Family medicine (FM) is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. It is a division of primary care that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages. It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. The aim of family medicine is to provide personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community.
Family physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, they also provide preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Family physicians also manage chronic illness, often coordinating care provided by subspecialists.
Sports medicine uses non-surgical methods to treat spine, shoulder, hip and knee problems.Dr. Branoff, our board certified sports physician will coordinate care during your treatment and rehabilitation. Our goal is to help you regain strength and relieve pain, so you can return to your daily and recreational activities as quickly as possible, whether you're a week end warrior or a seasoned tri-athelete.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises 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. 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.
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 patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
Chiropractic CareChiropractic is an alternative system of medicine aimed at identifying and treating problems without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and central nervous system. If there are problems with this relationship, it will affect your overall state of health. Chiropractors use their hands to heal the body by aligning the spine and relieving muscle tension.
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? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Michael Rodriguez can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Since ancient times the art of massage has been known to be beneficial in the treatment of tight, painful muscles and the relaxation and ease of tensions in the neck, back, shoulders or legs. Massage involves working on the body with pressure usually applied with the hand, fingers or elbows. Target tissues may include: muscles, tendons, ligaments or fascia. The patient is treated while lying on a massage table. Our therapists are trained in acupressure, swedish massage and deep tissue massage.
Massage has been known to aid in the treatment of back and neck pain, aid in the recovery of sports injuries, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. It has also been shown to reduce subclinical depression.
If you have an unresolved health problem, consider acupuncture. Through at least 5,000 years, acupuncturists have treated billioins of Chinese people for a wide variety of symptoms, conditions, injuries and diseases. Now it is our turn to reap the benefits of acupuncture, the fastest growing health care method in America. Its phenomenal growth is due primarily to word of mouth acclaim of satisfied patients. Though millions of Americans have already discovered this ancient healing art and rely upon it for their health care needs, many people in need of acupuncture stay away because its procedures and philosophy seem strange and mysterious.
K-Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue, enhance repair and growth, and decrease inflammation and pain. When it comes to pain management, K-Laser treatments are very safe and may provide dramatic results.
Positive Effects of K-Laser on the Body
- Improves and promotes healing
- Reduces pain and spasm
- Increases joint flexibility
- Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
- Improves peripheral microcirculation
- Detoxifies and eliminates trigger points
- Advanced pain relief
Benefits to Patient
- Pain relief
- Inflammation reduction
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Faster recovery time