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Physical Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Nutritional Evaluation
Myofascial Release
Gastrointestinal evaluation
Meridian therapy





Neuro Exam

The average neurological exam tests reflexes of motor function, while observing for a loss in sensation. An Applied Kinesiology exam uses less "spinal reflexes" and tests for functional neurology. For example, a reflex for the sciatic nerve may appear normal when the patient is seated, yet show positive when the patient changes their position or action. This is a common area of  misdiagnosis in patients. The more specific the exam, the more effective the  treatments will be.

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Chiropractic

The art of adjusting the spine in order to normalize neuronal impulses, reducing stress and tension in your nervous system. If you can imagine, your spine is like a fuse box, with your every action being recorded  by the brain. The brain then gives the appriopriate response. Now if there is a surge due to any irritant (structural, chemical or emotional), the fuse blows. The adjustment returns this function. Another reason for a need of an adjustment is to correct basic mechanical irritation of the spine (the more common reason people use chiropractic).

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Physical Therapy

Many treatments here are typically aimed at reducing swelling and increasing the range of motion. The chief complaint is afterall pain, so this is a more common way at getting a person "back in the game." Today PT is known for utilizing ultrasound for stimulation. With Applied Kinesiology, older techniques for restoring function are still being used. These manual techniques restore normal length of muscles from planter fascitis to the frontalis that many get botox injections for. The joints will feel less compression/pain, when the muscles pull equally upon them.

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Cranial Sacral

NO. Your skull is not a solid helmet, it does move. Immobility leads to irritation! This happens by the friction of surrounding tissues. The surrounding tissues here are- brain, brainstem, upper neck, low lumbar spine, sacrum and coccyx nerves. This is the parasympathetic nervous system that lowers heart rate and increases digestion. An evaluation of this system is performed with your examination at each session.

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Nutritional Evaluation

Your are what you eat.... or what your marketed into eating. It is very important to remember that pills are pills ! Just because it worked for so-and-so, is not reason enough to "pop and pray" as a form of nutrition. Functional neurology, as mentioned earlier can also be utilized to test for nutrition. The proper nutrient under the tongue should create a neurological change. This is much better and much more effective than the "try and see" approach.

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Myofascial Release

The largest organ in the body? Most will say the intestines! However, the answer is the skin which has a few of its own functions. I believe the fascia should be on top of that list. Its function is the connection of all tissues and organs in your body. And like any immobility leads to irritation by means of friction of surrounding tissues, failure to treat this area is a common reason for reoccurence of a condition.

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Gastrointestinal evaluation

Using a combination of the above exams can demonstrate the related dysfunctional areas. The goal again of any therapist, is to improve function while removing the stressors or irritants (structural, chemical and emotional).

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Meridian therapy

No I will not take a weekend course to use needles on your body. I will leave that, up to a qualified acupuncturist.         I will however, evaluate your condition with functional neurology for this need, and treat you with less invasive modalities (if you can, call them "needles that-you hardly feel"). If a change in neurological function is not created, then the needles may be recommended.

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