People frequently come in to get out of pain; often we don't have the luxury of being able to identify a specific mechanism of injury. In this case, there is often an accumulation of micro-traumas from poor posture or ergonomics or a combination of both. Dr. Pillow works with each patient to get to the cause and teaches exercises, stretches and creative self-care to avoid future issues.
Dr. Pillow uses hands-on treatment at each visit and is well-versed in many techniques. Gentle techniques practiced include Activator, SOT Pelvic wedges, Drop and Flexion-Distraction or Spinal Decompression. These do not create the “pop” sound during the adjustment. Diversified is a more hands-on technique that may make a cavitation or audible sound when the joint releases. This is used only with patients that enjoy this type of adjustment. Dr. Pillow never forces adjustments, so she always takes special care, particularly with patients that are hesitant. She has helped numerous people without ever “popping” a joint.
We have state of the art equipment including drop tables, and an automatic flexion-distraction. This is a gentle technique where the doctor delivers specific spinal decompression and has proved extremely successful. She also has physiotherapy equipment including electric stimulation and ultrasound machines.
The doctor draws from her experience in Chiropractic, massage therapy, yoga, Pilates, exercise, running and meditation. This breadth of knowledge allows her to creatively solve your particular puzzle. She may teach you exercises, stretches and personal ergonomics so that you may avoid future episodes. She happily works with other healthcare practitioners so that you may lead a fulfilling, pain-free life.
X-rays, MRI and other studies are ordered only when necessary. They are not required before the first office visit or at any particular interval during treatment. In general, the doctor will order such studies in the case of a car accident or other major trauma or if a patient is not responding to treatment.
Dr. Pillow is well-versed not only in spinal adjustments, but also in extremity adjustments. Issues may originate in an extremity and not from the spine. Upper and lower extremity injuries that she has successfully treated include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Dysfunction and Plantar Fasciitis to name a few. Many patients enjoy getting the arches of their feet adjusted and feel it adds a skip to their step!
Dr. Pillow offers nutritional evaluations and may use a careful history, muscle testing and or a Systems Survey to determine your needs. We carry the best whole food supplements and herbs. These are bio-available and easily assimilated.
We also offer 10 and 21-Day Cleanses. The 10-Day Cleanses focus on Inflammation, Female Health & Vitality, Digestion and Blood Sugar Balancing. Our 21-Day Detox Cleanse is a full-body cleanse. It is gentle yet effective and is NOT a starvation diet. In fact, healthy proteins, fats and carbohydrates are allowed. This cleanse helps reduce inflammation, improve digestion and blood sugar handling. It helps detox the liver, kidneys and blood. People report weight loss (an average of 8 pounds) increased energy, better sleep, nicer skin all the while eating well and feeling full and satisfied. Contact us to make a free, “See if we fit” nutritional consultation now. Your health is waiting!
We believe in active care which calls for the patient to take part in the healing process. In addition to Chiropractic care, that the doctor gives stretches, exercises and "smashing" or self-massage techniques. The patient recovers faster and prevents repeat injuries. Every patient is expected to maintain an exercise regimen even if they have not exercised before coming in for care. A simple 20 minute walk will do wonders for the body, mind and soul. All rehabilitation protocols include some form of cardiovascular exercise in addition to specific work. If you are able, go for a walk now, or better yet, take your dog for a walk. You will feel better!
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