Your care at Heib Chiropractic Clinic may include a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case.
The Pierce-Stilwagon Technique is the primary approach and it utilizes other techniques such as the Thompson Technique and Logan Basic Technique.
Dr. Heib may also use the Activator Instrument which is a handheld mechanical device that delivers controlled, gentle forces to specific segments to restore motion to the locked segments of the spine. This is a great instrument for care of children.
The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and means of adjusting the spine. It is an excellent way to adjust the spine in its relaxed state to restore mobility to specific segments that are locked due to stress or trauma.
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle. A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea or marble, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is contains build up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
We are proud to offer our patients use of a hydromassage table or massage chair prior to the spinal adjustment. The hydromassage table utilizes rotating water jets to relax the spinal muscles. The massage chair provides more of a deep kneading massage to release muscle tension. Both therapies are excellent options to relax the the surface tension from daily stress and also allow for greater effectiveness of the adjustment.
We also have hands-on massage therapy that is offered by our professional massage therapists. Using massage therapy is the most effective way to relieve tension in the muscles.