Strength training is essential to prevent aging, increase function and decrease pain. The musculo-skeletal system requires a basic level of strength and endurance in order to protect itself from pain and injury. Muscles need a good supply of blood and oxgyen in order to be maintained at peak performance. Regular exercise maintains this blood supply and good posture.
Poor posture or muscle spasms can deprive the cells and tissues in your muscles of a good supply of blood and oxygen. Often muscles acting on a joint are out of balance and therefore unstable. Various one-sided activities (i.e. golf) can create muscle imbalances. These unequal forces can make the joint weaker and more vulnerable, which in return can cause pain or injury. We can develop a specific program of stretching and strengthening exercises to bring the muscles back into balance, creating stability and better posture.
Strong core muscles are key to your body's stability, proper alignment and posture.
What's My Core?
A strong, toned core is key to a healthy body. You might think that your core generally refers to your abdominal muscles, but the core includes 29 muscles which run the length of your torso and consist of the abdominals, spinal and neck muscles, hip flexors and glutes. Each group acts as a unit, the core.
This group of muscles is where much of the body's strength comes from to provide the foundation for all movements, from simply standing tall to lifting heavy items to working in your garden. By adding core-strengthening, Pilates or yoga classes into your workout, you will feel a change for the better in the way you stand, walk, and present yourself to the world.
Chiropractic adjustments usually involve a quick thrust to create motion to joints that are locked up, fixated, misaligned, restricted, or moving incorrectly. The fixated joint can cause irritation to a nearby nerve and/or muscle which can cause pain, pressure swelling or inflammation.
A chiropractic adjustment helps restore integrity and motion to the neuromuscular skeletal systems there by improving and promoting your body's natural healing process, eliminating pain and restoring function.
There are many adjusting techniques that can accomplish this. Both Dr.Voigt and Dr. Casper attended and graduated from Logan College (http://www.logan.edu/) where they focused on the techniques they still use today: manual adjusting (the doctor’s hands or Diversified technique), an instrument (Activator), and a specialized table (Thompson Drop). No matter which technique is utilized, we have been providing safe and effective chiropractic adjustments for children and adults since 1999.
Regular chiropractic adjustments can accelerate recovery from injury or surgery, prevent re-injury and enhance activities of daily living, work and recreation.
Your first visit is approximately one hour (with the Doctor) and includes a consultation, comprehensive history, examination and treatment. Subsequent visits are 15-30 minute treatments with the doctor, depending on your condition and treatment plan.
We do NOT have radiographic capabilities on site. Please bring any Xray or MRI reports with you.
By appointment only.
If you have insurance we can verify your coverage and benefits. Please call our office with your insurance information.
If you do not have insurance or insurance that does not cover your treatment here, our office charges $45 per treatment, after your initial new patient visit. There may be a $40.00 fee for appointments not cancelled with 24 hour notice out of respect to patients in need of that appointment. Our goal is to help and care for as many people as possible and there is just not enough time in a day to accommodate all of our patients needs so we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
After contacting our office and scheduling your first visit, we will email you a confirmation with the appropriate paperwork to print and fill out along with information obtained from your insurance company and any out of pocket cost.
We look forward to getting and keeping you Back In Motion!
Strengthening : Stabilization
Muscles, ligaments and joints require regular movement otherwise they will become stiff and inflexible and cause injury. Flexibility is the ability to move joints and muscles through normal range of motion and is an important fitness measure. We lose flexibility as we age, therefore stretching keeps muscles supple, preparing your for movement, helping you make the daily transition from inactivity to activity without undue strain. Stretching is easy, but when done incorrectly, it can actually do more harm than good.
In addition, a flexible body is more efficient, it is more easily trained to strength and endurance, enjoys greater range of motion, which maximizes balance, coordination and mobility. Stretching also helps keep muscles loose, which allows you to maintain proper posture and makes us less prone to injury, recovers from injury more quickly and feels better.
