We work with some very skilled Fort Collins Chiropractor Offices. Massage therapy and chiropractic can be complementary in helping to facilitate the healing process. Chiropractic care is focused on balance within the nervous system, taking pressure off nerve roots, so that the body's systems can communicate better. When the body has uninhibited nerve function, the tissue is better able to operate in a healthy way.
There are many different techniques and approaches a Fort Collins Chiropractor can take. The philosophies of care range from energetic, no/low force like Network Chiropractic care, to more aggressive manipulations with specific full-spine evaluations of a Gonstead Chiropractor. Finding the one that matches what your body needs is VERY important. Just as with any health care, we suggest individuals talk with a practitioner to find out philosophy and specialties before they get involved in care with one doctor over another.
In our personal experience, getting chiropractic and other manipulation-types of care for the last 17 years, the right practitioner can make all the difference in speed of healing. It's also very important that the care provider has a set of complementary practitioners they refer to, in order to be sure they have the patient's best interest at heart. It's so very important that if someone's pain and issue is persisting for months into care, that there are options for whom they can refer that patient. We've seen, many times, clients come in to see us after over a YEAR of multiple weekly chiropractic appointments, without any progress.
We have a number of practitioners we refer to, depending on what persistent issues a client wants assistance with. We have physical therapists, yoga therapy instructors, Fort Collins chiropractor care, orthopedic specialists, acupuncturists, cranio-sacral therapists and more. When someone's symptoms persist, without change beyond two sessions, we send them to someone we trust. Be sure your Fort Collins Chiropractor is willing and able to refer you to other capable practitioners who can help you, should you need additional care to heal.
Many times the application of the two modalities, massage and chiropractic, are the winning combination. The mechanics of the way restricted muscles pull on the bones and joints, can make adjustments less effective. Many chiropractors, who are looking at the overall mechanics of the body, will suggest getting a massage before the adjustment, because when the muscles and connective tissue are more pliable, allowing freer movement of joints and bones, the adjustments are easier, less painful and often last longer. We've worked closely with a number of chiropractors over the last decade, and most of them suggest their patients getting massage before their adjustments is helpful.
If you haven't seen a chiropractor before, you may want to read about Chiropractic here to learn more about technique and the origins of this type of care.