Dr. Skrien is trained in the Gonstead Method of chiropractic care. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Parrish Skrien has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
What is Gonstead Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic began with Daniel D. Palmer giving his first adjustment in September 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. Today, there are many methods used by chiropractors to correct spinal misalignments, joint dysfunctions and subluxation complexes. Many techniques are identified by the name of the person who was most instrumental in their development. One of the most advanced and scientific methods is a technique called: The Gonstead System.Developed procedures as a result of extensive clinical research in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. These procedures were developed over many years of clinical observation and research to work out how to get sick patients well. Doctor Gonstead’s fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in a most complete method of biomechanical analysis for use by today’s doctors of chiropractic. Dr Gonstead was asked by other chiropractors to teach them what he did and how he got the results that he did. This lead to the development of the Gonstead Seminar in the mid 1940's and a systematic approach to explaining the way he practiced and got sick patients well. The Gonstead System is taught in many Chiropractic schools around the world.
History - Your Chiropractor will take a thorough history of your presenting complaint and include your overall health and medical history. This can assist in determining if you are a Chiropractic case.
Visualization – Visualization is a way to cross reference all the other findings. Your chiropractor is an expert in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.
Instrumentation – The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervo-scope. The Nervo-
scope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
Static Palpation – This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
Motion Palpation – This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables the chiropractor to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.
X-Ray Analysis – X-rays enable your doctor to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient’s condition. These full-spine radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.
Through manual adjustments and other techniques, chiropractic care can alleviate pain without the need for invasive procedures or medication.
Chiropractors can assess and correct postural imbalances, helping you improve your posture and maintain a healthier alignment of your spine.
By targeting areas of stiffness or immobility, chiropractic care helps enhance your overall mobility and flexibility, allowing you to engage in daily activities and exercise with greater ease.
Regular chiropractic care can help prevent injuries by addressing imbalances, correcting spinal alignment, and improving overall musculoskeletal function.
Chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper nervous system function, enhancing your body's natural defense mechanisms.
By releasing muscular tension and promoting relaxation, chiropractic adjustments can contribute to a calmer nervous system and improved overall well-being.
Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health, considering the interconnectedness of the body's systems.
By aligning the spine and reducing nerve interference, chiropractic care can help regulate the body's natural sleep-wake cycle, leading to improved sleep quality and overall restfulness.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use.
Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health. Dr. Skrien has been trained in chiropractic sport care and rehab and will put together a exercise program specifically for your needs and wants.
The DOT requires drivers to have a current Medical Examiner's Certificate that they are physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Anyone who does any of the following will need to have this:
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. We have some of the latest screening tool to do this, they include computerized screening tools.
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 of our patients is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.