Various muscles of the spine serve very different purposes: some are position sensors, some act as stabilizers and others work to create powerful movements. Understanding spinal function has helped us develop more effective exercise programs which train the various trunk muscles for their special functions. One of the first steps to a program is stretching the muscles and only a relaxed muscle will allow itself to be stretched. Our objective is to reduce muscular tension, thereby promoting freer movement---not to concentrate on attaining extreme flexibility, which can lead to over stretching, instability and injury.
The Power Plate produces a vibration through which energy is transferred from the platform to the body. By standing on the Power Plate platform your body automatically adjusts to the vibrations. This mechanical stimulus produces a stretch reflex which, depending on the selected frequency, results in involuntary muscles contraction 30 to 50 times per second. This technology allows the body to gain strength or perform exercises without undue stress on joints, which is one reason it is used by everyone from professional athletes and celebrities to the elderly and wheelchair bound.
The validation of vibration training originates from the Russian space program decades ago, where it was successfully used to improve bone density and reinforce the muscles of their cosmonauts and eventually Olympic athletes.
Vibration training on the Power Plate may offer a host of benefits such as considerably improving muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion, bone density and stimulating circulation.
Additionally, studies ( https://powerplate.com/education-training/research) have proven Power Plate’s ability to reduce muscle pain and soreness and expedite the recovery of damaged muscles and tendons.
Advanced Vibration Technology may also increase the production of regenerative and repair hormones, improves lymph drainage and increases basal metabolic rate. All of this can result in more strength, more speed, more stamina, rapid recovery of muscles and tissue, increased flexibility, mobility and coordination, improved collagen production and fat reduction.
All of these positive results is why vibrational therapy is now found everywhere, including fitness facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, college and professional sports teams.
The Power Plate in our office is used in adjunct to an existing patient's treatment plan and protocol.
We apologize that it is not available to the public.
*If you don't feel better physically, mentally, spiritually or emotionally in 3 visits or less, we haven't reached our intended goal*
Stretching : Flexibility
The Triton Decompressive Traction System represents the finest DTS available today. Cervical and lumbar Decompressive Traction is delivered to relieve pain utilizing a computerized decompression table in a safe, controlled, non-surgical and proven method by the use of preprogrammed patterns of distraction and relaxation.
The goal is to safely isolate and distract the spinal segment and mechanically induce unloading without triggering counterproductive reflex muscle contractions, by gently separating the vertebra through a series of controlled pulls, which creates a "vacuum" effect within the disc and relieves pressure on surrounding nerves and tissues.
The Triton DTS does this with astounding effectiveness. It utilizes computerized traction and sustained decompression with rest periods between unloading, making the procedure very comfortable and usually completely painless. In fact, many people fall asleep during their spinal decompression session.
Massage, or muscle work, is a system of manipulating, pressing and kneading areas of the body to relieve pain and pressure, relax, stimulate and tone the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments).
Massage stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.
It also reduces recovery time, spasms, cramping and adhesions and increases flexibility and range of motion.
Massage provides relief to people of all ages, from infants to seniors, and from all walks of life, the weekend or competitive athlete to the gardener, pregnant and overstressed or overworked person. Although a single massage will be enjoyable and may provide some relief, the effects of massage are cumulative and a course of massage treatments will bring the most benefits. Regular massage can have the effect of strengthening and toning the entire body therefore helping to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension or stress, therefore resulting in structural weaknesses.
We have discovered that when chiropractic and massage work together, patients respond especially well to care. The joints and muscles can work and relax together holding your adjustment longer.
Our massage therapists are here to assist established patients with the doctor's treatment plan.
Our office provides a 50 minute session, with 10 minutes for consultation and time to change.
When prescribed by your doctor as part of your treatment plan, in adjunct to your adjustment, massage therapy or muscle work may be covered by health insurance.
Please note that massage therapy is NOT a covered benefit by Medicare.
