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South Portland, ME 04106
Chiropractic is the fastest growing healthcare choice before drugs or surgery and is a branch of the healing arts based on the understanding that wellness depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. It stresses the idea that the cause of many disease processes begin with the body's inability to adapt to its environment. It looks to address these diseases not by the use of drugs and chemicals, but by locating and correcting the area of the body, which is functioning improperly, leading to pain and/or dis-ease. Chiropractic utilizes hands-on care to assist the body in reaching and maintaining its natural state of health. This is accomplished by affecting the body' biomechanical, neurological, and physiological systems. Chiropractors provide three essential services:
1. A safe, effective, and conservative (non-pharmacological, non-surgical) method for the relief or prevention of pain arising from the neuromuskuloskeltal system.
2. The correction of abnormal function of the neuromusculoskeletal system, preventing the recurrence of a disorder and maintaining the health of the individual through the use of spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic focuses on the detection and correction of potential health problems prior to their occurrence, utilizing an in depth chiropractic, orthopedic, neurological, and physical examination. Dr. Dunphy uses a standard procedure of examination to diagnose a patient's condition and arrive at a course of treatment and uses the same time-honored methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis, and x-ray examination as any other doctor. In addition, Dr. Dunphy provides a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying particular attention to the spine. Dr. Dunphy practices with an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. While Dr. Dunphy makes no use of drugs or surgery, she does advocate referral to medical care providers when those interventions are indicated. Chiropractors, medical doctors, physical therapists, and other health care professionals work as partners in occupational health, sports medicine, and a wide variety of other rehabilitation practices.
Acupuncture is a Chinese art that has been used for centuries and utilizes the insertion of fine needles at a specific point or points to eliminate or modify the perception of pain and to normalize physiological function in accordance with the principles of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Dunphy will utilize acupuncture as a sole method of treatment and in conjunction with chiropractic care.
This type of muscular therapy allows for the removal of muscle tension that develops over time as a result of stress, poor posture, biomechanics, or poor dietary and lifestyle habits. These also develop as a result of an old or recent injury. This type of therapy releases muscle tension directly through muscle fiber lengthening and through the removal of toxins that build up as a result of stress. Healthy, balanced musculature also allows the spine to maintain its state of optimal function.
Use of botanical and nutritional products are utilized to strengthen and assist the body in recovery and improve the structure and function of the body.
To schedule your Chiropractic or ARPwave appointment call (207) 799-0972