A lot of great tools have been developed throughout the years to help accelerate the natural healing ability of the body. These tools are non-invasive, pain-less, and simple to administer. We have invested tens of thousands of dollars on the latest complimentary and alternative medicine tools so that we can help you “get healthy and feel better” as swiftly as possible. Read on to learn more about each tool/therapy and how they can help you.
Cold Laser Therapy
A cold laser, as the name implies, is a tool that emits a “non-hot” beam of laser light. It is called “cold” to differentiate it from a hot or caterizing surgical laser. It is painless and short of shining it in your eyes is completely safe. We use cold lasers to help speed up the healing rate of body tissues and decrease pain. We have found success in treating ligament sprains, chronic tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, neurological conditions, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, low back and neck pain, among others. Possibly the best testimonial to the power of cold laser therapy came when we were purchasing our first laser. At nearly $10,000 it was a size able purchase for our clinic, but the rep that delivered the laser to our clinic had 25 of the same exact laser that he was delivering that day to the San Francisco Dodgers’ locker room. If professional sports teams will spend $250,000 on a tool to help their players get back on the field faster, I knew it was a good tool for me to have as a chiropractor at Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos, CA.
The consensus of experts on how cold lasers work is that photons of light absorbed by the cells of the body stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state. Over 4,000 studies have been conducted to validate the effectiveness of laser therapy. Laser therapy is: Non-toxic, non-invasive, easy to apply, no side-effects or pain, cost effective, and reduces the need for drugs and surgery.
Motor Nerve Stimulation/
TENS/Microcurrent/ Interferential Therapy
Your nervous system is composed of nerves which carry electrical signals. Some of these nerves carry signals to your muscles, while other transmit sensation, such as pain. Sometimes in the course of treatment of a condition it is helpful to be able to modulate the electrical signals being carried by specific nerves. At Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos we have invested in the most advanced and versatile tool for this application: The Acutron Mentor. The Acutron Mentor has four different devices in one:
- Classic Interferertial - for acute pain in the low back and other large regions of the body. Great for increasing the speed of healing after an injury.
- Micro-Interferential - for subacute and chronic pain relief for large regions of the body including ankles, hips, knees, shoulders, and low back. Can be used simultaneously during rehabilitative exercise and/or myofascial release.
- Russian Stimulation - commonly used in sports medicine practices to rehabilitate muscle strength.
- Electroacupuncture - stimulating acupuncture points with mild electrical current without puncturing the skin for amazing results.
Many of the chronic complaints of pain and tightness that initially bring patients to our clinic come from overly shortened, stiff muscles and fascia. The cause: our sedentary lifestyle which include too much sitting, slouching, and time at a computer. We felt that we needed a fun, time-effective, system for giving people back flexible and pain-free living and we found it in Trigger Point Performance Therapy. Using a few simple tools we can teach a person to dramatically improve their flexibility without tedious stretching. At Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos we believe in empowering our patients to learn about their bodies so that they can feel fantastic without weekly visits to the chiropractor or massage therapist. Trigger Point work allows just that. We teach private and group classes on Trigger Point therapy each week. The classes cover the entire body from the bottom of the feet to the top of the neck and everything in-between. We do focus on patient problem areas to bring targeted relief. Usually after a few classes patient feel confident using the tools at home and many incorporate the therapy into their daily routine.
Until I had worked with thousands of patients over many years and seen how vital good foot biomechanics is to patients knees, hips, and low back issues, I would never have believed the results I now see daily. In fact, when needed, custom made and fitted orthotics placed in a patient’s shoe can solve problems that have plagued patients for years, and that have resisted multiple treatments and therapies. Conditions such as chronic ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, medial knee pain, hip pain, low back pain, and sciatica, among others. Fitting for orthotics in our Los Gatos office is simple and risk-free. Risk-free because we offer a no questions asked, 100% money back guarantee on all orthotics for up to 3 months after the date of purchase. Try and find that with any other custom orthotics. And we offer two different varieties based on the patient’s needs. Most patients find good relief with our Aline Orthotics. We fit for these in the office using a patented laser-assisted device to measure foot, ankle, knee, and hip alignment with patients standing and performing weight-bearing movement. The results is a cost-effective, high-quality orthotic ($60/pair + 1-time $30 scanning fee) that the patient can slip into their shoe and walk out of the office with. The second option is the Bentley of orthotics and is made by Foot Levelers. We use a proprietary foot bed scanner to get an impression of your foot. The data is electronically sent to Foot Levelers and a custom made orthotic is created just for you. We usually have your orthotics within a week. This option gives more flexibility to the patient as Foot Levelers has many different orthotic options to choose from including orthotics for athletes, patients with sensitive feet, orthotics in custom made sandals or Tevas, and orthotics for women’s dress and high heel shoes. If there is a shoe orthotic solution out there, At Positive Motion Chiropractic in Los Gatos we have got you covered.