At Parks Chiropractic, P.C. we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic and other healthcare services we offer at our office, located in the heart of Boyertown.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Clifford Parks and Dr. Gregg Parks have had years of training and experience in spinal adjustment. The doctors here at Parks Chiropractic utilize various adjusting techniques to restore spinal mobility to the diverse patients they treat. These techniques include Gonstead, Thompson Drop, and Diversified. For those patient's who prefer a softer technique, the doctors also use the Activator and the ArthroStim to adjust the spine. These instruments provide an adjustment to the spine without the "crack" or audible often associated with spinal manipulation.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Our newest service, non-surgical spinal decompression, is particularly effective for those with spinal disc injuries. This slow axial stretching of the spine reduces the pressure through the degenerated, bulging or herniated discs and, in doing so, offers relief from neck and low back pain. Gentle traction also helps to hydrate and nourish the disc which aids in the healing process.
Soft Tissue Techniques
ART, IASTM, cross-friction massage, and pin and stretch are several of the soft tissue techniques offered at Parks Chiropractic, P.C. Adhesions (scar tissue) often form within the soft tissue of the body from surgery, trauma, immobilization, overuse, and inflammation. These specific techniques and instruments are designed to break up scar tissue, stimulate collagen production, restore range of motion, reduce pain, and, ultimately, accelerate tissue repair. One of the reasons for this expedited tissue repair that reducing fascial adhesions allows for amply oxygen profusion within the tissue. These various soft tissue techniques provide another tool at the doctor’s disposal for improving patient outcomes.
Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Our certified licensed massage therapist utilizes the following techniques: Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, cupping, guasha, hot stone, cold stone and isolated stretching. They may apply these techniques with their hands, fingers, elbows, forearms, and/or instruments. Therapeutic massage may provide many benefits including relaxation and stress relief. Our therapist may also provide massage for a specific symptom or a specific condition (ease tension or reduce pain). Open communication between our therapist and the doctors allows for a better, overall, patient experience and may help to enhance a person's sense of better health and well-being.
***Massages are available with or without chiropractic services***
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health. Many times the doctors will discuss the exercises, walk the patient through them, and then email a video and description of the exercises to be performed at home.
This rehabilitative taping method is used in conjunction with the other therapies in our office to alleviate pain, facilitate the body's natural healing processes, and increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Various patterns and applications may be used depending on the presenting condition and desired results. Ktape has been shown to help those with acute injuries like ankle sprains or deep bruising, but may also offer pain relief in those with more chronic conditions.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s 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? Dr. Clifford Parks and Dr. Gregg Parks can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.