Here at Harpers Ferry Chiropractic, PLLC our philosophy is rooted in a synergistic approach to mind and body wellness, which is why have additional services to support your chiropractic care. We are passionate about health and wellness and will always work together to put you on the path to healing and feeling better.
All of our services focus on the following:
- Decreasing joint inflammation
- Balancing hormones
- Reducing pain
- Combatting stress and anxiety
- Increasing mobility
- Boosting energy and stamina
- Releasing endorphins
- Providing mental clarity
- Muscle weakness
- Gait evaluation ( we have a Foot Leveler 3D lazer scanner to fit for custom orthotics)
A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment of the spine. Chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
Dr. Harris specializes in a chiropractic system known as Applied Kinesiology and her approach varies for each individual. Some of the techniques she uses are as follows: Applied kinesiology, diversified adjusting, instrument adjusting (ie: arthrostim, vibracussor) Thompson drop table, flexion distraction and many others.
Everyone can benefit from chiropractic care it in some way. Some beneficial examples are:
- Back or neck pain caused by injury or overuse
- Scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis
- Spinal stenosis
- Frequent headaches, migraines
- Bulging discs
- SI Joint dysfunction
- Joint pain
- Muscle weakness
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder impingent or rotator cuff
- Tennis or golf elbow
- Loss of mobility or range of motion
Functional rehabilitation is another term used for therapeutic exercise in fitness and/or clinical settings for clients as an approach to train or “retrain” the body as efficiently as possible, while considering the individual’s daily activities and lifestyle.
The overall goal is to incorporate movement(s) which will mimic the activities of their day to day lives necessary to keep them moving injury free, pain free and target any deficiency that may be limiting the individual’s achievements.
This specifically designed training is done after careful evaluation of the client’s wants and needs, that include realistic and achievable goals. For instance, an individual who enjoys gardening, but has weakened low back or leg muscles that prevents them from doing so, will be conditioned with a specifically designed, 3 phase exercise program that will strengthen muscles, increase range of motion, create more flexibility and help stabilize the body to make that activity or task easier and more comfortable. This approach can be used for all levels of fitness experience from beginners to athletes.
Functional rehab focuses more on core muscles, stabilizer muscles and all the supporting areas that assist with the larger muscle groups and joint movement. Coupled with chiropractic care and massage therapy, this functional approach to self-care is optimal for ANY lifestyle!
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 patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
Dr. Harris can also provide individual nutritional recommendations on supplements and healthy food choices to enhance the return to optimal health and continued maintenance. After a consultation and assessment using Applied Kinesiology to evaluate the possible deficiencies, she will explain the positive effects of a structured nutritional program based on individual needs.
Proper nutrition and support can sometimes be the catalyst in many cases. Using Applied Kinesiology to evaluate the nervous system's response to sensory input and challenges via the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system.
How can this be beneficial? Anyone with certain health ailments that come directly from the environment, diet or lifestyle can benefit. Some examples are but not limited to:
- Inflammation and pain
- Digestive issues
- Chronic fatigue
- Hormone imbalances causing negative symptoms
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Muscle weakness
- Stress and anxiety
Products we work with: Standard Process, Medi-Herb, Supreme Nutrition, Appalachian Cannabis and several other supportive wellness products.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.