At St. Louis Laser & Kinesio Centers, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Creve Coeur office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Dr. Hainz has over 37 years of training and experience in the healthcare field with the past 27 involving chiropractic. Included techniques: Cox, Diversified, Thompson, Kinesio Taping and a variety of soft tissue techniques.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them 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 by as much as 30-40%. 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.
LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)
Also known as cold or soft laser therapy; it is a noninvasive, low energy, light-emitting medical device. Cold lasers used in LLLT have been in medical use for over 30 years and have a long record of successful clinical studies demonstrating medical efficacy and safety. In contrast to general surgical and cosmetic lasers that produce heat and thermo-destructive laser energy, Low Level Lasers produce no heat and cause no harm to human tissue in normal use.
Through the action of photo-stimulation of light reactive biological receptors (chromophores) in the body, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body's natural defenses and repair components in the presence of injury, inflammation, and certain disease processes. As the light receptive chromophores are irradiated with coherent laser light, they are stimulated to more active levels of function and increased interaction. Due to the powerful effect photo-stimulated enzymes exert, both local and systemic cascade reactions occur within the tissues irradiated resulting in immunomodulation and inflammation mitigation.
Laser light, which penetrates much deeper than other light wave forms, activates mitochrondria within the cells, resulting in increased mitochondrial ATP synthesis. Laser irradiation also stimulates endorphin release and increased prostaglandin synthesis. Damaged skeletal, connective, and neurological tissues and structures react with enhanced healing in the presence of low level laser irradiation as collagen synthesis and production, satellite cell persence and cellular metabolism are increased as a result of the light stimulation and improved vascular, lymphatic, and enzymatic activity. By modifying the effects, limiting the duration of inflammation, and enhancing specific repair and healing processes, LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief and reducing damage and loss of function, facilitating more rapid repair and stronger healed tissue structures.
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? Dr. Hainz can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. In addition Dr. Hainz is a Certified Internal Health Specialist and can design a customized Enzyme Therapy program just for you.
The Kinesio Taping Method has taken the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine world by storm. Developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase nearly 30 years ago in Japan, Kinesio Taping has become the gold standard for therapeutic rehabilitative taping. This proprietary method of taping uses a uniquely designed and patented tape for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction.
The Kinesio Taping method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. The first technique gives the practioner the opportunity to actually give support while maintaining full range of motion, enabling the individual to participate in physical activity with functional assistance. The second technique helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow 24 hour per day. It is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament/tendon, fascia, space, and functional.
Kinesio Taping effects the activation of the neurological system, the body's information processor, and the circulatory system. Muscles are not only attributed to the movement of the body but they also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body's own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of the Kinesio Taping method creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles, and organs.
Since the introduction of Kinesio Taping into the US, medical practitioners from PTs, ATCs, OTs, DCs, MTs, to MDs have recognized and embraced this effective, safe, and easy-to-use modality. The method and tape allow the individual to receive the therapeutic benefits 24 hours per day because it can be worn for several days per application. Currently, Kinesio Taping is used in hospitals, clinics, universities, high schools, and by professional sports teams.
The doctors at St. Louis Laser & Kinesio Centers are experts in the use of low level laser therapy which helps in reducing the pain and healing time needed in your soft tissue injury. Other services include:
- Acupuncture - needle, electric, and LASER
- Moist heat therapy
- Paraffin bath
- Rehabilitation programs
- Ultrasound and E-stim