Gig Harbor Chiropractic & Massage is helmed by husband-and-wife doctor duo Greg and Keri Messer, two graduates of Western States Chiropractic College who set out together to annihilate pain one spine at a time. One of the doctors or their skilled staff members will begin your exam with a conversation about your back bothers and health habits. Next, you'll receive a complete chiropractic examination that tests your reflexes, flexibility, posture, and more, followed by a computerized spinal assessment to discover if any disks are bulging, shoulders are slumping, or vertebrae have forgotten the state capitals. If a bit of extra dorsal detective work is required, you'll receive up to two x-rays before the doctor reports his or her findings and recommendations for any necessary treatment.
Peter Shin might have had an upper hand on his classmates when he went for his master's of science in acupuncture and Eastern medicine: as a third-generation acupuncturist, he spent his life in an holistically minded household. At Rainier Acupuncture Clinic, he doles out this gentle, pain-reducing treatment. A 20-minute session has a wealth of health benefits: it can relieve headaches, osteoarthritis, pain in the lower back, or hubris in overconfident pincushions.
The spine has a big job: it's the scaffolding for the spinal cord, the framework for the torso, and the sole moderator of any bending or twisting the body requires. Unsurprisingly, back pain is a common complaint, and the experts at Rainer Sports & Spinal Rehab Clinic know that it can have a number of causes. Whether it's heating pads for tiny ligament tears or more dramatic treatments for conditions such as osteoporosis or disc degeneration, the team possesses the skills and knowhow necessary to treat pain where it starts. For athletes suffering from injury or chronic pain, sports rehabilitation may be the cure. The physician leads sports-rehab patients through gentle stretches and exercises to remedy any muscular imbalances, a common cause of pain in athletes. Whatever the ailment, the clinic's range of specialized services are designed to promote healing and improve their patients' quality of life.
In addition to traditional chiropractic and physical therapy treatments, clients can receive massage therapy, personal training, yoga, and acupuncture with a licensed acupuncturist. These services are designed to complement the center's rehabilitative spinal adjustments, forging a more holistic approach to wellness that doesn't neglect any treatment approach and helps the body to heal itself.
The staff at Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic believe that, because it's the body's communication center, the spine’s condition can affect the health of the entire body. During treatment sessions, chiropractors correct the alignment of vertebrae with up-to-date techniques—such as motion palpitation, which detects dysfunctional joints, and active release, which treats overused muscles with motion techniques—that are gentler than past methods and more effective than propping patients up with puppet strings. Other corrective techniques, such as exercises and massage therapy, retrain the muscles to support correct alignment. The clinic specializes in rehabilitating clients with injuries from accidents and other traumas, though they can help patients of all ages and backgrounds maintain good spinal health.