Chiropractic Treatments

Our Chiropractic care focuses on maintaining the health of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system through a wholistic approach. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, headaches, repetitive stress injuries and sciatica.

No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments- called subluxations -can cause poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.

Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby restoring proper alignment, alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

Our chiropractic services are performed by Dr. Maura Notwick, a Pennsylvania and New Jersey licensed chiropractor. Dr. Notwick utilizes the diversified treatment technique and also holds additional certifications in the Graston technique. She believes in a whole body approach to health and develops individual plans for each patient with a goal of not only relieving pain or overcoming specific injuries, but overall long term health.

We’re conveniently located in North Wales, near Lansdale, Blue Bell, Harleysville, Worcestor, Gwynedd and surrounding areas.

PA Accepted Insurances

We accept:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Highmark Blue Cross
  • United Health Care

We would be happy to check your benefits eligibility prior to you scheduling your appointment. If you do not have insurance we offer private pay options as well.

Chiropractic Techniques

Diversified: High velocity, low amplitude thrust applied by hand. This is the most common chiropractic method and can be used on all parts of the body to patients of any age.

Activator Instrument: A handheld instrument can also be used to deliver a precisely-measured gentle thrust in a specific direction thus delivering a low force adjustment on misaligned areas of the body. The activator has undergone over 35 years of research and testing. It has been found to be a very effective tool on large areas of the back but also on the smaller joints of the jaw, shoulders, wrists, knees and ankles. The activator has been considered the safest of the chiropractic techniques and can be safely used on patients of any age.

Graston is a soft tissue mobilization technique that uses specialized, non-invasive instruments to help detect and treat scar tissue and adhesions that affect normal motion and cause pain. Graston is rooted in the concept of cross fiber massage and has now become a standard treatment in hospitals, universities and with the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball trainers.

Scar tissue builds up after major and minor injuries over time and can inhibit motion and cause pain, limiting the patient’s healing process. Graston instruments are used to enhance the doctor’s ability to detect scar tissue and adhesions by combing over the affected area and “catching” on resistance characteristic of scar tissue. The doctor is then able to use the instruments to break up the scar tissue, allowing it to be absorbed naturally by the body. Treatment is combined with chiropractic to ensure the nervous system is functioning properly and followed by stretching and strengthening exercises, allowing tissues to heal properly.

The Graston Technique has had positive outcomes in 75–90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and postsurgical patients.

Graston Technique has been found to be useful for many musculoskeletal complaints including:

· Carpal Tunnel
· Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
· Achilles Tendinosis (Ankle Pain)
· Shin Splints
· Cervical Strain/Sprain (Neck Pain)
· Plantar fasciitis
· Lumbar Strain/Sprain (Back Pain)
· Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
· Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
· Post surgical scarring
· Trigger Finger
· Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

What Clients Say

“After eight weeks of therapy, teaching my muscles to work with me not against me, as well as acupuncture with the lovely Kerri, my daily pain level has gone from an 8 to a 1. I thought I would never be able to hold a normal job or keep up with my social life, but now I’m job hunting again and out with friends.”*

*Results may vary from participant to participant.

- Emily

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