Manual Manipulation

At Irwin Family Chiropractic Clinic we still place a strong emphasis on hands-on adjusting and manipulation of the joints of the spine and extremities. Even though there is an increasing amount of mechanical devices being used today for treatment, we still believe that adjusting by hand is the best approach for conditions that need manipulation.


Manual Muscle Therapy

 At IFCC we use a variety of hands-on and instrument-assisted muscle treatments. These techniques are performed in conjunction with spinal manipulation and other therapies to improve joint function and mobility.

 Muscle Stimulation


While many patients present with conditions needing manipulation, it is often found that the use of decompression/traction can be equally as helpful in certain conditions. Some of these would be disc herniations, disc  buldges, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. At IFCC we have several such tables, including flexion distraction, Saunders Traction and DTS decompression.



Decompression Therapy


Laser Biostimulation

One of the newest advances in physical therapy modalities is the addition of low-level laser biostimulation equipment. The FDA approved use of Class 3 and Class 4 low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for the use of musculo-skeletal, neurological, and tissue-repair conditions on or about the year 2002. Here at IFCC we utilize both a Class 4 K-Laser and a Class 3 ML-830. We have been treating people with LLLT since 2005. The word “biostimulation” is the medical term describing how exposure to laser light enhances tissue growth and healing. A brief list of these enhancements is accelerated tissue repair, reduction of pain, new blood vessel growth, increased oxygenation, etc. Here is a list of conditions that have shown great responsiveness to LLLT:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Tennis /Golfers Elbow
• Strains/Sprains
• Plantar Fascitis
• Shingles
• Small wounds
• Disc injuries
• Arthritic pain



 Carpal Tunnel Treatment

K Laser Carpal Tunnel


Physical Therapy Modalities

In our clinic we offer many types of physiological therapeutic modalities:
• Electrical Stimulation
• Ultrasound
• Diathermy
• TENS units (for home use)

 Physical Rehabilitation





The use of exercises and rehabilitative protocols has become an increasingly important tool in the management of both acute and chronic injuries. At our facility, we have a designated room set aside for this purpose. Our doctoral staff will demonstrate and help you with exercises that are beneficial to your total well being and to help increase the stability and strength needed following treatment of your injuries. After receiving this type of specific instruction, it is often much easier to remain consistent as patients work through their rehabilitation in their own homes or fitness facilities.




 Nutrition is an important part of all of our lives. Here at IFCC we believe that most nutritional needs should be met through one’s diet; however, sometimes this is not possible. There are several lines of professional nutriceuticals that we carry. All of our doctors have had professional training in nutrition and enjoy helping answer questions that our patients field to us in this area.