Treatments Offered in office
Spinal Manipulation and Extremity adjustments
Lack of proper joint motion in the spine, or extremities, has been shown to result in pain and dysfunction. To treat this lack of joint motion, we use spinal manipulation; also known as a chiropractic adjustment. We are trained in many different techniques that can provide adjustments to your comfort level. This treatment is one of many that allows us to provide the best chiropractic care to Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding communities.
Cupping therapy is a form of treatment that works by decreasing muscle tension and increasing blood flow to dysfunctional tissue. This is accomplished by using plastic vacuum cups placed on the skin and moved along the skin to decompress tissue, release the fascia and loosen the muscle tissue underneath. It's common to have a painless, circular bruise left after treatment. This treatment is one of many that allows us to provide the best chiropractic care to Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding communities.
Dry needling and Acupuncture
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained healthcare practitioners, trained in the procedure. A thin needle is used to penetrate the skin and treat underlying muscular trigger points that cause pain and movement impairments. It is usually combined with exercises post-treatment instead of being used alone.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, they believe there is a 2 way communication between the skin and all organs, glands, and tissue of the body. By stimulating specific points on or just under the skin along these paths of communication, we can restore these connections thus treating the disorders caused by this disconnect.
We continually seek out new treatment methods to best serve Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding communities.
This treatment allows sports physicians to improve smooth movement between the skin, fascia, and muscles. IASTM uses metal instruments to improve fascial glide, improve range of motion and decrease pain, by promoting a controlled inflammatory response to the treatment area, and increasing blood flow to promote tissue repair. This treatment is one of many that allows us to provide the best chiropractic care to Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding communities.
MEchanical Diagnosis Therapy (MDT)
Being trained in the McKenzie Method, we utilize end range loading as a self-care assessment and approach that is used to find a directional preference, through repetitive movement in your spine or extremities that alleviates pain. This is especially useful in allowing you to actively participate in the management of your condition, and to take control of your current pain situation. Our approach allows us to provide the best chiropractic care to Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding communities.
Functional Exercise and Rehab
Research has shown that one of the best treatments for all types of pain is exercise, specifically exercise that addresses muscle imbalances that have caused poor movement patterns to develop. We take an in-depth look at your personal movement patterns and provide solutions to get you back to the movements that give you joy! We believe Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding communities deserve personal, forward thinking care plans and we're here to provide that!
mechanical spinal decompression
As the only healthcare providers in the Cedar Valley with this spinal decompression technology, we are able to treat disc herniation's in the neck and lumbar spine fast and without the need for surgery. Our traction unit stretches out the discs of your spine, allowing for the fluid from disc problems to move towards the center of the disc, reducing the disc bulge, irritation to nearby nerves, and stress on the surrounding muscles.
We believe Cedar Falls, Waterloo and the surrounding communities deserve personal, forward thinking care plans and we're here to provide that!
Dr. Rasmussen joined the Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP®) in 2014. She is 1 of only 8 doctors, with this education in the state. She also spent time treating Olympians at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York.
Dr. Dugger experienced treating some of the most difficult cases at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, and now brings that experience to the sports arena. Along with treating athletes in office, Dr. Nick also treats spinal complaints of collegiate athletes at Hawkeye Community College.
5529 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613