Diagnostic & Treatment Tools Available
While Doctor Arnold believes that all Chiropractic techniques work, he sees himself much like a skilled carpenter, in the sense that they use various tools for different jobs. The more tools and techniques that he has to drawn on, the more likely it is that he will be successful in helping his patients achieve better (and quicker!) results.
We are EXTREMELY proud and fortunate to be able to provide our patients with sooo many cutting edge diagnostic and treatment options available under one roof! And quite frankly, this sets us apart!
On site Digital X-ray (if needed) – On-site Digital X-ray services are available to provide immediate diagnostic assessment & allow us the ability to share the images with other providers. X-rays can help Dr. Arnold rule out certain conditions (i.e. fractures, cancer, etc.) and to identify areas of degeneration.
Low Level Laser Therapy – Low level lasers are proven to be effective in reducing and eliminating acute and chronic pain. We are proud and fortunate to be able to offer our patients the Erchonia Medical PL 5000/Base Station cold low-level laser. The Laser is used to enhance tissue recovery and advance/speed up injury healing time. It promotes healing in many conditions, including chronic/acute pain, wound healing and other joint and neurological conditions. Erchonia’s lasers made history by becoming the first to receive FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic pain, proven through two double blind IRB studies. The Erchonia Lasers are the most advanced lasers on the market. Dr. Arnold is one of only a handful of Doctors in Bellingham, WA to provide this modality. Combined with Chiropractic Care, our Erchonia Laser can help you lead a healthy, active lifestyles without debilitating pain.
Activator – An activator is a small, Chiropractic handheld spring-loaded adjusting device used commonly among Chiropractors, that sends a small impulse to the spine. With just a small click, the activator produces just enough force to move the vertebrae.
Arthrostim – The arthrostim, is a mechanical handheld instrument, great for correcting joint function, releasing trigger points & muscle spasms. It’s rapid thrust & recoil rate of 12 thrusts per second, makes it twice as fast as other mechanical thrust instruments! The Arthrostim works great for patients who are sensitive or in pain!
Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) – Chiropractic Biophysics is the most researched and evidence-based form of Chiropractic available working to correct and restore your spine back to alignment. CBP combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health. That means your diagnosis – and treatment – will be based on sound scientific and chiropractic principles. Once again, Dr. Arnold is among a select few Doctors in our area to have undergone the rigorous training and hold this Certification.
Manual Adjustments – Dr. Arnold is trained to utilize various manual adjusting techniques including:
- Palmer Package
- Websters – Safe, effective Chiropractic technique used to restore proper pelvic balance and function in pregnant mothers. *Dr. Arnold is the only Chiropractor in Bellingham with this Certification.
- Motion Palpation
Intersegmental Traction Therapy –Intersegmental Traction Therapy utilizes a table that patients lay on face up. Rollers inside the table, travel from head to toe, moving up and down. This therapy increases mobility, improves circulation of spinal fluids, and facilitates muscle relaxation.
Kinesio Taping – Kinesio taping is a taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
Various Rehabilitative Techniques – To help increase muscle strength, coordination, and enhance flexibility & mobility, Dr. Arnold may recommend a combination of stretching and therapeutic exercises to help get you on your way to living an active & healthy lifestyle!
Massage Therapy – All massages in our office, include the Complementary option of Therapeutic Medical Grade Essential Oils by do TERRA Essential Oils in Lavender or Citrus Blend. Treatment options include: Swedish, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue & Therapeutic. Click here for more information on our massage services.