At McKolosky Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Johnstown chiropractic office, but please call us at (814) 269-3116 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques.
Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As chiropractors who care about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, the doctors at McKolosky Chiropractic have years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Therapeutic treatment that helps relieve pain and encourages soft tissue healing
What is Interferential Electrotherapy?
Interferential Electrotherapy (you may hear us refer to this as electrical stimulation or simply “stim”) is a type of therapeutic treatment that helps relieve pain and encourages soft tissue healing.
How does it work?
Small amounts of electrical impulses are administered to the tissues of the troubled body area and a low-frequency stimulation is created beneath the skin. When this happens, it causes the body to secrete endorphins and other natural pain killers to help relieve the pain.
What does it feel like?
Patients typically love this treatment and describe it as a tingling, massaging, or “pins and needles” type feeling.
Why is this type of therapy used?
Most often, Interferential Electrotherapy is used to relieve pain, calm muscle spasms, and help reduce the swelling of soft tissues.
Inducing passive motion into the spine to stretch spinal joints and increase mobility
What is Intersegmental Traction?
Intersegmental traction is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility.
How does it work?
The patient lies face up on a table which has a roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine stretching the spinal joints.
What does it feel like?
Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort.
Why is this type of therapy used?
Since the discs of the spine have poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding the spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can lead to disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
Custom Foot Orthotics
For anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances
Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot. Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot.
Orthotics are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. The great benefit of orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and be utilized during most activities to take further stress of the body.
Orthotics can often be prescribed by your chiropractor and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well being via a biomechanical standpoint.
Feet: The Foundation of Your Spinal Health
Feel good and help your body achieve balance and health.
At McKolosky Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
We use our expertise to help our patiences reach total health and wellness.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care?
The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our Johnstown chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Dennis McKolosky can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Johnstown community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at (814) 269-3116 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.