At Schofield Chiropractic Group, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our Cedar Falls office.
The adjustment, or spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), is the restoration of motion to dysfunctional or "fixed" joints. Joint dysfunction can be the result of repetitive motion, inflammation, arthritis and/or acute injury, to name a few causes. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to provide this service and perform 94% of all manipulative procedures.
Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Technique
The Graston Technique®, originally developed by athletes, is changing the way clinicians - including athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists - and patients view treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. For more information on Graston Technique, go to www.grastontechnique.com
Ultrasound treatment utilizes sound waves that penetrate deep into the tissue to stimulate healing without irritation. It benefits the patient because it increases cellular activity, improves blood flow, reduces nerve-root irritation, and enhances the body's natural healing ability. Ultrasound treatment is especially beneficial for sports-related injuries.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Medically proven to do everything from alleviating stress to lowering blood pressure to improving circulation, therapeutic massage is a vital part of body maintenance. Massage therapy is available through special arrangements with our business partner, Elements Therapeutic Massage, located right next door to our new location. Elements' skilled licensed massage therapists perform deep tissue, trigger point, swedish, hot stone, prenatal, and sports massage. Appointments for a massage may be made by calling Elements at (319) 277-1392. Elements is open 7 days a week! Visit their website at www.touchofelements.com/cedarfalls
We teach our patients customized exercises 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. 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 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? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Schofield Chiropractic Group can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.