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At Integrity Health Options, PA, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Forest City chiropractic office, but please call us at 828-245-4002 if you have any questions!
We provide spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Paul Calvillo D.C has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Active Release Technique®
ART <http://www.activerelease.com/about.asp> is a patented, state of the
art soft tissue system/movement based soft tissue technique that treats
problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches,
back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica,
plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the
many conditions that can be helped quickly and permanently with Active
Release Technique. Each of these conditions all have one important thing in
common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
*How do overuse conditions occur?*
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
- acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
- accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar
tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down
tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become
shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can
become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength,
and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and
*What is an ART treatment like?*
ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Dr.
Calvillo manually evaluates the texture, tightness and movement of muscles,
fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by
combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART.
Through Dr. Calvillo to identify and correct the specific problems that are
affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
ART providers must be able to develop a very advanced "feel" for the
tissues and their texture, tension and movement. The basic premise is
simple, just not easy. Shorten the tissue, apply a contact tension and
lengthen the tissue or make it slide relative to the adjacent tissue.
At Integrity Health Options, PA, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Forest City chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Paul Calvillo D.C can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Forest City community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 828-245-4002 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.