The principal source of interference is thought to be displacement (or subluxation) of vertebrae of the spine, although other areas such as joints and muscle tissue may also be the sites of nerve interference. The method of treatment is by adjustment of displaced vertebrae. The chiropractor seeks to relieve the pressure on the nerves and thereby remove the cause of some specific ailment. Massage and manipulation by hand, exercise, and the application of heat, cold, and light are some of the healing techniques used.
To help restore normal bodily function after injury, surgery, or disease. Treatment varies widely, but includes active and passive exercises, massage, and the application of heat by diathermy. Wasting and weakness of muscle from enforced disuse occurs very rapidly, and associated joints become stiff. Graded exercises over long periods are essential if proper function is to be restored. Post-operative or bed-ridden individuals are prone to chest infection, and deep-breathing exercises with pummeling of the back of the chest encourages the expectoration of retained secretions. Exercises are also applied to paralyzed limbs following nerve injury or strokes.
The practice of applying structured or unstructured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration—manually or with mechanical aids—to the soft tissues of the body, to achieve a beneficial response. Massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to aid the process of injury healing, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation.
Rehabilitation From Injury
The provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. It includes the provision of services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by the process of ageing or that of injury or disease. The method of physical therapy sees full and functional movement as at the heart of what it means to be healthy.
Guide the performance of some activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and overall health. It is often directed toward also honing athletic ability or skill. Frequent and regular physical exercise is an important component in the prevention of some of the diseases of affluence such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Supplements are intended to supply nutrients, (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids) that are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet. This area may also include herbal supplements that claim to treat or prevent certain diseases or conditions.
"About 4 months ago I was in a car accident. I was unable to turn my head or twist my waist and had a constant severe back pain. As I went through my therapy with Brian McEvilly I was able to turn my head and waist without pain or stiffness. After more therapy my back pain and stiffness was gone. Brian said it would take time with the therapy program, and he was right."
Doctor of Chiropractic
Qualified Medical Evaluator
& Sports Physician
Member of California Chiropractic
and Napa Solano Chiropractic Associations since 1993
Diplomat, National Board
of Chiropractic Examiners
Solano Chiropractic Health Center
2801 Waterman Boulevard, Suite 170
Fairfield, CA 94534
Tel 707-427-1772 EMAIL