Services & Techniques
CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTIVE TECHNIQUES
The nervous system controls and coordinates every aspect of the human body down to the cellular level. Between each segment of the spine, a pair of nerves exists. If a subluxation (misalignment) occurs in a spinal segment, that spinal nerve is irritated and/or put under pressure. At this point, the nerve is compromised which can lead to pain, fatigue, imbalance, and lowered resistance to disease, thereby paving the way to ill health. Chiropractors adjust the spine (and other joints of the body) to remove the subluxations/misalignments that cause nerve irritation, thereby re-establishing balance to the nervous system.
At Fruitport Chiropractic we understand that not all patients may be comfortable with manual chiropractic adjustments. Therefore, in addition to manual adjustments, we offer various gentle, low-force techniques to realign the spinal vertebrae. One such technique involves using a small hand-held, spring-loaded instrument called an "activator" which produces a direct, low force to the areas of the spine that need to be adjusted. We also utilize the VAll technique that uses a hand-held electrical instrument that also produces a direct low-force.
Whether a manual adjustment or low-force adjustive technique is used, the procedure is painless as a rule.
Everyone can benefit from the effectiveness of chiropractic care. Here are just a few examples of conditions that have been helped through chiropractic: migraine headaches, sinusitis, neck and back pain, earaches, hand, shoulder and arm pain, colitis, dizziness, sports injuries, TMJ dysfunction, PMS, allergies, sciatica, colic, and gastritis.
THE VP-1 VARIABLE PERCUSSOR
The fascia and bones of the body have electrical properties that let them carry electrical current. Fascia covers every muscle, organ, and system in the body. Fascial connective tissue is continuous and all-inclusive. Fascia carries an electrical charge and is in constant communication with the nervous system throughout the entire body.
The VP-1 Variable Percussor allows the practitioner to work with the fascia of the body at a very deep, penetrating level. It creates a strong, smooth force to stimulate the release of the fascia through biomechanical and bioelectrical unwinding. This kind of release allows the fluids and electrical properties of tissues and organs to flow normally again, thereby creating motion and life and restoring healthy equilibrium.
With proper knowledge and application, percussion techniques can be used in the correction of deep and superficial fascial release, trigger point therapy, spinal correction, cranial correction, visceral manipulation, and adhesion and scar tissue release.
Pain throughout the body - from the jaw (e.g. TMJ) to the extremities (e.g. arms and legs) to the feet (e.g. plantar fascitis) - can benefit from percussion techniques.
ERCHONIA COLD LIGHT LASER
When the body has an injury, the cells are damaged and fail to function within normal parameters. Low-level lasers penetrate deeply into the skin and work by restoring this abnormal cellular function. Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, circulation, and tissue healing.
The Erchonia Cold Light Laser emits a visible, coherent light that is applied to the affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability. Physiological changes also occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, the low-level laser light initiates increased micro-circulation and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects of an Erchonia Cold Light Laser treatment are decreased pain and inflammation and increased range of motion.
EB-305 IONIC CLEANSER AND ENERGY BALANCER
We are constantly exposed to unhealthy pollutants that include dangerous toxins and heavy metals. We are often in contact on a daily basis with growth hormones in food and food additives, chlorinated and fluoridated water, antibiotics from direct and indirect sources, fertilizers, air pollution, acid rain, heavy metals, etc.
Our bodies have cleansing abilities; however when they become overloaded with toxic residues, they no longer perform at their optimum level. This can result in physical ailments and health problems such as allergies, arthritis, immune deficiencies, migraine headaches, fatigue, decreased muscle function, loss of flexibility, cancer, heart disease, circulatory problems, memory impairment, etc.
The EB-305 Ionic Cleanser and Energy Balancer is designed to facilitate the aid the body in its natural detoxification and restore the body's energy balance. The detoxification process occurs through the skin which is the second largest detoxifying system in the body (after the lungs.)
An energized and balanced body will be able to detoxify at a higher rate, therefore protecting itself from further toxins, pollutants, and viruses.
The EB-305 Ionic Cleanser and Energy Balancer is pain-free, affordable detoxification therapy and only requires a half an hour of your time. Combine this with specific nutritions designed to further facilitate the body in its detoxification process and you have a complete and effective program.
