Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL offers a number of treatment s and products to patients to compliment the variety of chiropractic adjusting techniques. The doctors perform a thorough examination including orthopedic and neurological testing, range of motion assessment, gait and posture analysis, palpation, and in some cases x-rays prior to discussing their treatment plan recommendations. Patients receive custom designed treatment plans based on their symptoms, age, size, and expectations for care. The following are the most commonly used treatments in the office.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct misalignments in the spine and skeleton that are called subluxations. These subluxations cause muscle and joint imbalances that put stress and pressure on injured areas and cause pain. By correcting subluxations using chiropractic adjustments, stress is removed from injured areas and balance is restored.
Physiotherapy is the most common treatment used in conjunction with chiropractic. Electric muscle stimulation and ultrasound are excellent for everyday aches and pains and provide relaxing relief . Together with ice or heat, these techniques speed up recovery.
Soft Tissue work is used with all our patients. This includes muscle manipulation, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. This reduces muscle tension, improves circulation, and reduces stress.
Nutrition is an important part of our lives today. In the era of processed food, Americans are not getting the nutrients they need. We offer a wide variety of vitamins and supplements from Metagenics Laboratories and dietary counseling upon request.
Exercise therapy is used with all patients for use at home or in the gym. The doctors will recommend simple stretches & exercises to help alleviate pain & strengthen specific areas to help prevent future injuries.
Custom-made orthotics using the new state of the art Foot Levelers computer system are available to all patients. They are an excellent way to alleviate foot, knee, hip, and low back pain quickly and safely without surgery or painful injections.