At Nova Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our South Portland chiropractic office, but please call us at (207) 772-1031 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques that include toggle, diversified, drop, activator, SOT, myofascial release, as well as therapies such as e-stim, ultrasound, and laser. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Dr. Heidi can thoroughly assess your spine with a complete ortho exam, detailed history intake, digital x-ray, gait and postural analysis. Additionally we can provide a digital foot analysis to determine gait imbalances that are leading stressors on the spine. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most effective chiropractic techniques, Dr. Heidi has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Low Level Laser Therapy is a non evasive method of treatment where the injured body part is exposed to lasers of low intensity, which stimulate the cells and tissues and quicken the healing process. The affected body part is exposed to the low-intensity laser, which produces photon energy. This energy is transformed into biochemical energy and the cumulative effect after subsequent sessions at set intervals restores the normal functioning of the cells. What makes the low-level laser treatment very popular is the quick initiation of healing, alleviation of pain, inflammation and no effect on the cells, which are functioning normally.
Nova Chiropractic is now offering non-surgical decompression therapy for all levels of the spine. Both Cervical and Thoracic decompression decompression and Lumbar Distraction and Flexion Decompression are available. Conditions that will benefit from this therapy include Prolapses / Disc Herniations, Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Disk Disease. Dr. Norman will be able to answer any questions for you and recommend a suitable therapy if you are a candidate.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. 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 the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is 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.
What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their 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? At our South Portland chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
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 a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Heidi Norman can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the South Portland community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at (207) 772-1031 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Nova Chiropractic has partnered with Foot Levelers, the global leader in postural support orthotics. We offer onsite 3D scanning to produce individually designed stabilizing orthotics in order to provide whole-body support by effectively balancing your feet - the body's foundation. Please call us at (207) 772-1031 to book an orthotics assessment.
At Nova Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.