We offer a wide range of chiropractic care and physical therapy modalities including:
The spine will misalign due to stress (physical, mental, and chemical.) Once the misalignment occurs, the bone will put pressure on the nerves leaving the spinal cord. This will cause pain or other symptoms depending on where that nerve goes. Spinal manipulation is gentle moving of the bone off the nerve, using our hands, to relieve the body of subluxation.
Chiropractors typically use spinal manipulation as the primary treatment to remove spinal subluxation. Dr. Lori Kalie, a chiropractor in Reading, PA, uses many different techniques to adjust the spine.
Physiotherapy includes several physical therapy procedures which are: ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, heat, ice, and active rehabilitative exercises. Physiotherapy modalities will reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. Exercises include stretching, strengthening, and improvement of balance and proprioception.
Custom Made Orthotics
Our office utilizes digital scanning of the feet to analyze the three arches in the feet. If one or more of the arches has been compromised, we will recommend custom made orthotics. Problems in the feet can translate up the body, which can cause pain and other symptoms in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and low back. For more information about the orthotics that we prescribe, please visit www.footlevelers.com.
Massage therapy is used for many situations that cause imbalance within the soft tissues. Massage therapy will increase circulations, break down scar tissue, help to rid the body of toxins, realign muscle fibers, and remove lactic acid buildup.
DTS Decompression Therapy
DTS Therapy is an Alternative to Surgery for bulging and herniated discs in the cervical and lumbar spine. Decompression Therapy may be for you if you have you have lower back pain, neck pain, a pinched nerve, sciatica, neck pain, or a variety of symptoms related to damaged or degenerative discs, as well as syndromes of the lumbar and cervical spine.
The gentle distractive forces of the DTS therapy create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You’ll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes. The therapy is controlled by a computer which will gently pull and release the attachment to your spine. This creates negative pressure within the disc material to pull it back to the center and off the nerve that is causing the pain.
Many patients who have tried and failed with other types of treatment such as medication, physical therapy, and chiropractic adjustments or told that they needed spinal surgery have gotten to pain-free status with decompression therapy.