- Chiropractic Care
- Applied Kinesiology
- Medical Trigger Point Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Corrective Exercises
- Lifestyle Advice
- Nutritional Counseling
- Anodyne Therapy
- Rehab (Physical Therapy)
- Myofascial Release
- Neuro-Muscular Re-Education
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Activator Type Therapy
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Nill has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Applied Kinesiology is a specific form of diagnosis using functional neurological muscle testing (FNMT) as a primary feedback mechanism to help determine the cause of an individual's chief complaint and to help evaluate our structural, nutritional and mental aspects of health. Most of the major body systems can be evaluated using FNMT.
Medical Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point (TP) Therapy targets specific muscles to alleviate pain and increase flexibility. TP Therapy can produce dramatic results on chronic pain, migraine and other types of headaches, and all kinds of stiffness and discomfort related to the neck region, upper shoulders, and lower back. TP Therapy removes knots and loosens the muscles out of spasms, and returns the muscles to a coordinated functional unit. This establishes normal blood flow into the muscles, which ultimately eliminates pain and discomfort. TP Therapy is a safe and effective therapy without the common side effects seen with steriods, anti-inflammatories, or pain medications.
Nill Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center utilizes massage therapy, including full body massage, to relax muscles and help with a patient's recovery process. Massage therapy is an integral part of our office practice and is recommended for a majority of our patients. Many insurance plans cover massage therapy if done in a chiropractic office so give us a call to see if you qualify.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you. Dr. Nill can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. Dr. Nill also has some of his patients obtain a blood test to screen for any chemical imbalances in the body. Then, he prescribes Intramax for 34 days and retests. If there is still an imbalance in blood chemistry, he suggests further diagnostic studies. When the problem is diagnosed, he coincides with other health care professionals to start drug and natural therapies. What this does is help you see the effectiveness of Intramax. It also helps find any "hidden" or underlying problems in the body. By doing this, Dr. Nill has been able to catch many internal problems early, thus making them easier to treat. Again, "treating the cause, not just the symptom."
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Nill's specific Chiropractic adjustment treatment, we at Nill Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Flexion Distraction ( disc therapy )
- Moist heat therapy
- Corrective care Exercises
- Work hardening rehabilitation program
- Anodyne Therapy (Diabetic Neuropathy)
Anodyne ® Therapy is a Monochromatic Infrared Energy (MIRE™) in which Monochromatic is a single wavelength of light (890 nm) absorbed extremely well by hemoglobin which stimulates the release of nitrous oxide from the blood cells thus initiating the healing process. It restores sensation (DPN), reduces falls, improves wound healing, increases microcirculation, reduces pain, and much more.
For more information go to www.anodynetherapy.com
Rehab (Physical Therapy)
Dr. Nill is not a licensed physical therapist but he is trained and licensed to do physical therapeutic exercises with his patients. In order for one to get the best care Dr. Nill uses heat and massage to loosen up the muscles surrounding each joint complex before he does joint manipulation. After he has his patients go to the rehab room to do core rehab exercises to retrain the muscles to retain their new state. This helps the treatment to be more efficient and longer lasting getting the patient better, faster!
Your muscles are surrounded by a tough tissue layer called fascia. This fascia can get tight and inflamed. This technique is used by chiropractors and other professions to break up these fascial "adhesions" decreasing muscular pain.
A physical therapeutic technique designed to help retrain the proper symbiotic relationship between the muscles and the nervous system (propioception) which consist of joint stabilization muscles in order to help prevent future ankle sprains, increase neurological input to the brain, and restore proper balance.
If you watched the summer Olympics and noticed tape on volleyball and gymnasts shoulders then you witnessed Kinesiotaping. The Kinesio® Taping Method has taken the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine world by storm. This amazing taping method was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 25 years ago in Japan. Since then, Kinesio® Taping has become the gold, or should we say "platinum," standard for therapeutic and rehabilitative taping. This proprietary method of taping uses a uniquely designed and patented tape for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction, among other things.
The Kinesio® Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to give support while still maintaining full range of motion. This enables the individual to participate in his/her normal physical activities with functional assistance. The second technique, which is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation, helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow for an entire 24 hour period. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament/tendon, fascia, space and functional. Kinesio® Tex Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy and electrical stimulation.
Kinesio® Taping affects the activation of the neurological system and the circulatory system. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body, they also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Consequently, more attention was given to the importance of muscle function in order to activate the body's own healing process. Using an elastic tape, such as Kinesio® Tex Tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Kinesio® Taping is an innovative approach to treating nerves, muscles and organs. http://www.kinesiotaping.com
Lymphatic drainage is a holistic approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body and is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses. Though fluid moves through the lymphatic system, it does not have its own pumping mechanism. Lymphatic drainage is a type of therapy that is intended to help the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system.
Flexion/Distraction is a chiropractic manipulative technique consisting of gentle, low velocity but specific movement to a vertebral segment. It also provides traction to the vertebra at the same time allowing for optimal pain relief. It is used to treat low back pain caused by numerous problems.
Gua-Sha literally means "to scrape away fever" in Chinese (more loosely, "to scrape away disease by allowing the disease to escape as sandy-looking objects through the skin"), is an ancient medical treatment.
Gua Sha involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edge. This consists of a piece of jade with beveled edges.
The smooth edge is placed against the pre-oiled skin surface, pressed down firmly, and then moved down the muscles -- hence the term "tribo-effleurage" (i.e., friction-stroking) -- or along the pathway of the acupuncture meridians, along the surface of the skin, with each stroke being about 4-6 inches long.
This causes extravasation of blood from the peripheral capillaries (petechiae) and may result in sub-cutaneous blemishing (ecchymosis), which usually takes 2-4 days to fade. Sha rash does not represent capillary rupture as in bruising, as is evidenced by the immediate fading of petechiae to echymosis, and the rapid resolution of sha as compared to bruising. The color of sha varies according to the severity of the patient's blood stasis -- which may correlate with the nature, severity and type of their disorder --appearing from a dark blue-black to a light pink, but is most often a shade of red. Although the marks on the skin look painful, they are not. Patients typically feel immediate sense of relief and change.
The technique can also be used in a way similar to myofascial release to release the tight or inflammed fascia that surrounds the muscles. This inturn releases the muscle tension and thus neurologically resets muscle patterns. Commonly used with extremity joint problems.
Activator therapy is a non-invasive alternative form of conventional manipulation done using a tool which puts a mechanical impulse into the joint freeing up the muscle spasm, which caused the joint restriction (subluxation). Although about 50% as effective as conventional manual manipulation, it is still quite effective. This is used in cases where the patient either does not want the conventional method, or the joints are arthritic.