Chiropractic care should be designed to fit an individual’s unique needs and provide comfortable care based on a patient’s individualized healthcare goals. Along with traditional adjusting techniques, there are many different techniques and therapies that Dr. Gorman can use to achieve patients’ goals and give them the most comfortable and appropriate care to help their body heal faster and allow them to get back to peak health and performance.
Dr. Gorman has been trained in the latest chiropractic adjusting techniques, which allows her to provide safe, comfortable care to each patient. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health and wellness.
Tool-assisted adjusting provides a more gentle approach to manipulating the spine.
Using an Arthrostim adjusting tool allows Dr. Gorman to more effectively treat patients with arthritis or osteoporosis, patients who don’t like the “popping/cracking” of a manual adjustment, or those patients whose muscles are very tense and sore.
Myofascial Release is a movement-based soft tissue technique that treats old and new injuries involving muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
It is a technique that is highly effective in resolving overuse conditions such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow.
Kinesio Tape can be seen on many athletes during sporting events such as the Olympics or NBA basketball games.
Dr. Gorman can provide this rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to support the body’s natural healing process and provide lasting soft tissue effects to help prolong the benefits of the manual therapy done in the office. You can get the same taping technique used by the Pros. Please visit www.kinesiotaping.com for more information.
Light therapy is used to help decrease swelling and tension in injured tissue as well as speed tissue healing, which means less time in pain, quicker recovery times, and getting back to the activities you love sooner.
Therapeutic Exercises & Stretches
Dr. Gorman believes patients should be given the opportunity to take an active part in their healing. At-home exercises and stretches are an important part of any treatment plan.
Dr. Gorman will assess which muscles are tight and weak, and give recommendations based on her findings.
Dr. Gorman’s Traverse City office offers both lumbar and cervical decompression therapy. Spinal decompression helps treat disc herniations or bulging that can cause radiating pain, such as sciatica. The goal is to create a negative pressure within the disc to pull back the herniation or bulge as well as bring in nutrients to the disc to increase healing.
Dr. Gorman is certified in the Webster Technique to treat pregnant women. The Webster Technique is a safe and effective chiropractic analysis and adjustment for pregnant women that helps decrease the effect of sacral misalignment/SI dysfunction. Pregnant moms are more susceptible to sacral and pelvic misalignments because of increased hormones (relaxin), weight gain, and changes in her posture, which is why I recommend chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.