Chiropractors specialize in the practice of manipulative therapy (also referred to as "adjustments") of the spine and extremities. Chiropractic manipulative therapy’s benefits can include decreased pain and increased range of motion, as well as improvement in the function of the circulatory, immune, digestive and nervous system. Chiropractors may also utilize therapeutic massage, rehabilitative exercises, physical therapy modalities, and nutritional recommendations in their approach to patient care.
Medical care involves the examination, diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury, utilizing non-invasive (e.g. EKG, oral medication) and invasive (e.g. blood draw, medication injection) practices. Specialty training provides opportunities for gaining experience and proficiency in certain areas, such as internal medicine, emergency medicine and preventive medicine (e.g., occupational health).
Psychotherapy is essentially a carefully-tailored series of conversations between therapist and client, the goal of which is the improvement in emotional and psychological well-being of the client. Good therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client; it ultimately provides release and relief by tapping into previously unavailable resources for healing. In this way, the capacity for creative thought and action is renewed, and new skills are easier to learn.
Acupuncture is a modality of Chinese Medicine. It is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin, stainless steel, sterile needles through the skin. Acupuncture can treat musculoskeletal issues, neurological conditions, digestive disorders, and emotional imbalances. In addition, it can address addictions, auto-immune disorders, skin complaints, boost the immune system and so much more!
Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation, including effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapping and vibration. The benefits of massage therapy can include increased blood circulation, reduced swelling, relaxed muscles, decreased pain, decrease in mental/emotional stress and improved range of motion. Massage therapy can complement other forms of therapy to allow the body an opportunity to balance stress and heal itself.