- Activator Method
- ART (Active Release Technique)
- Chiropractic Care
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Corrective Exercises
- Custom Orthotics
- DOT Exams
- Electrical Stimulation
- Myofascial Release
- Nutritional Consultations
- Pediatric Chiropractic
- Pre/Postnatal Chiropractic
- Spinal Screenings
- Worker’s Compensation
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.
ART (Active Release Technique)
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue therapy designed to rid injured areas of scar tissue. Here at Rexroth Chiropractic Center we incorporate ART in our treatment of musculoskeletal disorders to remedy injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow, headaches, and back pain. All of theses conditions tend to have one thing in common: the result of an overused muscle.
We are all prone to over-using muscles while at work and in our daily lives, no matter the occupation. Overuse Syndrome is common in our society. As a result of our work duties, athletic events and daily lives, we are all at risk of developing this syndrome due to repetitive stresses on the same structures. These stresses may not be painful at first, but the body learns to compensate for long term use resulting in the soft tissue adapting and changing over time.
If you’re looking for chiropractic treatment without high-velocity adjustments, Dr. Tom Rexroth and Dr. Joel Rexroth at Rexroth Chiropractic Center provide gentle chiropractic care in West Burlington, IA.
IMPORTANCE OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE
It’s easy for the spine to get out of alignment. Work and everyday life can easily impact the vertebrae and cause pain, discomfort, and tension throughout the body. In order to properly address these issues, the spine must be realigned through chiropractic care.
Unfortunately, many people avoid chiropractors because they are only aware of the adjustments that use high-velocity thrusts. While these are completely safe, they are not necessarily comfortable for everyone. Additionally, not every condition can accommodate twisting, turning, and forceful movements. That’s why chiropractors like Dr. Tom and Dr. Joel at Rexroth Chiropractic Center in West Burlington, IA provide gentle chiropractic care.
WHAT IS GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Gentle chiropractic treatments use less velocity and less amplitude than traditional chiropractic adjustments. They can treat the same exact conditions and offer great results without twisting or large amounts of force. Some of the methods Dr. Tom and Dr. Joel utilize include the following gentle treatments.
- Non-force Activation Adjustments: This utilizes a tool that allows Dr. Tom and Dr. Joel to deliver fast impulses at different, targeted points throughout the body.
- Laser Treatments: Low-level lasers are used to penetrate muscle and deep tissue areas where you feel chronic pain, such as the neck and shoulders.
- Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is effective at treating tension, limited mobility, improving circulation and coordination, improving joint movement, and more.
- Nutritional Counseling: Everything you eat and drink can either support or negatively impact your health. From eating better to nutritional supplements, Dr. Tom and Dr. Joel will provide recommendations based on your needs and your lifestyle.
Don’t avoid chiropractic treatments due to fear of forceful adjustments. Schedule a visit with Dr. Tom and Dr. Joel at Rexroth Chiropractic Center for gentle chiropractic care in West Burlington, IA by calling (319) 752-4544.
Cold Laser Therapy
Dr. Tom Rexroth and Dr. Joel Rexroth at the Rexroth Chiropractic Center offer chiropractic care, including pain killing laser treatments for the West Burlington, IA community. Our mission is to provide non-invasive treatments and techniques to work as our partner in your overall health care program.
WHAT ARE PAIN KILLING LASER TREATMENTS?
Pain killing laser treatments are not as futuristic as they sound. Cold laser therapy, also referred to as low level laser therapy (LLLT), is a treatment that promotes accelerated healing at a cellular level for musculoskeletal conditions.
A single wavelength of light is emitted by a handheld device, which is about the size of a flashlight, when it is held to the affected area receiving treatment. This wavelength of light generates no heat, sound, or vibration. It is non-invasive and not painful. The medical applications of this treatment are:
- Reduction of inflammation
- Pain relief
- Acceleration of tissue repair
PAIN KILLING LASER TREATMENTS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CONDITIONS
The foundation of chiropractic care is activating the body’s immune and healing systems through non-invasive, natural, and integrative treatments. This care is focused on the spine and musculoskeletal system. Drs. Rexroth at the Rexroth Chiropractic Center, serving West Burlington, IA, use non-invasive techniques like pain killing laser treatments for chiropractic conditions such as:
- Acute, subacute, and chronic pain
- Sprains and strains
- Soft tissue injuries and wound repair
- Pain relief from tendonitis and arthritis
- Back pain
- Other common chiropractic conditions
BENEFITS OF PAIN KILLING LASER TREATMENTS
The main benefit of pain killing laser treatments is in the name. It reduces and relieves pain and inflammation. Pain relief is an integral part of improved quality of life, as pain can be mildly irritating or affect your life in such a way that you struggle daily with your range of motion and mental health. Another benefit of these laser treatments is that they begin to work immediately, and some patients report relief from the first treatment.
Cold laser therapy can reduce your need for further invasive treatments and pain medications that leave you feeling drowsy and fuzzy. Additionally, this therapy is painless and doesn’t take long to administer. It functions well as part of an integrative and individualized treatment plan based on your unique chiropractic needs.
For sports and other injuries, it helps speed up the healing process by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue regeneration.
