ST. PAUL'S HOME FOR CHIROPRACTIC, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND MORE.
Great things are happening in the health and wellness world - our vision is to bring evidence informed techniques to help you achieve a healthy, active lifestyle.
At Summit Hill, we combine chiropractic care and physical therapy to help you overcome pain and perform at your best.
If you know what you want, go ahead and schedule an appointment! Otherwise come on in and we can develop a plan based on your goals.
The Education: Most patients don't realize how much education chiropractors have. Chiropractors are held to some of the most intense educational standards of any health field. In fact their education standards are very comparable to that of a medical doctor. After completing a strong emphasis of basic sciences in college, chiropractors attend a four year chiropractic college. This means that chiropractors are primary care physicians. In other words, you do not have to have a referral to see a chiropractor.
Chiropractors treat patients using manipulation techniques, which are high velocity thrust techniques to mobilize joints. By doing this, the goal is to influence the small muscles surrounding the joints to create a better balance between the muscular pull on the joints. Thus realigning the joints into their highest functioning position which in turn reduces pain caused by these minor dislocations of the joint
The Education: Many people do not know the more recent shift in the level of education that a Physical Therapist receives. A physical therapist no longer receives their masters of physical therapy, but rather attends graduate school for three years in order to earn their Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Just like seeing a Chiropractor, you do not need a referral to see a Doctor of Physical Therapy. In the state of Minnesota, direct access is allowed, which makes seeing a Doctor of Physical Therapy even easier than it has been before. For some insurances, a medical doctor's referral may be necessary, but we have no difficulty with helping you through this process to ensure your services will be covered by your insurance.
Physical therapists treat a wide variety of conditions, mostly related to orthopedic and musculoskeletal dysfunctions and impairments. Physical Therapists use many different styles of treatments, mostly consisting of different manual therapy techniques or providing certain exercises to their patients. These treatment techniques are targeted to improve the patients mobility, flexibility, strength, stability, endurance, performance, and ensure proper function and body mechanics of the desired motion, task, or activity. All treatments provided are individualized to each patient to meet their current functional level.
WHY WE JOINED TOGETHER
At Summit Hill Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, we have combined both chiropractic and physical therapy services under one roof. The healthcare professionals at Summit Hill Chiropractic and Physical Therapy work together to provide high-level, individualized, and personal care. The benefit of having these two professions in the same clinic allows for ease of communication regarding your treatment goals, your plan of care, and even communication regarding your daily treatment questions and concerns.
We communicate together to create a plan of care for each individual that is tailored to meeting your health and wellness goals, while minimizing and preventing return of your pain. We work closely together throughout your entire spectrum of care, from the initial injury to eliminating future return of your pain and symptoms. We aim to provide you with the tools you need to be more independent with self-managing your symptoms over time, while keeping you accountable in the process.
The greatest benefit of having two licensed doctoral professions working on your body impairments and dysfunctions is to create long lasting results in eliminating your pain, improving your function, and helping you to return to the activities you love.
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a manual therapy to certain soft tissue structures of the body. The ART soft tissue management system is based on the fact that muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue develop adhesions within and between them as a result of various injuries. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness and reduced range of motion, numbness and tingling.
Therapeutic massage is a practice of using light to firm touch to enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. There has been a wide variety of research published in peer reviewed journals proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.
Massage therapy excels as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. Our massage therapist works with a wide variety of patients of all ages restoring mental and physical balance, rehabilitating and preventing injuries and improving health.
The Kinesiotaping method involves taping over and around muscles in order to give assistance and support or to prevent over-contraction. This technique helps prevent overuse of over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymphatic flow 24 hours a day while applied. It is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation. Kinesiotaping affects the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.
Nutrition is a crucial element of our health. What we put into our bodies is directly related to our health status, and how our body is able to perform necessary processes.
We look to our food as not only fuel for our bodies, but as sources for necessary nutrients to keep our organs functioning, our bodies moving, and our brains operating.
Smart tools is a form of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) therapy. Smart Tools were developed to assist in effective treatment of adhesions and scarring brought on by surgeries, injuries, and overuse of muscles. This will enable us to create a controlled inflammatory process, which will allow the tissue to begin the healing process, breaking down scar tissue/adhesions in the troubled area, and accelerate the recovery process.
Cupping is a technique to resolve pain and tightness in the body. The instruments make it easier to detect and treat fascial dysfunction, triggering an inflammatory healing response.
Cupping can decrease overall time of treatment, allow for faster rehabilitation and recovery, reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication, allowing you to continue to engage in everyday activities.