Optimum Wellness offers a variety of techniques to speed recovery and compliment a healthy lifestyle.
A spinal adjustment can be characterized by a specific thrust applied to a vertebra to directionally correct articular malposition. The intention of a chiropractic adjustment is to affect or correct the alignment, motion and/or function of a vertebral joint. The specific techniques are as follows:
- Manual Adjustments
- Palmer Package
- Drop Techniques
- Cranial/Sacral Therapy
- Extremity Adjustments
- Fascial Therapy
- Body Work
- Applied Kinesiology
Subluxations of any joint have both neurological and mechanical components. Chiropractic pays close attention to how a patient’s extremities affect the spine’s alignment. The purpose in adjusting an extremity is no different than an adjustment of the spine, the bones are out of place and with a specific thrust, a chiropractor corrects the malposition.
The craniosacral system is based on the knowledge that:
- The bones of the skull are moveable, flexible, and adjustable.
- The fluctuation of the pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid can be felt and measured.
- Restrictions in the natural rhythm can be corrected by gentle manipulation.
- Restoring the normal Craniosacral rhythm enables the body to function optimally.
- Restoring optimum body function may alleviate a wide variety of painful and dysfunctional conditions with the body.
Applied kinesiology (AK) is a form of diagnosis using muscle testing as a primary feedback mechanism to examine how a person’s body is functioning. When properly applied, the outcome of an AK diagnosis will determine the best form of therapy for the patient.
Rehabilitation and Corrective Exercise
To treat any injury, the original stress must be removed. This stress could be from joint misalignment, poor posture, muscle weakness/inhibition, or repetitive strain. Balance must be restored to the Musculo-Skeletal System. This is done through exercise and flexibility training.
The Kinesio® Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction.
Through the use of Applied Kinesiology specific nutritional supplementation can be determined. Through muscle testing and diagnosis Dr. Dara can develop a specific nutritional program for each patient.
Following a healthy diet will lead to an overall improvement in health. The main nutritional guidance will be based on an anti-inflammatory diet to aid in healing. This includes loss of bodyfat, increased energy, and better mood.
Professional Babywearing Consultations
Dr. Dara Lynne DaCunha is a professional babywearing educator (as well as the chiropractor and founder of Optimum Wellness Chiropractic). She has been involved with the babywearing community and education since 2008. Her passion for the physiological and psychological benefits of babywearing for both caregiver and child are eminent in her teachings.
“Babies are born into the arms of people, let us continue to comfort them and love them through the most crucial beginning years of life.” – Dr. Dara
“Mothers have grown accustomed to the company of their child from within for the past 9 months. Bridging the drastic change in self through babywearing decreases postpartum depression and increases milk supply.” – Dr. Dara
Consults in your home are 1-2 hours in length. Consults in office are 20, 40, 60, 80 minutes in length.