Therapies

At Chiropractor St. Petersburg, 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 St Petersburg, chiropractic office, but please call us at (727) 341-1234 if you have any questions.

Chiropractic Care

chiropractic-careDr. Ellis provides advanced spinal correction and painless chiropractic adjustments utilizing “state of the art” techniques. Dr. Ellis has kept abreast of the latest developments. Many of the newest chiropractic methods are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before such as Arthrostim and Integrator instruments. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Tom Ellis has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness .

Cold Laser Therapy

cold-laser-therapyWhy Laser Therapy? Low level laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, neurological conditions, wounds and fractures. Treatable conditions include Arthritis, Back Pain, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Headaches, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatica, Shoulder Pain, Tendonitis, TMJ Pain, Trigger Points, and much more.

How Does Laser Light Heal? Low level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. These light photons can penetrate 2 inches without being absorbed by the skin, fat, or blood. Once the photons reach the injured tissue, they stimulate and energize the cells to repair and heal at remarkably fast rate. The physiological effects include improved cell metabolism, improved blood circulation, analgesic effects, anti-inflammatory effects, stimulation of nerve function and stimulation of wound healing.

What Can I Expect During a Laser Therapy Treatment Session? A treatment can vary from 2 to 30 minutes. Most patients notice an immediate improvement after 1 session. The majority of patients need 6-12 visits for maximal benefit. Duration of treatment and number of visits is often dependent on the severity and chronic nature of the condition.

Is It Safe? Low Level Therapy is very safe. The FDA approved the Scalar Wave Laser device and laser therapy has been used for over 30 years internationally. It is finally being made available in the United States after 12 years of study and research.

Physio Therapy Modalities

physio-therapyMany of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. Sound therapy, E-stim, traction along with adjustments can relax muscles, reduce pain and speed the healing process.

Flexion Distraction

flexion-distractionTractions the discs, (the discs between the vertebrae) which research has shown creates the following benefits:

  1. Allows the nucleus inside the disc to assume its central position within the annular fibers and relieve irritations on the spinal nerve caused by swelling. Thereby decreasing pain and promoting healing.
  2. Increases the disc height to remove tension on the annular fibers and nerves by making more room and improving circulation to the area. Thereby decreasing pain and promoting healing
  3. Restores vertebra to their normal position (re-aligns the spine), improving posture and movement, reducing the pain

Massage Therapy

Contact Linda Ellis, B.A. L.M.T. at 727-580-0128 www.MassageStPetersburg.com

massage-therapyMassage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient’s unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient’s range of motion, while also aiding in a patient’s recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!

ArthroStim

arthro-stimIf you don’t care for the popping or cracking of traditional chiropractic adjustments, we have a solution for you. The Arthrostim adjusting instrument is a way to achieve the benefits of better spinal alignment and nervous system health. It can be used alone or in conjunction with manual adjusting.

Pleasant tapping

The handheld instrument directs the needed force at the proper angle. The Arthrostim activates proprioceptors and mechanoreceptors painlessly. In other words, it helps the body to rebalance the muscles that attach to the spine and break unhealthy, painful patterns.

The arthrostim delivers light quick taps. 12 taps a second. This quick enough so that the muscles don’t tense up and resist the spinal alignment treatment, yielding excellent results quickly.

Flexibility

The Arthrostim is very flexible. We can treat TMJ problems, shoulders, knees, feet, ankle and wrist problems. Safe and comfortable even for babies, those with severe pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, disc problems, or extreme stiffness.

Torque Release Technique

torque-releaseTorque Release Technique is a cutting edge chiropractic method that tunes your nervous system using a light force adjusting instrument called an integrator. Torque release technique was created out of a randomized clinical trial. TRT combines the work of Thompson Terminal Point, Van Rumpt DNFT, DeJarnette SOT, Logan Basic, Toftness, Palmer Upper Cervical, Network Spinal Analysis.

Scar Tissue Adhesion Restriction Release

scar-tissueInstrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is a technique that utilizes metal instruments that help break down scar tissue adhesions. This very helpful for chronic conditions such as frozen shoulder, stiff sore joints or neck and back stiffness.