Services & Techniques

The Strawn Wellness approach is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle through unique and customized wellness programs which features in house chiropractic care, nutrition and exercise education, whole food physician-grade supplementation and various soft tissue therapies.

 

Services

 

Chiropractic Care 

Chiropractic Care is hands-on spinal manipulation. Using alternative holistic approaches to properly align the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress. Chiropractic treatment is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.  

Nutritional Consultations   

Proper nutrition plays a vital role in leading a healthy lifestyle. A proper diet can help you maintain a healthy weight and immune system and help reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Poor nutrition is directly linked to a wide range of health problems.  A nutrition consultation includes a one-on-one food journal and personalized diet plans. Customized supplement regimens using physician- grade supplementation developed for each patient. Support is given to help each patient with his/her own personal fitness goals. 

Massage Therapy 

Massage is a general term used to describe the therapeutic use of pressing, rubbing and manipulating the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.  

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. 

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. 

 Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)    

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

Health Coaching

A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who helps others feel their best through individualized food and lifestyle changes that meet their unique needs and health goals. This is a service offered in the clinic to help keep people on track throughout their fitness journey.

Thermography

Thermography is a safe, noninvasive method of screening for early detection of cancer, inflammation and other potential medical conditions. It uses thermal imaging to capture patterns of heat & blood flow in the body.

*Thermography scans are held the second Wednesday of every month from 9am-1pm.*

Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna

Infrared saunas use infrared waves to heat the chamber, these waves allow the heat to penetrate the body to increase your core temperature unlike traditional saunas which only heat the surface level of the skin. This increase of the body’s cores temperature produces a deeper more therapeutic sweat, increasing the health benefits such as better sleep, relaxation, detoxification, weight loss, relief from sore muscles and joint pain, clear and tighter skin as well as improved circulation.

Chromotherapy 

 Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms.  

Our bodies need the sun’s light to live. And that light can actually be broken down into a seven-color spectrum. An imbalance of any of those colors can manifest itself in physical and mental symptoms. Color therapy works on various energy points to help balance your body via the full spectrum of visible light, each color addressing a distinct need. 

Color and light have been utilized by healers for thousands of years. Color therapy possibly has roots in Indian medicine (Ayurveda), ancient Egyptian culture and traditional Chinese healing. 

Alternative medicine practitioners who use chromotherapy often relate the seven colors of the color spectrum to specific body areas. *

An overview of Colors used in Chromotherapy

Red

  • Red is believed to increase the pulse, raise blood pressure and increase the rate of breathing. Red would be applied to support circulatory and nervous functions.

Strong Pink

  • Strong pink acts as a cleanser, strengthening veins and arteries.

Pink

  • Pink activates and eliminates impurities in the blood stream.

Orange

  • Orange is a mixture of red and yellow. Activates and eliminates localized fat. Assists with asthma and bronchitis

Strong Yellow

  • Strong yellow strengthens the body and activates internal tissues.

Yellow

  • Yellow, the brightest color used in chromotherapy, has been used to purify the skin, help with indigestion, strengthen the nervous system, treat glandular diseases, hepatitis and lymphatic disorders and assist metabolism.

Green

  • Green, a color associated with harmony, provides a neutral, positive calming effect

Strong Green

  • Strong green provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation.

Strong Blue

  • Strong blue lubricates joints, helps address stress, nervous tension and infections.

Blue

  • Blue promotes relaxation and calm. Blue exhibits tranquilizing qualities often used to relieve headaches and migraines, colds, stress, nervous tension, rheumatism, stomach pains, muscle cramps and liver disorders. Blue is thought to have a positive effect on all kinds of pain.

Indigo

  • Indigo is used to address conditions involving the eyes, ears and nose. It has a calming, sedative effect

Violet

  • Violet is used to calm the nervous system, soothe organs and relax muscles. Violet has meditative qualities and is often used to treat conditions of the lymphatic system and spleen, as well as urinary disorders and psychosis

Color therapy has been practiced throughout the world for centuries, and remains one of the most popular Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies available.

