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At Progressive Chiopractic Orthopedics, we take great pride in providing individualized chiropractic and orthopedic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different services offered in our office, but please call us at 803-749-7494 if you have any questions!
At Progressive Chiropractic Orthopedics, we provide advanced care utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Bowman has advanced training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for, not only back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other conditions related to the spine, but in EVERY MUSCLE, BONE AND JOINT THROUGHOUT THE BODY. Such conditions include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Injuries as well as Hip, Knee and Foot Conditions such as Bursitis, Plantar Fascitis and even injured meniscus. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Many conditions involving the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knees and even feet can be helped without surgery or even medication! Dr. Bowman has vast experience with such conditions as she has treated hundreds of patients in a non-surgical orthopedic setting while practicing and studying in Chicago. When asked about this aspect of her careeer, she says, "while surgical intervention is absolutely neccessary in some cases, patients often believe that it is the only choice. This simply is not the case! I am happy to report that the majority of cases I have accepted while in practice have not gone on to surgical intervention.
Our office is fully equipped with the most advanced physiotherapeutic modalities just as you would find in a physical therapists office. Such modalities include therapeutic ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, interferrential therapy which aid in healing of soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligament and even nerves). Intersegmental traction, flexion distraction and axial traction provide various levels of decompression which is particularly effective for spinal issues such as herniated discs.
At Progressive Chiropractic Orthopedics, we teach our patients how to perform specific rehabilitative exercises to help strengthen and correct movement patterns in their body which are often the cause of pain. While a wide array of rehab equipement is a avaiblable in office, we also perscribe many corrective exercises that can be performed in the comfort of your own home. Many pain syndromes are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches help you feel good while also helping your body not only achieve but maintain your health. Your greatest assett in life!
Made popluar by olympic athletes, kinseotaping is a non-restrictive taping method used, not only to reduce pain, muscle spasm and inflammation, but to aid in the retraining of muscle movement patterns in order to acheive optimal biomechanics. Kinesio tape has been proven to help with everything from headaches to foot problems and all areas in between. Specific patterns of application help with sprains/strains, whiplash, herniated discs, knee conditions, hamstring, groin and rotator cuff injuiries, whiplash, tennis elbow, patellar tracking syndromes, plantar fascitis. The list goes on and on!
While our doctor will address each patient's specific condition, it is often neccessary to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle through activity modification. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle, full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Irmo and surrounding community, we provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 803-749-7494 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.