Manion Family Chiropractic

Optimal Health Through Gentle Chiropractic Care

Services

New Service! Breast and Body Thermography by Rebecca Reverie

Offered Fridays from 10am to 4pm

Thermography is a radiation free, state-of-the-art screening procedure that uses heat detection to locate areas of temperature difference in the body. Taking your temperature has always been a primary way to access illness. Thermography shows areas that need further evaluation or re testing in a suggested period of time. It has no risks and can be used for all breast types.

Most pathological processes demonstrate a form of increased heat, and some neurological processes show excessive cold. Breast disease can be detected by looking for areas of excessive or increasing heat that may indicate areas of angiogenesis or increase of blood vessels supplied be a growing tumor. For more information on this technology and about Rebecca, please visit her website:  http://safebreastscan.com/

Dr. Chris adjusting a patient's back

Adjustments & Manipulation

 

Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to, are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.

When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.

An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a gentle movement and is always with the patient's comfort foremost in mind. Adjustments are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is in alignment, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.

Dr. Chris showing postural awareness to a patient

Manual Therapy

 

Manual therapies include Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and specific Postural Stretching. Posture is connected to breathing, digestion, blood pressure, mood and oxygenation. Good posture decreases pain and wear and tear on the body.

 

X-Ray of a patient's neck

X-Ray

 

When X-rays are deemed necessary, Dr. Chris may need to refer out from the Allentown office. He will evaluate these images to determine if you have a good case for chiropractic care. Based upon this evaluation, a referral for further diagnostic imaging, or another healthcare specialist may be required.

 

 

 

 Custom Foot Orthotics

 

Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot.

Orthotics are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. The great benefit of orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and be utilized during most activities to take further stress of the body

Orthotics can often be prescribed by Dr. Chris and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well being via a biomechanical standpoint.

 

 

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

 

Electrical Muscle Stimulation is an exceptional way to help the body in the healing process. This is accomplished by sending a very small electrical current into the affected soft tissue injury or muscle spasm. The therapy utilizes this current in an effort to help reduce swelling and release trigger points that may have the muscle locked up. It does this by helping the body to release natural relievers of pain often referred to as endorphins.

This is a great therapy if there is a spasm in a back or neck muscle. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. Short therapy sessions are excellent at facilitating healing from acute and chronic pain.

 

  

Microcurrent Therapy

 

Microcurrent Therapy is an exceptional way to help heal the body, namely soft tissues. It is also an effective way to relieve pain within the body. The therapy utilizes very small amounts of current to produce signals that replicate those occurring in the body naturally. This current is very small and is almost unnoticeable to the patient.

This is a great therapy if there is a spasm in a back or neck muscle. It works well in relaxing the muscle and allowing it to return to its normal state rather quickly. Short therapy sessions are excellent at facilitating healing from acute and chronic pain.

 

 

Interferential Electro - Therapy

 

Inferential Electro-Therapy is an excellent method of helping the body deal with spasms, sprains, and issues related to soft tissues. This therapy accomplishes this with a very low simulated frequency that is put on the soft tissue. The feeling of this therapy is very light and most patients feel very comfortable during the treatment

In addition to this therapy simulating the body's natural healing method by helping it to produce natural pain killing endorphins, it also helps with the release of these strains, spasms and soft tissue issues.

 

Injury & Pain Treatment

 

 Dr. Chris is able to treat a wide range of injuries including injuries from: sports, distance running, motor vehicle accidents, work related, postural stress and strain, overuse/repetitive use, slips and falls, back and neck pain, overall wear and tear, and sciatica.

 

We also treat issues and pain such as: headaches, neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, wrist, ankle and foot pain, disc related problems and arthritis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Serving patients in Doylestown, PA Buckingham, PA,  Allentown, PA Lehigh Valley, PA, South Whitehall, PA Emmaus, PA, Buckingham, PA, Chalfont, PA and Plumsteadville, PA. Specializing in back and neck pain, sciatica, sports injuries, custom foot orthotics and provide supplements on our online store to h