advanced form of flexibility training that involves both stretching and contraction of a specific muscle group increasing flexibility and muscular strength.