Inability to properly move and control the eyes may lead to a variety of problems such as visual disturbances, imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, headaches, neck pain, coordination problems, slow reaction times, attentional difficulties, fatigue, anxiety and walking difficulties.
People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance. We use specific head, body, and eye exercises designed to retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system and coordinate them with information from vision and proprioception.
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. Dr. Karla has a philosophy for long-term well being and good health. Her approach focuses on recovering your natural health through a comprehensive detoxification program to address the toxicity of our environment today and actively work to counteract its effects on our bodies. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
Balance, Coordination and Gait Retraining
We use a variety of electrical modalities that promote soft tissue healing, reduce pain, and provide stimulation of nerves, muscles and neurological pathways. Joints and muscles have nerve endings called receptors that stimulate peripheral nerves along the spine to communicate with the brain.
We help patients recover accuracy of their somatosensory maps which are lost as a result of stroke, cognitive aging, or below optimal brain function. The somatosensory system is the part of the sensory system that relies on touch to experience sensation; light touch, pain, pressure and vibration are all somatosensory experiences.
When you have difficulty with fine motor skills, it’s because your brain cannot properly communicate with your hand muscles. To get your brain and your hands communicating again, you need to rewire your brain by activating neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the mechanism that rewires your brain and allows you to form new neural pathways.
Primitive Reflex Integration
Primitive reflexes are reflex actions originating in the central nervous system that are exhibited by normal infants, but not neurologically intact adults, in response to particular stimuli. These reflexes are absent due to the development of the frontal lobes as a child transitions normally into child development.
Spinal decompression is a conservative form of treatment for the management of pain for patients suffering with neck, low back pain and sciatica. Many patients have experienced relief of pain and symptoms associated with herniated discs, bulging or protruding intervertebral discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and sciatica. The theory behind non-surgical spinal decompression is a process whereby gentle forces are applied to the spine in a manner that maximizes spinal elongation.
Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of infrared light to create therapeutic effects. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. These effects include increased circulation, decreased healing time, pain reduction, and decreased inflammation or swelling.
Our Chiropractors are trained in a variety of adjusting techniques to provide comfortable treatment achieving results in the shortest amount of time. Joint manipulations have been shown to not only be beneficial for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints, but also impact brain activity.
Active release techniques: a form of stretching technique that requires active motion on behalf of the patient. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation: a form of stretching that combines both passive motion, in conjunction with isometric muscle contraction on behalf of the patient. Rapid Release: a high vibration therapy that helps to reduce muscular tension, relax hypertonic muscles, and increase blood flow to the region by activating certain nerve endings in the muscle that respond to vibratory stimulation.
Customized Home Programs
A specific exercise program will be designed to address physiological deficits and continue to optimize your neurological function while you are out of the office. Our primary goal is to give our patients their lives back. Therefore, we will provide individualized at home exercises, allowing you to be as autonomous as possible.