Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Active Release Technique®
ART® is a patented, soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved with ART®. Dr. Gilkey is a certified full body ART® provider. For more information on ART visit activerelease.com
Massage therapy is one of the oldest types of healing arts in the world. It is defined as the application of soft tissue manipulation to the human body. The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. Gilkey Chiropractic Clinic offers both 30 minute and one hour massages to its patients. Massage therapy may be covered by health insurance when prescribed by a chiropractor.
The Erchonia laser emits visible coherent light that is applied to the affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers, and are received within the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased microcirculation, and enhanced tissue regeneration. The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation, and increased range of motion. The Erchonia laser was the first low-level laser in the world to be approved by the FDA for neck and shoulder pain. The Erchonia laser can also be used to aid in the treatment of such conditions as skin abrasions, acne, broken bones, etc..
Gilkey Chiropractic Clinic provides sports rehabilitation to its athletic patients. Whether you are a serious athlete or a weekend warrior, we can provide the rehabilitation necessary to return from almost any injury. First, the doctor will assess the extent of the athletic injury and determine if rehabilitation is the proper course of action. If so, the doctor will prescribe a custom protocol designed to best rehabilitate the specific injury.
Proper nutrition is a vital component of any person's overall health and well-being. Many people underestimate the effect of the food they eat on their health status. Nutrition can affect processes such as bone density, immune function, weight control, inflammation, etc. We investigate a patient's nutritional habits, and then offer nutritional counseling to aid in the overall treatment process.
The human body is a complex machine with many different parts. All of these parts are linked together and designed to work in unison to produce a fluid motion. Chiropractors are thoroughly trained to understand these biomechanics and their effects on a person's health. Bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves all play vital roles in working together to produce the movement of the human body. If there is a problem with any one of these tissues, it can cause a problem throughout the rest of the body. Therefore, we assess and correct the biomechanics of our patients to alleviate as many of these problems as possible.
With AlterG®, patients, seniors, and athletes can defy the forces of gravity and push their boundaries to recover sooner, improve physical function, and enhance performance like never before.AlterG® develops trusted, leading-edge rehab and training equipment using NASA Differential Air Pressure technology. The Anti-Gravity Treadmills® empower people to move in new ways and without pain – to recover mobility, improve wellness, and enhance physical performance.
Intramuscular manual therapy/dry needling (IMT/DN) involves place a small filiform needle (less than 0.25mm in diameter) into the myofascial trigger points (painful knots) in muscles, tendons, ligaments or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. IMT/DN is a valuable treatment tool for musculoskeletal related pain, such as soft tissue and joint pain as well as to improve muscle performance.
Dry needling is not acupuncture or oriental medicine; that is, it does not have the purpose of altering the flow of energy (“Qi”) along traditional Chinese meridians for the treatment of disease. Like any treatment there are possible complications. While these complications are rare in occurrence, it is recommended you read through the possible risks prior to giving consent to treatment.
In the treatment of knee osteoarthritic pain, the filiform needles are inserted distal to the knee cap through the skin onto the top of the tibial bone (shin). Dry needling has been shown to facilitate the release of natural opioids as well as decreasing the release of pro-inflammatory substances.
Benefits of Dry Needling in the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis include:
-facilitates the release of natural opioids
-decreases the release of pro-inflammatory substances
-increases synovial fluid production (joint lubrication)
-decrease the formation of bone absorbing cells (known as osteoclasts)
Physical therapists (PTs) are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
Doctors of physical therapy can use manual therapies, prescribe therapeutic exercise, and RETRAIN neuromuscular patterns to aid in your recovery. We treat all body areas, including the following specialty areas:
Chronic pain education
Vestibular rehabilitation (inner ear/vertigo/dizziness)
Post-concussion treatment and whiplash
Sports related injuries
Postural re-education for osteoporosis
Pregnancy pain and post pregnancy pain
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder rehabilitation (TMJ/TMD)
Functional Dry Needling
Musculoskeletal Wellness Examination
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Our mission is to help people while treating each patient individually and always referring those we can’t help to someone who can.
Our philosophy is based on the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. We believe inÂ the importance of mind, body and spirit in the healing process. We believe that God is at supreme control of all things, including this healing process.
Our goal is to use Chiropractic care, Active Release Technique, physical therapy, athletic training, massage therapy, therapeutic exercise and nutrition as a drug free approach to wellness.
Our results are determined by each patient. We convince no one of their health status and do not claim to help everyone. We hope that the patients we do help tell others of their results!
Through our commitment, philosophy, goals and results, we are determined to positively change our surrounding communities health…….one patient at a time!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
One morning, a few weeks ago, I bent over to pick something up and felt a sharp, shooting pain in my
lower back. I knew instantly that something was very wrong as I couldn’t stand up straight. I called
Gilkey Chiropractic, and they were able to work with my schedule and get me in right away. My
symptoms were evaluated, and it was discovered I slipped a disc in my lower back. I was treated with
EMS and chiropractic adjustments as well as given at home instructions to promote proper healing. Over
the next 3 weeks, I continued to receive regular treatments including the EMS, as well as began physical
therapy with Allison. In 3 weeks’ time, I have gone from a pain level of 9 and not being able to stand up
straight, to pain level of 1 because of the phenomenal treatment, and genuine care of the doctors and
staff at Gilkey Chiropractic. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
I just recently started going to Dr. Nathan Gilkey and already after two visits I feel like a new person.. he takes the time to figure out what adjustments will work best for you and does a good job making you feel comfortable! The front desk staff are always nice and knowledgeable about what your insurance does and does not cover. Over all highly recommend!
Thanks to Dr. Gilkey having the Alter G I’ve been able to loose the weight I needed over the last 4.5 years. I can now stand longer because of the strength I’ve built and I have better mobility.
The therapists are trained in the latest techniques and always discuss your specific trigger points which need release with massage before starting a treatment plan.
I have been seeing Dr. Gilkey and his office for more than 20 years. The Alter G is an amazing treadmill that allows me to strengthen my legs.