At Integrated Medical Group, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in all three offices.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. David Thayer has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery.
The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
Do you experience pain daily? Maybe you have plantar fascitis or struggle with low back pain? Over-the-counter inserts may not provide the relief you need. Individually designed Foot Levelers custom orthotics with 3-arch support, however, can. Foot Levelers Stabilizing Custom Orthotics were developed by a Doctor to treat the body as a functional unit, starting with the feet. Custom Orthotics add power to your step by supporting the three arches in each foot to provide a balanced foundation and protect and support through all phases of gait. The Gait Cycle System® is patented and is only available from Foot Levelers. We are proud to be an authorized Provider
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? The doctors can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of the doctor's specific Chiropractic manipulative treatment, we at Integrated Medical Group also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
Auriculotherapy and Acu-Staple
Auriculotherapy (also known as Aricular therapy) treats pain and dysfunction in the body using precise acupuncture of the ear. On the ear are more than one hundred Acupoints which relate to various organ systems and parts of the body. During fetal development, the first structure to form is the brain and spinal cord. At the same time, what later becomes the external ear also develops.Stimulus is provided by needles, electrical impulses, lasers or Acu-Ear Staples. Acu-Ear Staples are medical staples made of surgical steel that are placed into the inner portion of the ear at specific Acupuncture points. The staple can be left in for up to a year. The staples are used for the treatment of weight control, smoking control, drug addictions, alcoholism, and stress. The staples have an 80% success rate. For example, with the weight loss staple, the average weight loss is 2 pounds per week, appetite and cravings are decreased and metabolism is stimulated. The stop smoking staple aids in the decrease of addiction to nicotine and withdrawal symptoms.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a procedure in which the patient is placed under "twilight" anesthesia. The chiropractor and an assistant then perform manipulations and stretches to the affected areas on the patient. These manipulations are much like those performed in the chiropractor's office with a fully conscious patient. The only difference is that, because of the anesthesia, the patient is fully relaxed. This makes the manipulations and stretches more effective because the patient is not tensing up with pain or fear.
The manipulation procedure works by breaking up scar tissue and adhesions. As this tissue re-heals, the fibers will become more aligned, allowing for increased mobility and decreased pain. The MUA procedure itself is just the beginning to the healing process. Each patient will require 12-16 weeks of skilled physical therapy and chiropractic manipulations to ensure that the tissue affected by the procedure heals properly. Massage therapy may also be utilized to decrease pain and inflammation. Physical therapy will help maintain and even increase flexibility of the treated joints, increase muscle strength to stabilize treated areas, teach a home exercise program and use various techniques for pain control. Patient's home exercise programs must be completed daily to ensure proper healing. It is also advised that all MUA patients begin a cardiovascular exercise program for gentle aerobic conditioning.
MUA can help those suffering from a chronic pain condition such as fibromyalgia, disc herniations/bulges, chronic sprains/strains, headaches, sciatica, failed surgeries and more. If more conservative treatment options have been tried and have failed, MUA may be an option to consider before resorting to surgery.