CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Chiropractor in Fernandina Beach

Natural, effective chiropractic care in Fernandina Beach for the entire family. We provide natural, effective solutions for your pain.

Chiropractic Care

Our signature approach

Care in this office utilizes the best of both worlds combining passive interventions with active interventions to guide you carefully through your journey to health through the early stages of acute pain relief on to the later stages of improving strength, endurance, and flexibility to minimize the risk of re-injury.

 

Passive therapies

-chiropractic adjustments

-the activator method

-low force joint mobilization

-assisted stretching

-non-surgical spinal decompression

-myofascial cupping

-TENS

-cryotherapy/hydrocollator

-kinesiology tape

 

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Image on Chiropractor performing chiropractic care.

Active therapies:

-Therapeutic/rehabilitative exercise

-personal training for weight loss/wellness

-sport specific performance training

-group fitness

-fitness workshops

-nutritional coaching

 

Sports Performance:

Drs James and Jayde strongly believe that movement is an important part of every person’s life. According to Greg Glassman, The CEO of Crossfit “The needs of an olympic athlete and our grandparents differ by degree, not by kind.”

What we interpret this to mean is that all humans are born to move freely and diversely, therefore any deficiency in human movement poses as a potential cause of disability and decreased quality of life.

Our mission is to improve human movement without the use of drugs or surgery, and to empower people on how to overcome the negative adaptations that our bodies are making in response to the daily physical, chemical, and emotional stressors that we all encounter.

 

Manual Adjustments:

Chiropractic care is a natural approach commonly used to control neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as headaches, neck and back pain, arm and leg pain, dysfunction, and jaw pain.

Each adjustment is delivered with precision with the goal to restore motion in an otherwise restricted joint, inhibit the cycle of muscle spasm and pain, and improve overall function by reducing interference in the nervous system.

 

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression:

Manual decompression is a conservative form of hand on therapy that does more than alleviate spinal pain.

This technique, also called Flexion-Distraction, utilizes a specifically designed chiropractic table and involves gentle stretching of the spine and its surrounding muscles and tissues.

It has been proven successful in the management of complaints involving disc bulges, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, spinal canal stenosis, and scoliosis.

 

Manual and Instrumental-Assisted Myofascial Release:

Myofascial adhesions and muscle dysfunction are commonly associated with restricted and hypermobile joints, which is why soft tissue is one integrate part of the care provided by our doctors.

Hands-on techniques include ischemic compression and pin and stretch. Other tools used to help achieve our goals include scraping, percussive massage, and cupping. These techniques break up scar tissue and initiate the healing process to restore function.

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Image of Dr. James performing chiropractic care on a patient.

Activator Methods:

The Activator Method is an alternative to manual adjustments of the spine and extremities. It utilizes a specific protocol that has been widely researched in its safety and effectiveness of managing neuromusculoskeletal complaint. The hand-held tool delivers a gentle, yet effective adjustment to the spine and extremities improving join motion.

 

Passive Therapies:

When a member of the practice enters the office for the first time, they typically need some type of therapy performed to reduce pain, swelling, or muscle spasm.  The following passive therapies are provided based on each practice members needs:

TENS-  A small unit delivers electrical stimulation via either the placement of electrode pads or the Acu-stim pen near the area of complaint. The electricity stimulates the nerves breaking the pain and or muscle spasm cycle.

Cupping Therapy- A form of Eastern Medicine, cupping involves creating suction on the skin and underlying tissues to improve adhesions between the layers of tissue. This allows for greater range of motion with less pain.

Kinesiology Tape-Kinesiology tape is an elastic tape primarily used to facilitate proper movement after receiving chiropractic care, but has many benefits that extend beyond facilitating proper movement to supporting unstable joints, reducing local swelling, and reducing the appearance of bruises. This tape is hypoallergenic and is wearable for up to 4 or 5 days.