At Folsom Life Chiropractic, 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 Folsom chiropractic office, but please call us at (916) 985-9686 if you have any questions!
Soft tissue therapies: Active Release Technique: otherwise known as ( A.R.T.) a powerful soft tissue technique that works on specific muscles in it's contracted and stretched state. (great for sports care) Myofascial Release: a technique that allows soft tissue to stretch and relax Trigger Point Therapy: a technique that is specific to certain trigger points in muscles to allow the trigger points to release Muscle Stretching: static and resistant - techniques that allow the muscles to increase the range of muscle fibers and allow tendinous junctions to relax. These soft tissue therapies are done by the chiropractor and staff. Physical Therapy Modalities: Electrical Stimulation: Using pads on skin, this machine causes muscles to relax by electrical vibration to the muscles. Heat: To relax muscles and increase blood flow. Ice: To decrease muscle inflammation Light Therapy: Light at a specific healing range to decrease inflammation and stimulate new muscle cell growth. We also discuss nutrition, rehabilitation, and exercises specific to each patient.
- Diversified technique: hands on adjusting to the spine
- SOT technique: a gentle chiropractic technique using blocks on the pelvic joints to realign the spine
- Activator technique: a gentle chiropractic technique using an instrument that give a low force adjustment to the joints
- Extremity techniques: a chiropractic adjustment to the joints outside of the spinal column to upper and lower extremities. (great for sports care)
- Thompson Drop Table technique: a gentle chiropractic technique that uses a specific type of table to adjust the spine.
At Folsom Life Chiropractic, 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 Folsom 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!
Spinal & Postural Screenings
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. Geoff Allen can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Folsom community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at (916) 985-9686 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.