Our office utilizes traditional chiropractic adjustments and innovative soft tissue techniques along with acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Dr. Kate's goal is to provide efficient, comfortable, and personalized care to return you to full functionality in the shortest amount of time. 

Dr. Kate has training in many of the major chiropractic techniques and will tailor your treatment to your needs. Your first visit will involve a thorough consultation and examination. Treatment can usually be provided during the first visit. Some chiropractic conditions can be resolved in a short period of time, and others will take longer. Dr. Kate will be upfront with you about your expected progression. Often, simple lifestyle and ergonomic changes are helpful for long-term improvement, and these changes will be suggested to you throughout your care.

Our x-ray philosophy: consistent with current scientific standards, not every patient receives spinal x-rays. Dr. Kate will decide if radiology is necessary based on your exam. Radiology may be ordered in the future if she deems it necessary.

 

Techniques

Dr. Wagner has training in the following techniques:

Diversified – the most common chiropractic technique. You may hear a "pop," which is normal.

Active Release Technique® - this technique uses specific gentle protocols with patient movement to treat soft tissues including muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Cox® Flexion-Distraction – using a specialized table, this technique provides a specific, controlled stretch to the lower back. This is particularly helpful for chronic low back pain and disc injuries.

Activator Method® - this method utilizes a device which delivers a gentle force to joints. This is a great alternative for patients requiring more gentle methods, such as patients with osteoporosis.

Thompson – This uses a special table “drop” piece to assist in adjusting the spine. 

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization – Using curved instruments, this technique works on the thin tissue which surrounds your bones and muscles to improve motion.

 

Additional therapies:

-       laser therapy

-       electrical muscle stimulation

-       therapeutic ultrasound

-       decompression therapy

-       kinesiology tape application

 

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