Serving the Wauseon Area and Northwest Ohio
Dr. Matt Spiers has had great success in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain and the rehabilitation of many types of injuries. Our office uses a wide variety of chiropractic techniques when adjusting patients allowing us to tailor treatments to the specific needs and tolerances of each individual patient.
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Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that helps relieve back pain. While not a cure-all, our decompression table is highly effective, especially when combined with chiropractic care. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine and taking pressure off the spinal disks.
Poor foot mechanics can contribute to knee, hip and lower back pain. An orthotic is a supportive device that is placed inside your shoe, to change the mechanical function of the foot. Custom orthotics can effectively prevent, reverse or comfortably manage many common foot, lower extremity and spine pain syndromes.
lnterferential Current - Also referred to as "muscle stim" or "electric stim", this form of therapy is used to reduce both acute and chronic pain, and to speed tissue healing.
Ultrasound - Ultrasound is useful for resolving chronic inflammatory conditions, and has a micro-massage effect that enhances fluid exchange to promote tissue healing.
Ice Therapy - Ice therapy can provide significant pain relief for many types of pain. It is most effective if it is applied soon after the injury occurs. Ice slows nerve impulses to the area where it is applied, which interrupts the pain/spasm reaction between the nerves and muscles.
Moist Heat - Moist heat can aid the healing process by increasing circulation to the affected area and decreasing muscle spasm. Heat is most effective in treating conditions that are chronic in nature. The desired effect from heat is deep penetration to the muscles, providing relaxation and pain relief and promotion of tissue healing through increased blood circulation.
Traction - This procedure can be performed either manually (by the doctor's hands) or mechanically (with the use of a table). It is commonly utilized to reduce pressure on the discs of the neck or lower back.
Rehabilitative exercise offers muscular re-education, increased range of motion, improve balance and strengthening. Different stretches and exercises are used depending on the patients' conditions and needs.
Dr. Matt Spiers is trained in clinical nutrition. We carry several lines of excellent supplements in our office and can tailor a program specifically for each patient.
Commonly referred to as an "adjustment", chiropractic manipulation is performed to improved lost range of motion, increased segmental joint mobility, stimulate joint position sensors and promote normal function of the central nervous system. The adjustment is vital in restoring normal joint function and range of motion and improving overall joint health.
In conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation is an essential component of any treatment plan. Studies have shown that without rehabilitation, recovery from an acute injury or chronic condition takes longer and the potential for exacerbation or re-injury remains high. Physical therapy can help improve motion, increase muscle strength and enhance balance and coordination. For each patient, a rehabilitation program will be custom-designed to expedite the recovery process, and prevent re-injury or exacerbation.
Soft tissue techniques include massage therapy, trigger point therapy, and myofascial stripping. These techniques are performed to decrease muscle spasm, reduce tension and increase blood flow to the area to remove toxins and supply nutrients. Additionally, soft tissue techniques serve to improve flexibility, decrease pain, increase range of motion and facilitate tissue healing.
Physiotherapy modalities are offered as a complementary therapy to the manual therapies performed.