The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.
A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, increase the range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our compassionate and qualified chiropractor will work with you to relieve this pain and get you back to being pain free every single day.
Although many people visit their chiropractor and have an adjustment when something feels out of alignment, a regular visit will help you avoid any pain in the future and will keep your body feeling great all day long.
If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but are biomedical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot while you walk. We understand that everyone is different, which is why custom foot orthotics are made just for you.
The goal of the Diversified Technique is to reduce nerve interference. There are no special or unique procedures needed. Patients are assessed using these various mechanisms: history and basic examination (orthopedic and neurologic), palpation, x-ray, leg checks and reflex procedures as well as others.
The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.
Our team here at Empower Life Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.
Here at Empower Life Chiropractic we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.
From allergies and asthma to ADD and autism spectrum disorders, it seems that so many children are afflicted with these increasingly common disorders. While conventional medicine takes a drug-based approach, we believe that chiropractic care can effectively manage these and other conditions, naturally.
Improving Kids’ Health and Vitality
We love caring for children at Empower Life Chiropractic because it’s our desire to see them experience optimal health and wellness through natural care. Your child’s visit will be extremely thorough. Dr. Younis, who is working toward certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), will talk to moms about their child’s birth and delivery and what kind of stress the baby may have gone through during the birth process. He’ll also address any dietary concerns you have about your child as dietary habits play a significant role in what’s going on with your child.
Providing Gentle Adjustments
Rest assured, that we will always put your children at ease when they come in. As a chiropractor for kids, Dr. Younis will engage and interact with his young patients, and will often play with them to help them feel comfortable being in the office. We have a kids’ area complete with toys and a blackboard for them to write on. Infants and kids get adjusted differently than adults. Dr. Younis uses the MC2 Technique on children. This adjustment is highly gentle and only uses finger-point pressure.
A Success Story: A couple with a young son with Asperger’s Syndrome sought our help for their son’s condition. Over the past two years of the child being under chiropractic care, he’s become much more engaging and interactive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my child need to be adjusted for their entire life?
We like to think that once children experience how great they can feel after getting chiropractic care, they will want to continue for life. The choice is always theirs.
What role does nutrition play in my child’s health?
Just like exercise, diet plays a significant role in a child’s overall health. A healthy, clean diet free from GMOs, preservative and other additives, can go a long way toward helping your child stay well. If you would like to learn more about specific dietary recommendations, we request that you make a separate appointment with Dr. Younis, who will sit down with you and specifically address those concerns.
How do I get my child to be more compliant with nutrition?
While kids like snacks such as crackers, gummy bears and all the other stuff that’s not good for them, it’s a good idea to take an inventory of what you have in your cabinets at home. Find those foods that you know aren’t good for your children and slowly remove them. Then replace them with those clean, non-GMO foods that are healthy and better for your children. Though it’s not always an easy transition, eventually they will enjoy eating healthier and will likely feel better.
Did you know that chiropractic care can help moms-to-be experience an easier and more comfortable labor and delivery?
Completely safe throughout pregnancy, chiropractic ensures that the pelvis and spine are balanced so there’s no stress and tension on the sacrum. Pregnant women who get regular chiropractic care also experience less pain.
If you have any complications, please let Dr. Younis know so he can tailor his care accordingly.
Adjustments for our pregnant patients are pretty much the same until they can’t lie face down any more. As a pregnancy chiropractor, Dr. Younis uses a different table or a pregnancy pillow and modifies the technique to accommodate the mom-to-be.
Though C-sections are sometimes necessary, we believe that they are performed too frequently and are all too common now. A vaginal delivery is much healthier for mom and baby. When pregnant women are properly adjusted, they will likely experience a smoother labor and childbirth.
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Sometimes all that stands between your daily pain and a happier, healthier you, is a chiropractic adjustment. Your body naturally wants to be in alignment, and our daily activities can throw what is naturally aligned out of balance. Also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. Here at Empower Life Chiropractic, we can help you achieve balance and proper alignment, giving you relief and improving your health.
Our goal in treating your joint and spinal issues is to reduce subluxation, increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our highly skilled chiropractor will work with you to relieve your pain and get you back to living a pain free and healthy lifestyle.
The foundation to chiropractic is about locating and correcting vertebral subluxations to ensure the nervous system is functioning at its optimal level. There are many benefits of chiropractic care: it can improve your health, make you less dependent on prescription drugs and help you live an abundant life.
Help for Common Childhood Conditions
Did you know that chiropractic care can successfully help to manage a variety of conditions that are so prevalent in our society now? These include:
- ADD and ADHD
- Sensory processing disorder