Chiropractors are doctors specializing in the spine, muscles, joints and nervous system. Their approach to care is hands-on and based on the best available evidence. 

During your initial appointment, you can expect:

  • Detailed history
  • Thorough physical examination
  • Diagnostic imaging referral if necessary
  • Diagnosis & report of findings
  • Treatment Plan
  • Treatment

A chiropractic treatment can include spinal manipulation and mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, exercise prescription and mobility training, postural modifications, and much more! Each treatment plan is carefully tailored to meet individual patient’s needs and preferences.

At MOVE, your chiropractor can:

  • Determine your diagnosis
  • Help decrease your pain and increase your mobility
  • Educate you on your condition
  • Help to prevent future disability and injury
  • Prescribe exercises, stretches and orthotics 
  • Refer you to outside sources if deemed necessary 

Acupuncture

Neurofunctional Acupuncture, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture  or Electro-Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the body with the goal of stimulating the nervous system (more specifically the peripheral nerves). Once the needles are inserted into specific sites, they are stimulated with electricity in order to regulate abnormal nervous system activity. The insertion of the needle also increases blood flow to the area which in turn supplies nutrients to the nerves!

Neurofunctional acupuncture can be an effective treatment by itself or when accompanied by other treatment methods (like manual care!). 

Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective treatment for: 

  • Musculoskeletal pain 
  • Movement disorders
  • Sports related injuries
  • Headaches

If you have any questions about neurofunctional acupuncture, or are wondering if it could be an effective treatment for you, stop in to see Dr. Tompkins!