Supplemental Services

Although the primary tool of the Chiropractor is the adjustment, it’s often necessary to use other modes of therapy to ensure a full and quick recovery. Listed below are some of the additional treatments we use at Bridgepoint Chiropractic.
Soft tissue therapy is very important in helping to speed recovery. Tight muscles can cause an adjustment to lose its effectiveness due to increased strain on the joint complex. This is why most people feel great after their first treatment but slowly return to a state of discomfort. Working the muscles decreases their effect on the joint, allowing the adjustment to have longer lasting effects. 
Low level laser therapy is a mode of treatment that increases cellular healing by increasing the amount of available energy to the cells. Certain wavelengths of light energy (usually infrared) are able to travel through superficial tissues to reach the injured area, which absorbs the energy. With more energy, cells can repair themselves quicker, thus speeding up the healing process. 

Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of treatment that uses high-frequency sound waves to help break down scar tissue, increase blood flow to the injured area and speed the healing process. Ultrasound can also be used to help absorption of topical analgesics and anti-inflammatories through the skin.

Pulsed Electro-magnetic Fields work at the cellular level to help stimulate cell repair and optimal functioning. A strong magnetic field is created around the injured area and rapidly turned on and off. Since many of our cell components, such as water molecules, are polar (magnetic), they move and spin to align with the magnetic field being generated through the tissue. Think of it as a massage for your cells.

Electro-therapy plays an important role in decreasing inflammation and pain sensation. Interferential Current (IFC) and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) work by stimulating the nerve fibers in the body to decrease pain sensation. Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) can be used to help strengthen muscles that may be weak or atrophied due to injury or surgery.

Vibration Platform training is one of the most effective ways to strengthen weak stabilizing muscles. Vibration causes your muscles to contract and relax very quickly, giving them a better workout in a shorter time. 10 minutes of vibration platform training is equal to about 1 hour of regular strength training, plus it’s a whole body workout. This is a great tool for people looking to increase core stability and also helps train specific balance deficiencies in groups such as athletes.

Stretching and strengthening are important for prevention and future relapse of any posture-related conditions. Stretching tight muscles can help increase the effectiveness of the adjustments, while proper muscle strength and symmetry help to maintain a healthy body and spine.

If required, the above treatments are included in the price of your visit. Occasionally, we may suggest other ways to improve your health. This may include products such as vitamins and supplements, home exercise equipment, pillows, compression socks or orthotics.

As these items are yours to keep, they carry additional charges. Items such as compression socks and orthotics may be covered by your extended health insurance.

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