Welcome to Brookfield Health Center

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Our Services

A pain relief plan for each unique individual.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As Chiropractic Doctors, Dr. Richard Bailey and Dr. Christopher Shay have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

CORRECTIVE EXERCISES

We teach our patients special “blueprint” exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

LIFESTYLE ADVICE

We often find it helpful to “coach” our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness in a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s 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? Our M.S. Karla Alstranner can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs in conjunction with our medical doctor, Dr. Richard Bailey, and Dr. Christopher Shay.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient’s condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.

SPINAL & POSTURAL SCREENINGS

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

DECOMPRESSION THERAPY SYSTEM (DTS)

This non-surgical treatment is directed at relieving pressure on the structures that may be a major source of pain. It can relieve the pain associated with: bulging and herniated discs, degenerative discs, sciatica and headaches. DTS relieves pain through decompression or lumbar or cervical discs and joints.

NEUROLOGIC RELIEF CENTERS TECHNIQUE™ (NRCT)

What is Neurologic Relief Centers Technique? When you have had physical or emotional traumas (stress), tension can build up at the base of your skull and can pull on the meninges, which are not that flexible. Meninges are attached to all the nerve roots that exit your spine. When the meninges are pulled it could irritate those nerves.

NRC Technique (NRCT) releases the tension on the meninges thus releasing the irritation to the nerves. When your nerves are irritated you may experience symptoms because nerves control every function of your body. The vast majority of health problems other than infectious disease could be stress and neurological in nature. We advise everyone to ask their doctor to be tested to see if NRCT (Neurologic Relief Center’s Technique) could help them.

NRCT is non-invasive and is usually painless. Your doctor will perform a test to see how you respond to help determine if you are a candidate for NRCT. Many people respond to the test with a percentage of their symptoms relieved for minutes or days.

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION SERVICES

At our Center we provide personalized, hands-on physical therapy by a registered physical therapist, and prescribe exercise for the treatment of physical disability, malfunction and pain, and injury or disease.

Our patients actively participate in an educational program that includes exercise, postural reeducation, joint mobilization, cardiovascular endurance training, relaxation techniques, and supervised fitness and conditioning.

TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS (TPI)

Trigger point injections are a simple procedure performed in the office by a trained medical physician. The injection is used to treat extremely painful areas of a muscle, which are characterized by the presence of the trigger points. A trigger point is a traumatized area in the muscle, feels like a knot or a tight, taut band of the muscle, and it is tender to deep pressure or palpation. These trigger points may occur in any area of the body but most commonly they develop in the neck, shoulders and low back. The trigger point can trap and irritate surrounding nerves and causes a referred pain i.e. pain felt in another part but with close proximity to the original site. Multiple trigger points may have overlapping areas of referred pain. The presence of trigger points could be the primary muscle problem or could be secondary to trauma, scar tissue formation, fibromyalgia, surgery and many other conditions.

GRASTON TECHNIQUE®

Changing the way soft tissue injuries are treated—Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is a unique evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used by more than 22,650 clinicians worldwide—including physical and occupational therapists, hand therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers.