At the Natural Medicine Clinic we take great pride in providing you with the finest in chiropractic, nutrition and functional medicine. Below is a sampling of the services we offer in our Palm Beach Gardens office.
Chiropractic is an aspect of health care that focuses on treating muscle, joint and nerve disorders, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, numbness and tingling, and headaches.
Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
We provide advanced chiropractic techniques, with no cracking of the neck or back. These newer correction methods are safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Dr Rofrano has over 30 years of training and experience in spinal and extremity adjustment techniques.
Nutrition and Functional Medicine
We offer nutrition and Functional Medicine consults and recommendations individually designed for you and your health concerns. After a thorough history, diagnostic lab testing is ordered to determine the cause of your health condition and to come up with solutions to help you feel better and get healthy again.
For instance, we can determine what vitamins or minerals you are deficient in, which foods you are allergic or sensitive to, or what pathogens or toxins you are being exposed to. By giving your body the nutrients that it needs, avoiding your specific food sensitivities, and eliminating toxins, your body can heal more quickly, allowing you to achieve optimal health.
We use a variety different diagnostic lab tests to help you. For more information, just click on the tests named below.
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Active Release Technique is a state of the art soft tissue system/movement based manual technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved with ART.
These conditions can occur from over used muscles (and other soft tissues) resulting from acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc), accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma) from repetative use, and not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia) from decreased microcirculation.
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
To perform Active Release, our Doctors use their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to Active Release Techniques. They allow us to identify and correct the specific condition that may be affecting each patient.
Multi Radiance Laser Therapy
Multi Radiance Technology™ is the first of its kind to combine the entire range of the therapeutic light spectrum and deliver therapeutic energy in a synergistic manner. The syncing of the therapeutic wavelengths creates an optimal environment that reinforces the effects of the individual wavelengths to create the world’s most advanced pain relieving modality.
This FDA cleared device provides an effective non-surgical, drug-free treatment option. Multi Radiance Medical features a unique combination of radiances that work synergistically for temporary pain relief. These include: super pulsed laser, pulsed broadband infrared SLDs, pulsed red light, static magnetic field and electrical stimulation.
Benefits of Laser Therapy are: non-toxic, virtually no contra-indications, non-invasive, easy to Apply, no side effects or pain, very safe, cost effective, and highly effective (more than 90% efficacy).
Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM, Graston)
Developed by David Graston, these specially designed ceramic instruments are used to locate adhesions and scar tissue, allowing us to treat the source or your pain.
Adhesions within the soft tissue may develop as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms. The instruments introduce a controlled micro trauma to the affected soft tissue structure, which causes a local inflammatory response. This in turn starts a series of physiological steps, which enables the body to reabsorb accumulated scar tissue. During the healing process, scar tissue is made more pliable and functional.
Directly or indirectly, toxins find their way into our air, food, and water supplies. The net effect of this ecological overload is to alter the body’s balance or “homeostasis”. Infrared saunas offer a clean source of heat and relaxation to assist your body in detoxing.
Health depends on the balance of both external and internal environmental forces. The only way to remove toxins from the fat storage is to mobilize the toxic fat. Infrared heat from a sauna is an effective method of removing fat-stored toxins from the body. Unlike conventional saunas that heat the air, infrared saunas warm the body, just as the sun does. This means that in order to get the same benefits as a regular sauna, the temperature doesn’t need to be as high.
There are numerous benefits that come from infrared saunas including detoxification, relaxation, weight-loss, pain-relief, lowered blood pressure, improved circulation, cell health, wound-healing, and anti-aging.
To get more information on the benefits of Infrared Saunas and the various conditions they can help with, please visit our blog post linked below
Functional Vibration Training
Tonic Vibration Reflex (TVR) is a sustained contraction of a muscle subjected to vibration. This reflex is caused by vibratory activation of muscle spindles – muscle receptors sensitive to stretch. This specific action guarantees that you are getting the most productive results in the most efficient way. There are many benefits with Whole Body Vibration, and new ones are continuously being discovered, a few of the most popular benefits include better results in less time, performance enhancement,injury rehabilitation, and overall health. There are a number of other benefits seen from functional vibration therapy as well. Vibration training can boost your metabolism, increasing your fat burning. This comes from increased muscle contractions at a higher speed.
Consistent vibration is a positive stress on the bone matrix which stimulates bone cell growth and results in increased bone density. The circulatory and lymphatic systems can be stimulated by the increased muscle contractions at a higher speed. This causes a unique “pump” type effect. This improves the flow of oxygenated blood through your arteries to all of the organs and tissues in your body. It also dramatically assists in the return of de-oxygenated blood back to the heart through the veins. This same “pump” effect on the lymphatic system results in more rapid movement of fluids that is carrying toxins and waste through the lymph system for ultimate removal and improved immunity. In addition to all of this, vibration training can help with muscle mass and tone, flexibility and core strength, and stress (through hormone balance).