An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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We take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Malvern office.
Chiropractic Care at Advanced Family Chiropractic in Malvern:
Dr. Rick Goldfine performs advanced spinal correction in our Malvern practice 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 Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Goldfine has years of training and experience in manipulation and the art and science of chiropractic.
Corrective Exercises at Advanced Family Chiropractic at Malvern:
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them 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 by as much as 30-40%. 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. In addition, ergonomic training is often an overlooked element in improving patient's conditions. It's important for patients to understand all the components that have manifested a condition.
Physiotherapy at Advanced Family Chiropractic in Malvern:
To complement and enhance the healing effects of the specific chiropractic manipulative treatments that Dr. Rick Goldfine performs, Advanced Family Chiropractic also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures. These modalities are essential to offer the most comprehensive forms of treatment for patients.
Using the ATM2 unit is much easier than getting your brain wrapped around why it works so well.
Based on the Mulligan concept, you can normalize specific movement impairments (dynamic instabilities) by repositioning a particular joint related to the movement impairment.
Using the ATM2 you can simultaneously reposition and compress particular joints of the body to normalize most dynamic instabilities causing an immediate reduction of resultant irritation and shearing forces which contribute to dysfunction and pain. The patient is placed in an upright weight-bearing position that immediately and safely allows them to do fully resisted exercises in the direction and range of the previously impaired movement.
The Central Nervous System governs the dynamic movement stability components, namely the neural, passive, active (Panjabi, 1992) and emotional components (Vleeming & Lee, 2000). These components work throughout the anatomical structures of the musculoskeletal system. Normal dynamic stability provides the healthy body with the ability to perform normal, good quality, low-energy/high efficient movements. In the case of pain, the CNS will change its neuromuscular activation strategy, to a high energy/low efficient movement. This altered CNS movement control is clearly visible and recognizble in the presence of pain.
ATM Rehab. involves neutral-range active functional movements superimposed upon a specific positioning and holding. A few (10-30) movements are performed towards the impaired movement. The passive holding is an essential setup for the ATM Rehab. because it will ensure that the superimposed active movement will alter the CNS activation strategy from pathological to normal. In this starting position the active neuromuscular training will be of therapeutic value, and produce immediate pain reduction and improved range of motion. Perhaps due to improved CNS governed dynamic stabilization of the specific movement.
The ATM2 is a clinical device designed specifically to enable clinicians to prescribe quality operated rehabilitation. Passive joint repositioning is obtained via restraining belts connected to the ATM2 support pad to reduce the symptoms, and then specific ATM rehab. is performed via a harness connected to a resistance bar.
Spinal Decompression at Advanced Family Chiropractic in Malvern:
A highly successful, non-surgical solution for effective treatment of debilitating lowback, neck as well as radiating arm and leg pain is DTS Dynamic Traction System. If you are one of the millions who suffer from lowback or neck pain, you know how disruptive it can be to your lifestyle. Aching, burning, shooting pain and muscles in constant spasm make the simplest movements a demanding task and finding a comfortable position virtually impossible.
Traditional treatment has consisted of medication and usually ends with the prospect of surgery - a painful, expensive and frightening experience. Treatments such as epidural injections, hot and/or cold therapies, acupuncture, massage and other "therapeutic" techniques may offer limited, if any, relief.
Extensive research has shown Dynamic Traction therapy to be extremely effective(upwards of 80%) in treating intervertebral disc problems. DTS therapy is a traction based procedure that relieves pain commonly associated with herniated discs, degenerative discs from arthritis as well as other compression-related syndromes. It enhances the healing process and can deliver quick, effective pain relief that enables most patients to return to a more active lifestyle! It is an FDA-approved procedure and most insurances cover DTS Dynamic Traction System.
Decompression occurs as a result of an improved understanding of how to reliably "unload" the spine. The separation of vertebrae creates a vacuum force in the disc, resulting in a "negative systolic pressure". This helps to suction in extruded disc material, relieving pressure on the spinal nerves or spinal cord In addition, improving blood flow, increasing nutrient exchange and increasing waste product removal at the injured area. This futher increases the healing process. Someone who has previously not found relief through other treatments is a perfect candidate for this treatment. Clinical findings suggest that decompression therapy will create a relatively quick initial response in terms of pain relief. Often patients will notice a significant reduction of pain and/or symptoms in 6-10 treatments. Treatment sessions typically last less than 20 minutes. If you suffer from chronic neck or back pain or know someone who does, you owe it to yourself or them to call our office. Please see our Spinal Decompression page for more details.
Massage Therapy at Advanced Family Chiropractic in Malvern:
Our office only provides these services from Certified Massage Therapists. A variety of techniques are offered including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Shiatsu. Each massage therapist is also certified in pregnancy massages. Therapeutic massages are very effective in treating the following musculoskeletal conditions:
Lowback and neck pain, sports injuries, Fibromyalgia, headaches, immune-system diseases, pregnancy and childbirth, post surgical pain and sleep disorders.