Chiropractic care is used most often to treat musculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the extremities, and headaches.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective alternative or supplement to drugs and surgery. In our office Chiropractic care is the primary treatment offered with a array of other ancillary procedures to help the pt. get the best result possible.
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Chiropractic Care for Athletes
Both high-impact and low impact athletes in Columbia, MO can benefit from receiving chiropractic care. Athletes getting routine adjustments may notice improved athletic performance, improved range of motion, better flexibility, increased blood flow and may suffer from fewer injuries.
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Acupuncture is the use of a variety of physical techniques to stimulate the body’s own healing potential. It uses a framework of natural metaphors and the concept of Qi (“chee”, the various expressions of energy in nature) to understand, diagnose and treat the individual.
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Car Accident Injury
The first step in healing after being in an auto accident is to consult with Dr. Sam Henley, even if your pain doesn’t appear until days after your accident. Active Life Chiropractic in Columbia, MO can determine how much damage your body has sustained and recommend treatment necessary for a full recovery.
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Dr. Sam has specific training in evaluating and treating the injuries and ailments of athletes and aids in the overall prevention of injuries. Some of our chiropractic care services performed on sports injuries in Columbia, MO include Kinesio Taping, Myofascial Release, Massage Therapy, Functional Rehabilitation and more.
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At our office we have a licensed massage therapist to provide quality theriputic muscle work to those of our patients that are interested. She works with the Dr. to provide quality massage services that are often covered by insurance.
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Functional rehabilitation is an extension of traditional physical therapy. Its purpose is to address various musculoskeletal conditions and restore functionality in cases where functionality has been lost or reduced. We find that no one is perfect in our office so the majority of our patients will receive some form of exercise to assist with their recovery and strengthen themselves to prevent further injury.
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Dr. Sam believes that an important part of restoration of your health is dealing with the joints and muscles. For this reason with every chiropractic visit he focuses not only on the joints but getting the muscles in proper balance, he does this with myofascial release and a variety of other techniques.
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Kinesio tape is a multi purpose modality. The tape is used in therapy to relax overused muscles and in rehabilitation to facilitate underused muscles. The wave pattern found on the tape’s adhesive has a lifting effect on the skin which can reduce swelling and inflammation by improving circulation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors. For more information ask Dr. Sam on your next appointment!
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