Uses gentle rolling massage to help re-establish the normal ranges of motion of the body's spine as well as relax muscles and reducing muscle spasms. Often used prior to chiropractic adjustments to alleviate pain, allow to a more gentle adjustment and aiding in quicker recovery time.
FLEXION DISTRACTION THERAPY
A non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and disc herniations . Benefits include reducing pressure on the spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation. Increasing spinal motion within the disc and spinal joints and reducing symptoms of sciatica.
DRY HYDROMASSAE (Aqua
Utilizes therapeutic hot water jets to provide massage. Increases circulation, promotes relaxation of muscles, relieves pain, reduces stress.
Uses gentle electric currents to reduce muscle spasms,control pain and promote soft tissue healing. Ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms often respond to this treatment.
Therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries. Benefits include increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, relaxing muscle spasms and stimulating healing. Also increasing the flexibility of tendon and joint capsules and decreasing pain.
Involves stretching the spine using a specialized table and computer controlled programs to promote an optimal healing environment for bulging, degeneration or herniated discs. Creates a negative intradiscal pressure to promote retraction or repositioning of the herniated or bulging disc material.Also creates a low pressure in the disc that will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances into the disc.
Inserts that you can buy in stores without a prescription can provide cushioning and support. They may be made of materials like gel, plastic, or foam. Inserts fit into your shoes. But they're not custom-made
for your feet. They can provide arch support or extra cushioning on the heel, around the toes, or for your entire foot. Inserts might make your shoes more comfortable but aren't designed to correct foot problems.
* Orthotics are different. They are prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct biomechanical foot issues such as problems with how you walk, stand, or run. They can also help with foot pain caused by medical conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis. Orthotics might even help you avoid surgery to fix flat feet..
At Konopka Chiropractic Pllc, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Cedar Park office.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Thomas Konopka has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
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 patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
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. Thomas Konopka can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
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.
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 area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.