Services & Techniques

At Steele Creek Chiropractic PLLC, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Charlotte office.

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Chiropractic Care

We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Roy VanDyke has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.                                       


ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION

Electrical muscle stimulation is a technique used to elicit a muscle contraction using electrical impulses.  Electrodes, controlled by a unit, are placed on the skin over a predetermined area.  Electrical current is then sent from the unit to the electrodes and delivered into the muscle causing contraction.  

Electrical muscle stimulation has been shown to be an effective therapeutic option for individuals suffering from pain and weakness.  Below are some of the benefits patients may experience:

Decrease pain

Muscle re-education and strengthening

Increased range of motion

Increased circulation

Decrease spasticity

Reduce edema

Decrease inflammation

Improve overall function


ULTRASOUND

Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used my chiropractors.  It is used to provide deep heating to the soft tissues in the body.  These tissues including muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments.

Therapeutic ultrasound is used primarily for two different effects: the deep heating treatment and the non thermal uses.

Deep Heating Effects:  Ultrasound is often used to provide deep heating to the structures in the body.  Deep heating tendons, ligaments or muscles increases circulation to those tissues, which helps the healing process.  Increasing tissue temperature with ultrasound is also used to help decrease pain.  Deep heating can be used to increase the "stretchiness" of muscles and tendons that may be tight.

Non-thermal effects:  Ultrasound introduces energy into the body.  This energy causes microscopic gas bubbles around your tissues to expand and contract rapidly, a process called cavitation.  It is theorized that the expansion and contraction of these bubbles help speed cellular processes and improves the heating of injured tissue.


MASSAGE CHAIR

A therapeutic massage chair performs many of the strokes that a professional therapist uses.  Massage helps to  sooth aching muscles, relax the body and relieve tension.  These are five immediate health benefits of using massage:

1) It aligns the spine and reduces pressure in nerves.

2) It relaxes your muscles and helps you to maintain good posture. 

3) It relieves stress.


KINESIOLOGY TAPING

What is Kinesiology Taping?

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Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.

Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movement.

Kinesiology tape is used for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction practitioners in Japan were the main users of the therapeutic kinesiology tape. By 1988 the tape had been adopted by the Japanese Olympic Team and professional athletes before spreading across the world.

You may have noticed that more an more professional athletes use kinesiology taping to improve their sporting performance, recover from injuries and reduce pain.


MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE


Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual.



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We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.


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Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.