Chiropractic

Here at Wellspring Centre, we specialize in Safe, Specific, and Gentle chiropractic care.

CLICK HERE to read about your New Patient Chiropractic Experience at Wellspring Centre The health and alignment of the spine are essential to a healthy nervous system which coordinates all body functions including focused thought, healthy sleep, optimal digestion and more.

When your spine and nervous system are in alignment all your body’s systems are working to their greatest potential. It is our mission to assist you in restoring and maintaining a balanced body so that your unique potential can be expressed.

The following are techniques that Dr. Jordan Weeda and Dr. Timothy March specialize in:

NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association)

NUCCA is a unique form of Upper Cervical Chiropractic care designed to restore balance to the human structure and nervous system through gentle touch. It focuses on correcting a small misalignment in the upper neck. With that misalignment corrected, optimum balance is restored to the entire spinal column, affecting the function of the Central Nervous System which flows through the spinal column. When the Central Nervous System is functioning more freely and your spine is balanced, your entire body lets go of stress, pain, and becomes more balanced overall.

QSM3 (Quantum Spinal Mechanics)

QSM3 is a progressive form of Upper Cervical Chiropractic, evolving out of NUCCA. Dr. Friedman is the founder of the QSM3 Procedure and is in the process of educating and advancing the great work of his predecessors. We use cutting edge, 3D model of measurement to correct misalignment. We check our work by taking measurements of your body before and after to make sure you get the best correction possible. We realize that the human body is a perfect system that must be considered as a whole, and take into consideration the entire spine and pelvis when doing exams.

K.S.T (Koren Specific Technique)

K.S.T is a highly specific technique that focuses on non-force Chiropractic adjustments. There is no twisting, turning, “cracking” or “popping” of joints with KST. Neurological Biofeedback (a type of muscle testing) is used to determine which part of the body needs to be adjusted. KST is a very gentle yet effective technique that allows the Chiropractor to easily analyze and then adjust any joint from head to toe with an FDA approved hand held device called an Arthrostim. This device has been clinically proven to promote relaxation. The high level of specificity and gentleness employed by the technique has given results that traditional adjusting hasn’t always achieved. Using this technique patients can be more thoroughly analyzed than ever before, with the adjustments holding better and for longer periods of time. One of the greatest advantages of this technique is that we can adjust someone in the position of their original injury, which enhances the effectiveness of the adjustment.

Soft Tissue Modalities Available

A.R.T. (Active Release Technique)

Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) is a highly effective treatment of overuse injuries associated with repetitive stress. Its dynamic movement is based on techniques that move muscle fibers, tendons, fascia and ligaments through a range of motion underneath a contact touch to release adhesions and promote healing. Active Release helps relieve painful injuries such as: neck pain, headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems, IT band syndrome, hamstring injuries, and much more.

Graston Therapy

Graston therapy is instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, designed to break down scar tissue and restrictions that are usually associated with trauma to the soft tissues (such as a strained muscle, pulled ligament, tendon and fascia). Using very specific methods the practitioner rubs stainless steel tools against the affected area to help break down the scar tissue and promote healing. Both the Doctor and the patient are able to feel the areas of adhesions and scar tissue through the tools.

Your Initial Three Chiropractic Visits ~ The New Patient Series

Day 1: Your First Appointment

Goal Setting, Examination and Xrays

ashland chiropractorWhen you first arrive at the Wellspring Centre you are welcomed and invited to the consultation area. Because you’ve already completed the Chiropractic intake form online, Dr. Jordan and Dr. March have all of the basic information needed and are now able to focus on hearing what’s on your mind and aligning with your health goals.

Next, the Doctor will conduct a chiropractic and NUCCA specific examination. This provides invaluable indications by which we will measure your progress in appointments to come. The Doctor will take three very specific, low exposure, digital x-rays which he will analyze to determine your unique spinal imbalance, and tailor an individualized adjustment to correct it.

 

Day 2: Your Second Appointment

Report of Findings and First Adjustment

best chiropractor ashland oregonWhen you return the following day or shortly after your examination, the Doctor will go over the Report of Findings and make recommendations for care, you will experience your first adjustment, and what it feels like to be in a balanced body. What an adjustment looks like: You will lie on your side on a specialized adjusting table and feel a gentle touch behind your ear as the Doctor applies a gentle force along the vector he determined from the x-rays. After this gentle correction the doctor will re-assess your alignment either by having you stand on the balance board or monitoring your body with calipers. After this confirmation that the spinal imbalance has been corrected, and you have confirmed feeling centered, you will be invited integrate the adjustment by resting in the HumanTouch Zero-Gravity lounge chairs in our resting suite.

Results of Your Chiropractic Treatment

zero gravity spinal chair
Zero Gravity Reclining Chair

Now that your body is in balance you may have a variety of experiences: you may feel an incredible sense of energy, you may feel tired and want to sleep, you may feel subtle changes daily, you may feel pain vanish, you may feel a brief intensification of a symptom before it vanishes. All of these are normal and indicate the body has gone through a major shift. These all are part of your unique healing process.

As you progress through care you will gain a deeper body sense. As you gain stability you will become aware of when you are off balance. Soon you will staying in balance for longer periods of time. This is the phase we call resiliency. When your body is resilient, events that may affect your alignment are easily corrected from within, by your bodies innate healing ability.

 

 

Day 6: Your Third Visit

Second Adjustment & Creating a plan of action About a week after your first adjustment you will be scheduled for a follow-up appointment and second adjustment. Based on your resiliency at this time the Doctor will suggest a plan of action to specifically meet your health goals. This Care Plan will outline a series of appointments ensuring you meet your fullest health potential to truly live in alignment.