At Sioux Center Chiropractic Wellness Clinic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Sioux Center chiropractic office, but please call us at 712-722-0788 if you have any questions!
Sioux Center Chiropractic provides a wide variety of treatments to help our patients get on the track to healing.
We offer a complete spectrum of adjusting techniques, from full, hands-on adjusting to light-force adjusting. These techniques help restore the spine’s natural curve and function, which relieves nerve interference and helps the body to function more optimally.
Active Release Techniques
Dr. Tyler is full body certified in Active Release Techniques as well as an Active Release Techniques Corporate Solutions Elite Provider. Knowing the concerns of athletes and how to keep them performing at there best, Dr. Tyler is also part of the ART Ironman Provider Network.
Active Release Technique or ART is the gold standard of soft tissue care. It is a movement based manual therapy technique. Injured muscles, ligaments, fascia, tendons and nerves all respond extremely well with ART treatment. What separates ART treatment from conventional massage or muscle work, is the precise directed tension and the very specific movement to ensure the smooth movement of tissue. There are over 500 protocols for treating every muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia and nerve in the body. ART is so specific that it is the only soft tissue therapy that is patented.
With ART, the whole structure can be treated instead of a particular section. It is the active motion of the muscle that allows the practitioner to break up the adhesions. An adhesion is fibrous tissue that develops from a small tear in the muscle, tendon or ligament.
An adhesion can develop 3 ways:
- Acute injury (trauma)
- Overuse (repetitive motion injury)
- Constant pressure/tension for an extended periods (poor posture)
The adhesion limits blood flow to the structure, shortens the muscle and decreases the function of the structure. This can cause pain, weakness and sometimes numbness if the adhesion is putting pressure on a nerve.
The soft tissue changes that occur following an injury are:
- Inflammation (occurs in the first 24-72 hours)
- Stringy muscles lesions (2 days-2 weeks)
- Lumpy tissue, palpable adhesions (2 weeks-3months)
- Leathery tissue, changes slowly and is more chronic (3 months and beyond)
Each treatment only takes a few passes over the structure, and accomplishes greater results in a shorter amount of time than other soft tissue therapies. ART is extremely effective when it comes to treating soft tissue conditions whether it be athletic injuries such as shin splints, tight calf muscles and IT Band problems or work-induced pain like carpal tunnel or shoulder and neck tension.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
The birthing process is a very traumatic experience for a child’s spine. Regular chiropractic care for infants and children is effective at restoring proper nervous system function in children, allowing them to thrive during development. Chiropractic care has also been known to help with colic, torticollis, improving immune function, decreasing ADD/ADHD symptoms, and reducing pain associated with ear infections. Both Dr. Tiffany & Dr. Tyler are members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and are also certified in Webster Technique for pregnant women who have common aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Dr. Tiffany has also completed an additional 2 year post graduate certification in pediatric chiropractic care. This certification makes her a vital asset for the children in our community and surrounding areas.
Dr. Tyler has an extensive background in both rehabilitation of sports injuries as well as functional rehabilitation for postural abnormalities or musculoskeletal issues that bring patients into our office. We utilize chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue mobilization, passive therapies (Class IV laser therapy, Electric Muscle Stim, Ultrasound) and functional exercises to not only decrease your symptoms, but to correct the cause of them.
Rocktape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. Rocktape is currently utilized by Olympic athletes, Crossfitters, College & Professional athletes, Runners, Triathletes, and the fine men and women in our US military.
Class IV Laser Therapy
Class IV lasers provide light energy that penetrates deep into the tissue, which increases circulation and cell function. This is particularly helpful for encouraging healing in painful areas such as sprains and strains.
Using mid-frequency electrical signals, we stimulate the muscles to increase the release of endorphins. This helps relax strained muscles and promote soft-tissue healing.
Medical Foods and Neutraceutical Therapy
We provide functional medicine therapies for detoxification and weight loss, helping to rid the body of the toxins that can accumulate, as well as reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Through our functional medicine approach we also address the deadly quartet of high lipids, insulin resistance, hypertension, and mid line obesity.
We also use medical foods and neutraceuticals to prevent nutrient deficiencies. This helps replenish the nutrients the body needs, but may not be getting from a regular diet. The foods we eat today are too weak to replete any of our nutritional deficiencies.
No matter what the issue, we can help find the right foods and nutrients to maintain each person’s health. This also gives our patients the power they need to take control of their own health.
Specialized Blood Testing
Specialized blood testing helps identify a variety of disorders that affect the central nervous system. With this information, we can provide the clinical support for integrated patient care.
Dr. Tyler is in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners allowing him to perform DOT physicals for truck drivers, bus drivers, or anybody with a commercial drivers license.
At Sioux Center Chiropractic Wellness Clinic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.