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At ProActive Spine Care, 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 Tacoma chiropractic office, as well at a range of the other effective natural care options we have available, but please call us at 253-564-1288 if you have any questions!
Our patients are happy to find out that we individualize care for each person to speed relief and maximize results. We are trained in and can draw on a wide range of chiropractic and manual therapy techniques including gentle manual approaches (Palmer, Diversified, Gonstead, etc.), instrumentation approaches (Activator™, Thompson, instrument-assist soft tissue release, etc.), and drop-table assist adjustments.
We also provide expert chiropractic and manual therapy musculoskeletal care for the entire body, including for conditions like rotator cuff tendonitis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, knee pain and arthritis, hip pain and arthritis, and planar fascitis.
Our advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilize "state of the art" chiropractic and manual therapy techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Austin McMillin has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
MANUAL THERAPIES & THERAPY MODALITIES:
We are also your go to Tacoma chiropractor offering a wide range of manual therapies, including soft tissue therapy (ART, trigger point therapy, etc.), and state-of-the-art modalities like traction, decompression, and cold laser therapy (low level laser biostimulation), muscle energy therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, balance and gait training, and more.
At ProActive Spine Care, 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.
Dr. McMillin has pioneered and developed “new-school” approaches to spine and central body (“core”) exercise that improve the convenience of care in this important area. He is frequently called to provide continuing other health care providers about better spine and body core exercise strategies, and his approaches have been adopted and are being used in many of the best spine care centers across the country. Our patients benefit from this leading edge expertise.
Some spine problems are connected to problems in the foot and leg, and we help address these issues to speed recovery. With 20/20 Postural Orthotics™ we customize correction to reduce foot pain, and normalize strain from the feet and legs into the back.
In addition to exercises for care and recovery, we help athletes and fitness fanatics perform better and reduce injuries. We should you how to eliminate “bad” exercise, and move to safer and more effective approaches. We also show our patient new and more effective ways to train the “core, to maximize poser, and to improve functional accuracy to get the competitive edge.
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 Tacoma chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
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. Austin McMillin can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Tacoma community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 253-564-1288 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
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Visiting with Dr. McMillin and the staff is generally an excellent way to end the day. I refer all of my friends and family here. Everyone that has come to see Dr. McMillin only has the best praises whether I refer them or not. - J.K. (neck pain, shoulder pain and ankle pain patient) Read More >>