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Chiropractic Techniques

At Gallatin Valley Chiropractic of Bozeman, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care, best services, and newest techniques to each of our patients in Bozeman and the surrounding areas in Montana.

Chiropractic Care

Our chiropractor provides advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" and patient specific chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of technology and expertise that exists today. These newer correction methods and techniques are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Dustin Rising has years of training and experience in chiropractic spinal and extremity adjustments.  Our doctors acknowledges that there is no one certain technique that can be perfect for every patient, so he implements a variety of procedures, all based on each individual patient's case.  This allows them to achieve the maximum benefit of chiropractic care.  Some of the techniques used in the office are: Diversified manual technique, Instrument Assisted Activation (no pops or cracks and very low force), and Gonstead, along with a variety of therapies including ultrasound, and electric muscle stimulation.  At Gallatin Valley Chiropractic, we are believers in getting the body healthy and keeping the body healthy.  This is why we have a functional rehab program designed to keep the body in alignment by stretching and strengthening core muscles throughout the body to keep your spine healthy.

  We also have Spinal Decompression for disc bulging and herniations for both back and neck pain relief. Our flexion-distraction tables are great for low back pain and numbness as well as lumbar sprains and strains. 

Chiropractic Treatment Techniques

Cox flexion-distraction technique is a non-invasive procedure done by chiropractors to relieve back pain. This gentle form of treatment can be used for patients suffering from disc herniation, sciatica, whiplash injuries, misalignment and many others. The flexion-distraction technique is a combination of applying pressure to relieve pain as well as increasing the range of motion and realigning the spine. The table will move slowly in a rhythmic motion as the chiropractor moves their hands into different areas to relieve pain. This process is very gentle and also works great for those with osteoporosis or older individuals. Gallatin Valley Chiropractic has a flexion-distraction table for those who the Cox technique will be most effective for.

The Gonstead technique is a way to treat patients by getting a full understanding of what is going on and treating the entire problem rather than just temporarily stopping the pain. By understanding each patient is unique the chiropractor is able to use a series of tests to identify their problem and address them accordingly. The examination process includes visualization, instrumentation use, palpation and x-ray analysis of the spine to fully understand the extent of the problem. This method can eliminate the need for invasive surgery or medications allowing healing to occur naturally. Our doctors at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic uses this form of comprehensive testing and evaluations to gain full understanding of any issues to best care for his patients as individuals.

The Activator technique is a gentle low-force type of adjustment. The activator is a hand-held instrument that delivers a fast but controlled thrust. This method is used to address spinal joint dysfunction and restore proper balance of the spine. This form of chiropractic care is great for the elderly, young children or those who are sensitive to manual techniques. Our doctors has the training to perform these types of adjustments for those patients that would do best with a more gentle manipulation.

Diversified technique is the most widely used form of chiropractic treatment and is taught at all chiropractic schools. Most patients are familiar with this style of chiropractic, using quick low-amplitude thrusts delivered by hand to cause cavitation creating the popping sounds we associate with being adjusted. This technique can be used to treat joints throughout the body. Because of its effectiveness our doctors uses this technique to restore subluxations on individuals of any stature.

Functional Rehabilitation 

Functional rehabilitation is a strategy that involves the evaluation and training of rehab that mimic real life situations.  With this rehabilitation program, a patient is allowed to heal much quicker due to the strengthening of the core spinal muscles.  With functional rehabilitation, the chiropractic adjustments are more likely to last longer as the patient will have stronger core muscles and more relaxed and stretches spinal muscles.  This rehab program can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can also help prevent injury in the future. 

Therapeutic Yoga

We offer individual, in clinic, yoga as functional rehabilitation, exercise therapy and neuromuscular re-education for patients with attention to facial patterns, posture and muscular imbalances. Through these individual sessions, we offer the opportunity to develop a personalized daily yoga routine that can be modified as the patient improves. We can include video of the personalized session for facilitation of the home practice. Additionally, we offer group classes for specific conditions. Individuals that are not patients at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic may attend these classes with a referral from their health care provider.

Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients’ return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? We can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. Additionally, we offer a guided and supported cleanse and intermittent fasting program.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and are free to anyone who wants to get checked.  We also have custom pillows and orthotics station in the clinic.  Feel welcome to call and schedule a time to come in for a FREE, custom foot scan to see if your feet are structurally healthy and functioning properly.   

Lifestyle Advice

We find it very beneficial to give patients advice on certain activities such as posture and avoiding certain situations that can aggravate their condition.  This can include advice on posture sitting in the office, standing and walking, and exercising at the gym.  Proper posture is extremely important, and a lack of postural knowledge is often what creates the painful conditions in the first place.

Gallatin Valley Chiropractic of Bozeman
626 S. Ferguson Ave. Suite 4
Bozeman, MT 59718

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