The term “adjustment” refers to the specific manipulation that chiropractors apply to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of the chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation (misalignment of the vertebrae) which results in an increased range of motion, reduced nerve irritability and improved function.
Dr. Scarpelli provides a combination of chiropractic techniques which differ from patient to patient. Not every “body” is the same. In general, Dr. Scarpelli’s focus is first on the neuromuscular component of the area of interference. This is where muscle release procedures (Myofascial Release) are used. Then when the muscular component is improved, he will perform adjustment procedures and pressure techniques like Acupressure along the spine. Also, at that time, he may stretch the spine with a procedure called Flexion/Distraction. Other adjustment procedures that he uses are the low force technique called Logan Basic and the standard of Chiropractic adjustments called Diversified.
Many of today’s foods have been stripped of their nutritional value. Eating a diet rich in whole foods is the best way to get your vitamins and maintain health. However, busy lifestyles and the standard American diet can leave us lacking many important nutrients.
In combination of your chiropractic care treatment, we have an array of nutritional supplements from the top nutritional companies available here in our office. Dr. Scarpelli will provide nutritional advice to his patients as part of the patient's care.
A program that Dr. Scarpelli highly recommends to our patients is the Standard Process 21-Day Purification Program.
Not only does it provide an internal cleanse to remove naturally occurring toxins, it provides a healthy eating plan that allows you the time to create wellness behaviors with staying power. It takes time to establish a habit. The longer a behavior is maintained, the less one needs conscious reminders. With a 21-day plan, you make changes in your lifestyle that gives you a comfort level with new, healthy habits.
Why purify? We are all exposed to challenges every day in our food, air and water. The body also creates natural toxins. Purification is an internal “spring-cleaning” for the body and helps support the body’s ability to remove naturally occurring toxins.
Toxins that build up in the body can contribute to:
Being a former professional athlete himself, as well as having a daughter who plays college soccer, Dr. Scarpelli understands all too well about sports injuries. Rather it be high intensity or just walking, we need to keep our body strong to participate in sports/activities.
In our office, Dr. Scarpelli will provide our patients with special exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed at home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. This enhances the treatment process and helps maintain healing benefits, as well as reducing the likelihood of future problems.
For athletes, Dr. Scarpelli will demonstrate exercises to aid in their sports injury quick recovery. Modalities such as ultrasound, electric stim, taping are available if the athlete requires these therapies.