At Access To Health, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to our patients.
Below is a sampling of the different wellness services we offer in our Fort Collins office.
The Gonstead Chiropractic System is unique because it is thorough, complete and specific in both analyzing and treating the spine. Dr. Beard will address your entire spine when evaluating for the presence of vertebral subluxations. The Gonstead Analysis to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex is done following five criteria: instrumentation, static palpation, motion palpation, visualization and X-ray analysis. Following a complete analysis, the doctor is ready to perform the adjustment. Her goal is to be as precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas. Great care is taken to ensure a mechanically correct position and precise thrust is provided to give the most accurate and painless adjustment possible. Restoring and maintaining optimal health to the nervous system is the desired outcome of the Gonstead adjustment.
Stretching & Strengthening Exercises
We teach our patients exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of their own home and can improve the effectiveness of their spinal adjustments by as much as 30-40%. 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 the body stay in balance and in health. Follow this link to Dr. Ranae demonstrating some quick tips for at home.
Throughout one’s pregnancy, there may be pain and/or discomfort in the back and neck due to the ligaments and joints loosening up. Utilize chiropractic care to help realign your spinal cord and the ligaments and muscles that surround it to lessen pain and promote health throughout your pregnancy and during birth. Follow this link to Dr. Ranae's Chiropractic care during pregnancy page.
Lifestyle & Nutritional Advice
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients’ 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? Dr. Ranae can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs as well as specific protocols for various conditions such as: diabetes, MS, allergies, cardiovascular and detoxification programs. We use only professional grade, whole foods supplementation from the most respected company available. Standard Process has been providing whole food supplementation for almost 100 years. www.standardprocess.com
Educational Lectures and Classes
We have many different types of educational lectures and classes that we provide for both children and adults. Topics include (but are not limited to): Stress, Spinal Care, and How the Body Works. They are held here in the office for our patients, and can also be offered to the community. For your business or group, classes can be held either at your establishment or here in the office. Contact us today to arrange a class.
Cold Laser Therapy -
We utilize cold laser therapy to help aid in tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation. Cold laser therapy uses low wavelengths of light targeted towards your body’s tissue to alleviate pain caused by injury or aging and accelerate the healing process.
Therapeutic Massage -
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.
Trigger Point Therapy -
The use of massage for trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. Pressure is applied to a trigger point long enough to release and relax the muscle. This increases blood flow to the muscle to allow normalization and bring it back to a health state.