Chiropractic is founded on the principle of prevention. Dr. Lauren believe in wellness and maintenance care in order for our patients to strive to be the healthiest version of themselves. She performs the Thompson technique which is considered a lighter force technique in addition to Diversified, Gonstead and Activator. Additionally, Dr. Lauren is certified in Webster technique which is a specific sacral analysis and adjustment that may have positive effects on labor time, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-position.
BIRTHFIT is a movement focused on pregnant and postpartum moms taking charge of their bodies, choices in care, and healing. It is built upon the four pillars of fitness, nutrition, connection, and mindset. Dr. Lauren is the Regional Director of BIRTHFIT Sauk Valley and has specific training in all four pillars and is passionate about helping women through the motherhood transition.
Graston Myofascial Release
The Graston technique uses instruments to treat scar tissue and myofascial restrictions during rehabilitation. Whether a sports injury, tissue dysfunction from day-to-day habits, motor vehicle collision injury, etc; Graston often allows for faster rehabilitation and healing when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) was developed in Prague by a physical therapist and is built upon the foundation of human movements which are established during the first critical years of life. During those years the nervous system establishes programs that control posture, movement, and gait. DNS utilizes the "neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control to assess and restore dysfunction to the locomotor system," as stated on the DNS website.
Dr. Lauren prefers to incorporate this technique into new patient's first few visits to help them establish restored function and dynamics in addition to chiropractic adjustments.
Dry needling is a technique used to treat pain and movement impairments. The term "dry" implies that the needling is dry and there is no use of medication or injection. Though quite different from acupuncture, the same types of needles are utilized.