Francis Chiropractic Clinic



At Francis Chiropractic, we believe chiropractic care can offer a complete wellness approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This chiropractic manipulative treatment is appropriate for patients of all ages. It is an ideal treatment for infants, children and teenagers.

Services

Dr Dan Francis adjusts a patientDr Dan Francis and Dr. Jean Francis offer nutritional counseling, physical therapy, massage therapy, homeopathic and other holistic healthcare techniques that enable you to improve your health. We take a genuine interest in your care.

The types of services we offer, in conjunction with chiropractic treatments, include: Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Ultrasound, Therapeutic Exercises, Intersegmental Traction, X rays and Activator.

Activator
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Graston Technique
Hot Moist Compress
Ice Pack
Intersegmental Traction
Light Therapy
Manipulative Therapy
Passive Stretching
Soft Tissue Therapy
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Therapeutic Exercises
Ultrasound
X-rays

Activator

A device used to deliver chiropractic adjustments. It is a very useful tool when we are treating broken ribs, the elderly, or infant children. We can vary the impulse that the activator delivers. It is a nice option in many situations that we encounter throughout the day to help us deliver a patient’s manipulation that we would not be able to do manually for one reason or another.
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Electrical Muscle Stimulation

There are several different sources of electrical muscle stimulations. First, interferencial therapy is a therapy applied to a patient that offers several benefits. It provides pain relief and increased blood flow that help the muscles relax and pain decrease. Russian stimulation is another type of muscle stimulation that we utilize. This variation of electrical muscle stimulation actually helps contract the muscle and helps the patient regain strength in the injured muscle area to offer greater support in rehabilitating the patient’s injury. The third type of muscle stimulation that we utilize is Micro current. This is a therapy that we use in very acute situations with associated swelling, such as, an ankle sprain. This therapy is wonderful in simulating the body’s normal healing energies, and it tends to speed the recovery of ankle sprains and other acute injuries when applied within the first 48 hours
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Graston Technique

We utilize the Graston technique, which is tool-assisted soft tissue work. These very smooth metal tools are designed in various shapes and sizes that fit angles in the body. We utilize these to work on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons throughout the body. This technique is extremely useful in breaking up scar tissue and helping the body’s ability to reform scar tissue. This speeds the healing process of various injuries, such as, tendinitis and deep-seated back and neck pain.
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Hot Moist Compress

We use hot moist packs prior to the manipulation. Hot moist packs are a terrific way of reducing muscle spasm and relaxing the patient so that the manipulation can be performed with greater ease. Heat is very useful not only at reducing the muscle spasms associated with many of the spinal ailments that we treat but also helps draw blood flow which enhances the body’s ability to heal.
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Ice Pack

Ice packs are used when there is acute swelling and spasm in an area. This is helpful 1) killing pain and 2) reducing the inflammatory response thus speeding the healing rate and recovery for the patient involved.
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Intersegmental Traction

We utilize a Cox flexion-distraction table, which is table that allows us to do lumbar intersegmental traction on people with injured low backs. What this does is it stretches each lumbar disk, which is the pad in between each individual vertebra. We are able to flex, extend, rotate, and bend side to side each individual disk allowing a proper restoration of normal motion. Stretching each disk helps reduce pain and muscle spasm. These motions increase the rate of healing in the disks, which are notoriously slow to heal. These tables are highly successful in allowing us to treat acute low back disk patients by positioning them in postures that reduce their pain and relieving nerve pressure. This is an excellent tool when treating patients with severe low back pain, ruptured discs and sciatica. We have had great degrees of success with it with not only regular low back pain but also with ruptured disks and sciatic pain.
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Light Therapy

Light therapy is a treatment that emits photons (light) in very specific regions that are absorbed deep into the tissue resulting in tissue repair, pain reduction, and accelerated decrease of inflammation. Treatments are fast (3-5 minutes) and easy to apply. Light therapy effectively treats acute injuries as well as arthritis, headaches, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow/tendonitis, back pain, plantar fasciitis, and TMJ pain.
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Manipulative Therapy

This is a gentle force applied in a corrective manner to the spine or affected extremity joint. This force is used to correct the motion in that joint giving proper alignment and function to that area in the spine. This helps optimize biomechanics and relieve pressure from the nerves and freeing the nervous system thus creating better overall health in the individual receiving the adjustment.
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Passive Stretching

Another soft tissue technique. The doctors use various techniques of stretching so that we can lengthen tightened muscles within the skeletal structures. This will help allow the patient’s healing by creating a better balance and symmetry throughout the body.
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Soft Tissue Therapy

We utilize several methods of soft tissue therapy first being trigger point therapy. A trigger point is a local area of muscular spasm. Often when it is an active trigger point when you press it, you will have pain referring to other parts of your body. Trigger point therapy is performed by utilizing our hands to work on trigger points (knots) that cause many of the pain syndromes that affect our patients. By using our hands to work on these trigger points, the toxins that cause the pain in these muscles can release and be flushed out of the body. Massaging also attracts blood flow to the injured area to help increase the rate of healing within the body.
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Spinal Decompression Therapy

This therapy is useful in the treatment of neck and back pain, as well as pinched nerves and sciatic pain. Decompression therapy provides a weighted mechanical traction that decompresses the disc tissue and helps release pressure on the nerve. A session takes 12-15 minutes and is very relaxing. This therapy effectively treats sciatica, facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, ruptured discs and spinal degeneration.
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Therapeutic Exercises

Ultrasound is a very effective therapy at penetrating and breaking up scar tissue. We utilize ultrasound on many different injuries from back pain to neck pain. It is also very effective in treating injuries such as tendonitis, sprains, and strains. The sound waves from the ultrasound machine penetrate your skin through an applied gel. The sound waves continue through muscles, tendons, and ligaments breaking up scar tissue along the way. This cellular massage helps break up the injured tissue and drawing blood flow deep into the muscle bone interface. This deep blood flow helps heal deep injuries and increases the rate of recovery for many injuries that are stubborn in nature.
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Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a very effective therapy at penetrating and breaking up scar tissue. We utilize ultrasound on many different injuries from back pain to neck pain. It is also very effective in treating injuries such as tendonitis, sprains, and strains. The sound waves from the ultrasound machine penetrate your skin through an applied gel. The sound waves continue through muscles, tendons, and ligaments breaking up scar tissue along the way. This cellular massage helps break up the injured tissue and drawing blood flow deep into the muscle bone interface. This deep blood flow helps heal deep injuries and increases the rate of recovery for many injuries that are stubborn in nature.
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X-rays

Radiographs are an essential tool in the chiropractic office. A radiograph allows us to determine if a patient’s condition is treatable in our office. We rule out fracture, tumors, etc., with the use of radiographs. This is important because our primary responsibility is to make sure that we are the proper treating physician because if we are not, we are going to send the patient to a healthcare practitioner that can most appropriately serve their needs. Radiographs also show us postural alignment and degenerative changes that can help us assist in treating the patient’s condition more specifically so that we can give them the most effective care for long term recovery.
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Francis Chiropractic   1005 Eastern Ave.   Plymouth, WI 53073