COMPUTERIZED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
The Computerized Health Assessment (CHA) is also known as the Computerized Electrodermal Stress Analysis (CEDSA). The CHA can search to the very root cause of your medical condition. By using the energetic pathways of your body, the CHA can discover past, pre-existing, and current conditions and their effects on your body long before many medical procedures (such as X-rays, EKGs, blood/urine analyses) can detect them.
Using a small probe that is placed on your finger and/or toe, the computerized system measures the energies in your body to determine if they are in or out of balance and to what degree. When your body's energies are out of balance, the body, to some degree, is not in harmony with its environment and there is usually a decline in one's health.
After determining imbalances, the computerized system is then utilized to find the proper holistic approaches (e.g. homeopathics, nutritions, detoxoids, etc.) to help bring your body back into balance. By balancing energies in your body, it becomes healthy - the results are astounding!
The Computerized Health Assessment is a safe and effective system to facilitate your body's self-healing ability so that you may re-capture your health.
A/SERT - Allergy/Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique
Are you allergic to the air you breathe? The tree in your back yard? Your pet? The food you eat? The clothes you wear? The medications you take? Would you like to eliminate some of these concerns? We may be able to help!
A/SERT (Allergy/Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique) is a revolutionary treatment system based on the principles of chiropractic, acupuncture and applied kinesiology (i.e., muscle testing response). In just a few minutes and without any pain or needles, we can determine a problem in your system and treat it!
You will begin feeling better be becoming more aware of your body and how it works and by giving it the proper nutrition it needs to function properly.
Chromatherapy is the use of color in assisting the body to balance itself. Color serves to support our vital life force by supplying light energy to the system.
Color therapy eyewear is used as a means of directing color energy into the body. The eyes convert the light (color) into electricity that travels through the nervous system which, in turn, directs all body functions. When color enters the eyes, each frequency is directed to the area of the body that recognizes that particular frequency. This cause cellular and hormonal changes to occur, bringing the body into synchronization and balance.
Using a holistic approach combined with energy techniques, we have created a sequence of protocols that will help you end your addiction and desire to smoke. When you attempt to quit smoking, you are trying to give up the drug (nicotine) to which your body is addicted. You are also giving up social and psychological habits that have become very important to you. As you already know...this is not easy to do!
We will help motivate and support you and your effort to end your habit forever by working with your TRUE desire to "quit" combined with the following:
- Specific nutritional supplements to help break the smoking addiction
- Allergy/Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique
- EB-305 Ionic Cleanser and Energy Balancer
- Relaxation and coping skills
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Cold-Light Laser treatments
Nutrition Response Testing
The Nutrition Response Testing uses muscle response testing specific to tissues, organs and systems. A weak response could indicate an imbalance. Through various techniques and clinical nutrition, we are able to promote balance; therefore, giving your body the tools to promote better health. We have had great success with patients using this protocol! We can also use it to determine various allergy issues.
We've added some new STATE-OF-THE-ART treatments!
Our most recent STATE-OF-THE-ART therapy is the MX5 Infrared Cold Laser. Some conditions successfully treated are:
- Tendon and ligament injuries >Degenerative joint conditions
- Musculoskeletal disorders >Pre- and post-surgical treatment.
Common results of the Infrared Laser therapy are very rapid disappearance of pain, rapid resolution of swollen areas, and rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers. In the few months we've had the laser, we have seen many conditions improved or eliminated. For a printable coupon (giving you the opportunity to try the MX5 Laser FREE), click on the bar at the top of the page entitled, "Infrared Laser." To schedule an appointment, call our office at (231) 865-6545.
Another GREAT new treatment at Fruitport Chiropractic Center is offered by our Naturopathic Doctor, Gary Cools (read more about Gary under "About Us" above). THERMOGRAHIC IMAGING is a totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis, as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries. If you would like more information about the THERMOGRAPHIC IMAGING, please call Gary's office at (231) 845-1250.
Gary has also introduced the Appetite Suppression Earring to many of our patients. He is one of very few practitioners in the State of Michigan to offer this service. If you're looking for a way to control your eating habits and get rid of some excess weight, give Gary a call at (231) 865-6545. This might well be the answer you've been looking for!
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