Colopy Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Examination: - After your consultation, Dr. Joseph Colopy will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent. Wellness Program: - Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
What Is A Spinal Adjustment? n basic terms, the spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation refers to the process in which the doctor of chiropractic skillfully applies controlled force into one or more "subluxated" vertebrae of the spine. The adjustment is also frequently used in the pelvic region to normalize the sacroiliac joints. The adjustment is usually delivered using the hands or through the use of a specialized mechanical tool.
When Should Spinal Adjustments Be Given? Spinal adjustments are applied to certain vertebrae of the spine which are no longer in their proper position or where functioning has become impaired. Vertebrae which lose their normal position or proper motion are commonly termed vertebral subluxations. The chiropractor uses a number of unique tests and procedures to determine which, if any, vertebrae are subluxated. If subluxations are found, immediate correction is generally indicated. Since like cavities subluxations are not always painful during the initial stages, even those who are not experiencing back or neck discomfort should receive periodic spinal checkups. Stages of Care: - All chiropractic care begins with an initial examination, after which x-rays may be recommended to determine the seriousness of your condition. In addition to being adjusted, you may be given exercises to do, diet suggestions and ways to improve your posture. Initial Intensive Care: - The first phase of care is referred to as Relief or Acute Care. This is designed to eliminate or reduce the majority of the discomfort and stabilize the condition in the shortest amount of time. During this phase of care, visits will be frequent. Repeated visits will be required to reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
In addition to a chiropractor's spinal adjustments, we also offer therapeutic exercises, therapeutic stretching and physical modalities such as muscle stimulation, interferential stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, and diathermy (deep heating modality), to provide additional pain relief and accelerated healing. Visit three chiropractors in Arlington and you will most likely be introduced to a different treatment style by each of the chiropractors you speak with. During an office visit at Colopy Chiropractic and Wellness Center we offer gentle adjusting styles with integrated therapy that is based on individual needs as determined by a complete physical and health exam and x-rays. For more information please visit
Published on Mar 24, 2014
Published on Mar 24, 2014
The Colopy Chiropractic and Wellness Center offers a unique way to provide pain relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back...