Healthplex Chiropractic

Graston Technique

Dr. Cole Simpson may apply Graston Technique: a form of manual therapy referred to as instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization. It uses specifically designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat defects such as adhesions and restrictions in the soft tissues (fascia, muscles, tendons, and ligaments). This process temporarily causes inflammation in the area, which in turn increases the rate and amount of blood flow to re-initiate the healing process of the affected soft tissues.

Myofascial Release Technique

Kaley Wilcox, RMT specifically provides Myofascial Release Massage: working primarily with the connective tissue (fascia) as well as the muscles. Fascial tissue runs throughout the body in a very extensive network and Myofascial Release Technique is a less invasive approach to alleviate deep rooted tension and holding patterns caused by trauma of any nature. The whole body is taken into consideration to find the imbalances that are contributing to symptoms. It is performed with gentle yet firm pressure that is easy on the body but can get very deep if that is what your body needs at that time.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, non-burning modality. These lasers utilize infrared light, the most therapeutic wavelength of light, to safely and effectively stimulate and accelerate healing, relieve pain and increase function. The light photons act as “fuel”/energy for the cells they are directed at and impact inflammation, circulation, nerve function, the immune response and optimize muscle function.

Laser therapy is the most researched form of electrotherapy and over 3000 clinical studies have been published worldwide demonstrating cold laser as a proven method for pain relief. It has been used successfully in our clinics since 2012 in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions such as muscle strains, joint sprains, osteoarthritis, fracture healing and post-operatively. Typically, acute conditions require 4-6 treatments, while chronic conditions may require up to 12 treatments.

Custom Orthotics

Because the feet are the body's primary anatomical foundation while standing, walking and running, they are very susceptible to injury and biomechanical dysfunction. Your feet may actually be the cause of other problems in your body like knee, hip or back pain, even headaches. Custom orthotics are therapeutic devices placed in all kinds of footwear. They are designed to align the foot and ankle into an anatomically efficient position, thereby reducing stress and strain on the entire body, redirecting or normalizing forces that take place during the gait cycle.

Dr. Cole Simpson looks after these appointments and works closely with The Orthotic Group and the Staff Podiatrist. Physical examination and usually gait analysis using computerized GaitscanTM technology will determine if you are a candidate for custom orthotics. Several different lengths and types of orthotics are available with many modifications to fit specific needs, including those for diabetics, golfers and even to fit in skates. Most orthotics will need to be replaced after 2-3 years of full time wear.