ST. PAUL'S HOME FOR CHIROPRACTIC, MASSAGE & 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 functional movement training 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.
Chiropractic is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the detection and manual correction of altered function and orientation of the joints of the spine and extremities. The goal of chiropractic is to maintain health without resorting to drugs or surgery. Chiropractic adjustments are an important part in rehabilitative care for most individuals experiencing pain, joint stiffness/tightness or lost range of motion.
Adjustments are an effective tool in addressing joint restrictions throughout the body. Improper movement of joints may affect your ability to evenly distribute forces across your body. Each joint requires other joints to do their job in moving and if each joint doesn’t do its fair share of movement there is a possibility for injury or pain.
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.
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.
Poor posture, stress, lack of exercise, too much exercise, repetitive motions and trauma can all lead to changes in the biomechanics of the body. Rehabilitative and Functional training uses series of targeted exercises used to restore balance and range of motion and prevent injury. Patient education and participation is a key player in the success of this treatment protocol.
We provide specific one-on-one rehabilitative training to help you recover from your condition as soon as possible. You play an integral role in making your therapy successful as we provide you with the knowledge to help treat yourself through recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.