How does Chiropractic at OMBE work?
From the desk of Dr. Erik S. Vose... I have had a lot of people lately ask me about the difference between the Chiropractic treatment that they receive at OMBE versus treatments from Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, and other health care professionals, so I decided to take this opportunity to elaborate on our services.
The first thing about Chiropractic treatments at OMBE that stands out is the length of each treatment session. The first visit is typically 80 minutes. We spend a lot of time investigating all of the aspects of a person’s condition followed by the creation of a treatment plan. Follow up visits are typically 50 minutes and include any combination of modalities such as heat, deep tissue work, stretching, chiropractic adjustments, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, cold laser and cryotherapy.
Each patient’s condition is evaluated by asking a lot of questions, looking at the posture and movement of the entire body and palpating muscles and joints to determine how well they work. If there is a problem with musculature, we treat the muscle. If there is a problem with a joint, we treat the joint. If there is a problem with a nerve, we determine where along the nerve the problem originates and treat that area. As you can see, the treatment plan is very specific to the individual.
One thing that makes Chiropractic treatments stand out from other practitioner’s treatments is the Chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment is the movement of a joint with the goal of restoration of proper motion.
One thing that makes Chiropractic at OMBE stand out from other chiropractic treatments is the amount of attention paid to the muscular component of a person’s condition. Most treatments include 30-40 minutes of muscle work.
Once the musculature that surrounds a joint is relaxed, it becomes easier to evaluate the function of that joint. If the joint is unable to go through a proper range of motion, a gentle chiropractic adjustment is indicated. This adjustment can be gentle because the tissue surrounding that joint has been relaxed. I find that although this approach is a bit more time consuming, the results are better and longer lasting, especially when a home stretching routine is incorporated regularly into a person’s care.
As a person progresses towards functioning at 100%, it is often important to incorporate a strengthening program to address potential weaknesses and to prevent re-injury. This is where the team oriented approach of OMBE works well, because the practitioners have great communication with each other and can effectively communicate the important details of a person’s history.
I hope this has help to shed a little light on how we operate here at OMBE, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone or email or visit www.vosechiropractic.com for more details.
Erik S. Vose D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Erik Vose is a Board Certified Chiropractor in Massachusetts. He holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in California and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado. After earning his doctorate degree, Erik received two years of additional chiropractic and sports therapy training in Walnut Creek, CA. Erik is a member of the Massachusetts Chiropractic Society and the American Chiropractic Association.
Dr.Vose treats patients for a range of conditions from sports injuries to chronic pain by focusing on the entire musculoskeletal system. Erik combines soft tissue therapy with ultrasound, electric stimulation, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments. He is proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of extremity injuries as well as those associated with the spine. Erik develops comprehensive treatment plans that focus on both alleviating symptoms and helping his patients achieve optimal strength and well-being.