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The chiropractic care provided at RWC has a significant impact on the quality of life for the patients it serves. Our chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health and well-being, including not only the physical but psychological and social aspects of life as well.
Dr. Sheerin and the staff focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders have on general health. By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, chiropractic care can play a major role in relieving pain and symptoms associated with injuries, accidents, stress, poor posture, lack of exercise and everyday wear and tear.
The primary treatment procedure of a Doctor of Chiropractic is joint/soft manipulation or “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of this treatment is to restore joint motion and mobility by applying a controlled force to restricted joints, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tension through a complex link between the musculoskeletal system and neurological system. Various other soft tissue (muscle, tendon, fascia, ligaments, etc.) manipulation techniques as well as other treatment modalities (electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, moist heat, cryotherapy, etc.) are also used as indicated by daily evaluation.
Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. Physical therapists are health care professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Physical therapy is provided for individuals of all ages who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to (1) conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems or (2) the negative effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors as they relate to human performance.
Though a needle is typically not inserted into the skin Shakuju Therapy, it is indeed a form of acupuncture, and must be performed by a state-certified Licensed Acupuncturist. Our English word acupuncture is actually a poor translation of the traditional East Asian term meaning “needle therapy”, which encompasses various types of needles and many techniques for using them. The acupuncture most Americans are familiar with is just one of many styles of this tremendously diverse medicine. Shakuju Therapy works by using the fascial (connective tissue) network of the skin to transmit information. As an embryo, the skin & brain are formed from the same layer of tissue and maintain this close connection throughout life. The skin has various receptors that send information to the brain, which processes this and adjusts the body’s response. Because Shakuju Therapy works on the skin surface utilizing this signal system, it can affect the entire body. By contrast, deep needling goes through this therapeutic zone and can lose its systemic effect.
Acute Injury Care
Injuries can happen anywhere, at anytime, at any level of seriousness. At RWC, we provide services to members of the community who need injury care. Dr. Sheerin can provide an evaluation of your injury, determine if it would respond to chiropractic care, and/or refer you to an appropriate health care provider outside of our facility. Dr. Sheerin and RWC have an extensive portfolio of trusted medical professionals in all fields including orthopedists, neurologists, neurophyschologists, dermatologists, hematologists, specialized physical therapists and other medical specialists.
The American Massage Therapy Association defines Massage Therapy as the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods used with differing indications/conditions. Massage Therapy has been shown to accomplish the following:
Your feet are the foundation of your body, supporting you when you stand, walk, or run. It’s possible that your feet may be contributing to some of the problems related to your spine and lower extremities, even if your feet don’t hurt. Dr. Sheerin and Dr. Donovan can evaluate your feet to see if they might be part of the problem and analyze your gait pattern (the way you walk). If deficiencies are identified, a custom, flexible orthotic that supports all three arches of your feet may be recommend helping you get the best results and the longest lasting benefit. Custom orthotics can help stabilize the pelvis and spine, enhancing the effectiveness of your chiropractic/ care/physical therapy.
Sports Injury Care/Rehabilitation
Applying our collective knowledge as clinicians, current research in sports medicine as well as the staff's personal, and often firsthand experience RWC can effectively diagnose sports injuries and get you back in the game quickly, safely and effectively. Dr. Sheerin, Dr, Donovan and Brian, our LMT, all have multi-sport backgrounds and extensive experience with athletes involved in numerous sports of all ages. By treating acute/chronic sports-related injuries and identifying biomechanical issues that may have led to these injuries we can often return you to your sport stronger than before.
For more than 25 years, Kinesiotaping® has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy. The Kinesiotaping® Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.
In cases of injury or overuse, muscular tissue can loses its elasticity (ability to stretch). The Kinesiotaping® Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. The taping is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, more traditional sports tape is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during an athletic event. Kinesiotaping® is used to treat anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Just a few examples include rehabilitation from sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee and shoulder conditions.