We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.
Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.
Here at Fontanarosa Chiropractic and Wellness Center we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.
Our team here at Fontanarosa Chiropractic and Wellness Center is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.
Custom foot orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look similar to insoles, but are biomedical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot while you walk. We understand that everyone is different, which is why custom foot orthotics are made just for you.
Laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Laser treatment can be used on people suffering from acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.
Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.
Most people do not realize that infants and children are just as much in need of chiropractic care as adults. Infants, in particular, are susceptible to a wide range of possible ailments related to slow or traumatic birth and c-sections.
Children particularly need pediatric chiropractic care as they age because a lot of the problems we experience as adults actually come from our childhood – either because we fell (think about how many times a day a baby falls when they are learning to walk, sometimes 10-20 times per day), broke something or simply had poor posture (which is extremely common today).
Posture problems particularly result from spending many hours in front of a computer or television, playing rough or carrying backpacks all day long at school.
It is best to deal with any potential injury, misalignment, postural problem or other ailment and condition as soon as possible when it is identified. After all, the nervous system controls and coordinates every stage of growth and development; you should want to keep your child’s nervous system as healthy as possible through regular treatment.
Chiropractic care helps with many common childhood ailments and diseases without the need for harmful medication. Many people are unaware of just how many conditions can be treated with chiropractic. Below we have listed some of the more common conditions for children that visit Fontanarosa Chiropractic Wellness Center in Hawthorne, NJ.
- Infantile Colic
- ADD / ADHD
- Bed Wetting
- Digestive Issues
- Headaches / Migraines
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Scoliosis Detection and Treatment
- Flat Head Syndrome
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Sinus Problems
- TMJ Syndrome
Pre/post Natal Chiropractic
Dr. Domenic Fontanarosa offers chiropractic care for expecting mothers. When your body goes through the various stages and trials of pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to extreme amounts of stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of another person over a short time frame of just nine months. The center of gravity shifts forward and weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on your quality of life.
A study performed by the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with far more comfort. Plus, the need for painkillers was also reduced by half in several patients in another well-known study.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a treatment that ultimately helps to alleviate pain associated with the discs in the spine. Over time, due to age, lifestyle or injury, discs can bulge, become herniated or degenerate. Once this process begins, pain, limited range of motion and discomfort may occur in the spine as well as the arms and legs. Spinal decompression involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving pain.
The Benefits of Spinal Decompression Treatment
Creating lower pressure in the discs will cause an influx of healing nutrients and other substances to the disc that are important for improving functions of the body. Regardless if you have an injury or not, this stretching of the spine can improve posture, flexibility and daily living. This lower back treatment allows the body to stretch in a different way that you would be unable to do at home.
Stretch and Feel Relief
After Spinal Decompression, patients will feel elongated and relaxed. Other therapies may be combined with spinal decompression, such as exercises depending on the patient. This low-risk treatment is essential for anyone with lower back issues.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a Highly Effective, Non-Surgical Therapy Option
Spinal Decompression is non-surgical and non-invasive. The treatment is not only safe and painless, but also comfortable and relaxing. The patient is fitted into a support system to stabilize the body. Next the advanced traction control system gently pulls the spine without pain or discomfort. Typical treatments last from 15 to 20 minutes.
Our facility utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and treatment therapies in order to provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments. Infrared treatment is a safe, natural and effective procedure to heal muscles and give your body the ability to heal itself.
Infrared Treatment for a Better Body
Infrared Treatment can help with various muscle groups, disc injuries and more. Chiropractic adjustments handles manipulation of the bones into proper alignment, infrared is an added treatment to help keep the spinal column aligned and relaxed by focusing on the muscles and tissues surrounding it. This allows you to maximize your chiropractic adjustments. Infrared therapy can also help with scar tissue formation, decreasing pain and lack of range of motion with regular treatment. Aside from just working around the spine, cold laser therapy can be used on extremities as well.
Why You Should Go to a Chiropractor for Infrared Treatment
This non-invasive, painless light has proven to effectively help with soft tissue and muscle pain. For someone seeking a treatment plan that involves multiple approaches, it is important to see a doctor that offers many treatment plans and is trained in supplemental chiropractic care techniques.
When you visit Dr. Domenic Fontanarosa will take the time to properly examine you and determine the root causes of your injury or disease. By utilizing countless techniques and experience you will be diagnosed and a treatment plan will be implemented. This Hawthorne chiropractic center offers comprehensive pain relief, injury rehabilitation and wellness services that include chiropractic care, infrared treatment and more.
Active Release Technique
Relieving tight muscles and trigger points can help in reducing joint stress and improve your overall quality of life. It can help activate muscles that have been turned off due to injury and decrease muscular pain.
Active release technique is a type of soft tissue therapy that helps relieve tight muscles and nerve trigger points, greatly reducing joint stress or muscular pains. It is a great treatment option for many joint and muscle injuries.
What Is Active Release Technique?
Active Release Technique incorporates similar techniques to deep tissue massage and myofascial release because it works by manipulating soft tissue, thereby reducing stress placed on joints and nerves. But every technique differs and depending on the person, they may respond better to various treatments.
Active Release Technique in Hawthorne
Pain and tightness is usually result of overused muscles, which contribute to scar tissue formation, tears, pulls, strains and inflammation. This natural treatment targets connective tissues, major muscle groups, tendons and ligaments. Active release technique restores normal mobility between muscular tissue and nerves. This treatment can also help push joint fluid throughout the body and stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps lower inflammation.
Some of the problems most commonly relieved through Active Release Technique include:
- Lower back pain
- Shin splints
- Plantar fascittis
- Tension headaches
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder strains, including frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Sciatic nerve pain/sciatica