At Bay Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Santa Monica office.
Chiropractic manipulation, otherwise known as an adjustment, is a gentle, controlled mobilization of a joint in order to restore a more normal position and motion. Chiropractic adjustments are not limited to the correction of spinal joints -- nearly all of the body's joints can be adjusted using tried and true Chiropractic methods. We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Eric Nepomnaschy has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Myofascial Release (MRT) & Neuromuscular Re-Education (NMR), ELDOA
Myofascial Release (MRT)
Myofascial Release (MRT) Technique is a muscular technique, which involves the finding of adhesions, and taut bands within the muscle, myofascial junctions and it's surrounding tissues, and breaking those adhesions. MRT is different from most other muscle techniques because in incorporates active and passive movements through the muscle's range of motion while applying specific tension to the tissues. MRT achieves greater releases within the tissues with fewer treatments. Often remarkable improvement is noted immediately during or after a treatment.
Neuromuscular Re-Education (NMR)
Neuromuscular Re-Education (NMR) is usually the second phase of the muscular treatment. Muscles have very specific firing patterns which are directed by the nervous system. As a result of injury or prolonged abnormal posture this firing pattern becomes altered resulting in improper joint motion and pain, which usually becomes chronic. Certain muscles become overactive and other become inhibited, essentially making the muscle weak. By re-educating the muscular system to fire properly you can essentially "turn on" weak and inhibited muscles and restore proper joint function and decrease pain. This inherently safe process facilitates the body's natural ability to "unwind", release subconscious holding patterns, and thus reintegrate the body, nervous system, and mind. The result is significant change which is measurable and functional.
ELDOAs (or LOADS)
ELDOAs are french for Etirements Longitudinaux avec Decoaptation Osteo-Articulaire or it's english name LOADS which stands for Longitudinal Stretching with OsteoArticular Decoaptation. In brief, this exercises are designed to create space in the joints by using putting the myofascial chains into tension around a joint. This myofascial solicitation engenders a postural normalizaion.
ELDOAs were created by French Osteopath Guy Voyer.
Doctor Eric also uses and teaches Myofacial Stretching (MFS) as taught by Dr. Guy Voyer.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine -
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is used to treat a variety of conditions including pain, stress, depression and addiction, as well as infertility, women's health, prenatal and postnatal care.
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body called meridians, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. This technique was developed in China over 5000 years ago, and is now backed by multiple scientific studies proving the positive effects of acupuncture.
Acupuncture services at our Santa Monica office are provided by Ramona Colbert who is a Board Certified Practitioner of Chinese. In addition she is a Hypnobabies childbirth educator and a hypno-doula.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. 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 your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s 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. Eric Nepomnaschy can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
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.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.