Dr. Graves has earned a reputation of excellence in family Chiropractic Care and as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Chiropractic manipulation is the application of pressure to a person's spine or other parts of their body by a Doctor of Chiropractic. Your nervous system controls the function of every part of your body. Nerve roots branch off of your spinal cord to service your organs and tissues. When the bones (vertebrae) of your spinal cord lose their normal position, they can irritate the nervous system and cause disease. Chiropractic is the science of locating areas of spinal malfunction and misalignment (vertebral subluxation) and correcting them. Chiropractic manipulation aims to reduce pain and improve mechanical and nervous system function.
Whether a professional athlete, “weekend” athlete, or student-athlete, as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), Dr. Graves will design a specific program to maximize your rehabilitation. For prevention, strengthening or conditioning you will be guided on proper techniques to apply in your athletic routine. Through extensive training as a CCSP, Dr. Graves has a well-developed and advanced understanding of neurological and musculoskeletal function and how it affects performance when tissue has been overly stressed or injured. A CCSP will emphasize joint function and how it associates with muscle connective tissues. Overall, the primary focus during treatment is to return the patient back to their daily routine, whether that be back into the game, work or play.
Cold Laser Therapy delivers specific light energy in the form of photons, to damaged cells; increasing blood supply and ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) production. ATP is a very high-powered inflammatory which activates and promotes the body’s own natural healing processes. This can accelerate the healing of damaged tissues, aide in the reduction of pain and inflammation; increasing joint mobility and promoting a healthy cell metabolism.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a painless, non-surgical and non-invasive treatment for disc injuries, sciatic neuralgia, as well as radiating pain in the legs, feet, arms, and hands. A series of distraction forces, followed by partial relaxation, creates an unloading force in the spine. By gently stretching the affected area, it helps heal the injured disc and joint regain its proper position. We offer state-of-the-art decompression therapy at an affordable rate.
Physio/Kinesio taping is used to support and relieve pain in the muscles, joints, and ligaments. It reduces swelling, increases mobility, and enhances recovery. Physio/Kinesio taping is a specialized system of taping the involved area(s) to protect and promote healing without restricting function and range of motion. As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Dr. Graves is trained in taping and continues to receive up-to-date training as well.
Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver deep heat to the treated tissue; helping to reduce stiffness, swelling, and pain, increase circulation, and promote pain-free movement. Ultrasound therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with stretching, therapeutic massage, heat, or gentle chiropractic manipulation.
This widely-used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms. Small amounts of electrical current are induced into affected soft tissues (especially muscles) to decrease spasticity and reduce swelling.
Whether you have an injury or are maintaining wellness, you will be educated on a specific strengthening and stretching routine that you can do on your own to maintain optimum wellness and mobility.
Natural nutritional supplements can maximize your body’s healing ability on a regular basis and boost your immune system. We offer only high quality, reasonably-priced products from a long-standing, reputable company.
Good posture and joint health begin where the foot meets the ground. Plantar fasciitis, pronation, hip, knee and low-back pain, pregnancy, and sports performance are just a few reasons to consider custom orthotics. We are certified in the Sole Support® orthotic brand; which means your feet will be molded and fitted with precision for a durable and anti-bacterial orthotic product.