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Frequently Asked Questions, relating to Chiropractic, Active Release Techniques, Laser Therapy and how we provide care to our patients.
Q. What educational background do Doctors of Chiropractic have?
A. Chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals that have completed their doctor of chiropractic program at an accredited chiropractic college. Prior to admission to an accredited chiropractic college a minimum of 3 years of pre-professional health science studies must be completed. Pre-chiropractic programs are very similar to focused pre-medical and pre-dental programs. They specialize in treating dysfunctions in your muscles, soft tissues, joints, bones or the nervous system. When you come in for chiropractic treatments you will receive a hands-on approach to healthcare that is drug free, highly effective and safe.
Chiropractors assess, diagnose, treat and impose prevention strategies that will reduce your pain, restore your function and eliminate the chance of injury recurrences. Based on their assessment findings, your chiropractor will develop a customized treatment plan that will include chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release technique, manual therapies, acupuncture, physical therapies, performance taping and other specialized hands-on techniques in order to resolve your aches, pains and injuries.
Dr. Terlesky has a high success rates with his multi-modal and highly integrative approach to treatment. Our doctor takes the time to assess your pain in a very methodological fashion. By analyzing your movements and feeling the mobility in your spine and peripheral joints he will attempt to determine the root cause of your injury. In addition, our chiropractor will assess your muscles, soft tissues, joints and nervous system to determine if they are working together in a coordinated fashion when movement takes place.
Once it is determined where your areas of dysfunction are and that it is a case to be treated by a chiropractor; you will be given the option of the treatment with chiropractic treatment techniques and or modalities best suited to correct the underlying issues to get you better. This approach is utilized to assist you in achieving your health goals.
Q: What is an A.R.T. Treatment Like?
A: Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.Active Release works for almost every part of the body, for a variety of injuries and conditions.
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