At St. Lucie Chiropractic Clinic, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of chiropractic innovation. Driven by a commitment to providing the highest standard of care, we exclusively utilize the Pro-Adjuster Instrument for all spinal analyses and adjustments. Here's why choosing us means choosing cutting-edge, computer-assisted chiropractic excellence:
Experience the benefits of a gentle, non-invasive technique where percussive impulses from the Pro-Adjuster Machine replace traditional manual adjustments, catering to those seeking a preferred, advanced approach. The Pro-Adjuster ensures consistent and reproducible adjustments, providing a reliable form of care that is well-suited for the aging population. This helps establish a routine and familiarity for our elderly patients.
We prioritize your well-being by incorporating state-of-the-art technology into our care approach. Digital X-rays play a pivotal role in enhancing the precision and effectiveness of chiropractic treatments.
Digital X-rays significantly reduce radiation exposure compared to traditional film X-rays. This not only prioritizes your safety but also contributes to a more eco-friendly and efficient diagnostic process.
Digital X-rays provide instant results, allowing our chiropractors to assess your spine in real-time. This immediate feedback streamlines the diagnostic process, ensuring swift and accurate evaluation during your visit.
Visualizing your spine through digital X-rays allows us to explain and illustrate your specific conditions more comprehensively. This, in turn, enhances your understanding of your health, empowering you to actively participate in your wellness journey.
America is a nation that thrives on its love for sports! The vitality of physical activity should be celebrated across all ages in our society. Yet, as sports enthusiasts indulge over time, the wear and tear on certain areas of the spine and accessory joints can be an unintended consequence. This might give rise to postural imbalances, ushering in discomfort and dysfunction – quite the opposite of the intended benefits of staying active. We're not just about fixing; we're about empowering. We educate and assist our patients on achieving a harmonious balance in using both sides of their body. It's not just about the lift; it's about the lift-off into a pain-free, active lifestyle. Let us guide you on the winning path, where spine care meets sports enthusiasm, ensuring you play the game of life at your peak!
However, it's essential to note that while we perform school sports physicals, we currently do not provide school attendance physicals due to the specific immunization requirements mandated for school attendance. We prioritize the health and safety of our community and adhere to regulations to ensure compliance.
Rest assured, our clinic remains dedicated to supporting athletes in achieving their fitness goals. For school-related physicals, we recommend consulting with a primary care physician or healthcare provider who can fulfill the necessary immunization requirements.
Rather than employing a massage therapist, we integrate the General Physiology G5 Massager into our practice to offer a brief yet impactful massage experience. Recognizing the uniqueness of each client, the G5 Massager's customizable settings empower us to tailor the massage experience to specific needs and preferences.
Lasers have long been used in the world of healthcare and were traditionally known as a surgical precision instrument used to pierce through the skin and cauterize wounds. But with the evolution of cold laser technology, your patients can experience the benefits of laser treatment without the pain and tissue damage typically associated with traditional laser use. Our low-level lasers are designed to operate at a low wavelength and intensity to provide an array of healing benefits.
Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions. It uses a high-frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. The heat can help with various processes, including: increasing blood flow. relieving pain.
One of the most common forms of electrical stimulation used for pain management is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy, which provides short-term pain relief. Electrical nerve stimulation and electrothermal therapies are used to relieve pain associated with various conditions, including back pain.
Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine. It can be performed manually or mechanically. Spinal traction is used to treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions
There are two main types of ultrasound therapy: thermal and mechanical. Both use sound waves generated by a transducer head (which looks a bit like a microphone) to penetrate soft tissues. The difference between the two types of ultrasound therapy is the rate at which the sound waves penetrate the tissues.
Thermal ultrasound therapy. Thermal ultrasound therapy uses a more continuous transmission of sound waves. The sound waves cause microscopic vibrations in the deep tissue molecules, increasing heat and friction. The warming effect encourages healing in the soft tissues by increasing the metabolism at the level of the tissue cells.
Mechanical ultrasound therapy. Mechanical ultrasound therapy uses pulses of sound waves to penetrate tissues. While this still has a minor warming effect on the tissues, it also causes expansion and contraction in the tiny gas bubbles of the soft tissues. This helps to decrease the inflammatory response, reducing tissue swelling and thus decreasing pain.
Compression therapy is designed to improve the signs and symptoms of various conditions by providing graduated compression therapy to help control swelling and discomfort. They are designed to provide support to assist with circulation, and minimize swelling.
Thermography studies are non-invasive imaging techniques that are intended to measure the skin surface temperature distribution of various organs and tissues. Interpretation of the data is thought to contribute to the diagnosis of many disorders including breast cancer, Raynaud's phenomenon, digital artery vasospasm, impaired spermatogenesis in infertile men, deep vein thrombosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome, vertebral subluxation, and others.
Plethysmography, a semiquantitative method of measuring segmental blood flow and velocity in the carotid and peripheral vascular systems.
Range of motion is the measurement of movement around a specific joint or body part. ... A physical therapist can test your range of motion. This may begin with a simple physical exam, but can also include the use of a goniometer – an instrument that tests the angle of joints such as your elbow or knee
Grip and pinch strength testing is the standard method used for decades to determine functional grasp and pinch strength. The tests are used initially and in periodic retests to demonstrate improvement in the strength available to grasp or pinch.
One issue that often arises after an injury is the question of impairment. Impairment is a problem that affects the functioning of a part of the body and makes someone unable to use their body the same way they did before the accident or injury. It can include physical impairments or mental impairments caused by injury or illness. Impairments can be permanent or temporary, severe or mild. Impairments – and the way they are evaluated – can affect a person’s ability to perform their work and can therefore have a big impact on benefits, compensation and any claims.