|What Does Dr.Wink Utilize?|
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to, is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident. There are two ways to receive spinal adjustments at Wink Chiropractic. If there is any concern about manual adjustments, Dr.Wink is the only chiropractor in the area who features instrument adjustment in the form of the Pro-Adjuster. The Pro-Adjuster is based on NASA technology to provide a precise and completely painless experience. If you prefer manual adjustment, Dr.Wink has been providing traditional chiropractic adjustments for almost 20 years. At Wink Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, our patients are free to choose how they wish to be treated.
Cold Laser Therapy
This therapy allows the body to naturally heal itself by utilizing a combination of electric stimulation and cold laser technology. This low level laser therapy consists of a light-emitting device that can be utilized on many different parts of the body. In addition to simple back and neck pain, cold laser therapy has been utilized for a number of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and sprains. The number of conditions that have been notably increased in the usage of this therapy include carpal tunnel syndrome, wound management, shoulder and neck injuries, muscle and joint pain, as well as a long list of others.
The gentle distractive forces of the DTS therapy create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes. Clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing the DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy.
While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as the type of ultrasound utilized diagnostically to screen internally in the body. This ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle. These sound waves do an excellent job in facilitating the body's healing process in addition to decreasing scar tissue formation.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping the body to release natural relievers of pain often referred to as endorphins. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. Short therapy sessions are excellent at facilitating healing from acute and chronic pain.
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Whether you are suffering with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee or ankle pain, Wink Chiropractic can handle your needs. Dr. Wink has been providing customized therapy programs for over 20 years and has the knowledge to rehabilitate virtually any injury to the body. Wink Chiropractic has a therapy suite equipped with band therapy stations, rocker/wobble boards, physioballs, 4-way neck machine, multi-station weight machine, free weights, bike & treadmill.
Free weight loss counseling is available at Wink Chiropractic. Education about food is key to succeeding at losing weight. Dr. Wink is extremely knowledgeable regarding diet. Wink Chiropractic also has guided weight loss programs to help facilitate the process of losing weight and improving health. At the end of the day, education is the key to success at improving health and losing weight. Wink Chiropractic is committed to helping people reach their goals. Consultations are always FREE!
Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by heel pain and pain across the arch on the bottom of the foot. Most often caused by poor foot mechanics or pelvic unleveling. The pain is usually the worst upon weight bearing in the morning, after prolonged activity or after rest and weight bearing. Evaluation consists of walking patterns, ankle/foot mobility to determine the cause of pain. Treatment consists of leveling the pelvis if needed, adjusting the ankle and fixated bones in the feet and taping if necessary. Cold laser therapy is also utilized to accelerate healing of damaged fascia.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot.