At Rethwisch Family Chiropractic PC, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer at our Omaha office.
Manual manipulation or adjustments are what people typically associate with traditional Chiropractic care. Manual manipulations can be performed throughout the entire spine (neck and back), sacroiliac joints (pelvis) and all extremity joints (shoulders, elbows, ankles, knees, wrists, hips, etc.) In a manual manipulation, the doctor delivers a low amplitude thrust in a specific anatomical plane, which is sometimes accompanied by a popping or cracking sound, known as a cavitation. Manipulation restores a joint's normal motion, and many times provides nearly instant pain relief. If manual manipulation isn't the right technique for you, our chiropractors are trained in other techniques such as Thompson drop and Activator, and can find the technique that works best for you!
With each treatment plan, our patients are given exercises and/or stretches to help strengthen and correct their unique problem. These can be performed in the comfort of your own home and improve the effectiveness of in-office treatment. Motion restrictions in joints lead to muscle spasm, or even strains, from improper motion and use. A customized stretching and exercise plan improves healing time and enhances the effectiveness of an adjustment. Sticking to your at-home exercise/stretching regimen is important to continue the healing process!
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. This may include ergonomic advice, exercises or movements to avoid, lifestyle modifications, and more. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborative effort between our professionals and our patients.
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? Our doctors can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
On site X-ray
A High Frequency Summit X-Ray machine is on site ready to go. Our approach for use of X-Ray is simple: Everyone who needs x rays - gets one; we do not routinely X-ray every new patient. X-rays ARE routinely used in post traumatic cases such as athletic injuries or motor vehicle wrecks, and used more frequently in the aging population. Most times, X-rays are read by the treating doctor on site, however we do not hesitate to obtain a radiologist's opinion if needed. An X-ray report can be sent to your primary care provider or other treating specialists as needed.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and start you on the path 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!