Chiropractic Session

Chiropractic addresses the bio-mechanical integrity of your body's structural components, or how your bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons all work together to create smooth, pain-free movement and function of your body. It often focuses on the mechanical structural alignment of the spinal area: the neck, back and pelvis, but it is also concerned with the corresponding function of the nervous system. Together these form the neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) system and their function can be compromised through injury, stress or other factors that traditional chiropractic can help address. As a chiropractor, Dr. Laura Mudrak can diagnose NMS complaints and utilize chiropractic adjustments to facilitate the treatment of the condition.

Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Regular chiropractic "adjustments" to promote proper pelvic alignment is a critical component to help accommodate a pregnant woman's changing body size and shape. During pregnancy proper pelvic alignment can ease the distress of the structural changes that naturally occur making it easier for the expectant mother to be comfortable, active and engaged in the physical demands of her home and work life.

It can not be understated, that having a pelvis that is properly aligned and able to expand easily and efficiently in the pre-labor and delivery phase of the pregnancy is good for Mom and baby too, so be sure to schedule your prenatal visits with a frequency that is recommended by Dr. Mudrak for your particular spinal needs.

Chiropractic for Men, Women and Children-of all sizes, shapes and ages

With a variety of chiropractic techniques, Dr. Mudrak is able to provide spinal adjustments for men, women and children of all sizes, shapes and ages.

The Chiropractic Adjustment and Corrective Techniques

When the spinal relationships become compromised through injury, accidents, strain, stress or other factors, a very specific corrective maneuver known in traditional chiropractic as an "adjustment" can help address the issues. Following appropriate assessments and testing, Dr. Mudrak uses several techniques to restore pain-free motion and function in the spine:

  • Diversified Manual Technique (DMT) — manual spinal adjustments
  • Thompson drop-piece adjustments
  • Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT) — blocking the pelvis
  • Activator adjustments
  • Extremity adjustments for non-spinal areas such as feet, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrist and jaw.

Therapies that Aid in Healing

Dr. Mudrak also has other therapies available to address your neuromusculoskeletal needs of your neck, back and pelvis. These therapies help to speed up and augment the healing of the chiropractic adjustment. The therapies promote recover in the body by several possible actions: decrease pain and spasm, decrease inflammation, increase circulation and promote movement. Therapies Dr. Mudrak has available at the clinic include:

  • Ultrasound physiotherapy
  • Intersegmental traction
  • Trigger point therapy and soft tissue release
  • Acupuncture

In addition to traditional chiropractic, Dr. Mudrak teaches stretching and spinal stabilization exercises so her patients can maintain the corrections made in the office with at-home care.