Techniques & Therapies
Dr. Walters utilizes some of the latest chiropractic techniques. This allows the treatments to fit individual needs and comfort levels. Below is a list of techniques that we commonly use:
- Diversified Technique
- Drop-Table Technique
- Full-Spine Specific
- Specific Prone Technique
- Gonstead Technique
- Activator Methods (spring-loaded adjustment tool, see photo)
- Rock Tape Basic & Performance Certified
There are two styles of acupuncture that we perform. The first style is through microcurrent. Microcurrent acupuncture is completely painless, conducted through a hand held device and is just as effective as traditional acupuncture. This technique treats acupuncture points on the surface of the skin through the same current your body has flowing naturally. The second style is traditional acupuncture, where needles are placed in specific areas on the skin depending on the patient's complaint. The traditional method has a longer treatment time than microcurrent, however many acupuncture patients prefer this style.
In-office therapies are available upon the doctors discretion. The two services we provide include intersegmental traction and interferential muscle stimulation.
Intersegmental Traction (roller table): Mobilizes the spinal column while simultaneously and gently stretching ligaments and muscles. Increases blood flow and oxygen to discs, ligaments and muscles, thereby improving balance, strength and mobility.
Interferential Muscle Stimulation: It produces electrical currents that pass through the affected area of the patient. Increased blood flow to improve healing, stimulation of pain reducing endorphins and a decrease in swelling are a few of the benefits from this particular therapy device.
Rocktape can be used to apply compression to promote recovery or decompression to relieve pain and swelling. Rocktape lifts the skin, accelerating blood flow to increase the amount of oxygen available to the muscles, which reduces fatigue. Rocktape also promotes lymph drainage to remove toxins produced by the body during hard efforts. These combined effects are powerful; they allow the athlete to go harder for longer periods of time. Unlike compression garments, Rocktape can be applied to very specific areas of the body that are sometimes hard to reach such as shoulders, knees and other joints.
We provide sports physicals all year round for middle school, high school and college athletes. Give us a call to set-up an appointment. (913) 727-3600.