At Structure & Function Chiropractic and Rehab, 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 Traverse City chiropractic office, but please call us at 231-421-3968 if you have any questions!
focusing on promoting proper movement of the spine and extremities by applying an impulse adjustment directly over a restricted joint. This stretches the capsule surrounding the joint, loosening it so the segment can move more effectively. Once this release occurs, the muscles that are splinted and guarded to protect the malfunction can now relax and let go. This adjustment helps to balance the mechanical forces on the body to prevent abnormal wear and tear that can result from acute injuries, repetitive stress, or postural overloads. Muscle imbalances that are long-lasting can make acute injuries become chronic conditions. Proper exercise and home rehabilitation can address this to help strengthen the balancing so the adjustments hold more effectively. In addition to restoring motion, this impulse acts as a stimulus to the nervous system by enhancing the two-way communication between the brain and spinal cord. This gives the body an improved awareness about its position in space that can prevent further injury and enhance performance. Techniques: Dr. Funk utilizes the following chiropractic and soft-tissue techniques in their practice to address both acute trauma and chronic conditions: Diversified Adjusting, Drop Table Technique, Variable low-force Adjusting, Soft Tissue Manipulation/Mobilization, Activator
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.
At Structure & Function Chiropractic and Rehab, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. 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 addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. 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. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice 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.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their 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? At our Traverse City chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
In order to address the structural limitations of the bodies current status. Using a variety of soft tissue and stretching techniques such as pin and stretch and post isometric relaxation to treat common complaints like shoulder pain, tension and migraine headaches, muscle strains, and ligament sprains.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Donald Funk can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Traverse City community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 231-421-3968 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
Cold Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy for the treatment of both acute and chronic injuries focuses on reducing healing time, improving function and mobility, and reducing symptoms such as stiffness and pain associated with some of the most common sprain and strain type injuries. From the average weekend warrior to the most competitive professional athletes, Structure and Functions laser treatment protocols are designed to specifically get you back in the game and out of pain quicker and preventing the onset of the common "nagging" old injury.