Patient Education

Dr. Slaney believes strongly in the importance of educating her patients. She always takes the time to ensure that her patients fully understand the cause(s) of their condition(s), as well as how they are going to work together as a team to fix it and prevent future occurrences. Dr. Slaney finds it of paramount importance…

Rehabilitation

Most conditions are due to a muscular weakness or inhibition. Chiropractors are able to test for weakness in the body and design a specific rehabilitation program accordingly. Rehabilitating the weak links is key to returning to optimal levels of health as well as to preventing injury.

GRASTON TECHNIQUES®

The technique utilizes six patented stainless steel instruments, uniquely shaped to treat different areas of the body. The weight and design of the various instruments allow clinicians to effectively treat deep tissue dysfunctions. The Graston Technique® instruments allow the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and treat them very precisely. Scar tissue (adhesions) can stick…

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES (ART®)

ART® is a patented, state of the art, soft tissue technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways: – acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc), – accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma) – not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia). These tissue injuries cause…

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods, structural abnormalities, weakness in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and unsafe exercising environments. The most common cause of injury is poor training. For example, muscles need 48 hours to recover after a workout. Increasing exercise intensity too quickly and not stopping when pain develops while exercising also…

Foot Pain

Achilles Tendinitis Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is caused by small tears in the tendon from overuse or injury. This condition is most common in people who engage in high-impact exercise, particularly jogging, racquetball, and tennis. Of the people who engage in…

Ankle Pain

Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments, which connect bones to one another. In most cases of ankle sprain, the ankle is twisted inward, causing small tears in the ligaments. This makes the ankle unstable. The tearing leads to swelling and bruising, making it difficult…

Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by: •Arthritis — including rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout •Baker’s cyst — a fluid-filled swelling behind the knee that may accompany inflammation from other causes, like arthritis •Bursitis — inflammation from repeated pressure on the knee, such as kneeling for long periods of time, overuse, or injury •Connective tissue disorders such…

Hip Pain

Hip-related pain is not always felt directly over the hip. Instead, you may feel it in the middle of your thigh or in your groin. Similarly, pain you feel in the hip may actually reflect a problem in your back, rather than your hip itself. Possible causes of hip pain include: •Arthritis — often felt…