What is Chiropractic?
When done in the right hands, the chiropractic approach or chiropractic care is both a science and an art form. Knowing which parts of the body to adjust and how often is the scientific part. Performing those adjustments in the right way, with minimal discomfort to the patient, is the art. Furthermore, perceiving and orchestrating how a patient can benefit from collaborative services is an important aspect of modern healthcare.
This concerted approach can include any or all of the following: nutrition counseling because eating the right foods and correcting deficiencies can help reduce inflammation and pain; movement therapy so areas of misuse and disuse can be attended; and medical massage.
Getting regular medical massages can help relax the muscles surrounding a problem area, making adjustments easier. This works best when the chiropractor and massage therapist work together to target those areas, providing the swiftest and safest route to recovery.
Such a comprehensive, palliative care plan harkens back to one of Hippocrates’s key teachings: first, do no harm.
Dr. Jon Morey is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences (formerly National College of Chiropractic founded in 1906).
Medical massage is a treatment and therapy protocol that involves acting on the body by applying pressure, tension, and motion. The therapist will use hands, fingers, forearms, elbows, and even the feet at times, as well as tools ranging from “hot” stones to devices designed to eliminate trigger-points and muscle spasms.
The massage therapist will work closely with your Chiropractor to deliver soft tissue treatments that will promote healing, reduce stress (physical, mental, and emotional), and produce relaxation and overall well-being. Medical massages at Great Lakes Chiropractic & Movement Center range from a twenty minute massage up to a ninety minute massage or a premium hot stone massage. Call today for pricing and to schedule an appointment!