Chiropractic & Other Services
are various techniques and methods of adjusting' your
spine which are safe and effective. Different techniques are appropriate
for different people at different times. Each chiropractic adjusting
technique used at Gateway Chiropractic Center is approved
for use in Wisconsin, and both Dr.
Laura and Dr. Craig have extensive
training and experience in these techniques.
The techniques offered are considered to be part of the Palmer
Package (which are those taught at Palmer College of Chiropractic).
The following are a list of several techniques offered:
Activator - Low force technique from a hand held instrument
Thompson - Sections of the adjusting table move during the adjustment
Cranial - Subtle and gentle shifting of the cranial bones
Diversified/Gonstead - More manual styles of re-aligning the
Passive Therapy Treatments
Using therapies such as electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound,
ice, and heat, we are able to help you manage pain symptoms from injuries or aggravations. Often these
painless therapies are used in conjunction with adjusting techniques
and other treatments.
This is an important part of your treatment plan that will be designed
by the doctor based on examination and treatment results. In order
to increase flexibility and strengthen the spine and other joints
of the body, specific exercises are recommended. Consistent focus
on rehabilitative home exercises in conjunction with chiropractic
spinal adjustments and other commendations, can have a tremendous
impact on recovery from injury and maintaining
Spinal X-Ray Analysis
If necessary, this may be utilized to further assess your health condition.Whether you have had an injury or not, x-ray analysis may be necessary
to help determine the location of specific problems. Complex measurements
of the spine are often taken in order to determine which chiropractic
adjusting technique may be appropriate. Today's high-tech equipment
and ultra-sensitive films help minimize your exposure.
Spinal Computer Testing
Incorporated into any initial examination or subsequent evaluations, is a Surface
Electromyography (SEMG) and a thermography spinal evaluation.
We utilize the
most current computerized technology that chiropractic care can offer
to examine the spine and identify spinal problems. The testing is
painless and relatively quick! During post-examination visits, written
reports of findings include picture reports of the computer examination
Laura and Dr. Craig often recommend massage therapy in addition
to chiropractic care. Massage services are available at Gateway
There are many wonderful therapeutic benefits possible through massage,
and we are excited that we can offer a variety of techniques
including Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. Massages are available for 30 or 60 minute periods,
and gift certificates can also be purchased at the office for friends,
family, or co-workers.
An important aspect of healthy living involves the use of nutritional supplementation.
Whether for acute pain conditions such as headaches and spinal injuries or for chronic illnesses, using the correct supplements can help your body heal and function better.
Both Dr. Laura and Dr. Craig incorporate nutritional recommendations into their patients' treatment plans.