At Petersen Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our office, but please call us at (360) 275-8727 if you have any questions!
We provide a neurological approach to health and wellness utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques specifically adapted to you and your needs. Dr. Brian is a highly skilled adjuster utilizing manual techniques, 'drop table' methods or an Activator approach, depending on your preference or condition. He moves from the newborns and toddlers on one table to the 250 pound logger on the next... From the pregnant mom in her 30s to the 90 year old woman he's adjusted for 20+ years. Therein lies the beauty of Dr. Brian's approach; regularly utilizing over 7 different techniques to achieve amazing results for you and your family. As a chiropractor who cares about staying on top of the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Brian Petersen has 25 years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients maximize their health.
Corrective Therapies & Exercises
At Petersen Chiropractic, regaining your health is a team approach and we expect you to do your part too. We offer tools to help you gain and maintain long lasting change in your nervous system and spinal column. Neuromuscular Re-education techniques in the office address damaging postural deviations or ongoing issues with cervical and lumbar disc conditions. We also teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen the muscles and stablize the spine to assist the doctor in overcoming a lifetime of bad habits or ergonomic challenges. Some of these techniques only take place in the office while many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In each case, your commitment to the care plan and targeted exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you achieve both neurological function and muscular balance on the path to health.
Many of our patients come to see Dr. Brian regularly for health maintenance while others come to address a specific health problem they may be experiencing at the time. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Brian often teaches the "Five Keys to Health". 1. Diet 2. Movement 3. Rest 4. PMA - positive mental attitude and 5. A clear nervous system through Chiropractic. For this reason, our teaching often touches on many lifestyle choices within these five areas. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. There may be things you could very easily add to your daily regimen that would significantly enhance your pursuit of health. The Doctor may suggest a specifically applicable book for you to read from our lending library. The goal of including lifestyle advice along with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
Nutritional Counseling & Supplements and More....
Your long term health is determined far less by your familial genetics than one has been taught to believe in years past. Science shows your lifestyle choices, specifically your diet and supplementation habits have far more to do with your epigenitic methylation - or the turning 'off' and 'on' of your individual gene expression. Epigenetics will be a significant player in the future of healthcare; It's such a fascinating field of lifestyle sciences. So what does nutrition and epigenetics have to do with chiropractic care? Everything! The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve their maximum level of health and wellbeing within their body, - to express wellness and vitality the way God meant it to be expressed. As part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. In short, this advice can add years to life and life to years! Do you know which supplements are absolutely necessary? Do you know which ones boost your immune response? These pieces are so critical to your ability to maximize your health. We offer lab testing to evaluate your all important Omega 3 / Omega 6 ratio and learn your serum vitamin D levels. We can even test the health of your telomeres (chromosome tips) which offer an amazing amount of information on your present health and your body's rate of aging. At Petersen Chiropractic, we can provide each patient with specific nutritional advice that is based on your individual needs and later retest your lab findings in order to see objective results from the dietary changes you've made. That type of pre and post testing is awfully rewarding!
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually works synergistically with Chiropractic care in gaining tremendous results for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage therapy plans tailored to meet the patient's unique condition or injury. We offer post accident deep tissue treatment, specialized care for pregnant women and children or general relaxation work. The many physiological benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling, the relaxation of trigger points and muscle spasms, stress reduction or an immune boost. Of course, sometimes massage may be more than patient recovery.. sometimes it may just be about a patient treating herself or himself to a well-deserved hour of bliss!
Low Light Laser Therapy
In keeping with our efforts to stay on the 'cutting edge' of healthcare, Dr. Brian is now offering Low Light Laser Therapy in our office. Low Light Laser is a non heat producing frequency of light that is producing quite a stir in healthcare due to the amazing results this therapy is achieving. Changes in vascularity, cellular mitochondria function and stimulation in ATP production in the cells is enhancing healing in a myriad of different conditions and neurological disorders. Preliminary studies are showing significant changes in brain function as well, leading to tremendous optimism in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. We are definitely fortunate to be adding this 'state of the art' healing technology to our practice.