*What is Color Therapy?, Insight Journal, October 16th, 2006

**A Critical Analysis of Chromotherapy and its Scientific Evolution, Samina T. Yousuf Azeemi and S. Mohsin Raza, Evid Based Complement Alternative Med. 2005 December; 2(4): 481-488. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1297510/

 

Techniques

 

 Diversified Technique

This is the most common technique of spine manipulation in chiropractic care and has a very high success rate. It is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. Diversified Technique is used for restoring proper movement, re-aligning the spine, & Improving joint dysfunction.

Thompson Drop Technique

This technique utilizes a table where portions of the patient’s body are adjusted as the table moves under specific parts of the spine. This helps manipulating the spine & adjusting larger parts and multiple vertebrae(s).

Activator Method Chiropractic Technique (AMCT)

This softer chiropractic technique can be used instead of manual chiropractic care. The technique uses a handheld spring-loaded instrument to deliver a small impulse to the spine. This technique produces enough force to move the vertebrae without causing injury. AMCT is used for Manipulating the spine & adjusting and manipulating extremity joints

Cox Flexion-Distraction

Flexion Distraction helps to decompress the spine by applying gentle stretching or traction to the spine. The combination of this special adjustment table and very gentle pressure utilizes flexion-distraction and decompression to increase the disc height between vertebrae, decompressing the spinal column and restoring the spinal joints to their proper alignment and range of motion. has been successfully used to treat pain in the lower back, legs, neck, and arms. It can also reduce the pain of herniated, slipped, or ruptured discs, sciatica, and other conditions. Because of its gentle, non-force nature, is often used with patients who are recovering from spinal surgery or who are in rehabilitation.

Active Release Technique (ART)

ART is a muscle stretching technique used to resolve issues involving the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia. It is a hands-on treatment to reduce fibrous adhesions and restore proper motion and function. Many symptoms may not be a result of a direct injury and instead are the result of a repetitive stress. With these micro-injuries, tearing of the muscle and soft tissue occurs gradually over time. The body then responds with inflammation and eventually repairs the small tears with adhesions and scars. These adhesions then begin to accumulate causing the muscle to become tighter and eventually weakened, leading to a decrease in performance. The overall goal of ART is to break down these adhesions over time and restore the texture and function of the soft tissue.

 

Treatment methods

 

Spinal & Extremity Adjustment

The practice of manipulating the joints of the spine and extremities to instill motion within that joint. If you’ve ever had your shoulder or wrist freeze up on you, you can imagine just how important these types of adjustments can be. When joints lose motion, they begin to break down over time. Restoring motion helps to alleviate and slow down the progression of joint based disorders.

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy

This method is used for treating any disorders in the skeletal muscles and their connecting tissues using specialized instruments. This can even be used to diagnose a problem, and thus treats disorders by a massage-like treatment. It helps with sore muscles, & problem areas where toxins are stuck.

Posture Correction

Through the use of combined Chiropractic Care, Myofascial Release and Neuro-muscular Reeducation, this method brings your spine into its proper alignment, making you less likely to slouch as you sit or stand. Having these precise adjustments done can also help relieve back pain that you experience from having poor posture.

 

Spinal Disc Decompression

Research indicates the disc is responsible for a significant number of incidents of back pain, leg pain, neck and arm pain syndromes. Spinal Compression increases intradiscal pressure leading to annular compromise and possible extrusion of nuclear material from the disc.

Flexion Distraction helps to decompress the spine by applying gentle stretching or traction to the spine. The combination of this special adjustment table and very gentle pressure utilizes flexion-distraction and decompression to increase the disc height between vertebrae, decompressing the spinal column and restoring the spinal joints to their proper alignment and range of motion. has been successfully used to treat pain in the lower back, legs, neck, and arms. It can also reduce the pain of herniated, slipped, or ruptured discs, sciatica, and other conditions. Because of its gentle, non-force nature, is often used with patients who are recovering from spinal surgery or who are in rehabilitation.

Cupping Therapy 

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine. Cupping is used to help with pain, inflammationblood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It may be particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains. Since the cups can also be applied to major acupressure points, the practice is possibly effective at treating digestive issues, skin issues, and other conditions commonly treated with acupressure.

 

Myofascial Release

This technique is not the same as a massage, in that it relaxes the connective tissues of the body from over-used muscles that cause pain. It treats myofascial syndrome, over-used muscles, tendon and Ligament pain, nerve pain, decreases compression in the head and neck area of the body, alleviates other bodily pains.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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