Our office charges $50 for the above mentioned 60 minute sessions.
Back In Motion can verify your coverage and benefits and bill your insurance carrier, which may pay for part or all of the cost of your treatments. If it is not a covered benefit you can pay with your HSA account, cash, check or charge, which is eligible for reimbursement by Flexible Spending Accounts.
By Appointment Only.
Because there is high demand for our talented therapists, there is a $40
charge for appointments cancelled without 24 hour notice.
Acupuncture is the utilization of very fine needles, expertly inserted into the body at specific points (acupoints) along energy pathways to alleviate pain by balancing chi.
Dr. Casper uses 36 gauge, sterile, solid stainless steel, disposable needles.
There are 14 energy pathways or meridians with over 1,000 acupoints on the body. When vital energy (chi) becomes imbalanced, blocked or trapped, an effect in the body becomes evident, usually in the form of pain, discomfort, pressure, inflammation, swelling or dysfunction. Stimulation of key acupoints can help restore harmony/balance by increasing blood flow to the area, releasing pain relieving endorphins and freeing trapped energy to the affected area to, thereby alleviate pain, causing improved circulation and nervous system flow.
Most people are usually amazed at how comfortable they are during a treatment. The needles are very fine and flexible, no bigger around than a piece of thread or fishing line. When the needle is inserted into an acupoint it produces little or no sensation, most people say “less than a mosquito bite.” When it makes contact with Chi most experience a slight tingling sensation, burning or heaviness that dulls and disappears. Many people find acupuncture treatments so relaxing and comfortable, they actually fall asleep.
An average treatment (with Dr. consultation) takes 60 minutes and because each person’s health problems and response to treatment are unique, the number and frequency of treatments vary. Chronic problems generally require more treatment than acute ones. Some people notice an immediate improvement after the first treatment, whereas others may not notice any effect until the eighth visit. Typically, the recommendation is one to two treatments per week for four to eight weeks.
By appointment only.
If you have insurance we can verify your coverage and benefits to see if acupuncture is a covered benefit. Please call our office with your insurance information. After contacting our office and scheduling your first visit, we will email you a confirmation with the appropriate paperwork to print and fill out along with the information we obtained from your insurance company and any out of pocket cost.
Please note that acupuncture is NOT a covered benefit by Medicare.
Our office charges $60 per treatment, after your initial new patient visit.
There may be a $40.00 fee for appointments not cancelled with 24 hour notice out of respect to patients in need of that appointment. Our goal is to help and care for as many people as possible and there is just not enough time in a day to accommodate all of our patients needs so we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Dr. Casper practices Chinese Medical Acupuncture along with the gentle style of Japanese acupuncture. She holds her Fellowship in Acupuncture from The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (http://www.iama.edu/). She has been Board certified and licensed in acupuncture since 2002 and is proud to have helped so many people feel better and achieve their health goals through her acupuncture treatments and their home care plan. She has had good success with neuromuscular skeletal conditions, sinus pressure and congestion and stress and anxiety issues.
Although acupuncture has helped many people with weight loss and smoking cessation and even nonsurgical face lifting, Dr. Casper does NOT perform acupuncture for these conditions.
Dr. Casper does NOT utilize electro-acupuncture or moxibustion, but we do use a TDP lamp for deep penetrating, therapeutic heat with Far Infrared Therapy and essential oils for healing aromatherapy during your session.
After your consultation, Dr. Casper may use Chinese Cupping and/or Gua Sha during your session. She may add Massage or Trigger Point work to release and calm the mind and body before insertion of the needles.
You will be lying on the table face up or face down during your session depending on your condition(s) and what acupoints have to be treated. You are left alone in a private room with relaxing music once needle insertion has occurred.
Dr. Casper or her assistant will check on you and monitor and remove your needles in approximately 20 minute intervals until your acupuncture points have balanced and released the needles.
We look forward to helping you and aiding in your pain relief.
~Keeping You In Motion from Head to Toe~