If you are interested in visiting with a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine in Anchorage, Alaska, now is the time to connect with Dr. Wendy Willmon of Avante Medical Center. She is pleased to provide chiropractic care and treatment for patients seeking pain relief of muscles and the surrounding structures.

WHAT IS SPINAL MANIPULATION THERAPY?

Spinal manipulative therapy “adjustment” involves the manual use of hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled movement or gentle force to a joint, resulting in mobilization of the joint and a stretch of surrounding muscles and ligaments.

Spinal manipulation therapy may be accompanied by an audible “pop.” This is gas being released from joint fluids by a quick drop in pressure. This gas suddenly joins into small bubbles, making a popping sound. It is not always necessary to hear the audible pop to be effective.

Dr. Wendy willmon doing chiropractic care and treatment

Chiropractic Care and Treatment performed by Dr. Wendy Willmon

HOW ARE MASSAGE THERAPY, MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPY, AND GRASTON TECHNIQUE DIFFERENT?

Massage Therapy involves direct physical action on a muscle and other soft tissues of the body to reduce tensile and compressive stress, targeting muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue such as fascia using a range of depths, pressures, and durations.

Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy involves a hyperirritable spot within a muscle that is known as a “knot” and is treated by applying direct pressure to muscle fibres to reduce contraction and spasm.

Graston Technique involves the use of a stainless steel instrument to assist in soft tissue mobilization, effectively breaking down scar tissue, adhesions, restrictions and spasm.

OTHER CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES OFFERED AT AVANTE

Lumbar and Cervical Axial Traction

Stretching Techniques – Passive, Active Dynamic, Post Isometric Resistance, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

Physiotherapies – Electro Muscle Stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapies – Rehabilitative, Therapeutic Exercise

Postural and Ergonomic Correction and Education

Condition Based Nutritional Counseling