At ChiroCare, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Bedford / Sackville office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctors of Chiropractic, Dr. Jeff O'Flaherty and Dr. Sara Croteau have years of training and experience in spinal and extremity adjustments.
Soft Tissue Manipulation
We use advanced soft tissue treatment methods such as Graston Technique www.grastontechnique.com and Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) www.activerelease.com along with other soft tissue techniques to optimize the effectiveness of chiropractic care for various conditions. The Graston instruments detect and treat fascial adhesions / restrictions and have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Sara Croteau can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Food Sensitivity / Allergy Testing
Only eight foods account for over 90% of food allergies: cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, and tree nuts. Signs and symptoms of food allergy range from commonplace to extreme and may include: a tingling of the mouth; fatigue; hyperactivity; anxiety; headaches; crying; sore muscles and joints; sneezing; runny nose; stuffy nose; urticaria (hives); eczema (skin rash); itchy skin; recurrent ear infections; congestion; abdominal pain; vomiting; constipation; diarrhea; swelling of the hands, feet, eyelids, tongue and lips; dark circles under the eyes; bronchitis; difficulty breathing; asthma; etc. Symptoms may appear within a few minutes to a couple of hours after ingesting the allergenic food, but in some cases they may not appear until days later.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Good News! Amy Legere, our RMT, is now at ChiroCare Full Time!
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.