Dr. Cartwright utilizes a comprehensive approach in evaluating and designing an individual treatment plan to restore balance and health to his patients. The following are some of the techniques Dr. Cartwright uses to restore your body to optimal health.
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT) involves specific joint manipulation or mobilization of the spinal and extremity joints, as well as, the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Dr. Cartwright performs many different techniques varying from the traditional high velocity low amplitude adjustments to the use of non-force and instrument adjustments. Often a patient will begin treatment with minimal CMT until their metabolism is stabilized through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modification. CMT is a powerful healing tool and therefore requires a certain level of metabolic stability.
Neurologic Exercise Programs are utilized to restore balance to the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems through specific sensory stimulation, movement, balance exercises, vestibular integration, motor coordination, and fixed action patterns, hemifield stimulation, optokinetic stimulation, remediation of primitive reflexes, sound, color and olfactory stimulation therapies to name just a few.
Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT) is the mobilization of soft tissue to restore proper blood flow, release adhesions/scar tissue, and restore proper function and stability to a joint complex. This involves treatment to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tension headaches, back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and TMJ are just a few conditions that can resolve quickly and permanently with MRT. In addition, our office offers deep tissue therapy provided by certified massage therapists, which are tailored to your individual comfort and techniques.
Nutrition is a key component in maintaining health. Dr. Cartwright will review your current diet with consideration of quality, quantity and timing. If necessary, he will utilize blood chemistry, salivary testing, stool analysis, food allergy/sensitivity and DNA testing to design nutritional programs that are unique to each patient. Adrenal dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, intestinal dysbiosis, liver detoxification, perimenopause, periandropause, menopause and andropause are just a few examples of conditions that can be effectively managed through nutrition.
Cold Laser Therapy is the use of “low level light therapy” to restore function to nerves that have been entrapped in the face, and extremities. Common conditions treated are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Bell’s palsy, TMJ, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome to name a few.
Physiotherapy Modalities such as ultrasound, interferential therapy, percussion, TENS, flexion/distraction therapy, heat and ice may also be utilized to restore health faster.