At Elm Park Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our office, but please call us at (508) 753-0503 if you have any questions!
Chiropractic Care, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound & Cold Laser Therapy
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Berard has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (A.K.A Estim therapy) is a physical therapy modality used to help control pain, get stronger, increase physical functioning, retrain movements you may have lost, and manage inflammation.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a physical therapy modality used to provide deep heating and energy to soft tissue in the body which include muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. Therapeutic Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries. Therapeutic Ultrasound has been shown to cause an increase in healing rates, tissue relaxation, tissue healing, local blood flow, scar tissue breakdown. The high frequency vibrations of the waves can also help break down and disperse unhealthy calcium and other hard tissue accumulations.
Cold Laser Therapy is a low-intensity laser therapy treatment in which a cold laser is used to treat chronic and acute pain as well as skin conditions and promotes healing. It is called cold laser because the low levels of light are not enough to heat the body's tissue. The infrared wavelengths are absorbed by the mitochondria in the cells which stimulates tissue repair and healing. Cold Laser Therapy is used for a variety of conditions such as soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains and tendonitis, joint conditions such as arthritis, capsulitis and tenosynovitis, chronic pain and acute pain. Such conditions as migraines, TMJ, whiplash, wound healing, carpal tunnel, disc herniations, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and many others.
At Elm Park Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises, as well as customized exercises, which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
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. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Worcester chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
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 complimentary 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!
Spinal, Postural & Orthotic Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by our doctors can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. We offer customized foot scans with our Footlevelers 3D Scanner, as well as scoliosis screenings at no charge, by appointment only.