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Chiropractic Adjustments

The adjustment is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury.

Myofascial and Active Release Tissue Therapy

Involves the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. These injuries can be due to acute trauma or repetitive strains. Sometimes the muscle will be lengthened or shortened during the treatment to get the greatest effect. This form of therapy helps eliminate the build up of scar tissue, trigger points, and anything in the muscle limiting its ability to properly function.

Graston Technique (GT)

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Kinesio Tape (KT tape)

Kinesio taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the chiropractic office. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.

Electric Muscle Stimulation

This form of therapy is used for relaxation of muscle spasms, increase of local blood circulation, muscle rehabilitation and re-education, maintaining and increasing range of motion and management of chronic pain and post-traumatic acute pain. Interferential current therapy is beneficial in reducing pain and increasing circulation. The impulses are generated and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound is a method of deep heat which stimulates tissue beneath the skin's surface using sound waves. It is a very high frequency massage that can penetrate up to 5" below the surface of your skin. Ultrasound therapy increases blood flow in the treated area which speeds the healing process, reduces swelling and edema which are the main sources of pain, and gently massage the muscles, tendons and/or ligaments in the treated area. This enhances the recovery rate of damaged tissue without adding strain, and softens any scar tissue that is usually present in an injured area.

Exercise Rehabilitation/Sports Performance Enhancement

You will also get different exercises at the different levels of recovery that will help you not only strengthen and correct the problem, but also enhance your performance and prevent or limit future recurrence of the condition.

Ergonomics and Postural Training

Posture good or bad can affect the way we look, feel, and move. Over time or when the body is put under stress, poor posture may result in pain and injury. Practicing proper biomechanics can help prevent or reduce many muscular problems, especially those associated with the back and neck. We proudly use Intelliskin products which have been scientifically proven to improve posture and alignment, by simply being worn. IntelliSkin's unique, patent pending PostureCue™ technology takes advantage of the way that the thousands of our nerve endings in our skin respond to the outside world to create an instant and predictable neuromuscular response. Contact us and let us help you find the perfect fit and stand tall.

Sport Physicals

A majority of youth athletic leagues require their athletes to be screened for underlying health conditions before participating. These pre-participation examinations or sports physicals consist of completing a personal health history questionnaire, examining the different systems of the body and listening for abnormalities in the heart and lungs. There are two main parts to a sports physical: your medical history and the physical exam.
 

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

 
  • Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Wrist pain
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped disc
  • Headaches
  • Repetitive muscle strains
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Pregnancy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Auto injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Wellness ... and many more!


  • Please call our office and learn more about how we can help you get back to health!

About Dr. Bonilla

Dr. Erika Bonilla is a Chiropractor and Sports Physician emphasizing Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance Enhancement. She has a B.S. degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, and a Doctoral degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences ...

Team Doctor

  • Los Angeles Derby Dolls
  • AVON Walk for Breast Cancer
  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball
  • Humanitarian trips to Tecate, Mexico and Cochabamba, Bolivia

My Story

"I first knew I wanted to be a chiropractor, after my brother introduced me to one he was seeing for his work injury. I knew nothing about chiropractors at the time. After years of high school and college sports, this chiropractor introduced me to ways of living without the pain I felt on a daily basis. Chiropractic care opened my eyes ...
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