Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments of joints and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic is based on the relationship between the body’s structure, primarily the spine, and its function, coordinated by the nervous system, as it affects the patient’s health. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments, called subluxations, can cause a negative impact on the body’s ability to self-regulate and self-heal, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself.
Chiropractic is a holistic practice that does not use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment, which is the application of a precise movement to a specific part of the joint, corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.
Massage Therapy benefits the bodies abilities to reduce blood pressure, boost immunity, ease anxiety, increase circulation to short tight muscles that may be starved of oxygen and cleanse you lymphatic system that may be blocked with debris from poor air quality or an imperfect diet.
Gallagher Chiropractic and Sports Medicine has four well established massage therapists that specialize in sports massage, pregnancy, specific therapeutic techniques to rehabilitate injured joints and relaxation massages.
Digital X-Ray equipment is available for diagnostic needs. The high frequency allows minimal exposure. The new digital X-rays can be blown up in size for deep examination of the body area. We also have Chiropractic Biophysics measuring and instrumentation modeling to determine your specific postural needs.
The X-rays can then be transferred onto a disk for your own personal records, taken to another doctor that needs to evaluate them and then compared to future X-rays as your restoration of postures are corrected.
Acupuncture is a health care practice that is designed on balance Qi (pronounced “chee”). It is considered the life force of energy that flows through our bodies. There may be too much Qi or not enough flowing through specific areas of the body. The flow is regulated through applications of needles to control the optimal balance of Qi.
Insertion of light weight needles into meridians of Qi flow are sometimes enhanced by moxa, heat, combustion or mild electrical stimulus. Dr. Thom Nguyen also specializes in herbal remedies and women’s fertility.
Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) is a corrective remodeling of spinal curves and postures. CBP is considered the orthodontia of chiropractic care. The purpose is to take care of the underlying root of the problem. If you low back or neck is constantly out of alignment and giving you chronic pain then we can permanently correct the cause of your disfunction.
Adjustments and manipulation are used during the corrective care, however, traction and Denneroll spine corrective appliances are gently placed in the specific areas of the body to establish long term postural re-alignment. The appliances are also designed for at home use to minimize returns to the office and promote self care. X rays are used as a follow up to quantitate spinal correction.
Kinesiotape (K-Tape) is a taping method that allows the body’s movements to be enhanced during motion. The thinking used to be to limit and immobilize joints or muscles from taping. However, K-Tape protects the joints and muscles and allows venous and lymphatic drainage of exudates during enhanced physical activity.
Custom functional foot beds or “Orthotics” can help to correct foot and ankle imbalances and balance your leg length inequality. Dr Gallagher works closely with local Doctors of Podiatry to treat complex foot and ankle pain. For non-complex plantar fasciitis, falling arches, bunions, pes cavus foot or leg length inequality, Dr Gallagher may create a custom functional foot orthotic. The perfect arch imprint from a casted mold is sent to a lab where the soft or hard orthotic is created.
Many people that have come into the office have been told that they have one leg longer or shorter than the other leg. The best and most reliable determinant of leg length inequality is a specific X-ray called and orthoroentgenogram. (See the attached photo). That is a black and white picture of any true leg length imbalance measured down to the millimeter. This specific information is then used and built into the foot bed of the orthotic.
Therefore, not only is the arch corrected, but the leg length can be permanently corrected as well.