Chiropractic is the most common form of alternative medicine today and the second largest of the 3 health care systems in the country. Chiropractic care corrects misalignments of the spine called “subluxations”. These misalignments alter the body’s proper biomechanics and shifts stress to muscles, joints, and tissues which results in pain. Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Pain injections and medications such as aspirin only cover up the pain. They do nothing to fix the cause of the pain. Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, these misalignments are corrected, relieving stress from injured areas of the body and restoring balance. Chiropractic has been proven to successfully treat back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches, hip pain, knee pain, tendonitis, sprains, and strains. Chiropractic is completely safe for patients of all ages and provides lasting relief without the use of medications or surgeries.
As most mothers know, aches and pains are very common throughout pregnancy. Dr Alorna is one of the few chiropractors in the greater Aurora area that has actually completed training in the treatment of pregnant patients. Many chiropractors treat pregnant women using the same techniques that they use for other adults and seniors but pregnancy issues require different treatment. Using specialized tables, specifically designed positioning pillows, and altered adjusting techniques, Dr Alorna is able to help women in all stages of their pregnancy without twisting, turning, or putting pressure on mom or baby. She currently teaches classes at Aurora’s Copley Hospital and has helps thousands of pregnant patients gain relief and works with the area’s top pediatricians and medical specialists. She is fully certified and experienced in the Webster Technique which is a specialized method for returning babies in the transverse and breech position to the proper delivery position.
Chiropractic for Kids
Kids do some pretty crazy things sometimes. They roll down stairs, fall off bikes, and stand on their heads. This can result in a number of different problems that go unnoticed by parents. Children respond very well to chiropractic care which is typically noticed immediately by both the little patients and parents. Chiropractic care has also been found to positively affect the immune system so many parents like their children to receive regular treatment to boost immunity and keep them healthy. Dr Alorna is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the treatment of pediatric injuries. She gets great results treating infants with digestion problems, ear infections, breast feeding difficulty, and colic. She regularly sees children with minor sports injuries and aches and pains resulting from everyday play.
Dolan Family Chiropractic uses a number of physical therapy modalities in our patient’s treatment plans in order to get better results in less time. Our office regularly uses electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, combo therapy, traction, intersegmental roller tables, and light therapy to complement our chiropractic adjustments, stretching, and muscle therapy. These physiotherapy modalities help to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and swelling, decrease pain, reduce muscle spasm, and speed up recovery in a wide variety of injuries including neck pains, back pain, muscle strains, joint sprains, and sports injuries. We get terrific results and lasting pain relief treating rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, sciatica, and arthritis pain. The doctors carefully study each case and determine which forms of treatment will work best for you.
Kinesio taping is a modern form of athletic taping that provides therapy to increase healing while offering the support of traditional athletic tape. This colorful tape has gained popularity while during Beijing Olympics when athletes from around the world showcased its benefits in sports like volleyball and track and field. Kinesio tape offers the support of traditional taping while improving circulation into injured areas as well as increasing venous drainage to remove cellular and metabolic waste products. It works to correct joint and muscle function while allowing the patient near perfect range of motion. It is now commonly used to aid in the recovery from generalized back and neck pain.
Custom-made foot Orthotics
Custom made foot orthotics treat more that just foot pain. These removable inserts will help with chronic ankle sprains, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain, low back pain, and sports injuries. Research has proven that athletes who wear Foot Levelers orthotic inserts experience less ankle and knee injuries and perform at higher levels in sports. This also applies to everyday aches and pains experienced in the general public. Using new computer technology, we can now scan your feet into a computer system that builds a pair of orthotics to fit every curve and drop of your feet. When the 3 arches in our feet begin to fall and cause our feet to flatten, foot and ankle pain is just the beginning. When the foot flattens it causes the lower leg to twist which puts pressure on the knee and ankle and can alter the hips, causing the pelvis to become unleveled. This can be an indirect cause of low back pain, hip pain, and even scoliosis. Correction of these imbalances offers patients fast, lasting relief and increased comfort.
Nutrition has become a very important part of our lives. Diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cancer are on the rise and our diets are closely related. We offer common nutritional supplements including multivitamins, calcium, fish oils, joint and bone care products, and B-vitamins. We carry multivitamins and supplement packets specifically developed for women, men, children, pregnancy, and seniors. We offer a doctor guided medical detoxification program that includes dietary support, supplementation, and lots of great recipes and diet recommendations. Drs Collin and Alorna are always available for a nutritional consultation or just to answer any kind of questions you might have about dieting or eating right.
Stretching and Exercises
We believe that remaining active is a very important part of health and recovery. Performing stretches and exercising is a great way to loosen tight backs up and strengthen weak ones to prevent more serious injuries. Chiropractic adjustments alone can correct misalignments but tight muscles can cause them to return. We provide our patients with easy stretch and exercise routines that can be done in the comfort of your own home specifically designed for your age, body type, and injury to stabilize injured areas and speed up the recovery process. Dr Collin is also available for a consultation regarding more complex exercise routines, training, and core stabilization training.
Light therapy is a cutting edge form of treatment now available in clinics and doctor’s offices. Light therapy uses concentrated infrared light beams to painlessly penetrate down to injured ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints to improve healing and decrease scarring. Light therapy works by promoting capillary formation which increases circulation. It affects blood and lymphatic vessels to reduce swelling and inflammation and increases the in flow of nutrients. Light therapy enhances the uptake and removal of cellular debris which directly reduces the scarring process and also increases the release of the energy rich molecule ATP which improves cellular uptake of oxygen and nutrients resulting in faster healing times in injuries such as back pain, neck pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and joint sprains. Light therapy is painless and treatment only takes minutes.