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Every patient is different so treatment and techniques are unique to each person and their body. Learn more about the techniques Dr. Abby utilizes below.
HOW WE WORK
What will you gain by working with us?
Our goal is to get your body moving well and increasing muscle and joint range of motion achieves that.
Did you know pain, while common, is not normal? We address overworked muscles and fascia to get you out of pain fast.
The body is a master at holding onto stress and tension. We release the tension and address the stressed out muscles to get rid of tension for good.
What is Chiropractic?
In its simplest form, chiropractic is the restoration of normal joint movement and nervous system function in the body where it has been lost.
Chiropractors are trained to assess normal range of motion and nervous system function to determine where it has been lost and to then be able to accurately decide where to adjust to restore function.
While pain is a helpful indicator of symptoms and we do our best to alleviate your pain quickly, we do not chase pain. Pain is merely, and often the last signal your body sends to let you know something is wrong.
Chiropractic takes many forms in the Doctors that practice it. Do not be discouraged if you do not connect with the Chiropractor or the technique used in their office, we are many and we are vastly different. Each of us being the right fit for different people for different reasons. Do your research, trust your gut, and find the best Chiropractor for you.
What techniques do you use?
I manually adjust the spine as I find a lack of proper range of motion and where your body is presenting clues to where it is not functioning properly.
I also specialize and hold certifications in several soft tissue techniques. I primarily use a combination of Fascial Distortion Model, Active Release Techniques, and Cupping Therapy. In cases where extra support is needed or where an acute injury has occurred and quicker healing is needed, I use kinesio-taping, specifically RockTape.
Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is a model where soft tissue injuries are viewed through 1 of 6 distortions the body has created in response to physical stressors. FDM assessment and then treatment is based on orthopedic tests, patient body language, and the mechanism of injury. FDM is used by several major and collegiate sports teams.
Active Release Technique (ART®) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient practice rooted in Eastern medicine, but it has only gained popularity in the US after Michael Phelps showed up to the 2016 Rio Olympics with the tell-tale cupping marks. Cupping is described as vacuum therapy, meaning that cupping works by pulling the skin and layers of muscle away and apart from each other using negative pressure. This separation allows for increased blood flow, quicker and easier drainage of stagnant fluid, and muscle relaxation, all of which can aid in faster healing. I do not practice fire or wet cupping. Dry cupping is the only method I use.
Is Chiropractic safe for pregnant women and do you treat them?
Yes and yes! Pregnancy and birth can be traumatic for both mother and baby. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification.
Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Do you take insurance?
For good reasons for you and for me, I do not.
For the simple reason that I do not want insurance telling me how to treat you as my patient. Insurance coverage dictates how often you can be treated, how long certain treatments can last, and how much my services are worth to them.
Insurance in the US is essentially "sick-care" and I am in the business of wellness. Meaning that insurance is great if you are sick and need medicine to remedy your symptoms, but insurance rarely covers those things that actually target the root causes of why you are sick or hurting. Professionals and treatments that attempt to target root causes and improve your health and wellness not just your symptoms like Dietitians, Physical Therapists, Naturopaths, Midwives, Functional Medicine Physicians, Licensed Counselors, Doulas, Massage Therapists, Physical Trainers, and Chiropractors are often not covered by insurance.