Tag: KST chiropractic

What is Koren Specific Technique?

Koren Specific Technique (KST for short) is a revolutionary chiropractic adjusting technique that provides our practice members with efficient and lasting results. Discovered by Dr. Tedd Koren in 2003, this technique is gentle yet very powerful.

Using an adjusting instrument called an ArthroStim that allows for precise and specific adjusting, there is no twisting, cracking, or popping. All ages benefit from KST chiropractic care from newborn to elderly and everyone in between. Because of the neurological (brain-based) nature of the post-doctoral study our doctor has pursued, he has found that KST chiropractic is the perfect way to “ask the body” what needs correction, which honors the wisdom of the brain and nervous system by never doing too much or too little.

See Dr. Pat correcting subluxations and neurological patterns while a practice member explains some of the great changes he has had while under the care of Dr. Keiran.

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Welcome!

What to Expect When You Visit Our Offices

What to Expect when starting Neurologically based Chiropractic Care in our office.

We want you to feel comfortable with the decision to join our practice.  Please read the following information and if you still have any questions, please call our office for an answer.

New Patient Forms: Completing the New Patient Forms before your first visit will save time and allow us to see you right on time.  New patients often comment on how “welcoming” our offices are. That’s great, because our goal is to offer state of the art chiropractic care in comfortable surroundings.  Welcome to our family practice!

Consultation:  During the Initial Health Consultation, Dr. Pat will listen to your history. Please share your story and what you believe is preventing you from living your life to the fullest.  We hope to help you express a life without limitations.

Examination:  Our offices use the NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation to ensure you and your loved ones are getting the most out of your care and the most out of life.  This computerized evaluation is a completely non-invasive stress response scan.  The technology helps us assess your brain and nervous system by measuring your brain and body’s physiological response to stress.  A computerized scan of your feet may also be taken while you stand to identify any structural imbalances.

X-rays: The doctors will determine if x-rays are necessary.

Plan to spend approximately an hour in either office during the initial exam.

Stress-response-exam-keiran-chiro1Report of Findings:  You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit, at which point we will share the results that we found with you.  You may invite anyone in your family to accompany you, if you choose.  The Report of Findings includes a detailed analysis of what you need in order to solve the problem that brought you into our office and what can be done in order to assure that it won’t happen again.  We consider your goals for the future, current lifestyle choices and challenges that are standing in your way.  This is why our recommendations are extremely thorough and have the chance to be the solution you are seeking.

Ongoing: Our entire staff strives to keep waiting times to a minimum so we ask that all practice members be prompt for their appointments so we can stay on track.  The doctor offers educational classes and workshops (SEE HERE) that you are invited to attend. Questions are welcomed and encouraged- we feel that knowledge is power.

Using the Stress Response Evaluation Dr. Pat will customize and track your progress.  The foundation for building overall health is based on your current brain and nervous system balance, nutritious food, regular exercise, avoiding toxins and a variety of stress relief techniques.

We look forward to working with you and your family to maximize your potential. Simply add your thoughts, name, and contact info in the form below and someone from our team will contact you to set up your appointment!




Nutritional Testing and Whole Food Supplements

 

Simply stated, food is the essence of life. What we put into our bodies has the power to be life sustaining or life-depleting.

The human body is a self-healing and self-regulating machine. It miraculously extracts from food that which it needs and rids itself of the rest. Due to the business side of food and sustainability, many manufacturers have added chemicals, preservatives, additives, dyes, and other inert ingredients to enhance shelf life and profits. Unfortunately, these ingredients can be life-depleting over time.

For many people, food and diet are very problematic. Instead of being a source of nourishment, food has become an area of conflict and confusion- endless weight loss dramas, eating disorders, cravings, addictions, body image obsessions and never-ending searches for “the best” nutritional system.

It is our intention to support any and all patients with their nutritional needs. We would be honored to provide you with guidance when it comes to nutrition and overall lifestyle. This is why we would like to offer you the opportunity to schedule a Nutritional Consultation at either of our practices so that we can provide you with personalized recommendations and guidance.

Dr. Pat practices Morphogenic Field Technique (MFT), an exciting revolution in nutritional counseling. The goal of MFT is to improve cellular communications with the exact nutritional needs at the cell level.  After years of clinical success, Dr. Pat has observed that patients who are constantly tired, in pain or otherwise symptomatic have very “small” or unbalanced M-Fields.  Conversely, people who are symptom free and full of energy have very “large” and balanced M-Fields.

A nutritional protocol will be custom tailored for your unique needs while honoring the wisdom of your own body.

To inquire about MFT or to schedule a consultation, simply list your contact info in the form below and someone from our team will reach out ASAP.




Stress and Neurologically Based Chiropractic Care

Generally when we feel overwhelmed or overloaded with tasks, we use the term “stress.” Stress is not always felt, how you feel is a poor indicator of health.  Anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our wellbeing is a stress, and “stressors” are agents or catalysts that cause the stress to occur. Symptoms usually include rise in blood pressure or heart rate, rapid breathing, increased muscle tension, anxiety, sweaty and cold hands/feet, and increased stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline remaining in the bloodstream.

Warning signs and symptoms of stress include memory problems, inability to concentrate, moodiness and irritability, agitation, depression, aches and pains, loss of sex drive, eating more or less, sleeping to much or too little, isolating oneself, and more.

