Bath Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr. Nicholas Frankie

Services & Techniques

At Bath Chiropractic and Wellness, 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.

-Chiropractic Care
-Corrective Exercises
-Lifestyle Advice
-Nutritional Counseling
-Spinal and Postural Screenings

The multidisciplinary practice is an optimal path to patient wellness.

Chiropractic Techniques:

We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and

reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our clinical judgment

and years of experience.


Cox Flexion Distraction
Thompson Drop Table

Activator

Diversified
Pediatric
IASTM




Cox Flexion/Distraction

This is a gentle, non-force adjusting approach. The thing that most practice members notice first is our special table. The movements of this table help traction the spine, opening up compressed spinal discs and reducing pressure on facet joints of the spine. We use a special table so we can traction your spine, opening up the spacing between spinal vertebrae and relieving pressure to spinal. By lying on the table, neutralizing the effects of gravity, we’re able to gently separate spinal joints and move them through a more normal range of motion.



Palmer-Thompson

This technique was developed in 1955 by Dr. Thompson a professor at Palmer College. It utilizes a drop section built into the table to create a high velocity, low amplitude thrust.



Drop Table Technique

Drop Table technique, also known as Thompson technique, uses a special type of chiropractic table that has sections that open about three quarters of an inch and "drop" with the weight of the patient and adjustment. The inertia of the drop of the table transfers through the desired joint creating a comfortable and stationary adjustment.



Activator Method

The Activator Methods® Adjusting Instrument is a handheld spring-loaded tool that delivers a consistent low-force, high-speed thrust.Because it’s many times faster than adjustments delivered by hand, the body rarely tightens to resist, making adjustments comfortable and effective. It’s also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees, TMJ and other joints of the body



Diversified

Diversified technique (DT) is the most commonly used chiropractic adjustment technique. Diversified is characterized by a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. Its objective is to restore proper movement and alignment of spine and joint dysfunction.



Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Adjustments are not just for adults who can express pain but for children from birth to adulthood. During childhood growth and development are rapidly occurring, treating the spine and allowing good nervous system flow of messages from the spine allow children to have the best advantage when growing and developing. Adjustments for children sound scary but they are not. Many of the adjustments are very gentle with a touch so light it wouldn't bruise a ripe peach. Adjustments at very young ages also rarely cavitate or make that "crack" sound. Children who received regular chiropractic care are shown to get sick less, do better in school, and are happier than their counterparts. NOW Offering gentle drop technique for children with our specialized children's drop piece. The inertia of the drop of the table transfers through the desired joint creating a comfortable and stationary adjustment perfect for patients of all ages. For more information on the care of children visit our page: Care For Children



Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation aka Graston, ConnecTX

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation known as "IASTM" Graston Technique and ConnecTX in various therapy circles is a tissue treatment that works to address muscle and fascia fibrosis and scar tissue using a stainless steel instrument, which looks like a small boomerang. The tool rubbing over the body actually creates vibration that the doctor can feel to gauge your treatment. Developed originally by athletes it is a treatment that is beneficial in many conditions acute and chronic. Some examples of conditions that can be treated include: neck, upper back, lower back sprains and strains, carpel tunnel syndrome (wrist pain), tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, scar tissue, shin splints, trigger finder, and many other conditions.