What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health.
Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. At our clinic, both Doctors have been trained extensively and have comprehensive diagnostic skills. They are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation", also called "chiropractic adjustment". The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile - or restricted in their movement. Other therapies and treatments help provide stability to different areas of the body which have become hypermobile - or excessive in their movement. Other causes of pain can result from functional muscle imbalances; both Dr. Koch and Dr. Glinsky address these imbalances to provide optimum health and biomechanical improvements to their patients.
The Importance of Rehabilitation
Chiropractic care is complemented with rehabilitative care. Rehabilitation is a broad term that encompasses exercises and performance drills, as well as the application of different therapies. Rehabilitation can help decrease the amount of time it takes to recover from an injury. It can also help stabilize and retrain the body to help prevent further injury.
Rehabilitation is not just for traumatic injuries, such as sprained ankles. Many conditions that result from repetitive use, including carpal tunnel or rotator cuff injuries, can also benefit from rehabilitative exercises and therapies. It can be used to help reduce pain and increase flexibility.
Therapies provided in our clinic include the application of ice, heat, moist heat, cold laser, electrical muscle stimulation, traction, and many others. The clinic also has a comprehensive total body rehabilitation center that addresses both the spine and the extremities. Strength, balance, and core training are the foundation for rehabilitation.
Many conditions and injuries can result in various muscles becoming under-active or over-active. The doctors at the clinic work to identify these muscles and correct them to achieve a balance in the body. Dr. Koch and Dr. Glinsky have been trained to specifically identify which muscles need to be stretched versus which muscles need to be strengthened.