At Itasca Health and Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic physical therapy and wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Itasca office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing flexion distraction chiropractic and physical therapy techniques. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Joel Hanson has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment and manual therapy techniques.
Effectively treating acute and chronic injuries. Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables Dr. Riggio to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The Technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Whole Body Vibration
The science behind Whole Body Vibration (WBV) has been around for over 40 years, and the effects of WBV are remarkable. At Itasca Health & Chiropractic we utilize vertical, oscilating, and elliptical vibration to provide the right machine for the right results.
For post menopausal woman, and people suffering from osteoporosis, WBV has shown to help increase bone density. WBV will also help people with poor flexibility and helps improve circulation. Whole Body Vibration helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins. WBV as a fitness routine helps improve muscle strength by contracting the muscles 20 to 50 times per second, which in turn will also give postitive cardio effects. For people with injuries, WBV will enhance rehabilitation by increasing blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Vibration exercise in conjunction with a healthy diet will aid in accelerating weight loss and leads to increases in energy, improved relaxation, enhanced wellness and enhanced detoxification. For more information, click here.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and to help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between Dr. Riggio and the patient.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Joel Hanson can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific therapeutic massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion. For more information, click here.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.