How Neurologically Based Chiropractic Care Can Help with Stress

On a simple level, the brain and nervous system are strongly affected by stress. We find that many people are stuck in the “fight or flight” response based on the testing we do (see HERE).  Neurologically Based Chiropractic Care interrupts the patterns that keep us “stuck in stress” and help our brains build new neural pathways – allowing the body to heal itself properly and thus helping the way our bodies individually recover from everyday stress.

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Slipped Disc and KST Chiropractic Care

A slipped, or prolapsed, disc is a medical condition affecting the spine that may cause severe lower back pain. The bones that make up the spine – the vertebrae – have cartilage discs between them, connected by a gel-like tissue. A slipped disc is caused when the soft part of the disc bulges through the circle of connective tissue. (Think of a jelly doughnut) The disc does not actually slip out of place, but rather it bulges, causing a push on the spinal cord.

An injured disc can many times be symptom-free. However, when pain does occur, it is often due to the pressure placed on the spinal cord. This type of pressure can result in feeling muscle spasm, paralyzed muscles, disturbed feelings in the limbs, and even problems controlling the bladder.

How KST Chiropractic Can Help Slipped Discs

A doctor of chiropractic will evaluate the area of concern and develop a treatment plan that includes chiropractic care to ease the slipped disc symptoms and facilitate healing. Chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxation (areas of disrupted communication) are proven effective for disc complaints. Using KST Chiropractic allows Dr. Pat to work precisely with the area of concern, including adjusting the disc itself if needed.  The precision of KST Chiropractic directs Dr. Pat to the exact location and indicates intensity and duration of contact.  KST Chiropractic adjustments clear interference in the nervous system, allowing the disc the ability to heal itself.  Frequently the care in our office avoids costly  surgery and improves function of the whole body for the patient.

Scoliosis and KST Chiropractic Care

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curve of the spine. Everyone’s spine has natural curves; however, those suffering from scoliosis have spines that also curve from side to side, independent from posture. The spine of a person with scoliosis looks more like an “S” or a “C” rather than a straight line. It usually does begin as a postural distortion, but may eventually become a permanent deformity. Allowed to advance, it may interfere with the lungs, heart and many other vital organs.

Why Does Scoliosis Occur?

Scoliosis is called an idiopathic disease because the cause is unknown. It is often caused by neuromuscular conditions (cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy), birth defects that affect bones of the spine to develop, and infections of the spine. Other causes of scoliosis include bone collapse, major back surgery and osteoporosis.

How KST Chiropractic Care Can Help Scoliosis:

Dr. Pat uses KST Chiropractic Care for gentle and effective adjustments and may possibly include bio-feedback training for maximum results.  Usually, scoliosis correction depends on age, how much you’re likely to grow, how much curving there is, and potential for adaptability.  Significant research suggests that the function and structure of the spine can be improved by chiropractic adjustments, thus relieving the discomfort associated with scoliosis.  Dr. Pat has had success with many scoliosis cases and enjoys working with children and young adults to improve health outcomes, naturally.

Sciatica and KST Chiropractic Care

Sciatica, or sciatic neuritis, is a distracting pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve – beginning in the lower back and extending down one or both legs.

Symptoms of sciatica may include lower back pain, buttock pain, numbness or weakness in various parts of the leg and foot, and a shooting pain making it difficult to walk or stand up. The level of pain varies from person to person – from infrequent and irritating to quite severe and debilitating. Simple movements such as coughing or sneezing can lead to excruciating pain for some people dealing with sciatica.

Why Does Sciatic Pain Occur?

Sciatica symptoms occur when the large sciatic nerve is irritated. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, made up of isolated nerve roots that branch out from the spine in the lower back. When the nerve becomes irritated, swollen or frayed, sciatica is likely to occur.

How KST Chiropractic Can Help Relieve Sciatica

KST Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and effective, addressing the area of concern in short order.  A visit to our office can also help assess the nature of the mis-communication in the body, which is frequently stress related.  Dr. Pat has a proven track record for helping patients recover from sciatica and he teaches strategies for avoiding the problem in the future.

PMS and Chiropractic Care

Premenstrual Syndrome is a collection of symptoms often associated with the emotional and physical ongoing connections a female experiences before and during her menstrual cycle.

Symptoms can include tender breast, fatigue, bloating, depression, mood swings, and irritability. The body may crave foods it usually doesn’t.

How KST Chiropractic Can Help PMS Symptoms

When a woman’s reproductive system is altered by miscommunication between the brain and body, PMS symptoms can be more severely triggered. Alleviating any subluxation (garbled information) to the body can be a great help for women during her monthly cycle. Don’t let symptoms get out of control – let us help you with the proper assessment and treatment!

Back Pain and Chiropractic Care

Whether it’s the result of a labor-intensive job, pregnancy, a wrong move at the gym, stress from care taking, or even just discomfort after a long day of gardening, back pain is one of the first and most important signs signifying a problem that needs attention.

Chiropractic care offers a natural solution to restore proper communication between the brain and the body.  Treatment is often quick, pain-free, non-invasive, and doesn’t involve medications. After completing a care plan, many patients report feeling better than they had before they even had any back ailment. Your individual care plan will address your unique issues and will lead you to the best solution for back pain, and optimal function.