Call Today: 902-865-6593

Providing quality hands-on care to our valued clients since 1995

Dr Rodney Thompson

Nutritional Counselling

The body's nutritional requirements vary depending on age, activity level, fitness level, environmental pollution, stress levels, and genetics. Nutrition plays a large role in the maintenance of one's health and the capacity of the body to heal. Many times nutritional supplementation is able to aid dramatically in the management of even serious disease. Nutrition also has plays a large part in the maintenance of one's ideal body weight.

Activator Methods

Activator Methods is based on the postulate that understanding body mechanics and force is the key to understanding how to move bones. A leg test is utilized to tell the doctor if the subluxation exists, chiefly in the lumbo-sacral area or cervical region of the spine. With further research into body mechanics, W.C. Lee D.C. and A.W. Fuhr D.C. were able to analyze the body and produce from the analysis consistent changes using a light non-force specific chiropractic adjustment. Lee and Fuhr understood that force was not necessary to correct subluxations in the body.

Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (CATS)

In 1939 William Sutherland hypothesized that the cranial bones actually articulate against one another. He was a student at the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri. He established that the cranium was capable of Primary Respiratory Mechanism and that the C.F.S. plays a vital “nutritive role” in all the tissues of the body. The meninges cover the brain and house the C.F.S. The dura matter is the outermost layer of the meninges and attaches to the foramen magnum, the upper cervical vertebrae and to the second sacral segment.

Trigger Point Therapeutics

Trigger Point started as a research project for Cassidy Phillips, a well-trained athlete who suffered from fibromyalgia. Phillips needed to find a solution for the continuous pain throughout his body. Cassidy spent years researching his condition and refused to settle with doctor's recommendations of never training again. During his research, Phillips worked heavily in trigger point therapy, which utilizes key areas of the body to release tension and create blood flow to the area. The therapy was working for him except that it was difficult to work on himself.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching used by today's athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia. The creator of Active Isolated Stretching is Aaron L.

Graston Technique

Graston Technique, developed by athletes, is an innovative patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue, adhesive and fascial restrictions. The technique utiilizes specially designed instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Active Release Therapy (ART)

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

Foot Orthotics

Custom foot orthotics are inserted in the shoes to help relieve imbalances in the feet and body, and help with pelvic & spinal distortion. They are often prescribed for foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, and are useful in the management of many musculoskeletal disorders such as knee pain and lower back pain. We utilize several different manufacturers of flexible, custom-made foot orthotics to ensure the specific needs of the patient are best being met.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Dr Rodney Thompson