Chiropractic care helps the body heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. During your initial visit, Dr. Moore will conduct a careful analysis of your structure, paying particular attention to each individuals health goals as well as to the spine. Once the origin of your pain has been diagnosed, she can address the subluxation (a bone that has moved out of position creating pressure on a nerve). This procedure is appropriately called an adjustment, and the adjustment enables the body to heal. A chiropractic adjustment is highly effective in the treatment of allergies, carpel tunnel syndrome, disc problems, headaches, joint dysfunction, neurological conditions, osteoarthritis, and whiplash.
The time frame to resolve a problem is as varied as the people who present them! Initially, the objective is to eliminate or reduce your discomfort and stabilize your condition. You could feel relief anytime from immediately to a week or as long as a month. In the second phase of care, Dr. Moore will work to balance chronic underlying injury or cause of discomfort, strengthen the muscles, and improve neuromusculoskeletal function. The third phase, or wellness phase, is designed to maintain your improved health, prevent a recurrence of the original problem, and address any small problems before they can become bigger ones. Dr. Moore uses a combination of methods depending on a patient's needs.
Activator Method, a non-force alternative to the traditional chiropractic adjustment is one of the techniques used at Moore Wellness. This is a really nice option for those who are in severe pain and for those who "can't stand to hear the bones POP"! This decreases inflammation and increases the patient's range of motion as well as circulation to the central nervous system at that particular level.
The most commonly used technique for performing a chiropractic adjustment is the Diversified Method. During a Diversified adjustment, a quick thrust is applied, which is usually accompanied by a popping sound as pressure is released from the joint. This is considered "old school" and is what made chiropractic as successful as it is today.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including migraines, temporal mandibular joint disorders, motor coordination issues, learning difficulties, infantile disorders and concussions to name a few.
Applied Kinesiology(AK) is based on principles of functional neurology, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and biochemistry as well as principles from Chinese medicine, acupuncture , and massage. It was developed from traditional kinesiology in 1964 by George G. Goodheart, a chiropractor from Detroit Michigan. Dr. Moore has been studying and using AK since 1979 and it is as significant aspect of daily treatment at Moore Wellness.
This therapy is designed to be a part of a holistic approach to preventive medicine. The goals of AK are to (1) restore normal nerve function, (2) achieve normal endocrine, immune, digestive, and other internal organ functions, (3) intervene early in degenerative processes to prevent or delay pathological conditions, and to (4) restore postural balance, correct gait (walking) impairment, and improve range of motion.