Osteopathy is a type of manual therapy that focuses on treating the body's structure and its relationship to the body's function. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, such as soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilization, stretching, and exercise to encourage healing, reduce pain, and improve range of motion. Osteopathy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including neck or back pain, shoulder pain, knee or hip pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and postural issues. Osteopathy can help to improve overall physical health by restoring balance and coordination to the body, as well as by helping to reduce stress and tension. It is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, and can provide relief from chronic pain and improve quality of life.
Chiropractic is a type of manual therapy used to treat musculoskeletal disorders. It focuses on restoring the body's natural alignment and balance, and on improving range of motion, flexibility, and joint mobility. Chiropractic techniques include manual adjustments, manipulation, mobilization, and soft tissue techniques. These techniques are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and sciatica. Chiropractic can also help to improve posture, reduce stress, and improve overall physical health. Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment option, and can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to improve quality of life.
Physical therapy is a type of medical treatment used to help people recover from injuries, illnesses, or surgeries. It helps improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore functionality to the body. Physical therapy focuses on improving the body's strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and endurance. It is often used as part of a holistic approach to wellness, as physical therapy helps to improve overall physical health. Physical therapists use a variety of techniques, including massage, stretching, electrical stimulation, and exercises to help patients reach their goals. In addition, physical therapy can help to increase self-confidence and improve the quality of life. Patients can benefit from physical therapy to help them recover from injury, illness, or surgery, as well as to improve chronic conditions, prevent injury, and manage pain.
Shock Wave Therapy
Shock wave therapy is a cutting edge non-invasive treatment used to treat myriad musculoskeletal conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, partial muscle and tendon tears, and plantar fasciitis to name a few. It is a highly effective treatment that uses high intensity sound and pressure waves to stimulate healing and repair to the affected area, reducing inflammation and pain. Shock wave therapy is regenerative in nature, helping to promote healing by stimulating and accelerating the body’s natural healing and repair processes. It is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment option, and can be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore functionality. SMC offers both Radial and Focused shockwave therapy (ESWT, EPAT).
Myofascial trigger points and tender points may occur in soft tissue, creating painful sites and dysfunctional myofascial activity. These sites may reflect abnormal nervous system activity associated with many neuro-musculoskeletal conditions that are treated in our office. Dry Needling is a useful tool for diagnosing, treating and monitoring changes in tissue that may be associated with some of your complaints. One or more sterile, monofilament needles may be used and the procedure may be performed during more than one office visit. The number of needles and frequency of treatment is variable depending on the individual, his/her anatomy, history, activity level, occupation, etc and will depend on your condition at each office visit.
What Our Patients Say
Vicki D, patient since 2014
SMC is a fabulous place that I would highly recommend. The staff are so wonderful and accommodating. They will answer any concerns or questions that you may have. Doctor Nelson is a wonderful chiropractor who listens to you and works on any troubled areas. He also makes any suggestions that will be helpful in your treatment. You would not be sorry if you chose them.