Chiropractic is a health care services profession that removes interference of the the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, which allows the body to function optimally. It’s used most often to treat painful conditions of the body.
Most Common Issues We Treat:
Arm or Leg Pain
Car Accident Injuries
Pregnancy Related Pain
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Restricted Range of Motion
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors– practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care. Services we provide include patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling services.
WHY ACTIVE CHIROPRACTIC?
We pride ourselves on providing the best chiropractic care in Eugene, OR. We are a family chiropractic clinic, as well as focused on athletes anywhere from the elite level to weekend warriors. Additionally, we are a holistic and comprehensive chiropractic clinic that includes therapeutic massage, injury and posture rehabilitation, functional fitness, and nutritional therapy.
All of our providers stay current with the latest techniques and technology. Dr. Anthony Cutting frequently takes continuing education courses to further his knowledge and provide the best possible chiropractic care to his patients.
Techniques and modalities that he uses include:
Whole Body Diversified Adjusting
Diversified Adjusting is one of the most widely used forms of manipulation in chiropractic. The focus is on restoration to normal bio-mechanical function, and correction of subluxations through a high velocity, low amplitude thrust that usually results in a cavitation of a joint (popping noise). Whole Body Diversified Adjusting also includes adjusting any joint on the body where necessary including knees, ankles, elbows and wrists.
This manual adjustment technique allows for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine and whole body. It also helps create motion in the joints with the ultimate goals of restoring structure and function.
The Zone Technique
Dr. Cutting is the only doctor certified in the state of Oregon to perform this technique. The process involves locating the zone that is out of balance on the body. Afterwards, the body is adjusted specifically according to how the body reacts for quick, individualized results.
The creator of this technique, Dr. Fleet, summarizes it this way: “There are only six kinds of disturbances that can affect the human body. These are glandular, eliminative, nervous, digestive, muscular, and circulatory. All diseased conditions, aches and pains, and other discomforts experienced by the body can be attributed to one or more of the above disturbances to the body’s 6 systems or Zones.”
The Webster Technique
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother, caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby with an incorrect presentation. Correction of this problem through chiropractic may have a positive effect on all of these causes of difficult labor.
In addition, this technique provides the chance for the baby to be in the best position for birth, especially if there is a breech or posterior presentation. This technique also provides much needed pain relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy.
Flexion Distraction Therapy
This therapy involves a special table that lengthens and flexes the spine in an automated and gentle rhythmic motion. Proven clinical benefits include reduction of pressure on the spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation, and an increase in spinal motion and fluid within the disc and spinal joints.
Taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It provides extended muscle support to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered in our office.
Taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser therapy is the application of red and near infa-red light to the surface skin of the body. The intensity of LLLT lasers is not high like a surgical laser, there is no heating effect. It is used for decreasing pain or inflammation, promoting the healing of wounds, tissues and nerves, and for preventing tissue damage.
Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. In addition, it is helpful to keep muscles active, especially after any type of spinal cord injury or a stroke.
Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles. The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body. Electric stimulation is used to treat conditions like sprains, strains, arthritis, back pain, scoliosis and sciatica.