If you are a West Burlington, IA resident needing pain killing laser treatments, look no further than the Drs. Rexroth at the Rexroth Chiropractic Center, where we are committed to every patient’s health and wellness. Contact us today on (319) 752-4544.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
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.
For certain driving jobs like commercial truck driving, a DOT physical is necessary to ensure that you’re physically fit enough to operate the vehicle. Many people put off taking their DOT physical thinking that it will take too much time or that paperwork will be a hassle to complete. We provide quick physicals with a DOT Certified Medical Examiner so that you can get in and get back to your day. We also understand how important it is for a driver to maintain their commercial driver’s license, so you can trust us to be professional and knowledgeable about your needs as a commercial driver.
Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.
Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.
If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.
- The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
- A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
- You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
- The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
Our bodies are complex machines. Just as machines require certain fuels to get the best performance, our bodies need the appropriate nutrition. Dr. Tom Rexroth and Dr. Joel Rexroth at the Rexroth Chiropractic Center offer nutritional counseling to improve the health of the West Burlington, IA, community.
A SUM OF OUR HABITS
Our bodies tend to show others the way we treat ourselves. If we eat healthy foods and exercise, it shows. If we eat junk food and avoid exercise, it shows. Our bodies also come to expect routine, even if the routine has a negative impact.
HOW NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING CAN HELP
Just as with breaking any other bad habit, it is important to understand how the habit formed. This applies to our eating habits. Nutritional counseling helps us understand why it is that we have developed certain tastes and cravings, as well as how to adjust and correct these.
Eating right gets a bad reputation. Meanwhile, failing to do so is one of the top reasons most Americans face many health issues. A lot of it stems from habit. People get accustomed to going for quick, known unhealthy foods while not knowing how to find better alternatives.
There are several wonderful fruits, vegetables, and sources of protein that taste great when prepared in different ways. Fast food, eating out, and ordering out are more ways people forego making healthy choices. This is not always because the restaurant food is unhealthy, but because of only choosing unhealthy foods from the menu. Eating someone else’s food can still be healthy, quick, and fun if you know how to make the best choices.
If you are curious about whether or not nutritional counseling can benefit you, call (319) 752-4544 to schedule a consultation with the professionals of Rexroth Chiropractic Center. Dr. Tom Rexroth and Dr. Joel Rexroth look forward to helping the West Burlington, IA, community live as healthy of lives as possible.
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, more and more parents are seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function. Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.
The chiropractic team at Rexroth Chiropractic Center offers chiropractic care and advanced therapies to help patients recover and combat pain in West Burlington, IA. Dr. Tom Rexroth and Dr. Joel Rexroth use non-invasive treatments to help you feel your best. We take pride in providing the highest quality care around. We’re more than providers – we are your partner for better health.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy looks at your overall health holistically, aiming to treat the whole body rather than just the part that may be causing pain. Like chiropractic care, physiotherapy uses different interventions to improve and restore movement and function to enhance your overall quality of life. You can take charge of your recovery through physical rehab, focused advice, and education on health and fitness.
Physiotherapists focus on movement and the science behind it to identify the root cause of your issue. Physiotherapy can focus on both prevention as well as recovery and rehabilitation. For example, you may be referred to a physiotherapist after surgery to help you return to total health, but physiotherapy may also help you avoid surgery.
Physiotherapy can treat problems like back and neck pain and issues with your bones, joints, muscles, or ligaments. Due to its holistic approach, physiotherapy is also used to address lung issues such as asthma. If you are undergoing cancer treatment or palliative care, physiotherapists can help you manage associated pain, swelling, and fatigue.
What is the difference between physical therapy and physiotherapy?
This is a common source of confusion for patients, but these two concepts are very similar. Physiotherapy can include elements of manual therapy, part of overall chiropractic care.
What should I expect from physiotherapy?
Your physiotherapists will interview you, get a history of your symptoms, perform a physical exam, and identify a working diagnosis. At Rexroth Chiropractic Center, we tailor your treatment plan to meet your specific needs. You should expect to set goals and then work towards those goals with us.
You will complete various activities and repetitions to improve your range of motion or overall strength. You will receive instructions to complete these exercises daily or a few times daily. Repetition of movement is key to your recovery and improving overall health.
Depending on the nature of the treatment, you may receive mobility aids, such as crutches or a cane, to help you move around.
Call (319) 752-4544 to schedule an appointment at Rexroth Chiropractic Center in West Burlington, IA, to address what ails you. We will design a customized treatment plan for you that takes full advantage of all the therapies we offer.
Here at Rexroth Chiropractic Center, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.
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 Rexroth Chiropractic Center, 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.
Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.
Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that replaces lost wages and pays for medical and chiropractic care for people injured on the job. It typically covers a number of injuries that can happen to nearly any worker. These injuries may occur as a result of a slip and fall accident, tripping over a hazard or on an unsafe surface, or falling off a ladder. For some workers, workers’ compensation will cover injuries that happen while the worker is driving or traveling as part of his or her work duties.
Musculoskeletal disorders affect a person’s muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments.
A number of musculoskeletal disorders can keep a worker off the job, including:
- Sprains, strains, and tears
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
- Headaches and migraines
One of the most important elements of chiropractic care is diagnostics. Chiropractic radiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Chiropractors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.