Clinical Therapies
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Clinical Therapies in Charlotte, NC

At Priester Chiropractic, we use natural, non-invasive techniques that are proven to treat a variety of conditions and issues. Here are just a few of the clinical therapies we provide:

• Heat and Cold Therapy • Percussor Techniques • Physical Therapy Modalities • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise
• Exercise Prescription and Program Design • Spinal Decompression Traction (Mechanical) • Class IV Laser Therapy
• Post-Surgical Rehabilitation • Spinal Manipulation (Chiropractic Adjustments) • Joint Mobilization
• Instrument-Assisted Joint Manipulation (Impulse Adjuster) • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Technique)
• Manual Soft Tissue Mobilization (Manual Muscle Release Techniques, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy)
• Therapeutic Ultrasound • Electrical Stimulation (“E-Stim”), Interferential Therapy

Clinical Massage Therapy

What can you expect during your massage therapy?

Our chiropractic physicians and clinical massage therapists use a wide variety of techniques, exercises, and equipment to get you back into shape. While being rehabilitated under our services you can expect to experience the hands-on approach that you deserve. Your treatment will be dictated by your therapy needs. Just as no two injuries or surgeries are exactly the same, no two clients will receive exactly the same care. Our sessions are designed specifically to suit your individual needs, helping you to heal as soon as possible and to reduce the risks of re-injury. While we think general spa-oriented massage is a good thing, we perform clinical massage therapy that is focused on the muscles, tendons and ligaments associated with the injury to focus on the goal of helping you heal.

Whether you see us for rehabilitation after surgery, “pre-hab” before surgery or if you are lucky enough to not need surgery, it is important to keep the bigger picture in sight: you want to be able to move about as you did before you were injured. You are the most important part of your recovery. Yes, therapy can be difficult, but Priester Chiropractic is here to see that your regimen is perfectly suited to you, your injury or surgery, your lifestyle and your goals. Under our supervision, the healing process will be accelerated and it will produce results. 

How many massage therapy sessions will it take?

We pride ourselves on treating people so that they heal quickly and continue along with their lives. While we would love to tell you that rehab will not take long, we really cannot answer this question for you without discussing your specific situation. It is important that you work hand-in-hand with your chiropractic physician to determine your goals and how best to fit the healing process into your busy life. 

After meeting with you, we can create a plan to meet your goals. The plan may include physical therapy, massage therapy, stretching, strength and conditioning exercises and rest. We want your experience to be a pleasant one, not one that feels like a drain on your time and wallet. 

You are one phone call away from beginning your road to rehabilitation. Our friendly, courteous staff is waiting for you to call and set up your first appointment. 
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Laser Therapy

Dr. Plese uses many techniques and tools to help you heal as fast as possible, and we would like to touch on the benefits of laser therapy. 

Laser therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States. 

Laser therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

What you can expect from laser therapy:

1. Painless treatment
2. Faster healing
3. Pain reduction
4. Increased blood flow
5. Reduced swelling

Priester Chiropractic has been using the K-Laser to treat patients for years with great results. K-Laser treatments can help treat many ailments to the head, thoracic, hand, knee, foot, cervical, shoulder, elbow, lumbar and hip regions. Thanks to the higher power output of a Class IV Therapeutic Laser, such as the K-Laser, treatment times are shortened, so you can get on with your busy life. Most treatments take only a few minutes. The K-Laser emits laser light at the specific frequency found to optimize:

1. Oxygen transport into your healing cells
2. Toxins and waste products out of the cells for more rapid healing
3. Energy production (ATP)

Below, you can see how K-Laser has broken down the complexities of laser therapy into the industry’s first simplified, narrated, and completely scientifically-accurate animation.

(In the video, they use the term “radiation” and that can be a little confusing. This device only emits light, not the harmful radiation that we hear about in the news.)

Some patients feel improvement in their condition after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Numerous studies show that laser therapy can help with:

• Tendinitis • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Myofascial Trigger Points • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) • Ligament Sprains & Muscle Strains  
• Repetitive Stress Injuries • Chondromalacia Patellae • Plantar Fasciitis • Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis • Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain
• Trigeminal Neuralgia • Sports Injuries • Auto & Work Related Injuries

Our courteous and caring staff will be happy to answer your questions and set up your appointment. Call us today!

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