Our doctors are trained in chiropractic manipulative therapy from Palmer College of Chiropractic. We utilize a hands-on approach, including techniques mainly known in the chiropractic world as Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson Drops, and Activator (if needed), to name a few. Our doctors have advanced training in extremity adjusting (e.g., ankles, wrists, shoulders, and feet) and are well rounded in their approaches. We are also extremely well-versed in standard protocols for all types of issues and for all types of people (e.g., athletes, pregnant women, infants, children). Our chiropractic certifications include: sports chiropractic (CCSP), prenatal chiropractic (i.e., Webster Technique), and pediatric chiropractic (CACCP).
We also specialize in using individualized approaches. If a treatment seems too hard or soft or mildly uncomfortable, we want you to speak up. Our doctors are happy to modify their approach to find a technique that suits you. Put simply, we have a variety of tools in our toolboxes to use to find the right chiropractic fit for you and to get you to your optimal, pain free health in the most efficient way possible. You’re not going to get a standard, “treatment plan” here. There are no “long-term commitments” or extended multiple-visits per week plans at Well Set.
We also love working with other providers. We have a “few and through” chiropractic policy here at Well Set. Although the definition of “few” is individualized to you, our patient, if you’re not feeling better or making progress in a relatively short amount of time, we’re going to get you to the provider you need to see. We believe in a well-rounded, systems approach to getting people better, and whether we can refer you to someone here for additional support (e.g., acupuncture, massage), to someone in the wellness community (e.g., personal training), or to a medical provider, we’re going to do what’s best for you. For example, we’re known for our community relationships with physical therapists, OBGYNs, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, and pediatricians.
You might want to use chiropractic when/with: neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, headaches/migraines, a case of the Mondays.
Manual therapy is what makes our treatments distinctive. Our doctors go above and beyond what you might expect to provide you with different forms of manual therapy at each appointment. Manual therapy is used to remove restrictions in soft tissue. So, when it is combined with a chiropractic adjustment, it helps to not only treat structural restrictions (i.e., misaligned vertebrae) but the soft tissue (i.e., muscles, ligaments, nerves) component of your pain or symptoms as well. In our office, we use instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Graston/FAKTR), myofascial release technique (ART), massage therapy, stretching/strengthening, and other treatments to maximize your results from each visit.
You might want to use manual therapy with/when: tennis/golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, sprains/strains, runner’s knee (i.e., patella femoral syndrome).
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy technique designed to break up muscle adhesions (tiny knots in the muscles) and to restore function to the soft tissue. With this technique, steel instruments are used (We know … it sounds scary. We promise that it’s not. And, it’s extremely effective!) in a particular way on the injured muscle, fascia, ligament, or tendon injury. To ease your mind, you’ll be happy to know that our doctors have training in FAKTR and Graston, which are the most well-known IASTM techniques.
You might want to use IASTM with/when: pulled hamstring, ankle sprain, rotator cuff tendinitis.