The primary job of the doctor of chiropractic is to detect, reduce, and help prevent the Vertebral Subluxation Complex using chiropractic adjustments. Applying a carefully and precisely directed pressure to the spine in a quick manner by hand or occasionally using a special instrument, the doctor of chiropractic is able to restore normal motion and function to the spine, thereby reducing or eliminating the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Adjustments can be safely used throughout life from birth to old age.
Dr. Helle Leap also uses a tool called an "Activator" to adjust her patients. It is just another "tool in the toolbox". People and patients are not alike and everyone require their own unique treatment protocol. Dr. Leap believes it is very important not to provide the same treatment to everyone but rather be able to put together the treatment regime that works best for each individual person.
Dr. Helle Leap uses a web-based exercise prescription system where she will email her patients specific exercises in order to help with their specific condition. It is a very user friendly system. As a patient, you no longer have a vague understanding of a recommended exercise routine. You don't have to rely on your memory. You will receive an email with specific instructions and even a video showing you exactly what you are supposed to do. If you are not comfortable with the internet, we will be happy to print the exercise instruction for you. Through our web based exercise program Dr. Helle Leap will send you proper rehabilitation and corrective / strengthening exercises. If you follow her instructions, this will result in improved recovery and stronger happier patients. But, be careful what you wish for. As an avid runner and health conscious doctor, Dr. Helle Leap has over 4000 exercises and knows how to use them.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Dr. Helle Leap will be happy to assist you in a healthier lifestyle. Many people consume way too much sugar and Dr. Helle Leap has come up with a wonderful way for you to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. Hint: It only works if you follow it.
Our team here at Valley Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complementary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system! We have several wonderful Massage Therapists. They are all capable of reducing those stresses muscles in your body. Get ½ hour or 1 hour massage before your chiropractic treatment. This will help reduce stress and muscle tension. Getting a massage before your treatment, often help Dr. Leap and many times you will get a better adjustment, when you receive a massage beforehand. I do not believe massage therapy is a luxury, but rather a medical necessity. Just think what a better world we would have it everyone got a massage once a week.
Dr. Helle Leap updated to a "State of the art" DR digital X-Ray system 2 years ago. That means that she has instantly access to your X-rays on the computer. The Image quality is superior and it requires a lower dosage compared with traditional film.Images can be sent over a secure Internet connection to a Radiologist if need be. We will be happy to burn a CD of your images at no charge, so you can share the results of the films with other doctors.
Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.
The first thing that we will do when you see us is take a thorough history of your child’s health. You are able to explain to us any complaints that you or your child may have. We will then do a complete physical examination of your child’s spine. We want to ensure that all areas are working and functioning correctly.
Pre/post Natal Chiropractic
Here at Valley Chiropractic, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.
Fascial Movement Taping (FMT)
You might have noticed that a lot of high performance athletes are wearing bright-multicolored tape when they perform. Did you see Kerry Walsh and Misty May when they won their third Olympic Gold in Beach Volleyball in London in 2012? They were wearing tape on their shoulder in order to improve their performance. Rest assured that there are no way these women would wear anything that would limit their ability to perform. 10 years ago we would tape in order to limit mobility. Today we tape in order to improve mobility and function.
Taping is not just for athletes. When you are hurting, taping often will reduce your pain and improve your mobility. If you need postural correction, taping will help you as well.