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The chiropractic profession focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction, and is suitable for all ages. Through hands-on adjustments and other gentle techniques, chiropractors aim to alleviate pain while improving overall joint mobility and integrity.

 

What makes Dr. Kara Paat unique?

 

Optimizing brain function relies on maintaining balanced proprioceptive input and ensuring symmetrical activation of cortical hemispheres. Disturbances in brain activity, often characterized by a decrease in function, can contribute to a wide array of patient complaints. Therefore, recognizing a patient's issues as originating from brain-related factors can significantly alter their care trajectory for the better.

 

When the brain exhibits asymmetrical activity, it can trigger compensatory patterns of joint dysfunction as the brain tries to adapt proprioceptive feedback to minimize the asymmetry, leading to musculoskeletal imbalance. Failing to address these patterns appropriately can exacerbate the negative impact on the brain's function and create a wind-up of symptoms in the body.

When we have dysfunctional joints, categorized as fixations and subluxations, the amount of proprioceptive feedback reaching the brain may be diminished. Specific chiropractic adjustments have the potential to enhance proprioceptive feedback, thereby producing positive effects on brain function.

 

Examination and treatment applications that target the anatomical site of CNS dysfunction or imbalance may help to ensure a tailored chiropractic approach addressing each patient's unique needs to achieve optimal outcomes. With an emphasis on patient education, Dr. Paat helps to empower individuals to take an active role in their own health by providing guidance on exercise, posture, and lifestyle modifications to sustain your progress long-term.

Conditions that may benefit with Chiropractic Care

  • Neck Pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Radiculopathy 

  • Degenerative Joint Disease/Osteoarthritis

  • Sprain/Strain

  • Headaches

    • Migraine/Tension/Stress/Allergies

  • Postural issues

  • Scoliosis

  • Rib Dysfunction

  • Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain 

  • Sciatica/Leg pain

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

  • Injuries

    • Whiplash due to MVC

    • Sports

    • Repetitive Stress

    • Falls/Trauma

  • Birth Trauma, Colic, Ear infections, Torticollis 

  • Disc Herniation or Bulge

  • Extremities

    • Plantar fasciitis

    • Knee/Hip Pain

    • Tendonitis (Golfer's Elbow, Tennis Elbow)

    • Carpal Tunnel 

    • Frozen Shoulder

    • Rotator Cuff 

What is an adjustment?

The purpose of an adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a hemispheric imbalances, chronic conditions, repetitive stress or trauma- all of which can lead to tissue injury. Injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Specific manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, or areas related to the ongoing cause of the breakdown can often lead to restoration of mobility, improving proper alignment and function to the spine and other areas of the body, alleviating pain, improving mobility, and enhancing overall well-being and brain balance.

How do you know if you qualify for care? 

To initiate our evaluation process, we begin by having you complete a comprehensive intake form. This form is carefully designed to gather detailed information about your current health status, family history, personal history, and general lifestyle habits. By obtaining this comprehensive overview, we can develop a holistic understanding of your health background.

After reviewing the intake form, we may proceed with a thorough evaluation to gain further insight into the underlying cause of your health concern. Dr. Paat meticulously examines your condition, utilizing her expertise and diagnostic tools to gather more information and explore potential factors contributing to your health issue.

Once the evaluation is complete, Dr. Paat provides a diagnosis and formulates an appropriate plan of care that is tailored to your specific healthcare needs and goals. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to sustain your progress long-term. 

If treatment is recommended Dr. Paat strongly emphasizes the importance of patient involvement in their own healthcare journey. You play a vital role in the outcome of your treatment by actively participating, following the recommendations, and adhering to the customized treatment plan, you contribute significantly to achieving the desired result. Dr. Paat will provide periodic reviews to assess your progress and make necessary adjustments and to ensure that your results are maintained over time.

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