At HealthMatters Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care available to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Galveston office.
Chiropractic adjustments are minor thrusts, using the hands, along specific paths of motion within the joints of the body and spine, directed at restoring proper motion to those joints. These ultra-safe procedures restore motion to restricted joints, thereby restoring proper biomechanics and nerve function. Chiropratic adjustments are for the most part painless, but for those individuals that do not want these manual adjustments, the doctors are trained in alternative techniques, such as activator (a small instrument that clicks) methods, that achieve similar results. Regardless of the method used, chiropractic is safe and effective. Our youngest patient was but a few hours old at the time of his first adjustment, and our oldest senior patient is 102 years young.
We teach our patients postrual exercises to help strengthen the core muscles of the body, helping correct their own unique problem. While these exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home, we often recommend that they be conducted in the office so we can monitor your form and your progress. Sometimes, rehabilitative exercises are combined with other therapies like traction for added benefit.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle, full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patients is a whole person, and that for them to reach optimum health and wellness there must be a collaborate effort between professional and patient. Everyone needs a coach from time to time.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Mary Brechtel can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. For more information about our nutritional services and Nutrient testing, also visit our sister site at www.herbalqueststore.com. Supplements and supplies are available for purchase on line through this site.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion. In additon to deep tissue massage therapy, our clinic offers spa services like wraps, scrubs, and hot stone massage.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.