LEADING EDGE CHIROPRACTIC
The doctors at Mills River Family Chiropractic are highly skilled and bring a wide range of advanced techniques, methods and evaluations together for the benefit of the patient. Their skilled healing touch will help bring you out of discomfort into health. In addition to standard chiropractic services for aches and pains, stress and strains, the doctors at Mills River Family Chiropractic bring a whole body perspective to the table, enabling patients to advance their health in all areas. The power of Chiropractic to advance health and empower healing has been well demonstrated for over a century. Many people understand that Chiropractic can improve their immune health and seek adjustments and nutrition to avert illness for themselves and their entire family. Please consider the help available at Mills River Family Chiropractic for the health of your entire family. We’ll take good care of you and your loved ones.
Neurology is a Specialty in the field of Chiropractic. Chiropractic Neurologists utilize a thorough neurologically based physical exam performed with a keen eye for subtle areas of poor function. These obvious, or hard signs, as well as the subtle, or soft signs, reveal a pattern of dysfunction that will help to understand the patient’s unique problem in very specific terms.Intervention is then customized to the unique needs of the patient and strives to normalize function in the nervous system.
This process of normalization involves managing stimulation, or pre-synaptic drive, into specific areas of the central nervous system to improve integration of neurological signaling for the purpose of improving neuron health and neurological function.Functional improvements can be seen ranging from relatively focal specific areas to an entire hemisphere and even global neurologic function.
Therapies utilized include a wide range of somatosensory stimulation techniques such as articular or joint mobilization, muscle stretch reflexes, vestibular stimulation using the reflexes involved in balance and motion, light, color, sound or various tactile stimuli such as vibration, light touch and temperature as well as other techniques.
Dr. Tom Gross is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist under the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology and a Fellow of the American Board of Childhood Developmental Disorders. He has specialized training in diagnosing and treating a wide range of neurological health concerns.
He received his post-doctorate training in neurology from the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies which is under the direction of Professor Frederick Robert Carrick, DC, Ph.D, DACAN, DABCN, DACNB, FACCN. Professor Ted Carrick and the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies
CHIROPRACTIC PEDIATRIC AND MATERNITY CARE
Dr. Laura Gross is a Chiropractic Physician who specializes in Chiropractic Pediatric and Maternity Care. She earned her Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the American Academy of Chiropractic Pediatrics. She wholeheartedly believes that Chiropractic care and massage therapy during pregnancy provides a healthier pregnancy and delivery for mother and child which can have an effect of lifetime proportion.
Dr. Laura is supportive and caring and is willing to spend time for education in nutrition, natural childbirth and counseling with expectant moms to work through issues at hand and prepare for the most blessed birth experience.
Dr. Laura has assisted numerous moms prepare for natural childbirth and overcome numerous concerns including using extremely gentle techniques to help encourage babies who are approaching their delivery date to relax into optimal delivery postures.
She has a special way with children and has mastered gentle adjustive techniques to detect and correct various developmental and pediatric problems and help restore the process of optimal natural development and health.
Please see our testimonials for encouragement in choosing Dr. Laura to join your maternity and pediatric care team.
A gentle, noninvasive technique that, by holding areas of restriction, frees the blockages and allows
one’s body to move easier and to be in a better alignment. By freeing the blockages ones body has the opportunity to function easier and more smoothly.
Unlike a massage, this therapy is very subtle and can get to the core of what is creating the pain and discomfort. Whether it be physical or emotional, CranioSacral Therapy has the ability to bring those issues forward so one is able to get past their discomfort. During this therapy the client is fully clothed at all times and is just asked to relax and allow their body to be open to the changes that come with the treatment.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
This therapy gets very deep into the muscles to “work” the pain out. Using techniques that relieve muscle soreness, pain from injuries, muscle tightness, etc. During this therapy the therapist may use herlhis elbows, thumbs or forearms. During a deep tissue massage stretching may be done to help loosen the muscles more.
This therapy is done with the client undressed to their comfort level while lying, fully covered besides the area being worked, under a sheet. At all times the therapist only works to the patients pain tolerance level. By going too deep, the client’s body may be reacting to the pressure and tightening up. This is not helpful to the clients well being.
This type of massage is a light form of bodywork that is mainly used for stress reduction and relaxation. Using light strokes along the body, this therapy helps to relax the client and helps the stresses of their daily life melt away.
This therapy may include some light stretching as a way to help keep the client’s body looser. This therapy is done with the client undressed to their comfort level, lying underneath the sheet. They will be fully covered at all times except for the area being worked.