Chiropractic Care

  • Restore proper motion
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Holistic, whole body approach to wellness

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Chiropractors are trained to ensure your nervous system functions properly. The head and spine are the first areas of your nervous system that can become irritated and inflamed causing pain, numbness, tingling, and burning. Chiropractors use manipulations to the spine and joints of the body to free up these entrapments and to restore your body to proper health. This allows for proper motion of these joints so that you can move like you were designed to move.

Dr. Coy also uses soft tissue therapies and various other techniques to get more long lasting results from your treatment.

He also addresses whole body wellness which helps you achieve a higher quality of life with advice on posture, stretches and exercises, diet,  attitude and sleep.

Wellness is a state of health where your body functions at an optimum level, for pain free movement and range of motion.

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Chiropractic Therapies for Pain and Range of Motion, Sports Injuries and Performance

Neck, back, shoulder, arm, knee and wrist pain are the most common issues seen by chiropractors. Sports injuries and sports perfomance can be improved with chiropractic treatment.  

Dr. Coy has also successfully treated issues like carpal tunnel syndrome (see video), TMJ, vertigo, migraines and more. Many of Dr. Coy's patients have been able to avoid surgery because symptoms resolved after treatment and guidelines were followed.

Patient Testimonial: "Today...Carpal Tunnel surgery is no longer on the table."

 

 

Chiropractic Therapies and Techniques 

Dr. Coy uses all techniques that are appropriate for your care. Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies like Active Release Techniques (ART)/ Trigger point release, myofascial release, functional and sport rehabilitation, Applied Kinesiology, Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and Activator and various other therapies are all utilized.


Chiropractic manipulation

Chiropractic manipulation refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae and joints of the body that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. A manipulation is a thrust that is applied to the joint. Manipulation typically has an accompanying, audible release of gas (joint cavitation) that is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, which releases joint pressure. There is a relieving sensation most of the time, although minor discomfort may occur if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during this chiropractic care.
Chiropractic manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation), is a common therapeutic treatment for a variety of physical pain and physical health conditions.
The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to restore normal function to the spine and all other areas that contribute to physical dysfunction. This results in an increased range of motion reduced nerve irritability and improved function.
There are many different manipulative techniques that can be utilized in chiropractic to fit the individual. The number of chiropractic treatments required for the particular patient varies significantly due to the degree of the injury and chronicity.


Soft tissue therapy (STT)

STT is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The specific treatment application of an ache, pain, or injury will be solely reliant on the conclusions reached by physical assessments. Any number of treatment techniques may be used to achieve optimal treatment results.


Active Release Technique (ART)

ART is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue. The technique involves getting the patient to actively move while the soft tissues have pressure applied to restore function of that area and decrease pain. Specific conditions that can be treated with ART include headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome other peripheral nerve entrapments, shin splints, sciatica, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the joints.


Trigger Point Techniques


• Myofascial Therapy, that targets the muscle and fascial systems, promotes flexibility and mobility of the body's connective tissues. Likewise, it mobilizes fibrous adhesions and reduces the severity and sensitivity of scarring caused by injury or surgery.
• Cross friction massage which creates mobilization of adhesions between fascial layers, muscles, compartments and other soft tissues. Frictions are also thought to create an inflammatory response that instigates a focus to an injured area, thereby, promoting healing, especially in tendonous injuries
• PNF stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) is used to decrease the tone in a muscle or muscle group that is tight.


Sports Performance and Injury

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a system that evaluates movement patterns that are keys to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and physical conditioning and distort body awareness.
This screen is used to develop a program to allow an athlete to have the most beneficial corrective exercises to restore mechanically sound movement patterns. This allows an athlete to perform better in their sport.


In a Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMS) it allows a health practitioner to identify tissues that are impeding an athlete’s performance. Then the correct physical treatments and exercises can be applied to return an athlete

 

Common Questions

Does it hurt to get adjusted? In most cases it is pain-free. Some patients may experience some discomfort but it usually goes away within a day.

How many visits do I need to get relief? The doctor will evaluate you and determine how many visits may be needed to help you with your health issues.

How much does it cost? A one hour initial evaluation which includes your first treatment is $215. Follow up therapy appointments are 30 minutes long, and are $100. Fees include all services performed during the treatment.

Do you accept insurance? Dr. Coy does not accept insurance but we will assist you in helping you file an insurance claim. A superbill is provided to you at each visit that includes all the necessary information for you to submit a claim. Please contact your insurance company to check on reimbursement.

Can I talk to the doctor? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your questions and convenient times to call. He is often very busy but may contact you between appointments.