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Services & Techniques

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At Chiropractic Associates of Bedford, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients.  Massage therapy and chiropractic care are some of the best options for relieving back, neck, or sciatica pain. In addition to our chiropractic services, we also have put together a team of massage therapists to help to reduce or even eliminate your frequent pain. If you're wondering whether chiropractic or massage services will work best for you, make an appointment with us for an evaluation.

Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Manchester office:


Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As Chiropractic Associates of Bedford, our doctors have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be beneficial for a range of wellness and rehabilitation services. From injuries to muscle tightness to preventive measures, massage therapy can be beneficial to use along with chiropractic adjustments. When making an appointment to see a massage therapist, it's important to do your research and find a trusted professional for massage services. At Chiropractic Associates of Bedford, we have a team of massage therapists who are highly skilled and trained in a wide range of services for our patients well-being.

There are several different kinds of massage therapy, depending on your individual needs:

-If you're imagining massage therapy to be based on western ideas of anatomy and physiology, beginning with broad general strokes and progressing to more focused attention to problem areas, you're probably thinking of Swedish massage therapy. Swedish massage therapy is generally meant to provide full rest and relaxation, as well as relief from minor aches and pains. It's also great if you're recovering from an injury.
-You can seek out aromatherapy massage or a massage using hot stones if you're looking for a Swedish massage with added luxury or relief.
-If you're pregnant, seek out a specialist in prenatal massage. A prenatal massage will take your condition into account and provide alternative positions in order for you to relax safely and comfortably.
-A deep tissue massage is designed to help those who suffer from chronic pain or limited mobility. If you suffer from neck or back pain, or sciatica, this type of thorough massage may be right for you.

When should you visit a massage therapist versus a chiropractor? That depends on what type of pain you are dealing with. Unlike chiropractic, which deals with hard tissue, such as your spine and joints, massage therapy deals solely with muscular problems. For many patients, this is all that is needed to relieve pain. However, chiropractic is often more intensive, and can involve supplemental treatments or even some massage! If you are experiencing chronic pain and believe you need treatment, it's best to consult your doctor or one of our professionals to determine whether massage therapy is the best fit for you.

For professional care, make an appointment with a well-known and trusted massage therapist. If you're looking for the right choice in the Manchester, NH area, look no further than Chiropractic Associates of Bedford. Our team of massage therapists and chiropractors will have you feeling relief in no time at all.


Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.


Cupping Therapy

Performed by Dr. Clark, cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage


Dry Needling Therapy

Dr. Mary Clark now offers Dry Needling Therapy! Also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, it is an alternative medicine technique similar to acupuncture. It involves the use of either solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling is mainly used to treat myofascial trigger points, but it is also used to target connective tissue, neural ailments, and muscular ailments.


Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.


Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you?  Our doctors can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.


Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.


Physiotherapy

To complement and enhance the healing effects of chiropractic adjustment treatments, we at Chiropractic Associates of Bedford also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:

  • Massage Therapy
  • CranioSacral Therapy 
  • Interferential Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Mechanical Traction
  • Moist Heat Therapy
  • Ultrasound Treatment
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Orthotic Fitting