Dr. Josie usually recommends a unique combination of the below services for each client based on exam findings. If you are interested in receiving only certain services, please let her know and she will most definitely work with you. For information on fees or to schedule an appointment, click here.
Chiropractic manipulation (aka adjustment) is the cornerstone of Dr. Josie's treatments. The focus of this treatment is to maintain proper alignment and motion in the joints. Adjustments also positively impact muscles, connective tissue, and the nervous system -- and in turn, the health of the entire body.
For those familiar with technique systems, Dr. Josie utilizes mostly Diversified adjusting. For those not familiar with technique systems...this means she uses her hands to create a quick, light impulse to restore motion in the joint, sometimes causing a popping sound!
Craniosacral Thearpy (CST)
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is used to assess and treat the connective tissue throughout the body. Its primary focus is on the connective tissue surrounding the brain and spinal column, called the dura mater, but it can also be used to treat the connective tissue surrounding the muscles and organs, called fascia. Like the chiropractic adjustment, CST also influences the nervous system, specifically stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows for relaxation.
The therapy itself is extremely gentle and consists of hand placements from head to toe. It is a great option for adults sensitive to body work and infants.
Dr. Josie received her CST training through the Upledger Institute.
Soft Tissue Manipulation
The function of joints and muscles are so closely intertwined that you can expect Dr. Josie to incorporate soft tissue manipulation into almost every single treatment. Dr. Josie utilizes a variety of soft tissue modalities including: percussion massage, trigger point therapy, pin and stretch, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM, Graston), fascial release, and muscle energy techniques. These techniques range from gentle and relaxing to deep and corrective. Each body and situation is different -- Dr. Josie will tailor your soft tissue work to achieve maximum therapeutic benefit.
Dr. Josie believes that each patient holds the key to their own health and wellness and that the biggest strides towards health and wellness are made at home on a daily basis. Dr. Josie often recommends specific stretching and strengthening exercises based on findings. She will also commonly discuss diet, nutrition and supplementation.