At Orlando Sports Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our Dr. Phillips office.
- Sports Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Acupuncture (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
- Herbal Therapy
- Nutritional Support
- Pediatric Care
- Corrective Exercises
- Supporting Modalities
- Lifestyle Advice
- Digital X-Rays
- Screenings and Classes
- Graston/Gua Sha
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able toprovide 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, Dr. Sabrina has years of training and experience in spinal and extremity adjusting in children and adults; including Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson, Activator, Motion Palpation and SOT techniques.
Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to address soft tissue problems. Gentle kneading and stretching lengthens contracted muscles and fascia. Techniques such as sustained pressure, ice massage and stretching can release trigger points. Painful sprains and strains, as well as myofascial adhesions, can be addressed directly with massage techniques that improve circulation and stimulate healthy separation and realignment of injured fibers.
In general, massage increases circulation. This reduces painful swelling and inflammation, and promotes healing by removing waste products and bringing nutrients to your tissues.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine sterile needles into specific points to regulate the function of all systems of the body; cardio-vascular, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, etc. Typically known as a treatment for pain, Acupuncture is growing rapidly across the country as a popular and successful means to treat a wide spectrum of conditions.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is a form of controlled micro-trauma. By inserting a needle into the affected site, we are causing these healing responses to occur. When our protective skin barrier is invaded by any outside trauma, the nervous system’s natural response is to begin a chain of reactions to aid healing. Neurochemicals, such as Endorphins and Corticosteroids, are released; the immune system brings white blood cells to the injured area, and red blood cells carrying oxygen and nutrients run to the site (inflammatory response).
Acupuncture relaxes contracted muscles. The act of sticking a needle into a tense muscle is counterintuitive to muscle contraction and forces muscle relaxation, which is often experienced as a twitch-like response by the patient.
Acupuncture influences the electromagnetic field by causing the body to continually generate tiny but detectable electrical charges. This electrical field influences growth, maturation, and cell function. Acupoints are points of low electrical resistance, therefore better conductors of electricity. Needles are metal and good conductors of electricity. Once a needle is inserted, a patient often feels a diffused vibrational/humming/warming sensation that is very relaxing. This response is a stimulation of parasympathetic responses and endorphin release, which induces relaxation, combating bodily stress.
Mental stress, that some may experience because of apprehension to a needle stick, stimulates sympathetic responses in the brain, and a relaxing treatment can seem stressful if one is not in the right state of mind to receive treatment. Having a positive expectation is very valuable in the healing process; regardless of treatment modality. Acupuncture is one of many supporting modalities offered at Orlando Sports Chiropractic to help encourage your bodies own healing potential.
- Auricular Therapy
- Acupoint Injection Therapy
- Food Therapy
- Gua Sha
- Heat Therapy
- Herbal Consultation
- Tui Na
Herbs are nature’s medicine. They help to provide the body with essential nutrients that may be lacking in the daily diet. When the body does not receive sufficient nutrition, various types of aches, pains, and emotional disorders begin to appear. By using herbs to restore a balance, the body is equipped with what it needs to overcome illness and regain health. Orlando Sports Chiropractic offers a wide variety of Medi-Herb products.
For more information on the Standard Process products that Dr. Sabrina offers, please visit our menu of products and services page.
Dr. Sabrina Atkins provides care for pregnant women and children. There is a growing need for primary health care providers who use safe, effective, natural methods without side effects, especially for developing children. Many parents turn to chiropractic care for their children, especially after trying conventional medicine methods without seeing any results for many common health related problems. Many more parents are bringing in their children soon after birth to have their spines checked; these babies are not sick! These parents realize that the birth process itself places stress on the developing spine. At Orlando Sports Chiropractic, we also have a specialized prenatal massage table to allow the pregnant woman to lay comfortably during treatments and get maximum benefits
We teach our patients special “blueprint” exercises designed just for them 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 by as much as 30-40%. 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. Sabrina believes in active therapy. There is a much greater success rate when patients take an active role in their treatment. That’s why she has an active therapy room at Orlando Sports Chiropractic. She utilizes Foam Roller therapy, and other equipment for musculoskeletal work and proprioception training for enhanced progress and greater results.For more information on the rehabilitative products that we use, please visit ourproducts and services page.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of specific Chiropractic manipulative treatment, we at Orlando Sports Chiropractic also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Massage Therapy
- Mechanical Traction
- Heat Therapy
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 help them reach true health and wellness through a wholebody approach.
There is usually no “one thing” that causes general health problems. It is often a combination of the lifestyle choices made on a regular basis that ‘add up’ to the symptoms and problems that many people face. When we are dealing with spinal alignment issues, the same is usually true. The importance of lifestyle analysis and correction is stressed in relation to chiropractic treatment.
There is always a balance that must be maintained. There is, and always will be, stress in our lifestyle; no matter how well we try to live. It’s making the best choices that we can and working proactively toward a better lifestyle and better health that makes the difference.
We are pleased to offer Digital X-Ray. Images are acquired in a digital format, so we can view them on a computer rather than on film. This system decreases the need for retakes and eliminates lost images. As with our other modalities, we provide little to no wait time for patients. You get high quality results right away.
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment.
Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
When applied across joints, Kinesio Tape helps to stabilize the area by holding adjacent bones together at a joint with its elastic strength. This helps joints to act and feel more stable, which is especially helpful when ligaments have been torn or sprained.
When the tape is applied over a muscle, it acts to support the function of that muscle. This is especially helpful to support weak muscles, such as postural muscles of the back or the plantar fascia of the foot, until they can be strengthened through specific exercises or weight training
The other function of Kinesio Tape is to help the flow of blood or lymphatic fluid under the skin. The tape helps to lift the skin slightly, allowing the blood vessels and lymphatic vessels to expand and flow freely. This function of the tape is remarkable in draining swollen limbs or significantly bruised areas. Many cancer survivers, especially breast cancer survivors, love the effects of the tape to help drain areas formerly serviced by lymph nodes, which have been removed during surgery.
Graston Technique is a soft tissue diagnostic and therapeutic method that has been used in out patient clinics since 1994. Graston instruments- made of stainless steel and specifically designed and developed as an alternative to manual transverse friction massage- are used as an aid in the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue pathology and dysfunction. The instruments provide diagnostic tactile feedback to both the clinician and the patient, as the instruments act as a focused extension of the clinican’s own hands.
Clinical experience has shown that Graston Technique is a benefit to the management of a large variety of musculoskeletal disorders. These include: carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical pain, de Quervain’s Syndrome, epicondylitis, fibromyalgia, IT band syndrome, joint sprain, lower back pain, muscle strain, painful scar, plantar fascitis, post fracture pain and tendinitis. A large case series found that Graston Technique reduces numbness, increases patient functional capabilities both in activities of daily living and work related function.
Since the involved tissue binds with normal tissue, it develops a blood supply. As restrictions are released from healthy tissue, bruising may occur, especially in treating chronic conditions. Some areas of the body that have a very rich blood supply may produce more bruising. An increase in soreness and discomfort is not uncommon after the first treatment session and is most often a positive sign that restrictions have been released. Soreness is usually minimized after 48 to 72 hours and can be controlled with ice and stretching.
It is recommended that you drink six to eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. Adequate hydration is important to promote proper healing.
If you have not experienced the Graston Technique, yet you have lingering discomfort or stiffness, please ask us whether you may be helped by this effective treatment.