Chiropractic health care ~ the naturally right alternative
Chiropractic assessment and evaluation ~ Dr. Tintor examines your spine to determine the possible cause of your condition. Each patient receives a complete orthopedic and neurological exam. Often times, you experience pain because the bones, muscles and nerves are not working together.
Radiographic examination ~ If Dr. Tintor determines that an x-ray is necessary to further diagnose your condition, he will order the x-ray. Dr. Tintor will review the x-ray with you.
Chiropractic adjustment ~ Dr. Tintor makes a gentle contact and applies a specific thrust into areas of restriction, mostly along the spine. Techniques include Diversified, Gonsted, Thompson, Cox, Nimmo, and Activator. When indicated, non-force adjustments are used. Adjustments help with joint pain and also have an effect on tight muscles.
Physiotherapy ~ Dr. Tintor employs various modalities including moist heat, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, intersegmental traction, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and soft tissue techniques.
Massage Therapy ~ Certified massage therapists use various techniques including deep tissue sports massage, Swedish Esalen, trigger point therapy, and myofascial therapy.
Orthotics ~ Certain spinal or foot problems can benefit from custom shoe inserts - orthotics. Dr. Tintor is trained to take an impression of your foot and place a custom order.
Rehabilitation/Exercise Instruction ~ Spinal exercises and strengthening maintain your adjustments. Dr. Tintor will discuss the exercise and strengthening program best suited for you.
Ergonomic Evaluation ~ There are a number of ergonomic risk factors, at home and at work, that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders. Repetitive tasks, jobs requiring forceful or prolonged exertions of the hands, jobs requiring heavy lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying of heavy objects, poor body mechanics, awkward posture ~ all risk factors. Dr. Tintor will evaluate your situation and design a set of exercises that can both remove some of the strain from the affected body parts and build up strength.
Second Opinion/Specialist Referral ~ Dr. Tintor is trained to offer second opinions on whether you are an appropriate candidate for chiropractic care. He will also refer you to a specialist, if your case requires additional diagnostic input and treatment.