Dr. Girard has performed over 75,000 chiropractic adjustments in her thirty years of treating Santa Barbara patients. During this time she has found that using non invasive low to non force chiropractic adjstments are extremely effective if used in proper protocols.
Dr. Girard tests muscles that stabilize the areas of involvment. If they are weak or in spasm, they will indicate specific adjustments that need to be made. She has created specific treatments for over ten types of low back issues. These adjustments then strengthen the muscles, showing the patient an instant result as well as giving support to that joint. This very effective system of adjusting is enjoyable, even to the most timid patients.
If you are nervous about getting adjusted, Dr. Girard uses the Activator which applies a non force impact to your spine or extremity. She also uses the Activator to reset muscles to their proper tonicity.
During a session, she will also use some deep tissue muscle therapy, traction and mobilization to re-educate your body to be in alignment. She may also use the cold laser therapy or doctor assisted stretching to bring the patient into alignment.
Occasionally, old injuries will re-emerge to be healed. These will also be addressed by Dr. Girard;s adjustment therapy.
If there is a need for diet or nutrition counselling, Dr. GIrard will often be able to include this in your session.