Dr. Kelsall, and Dr. Shelby incorporate a wide range of techniques to best assist patients on a path toward health.

Manual manipulation is the doctors preferred adjustment technique. They also employs drop-table adjustments, as well as instrument-assisted/lower-force adjustments for patients unable to experience manual manipulation. “Gentle, but effective” is Dr. Kelsall, and Dr. Shelby’s mantra, as they expertly manipulates the spine with care.

Deep-tissue, injury-specific massage: Licensed massage therapists prepare patients for treatment by facilitating soft tissue relaxation that supports chiropractic alignment.

Cupping Therapy: An alternative soft tissue and manual therapy technique using silicone cups to suction skin away from underlying soft tissues. This treatment helps promote blood flow, relax muscles and decrease pain.

Leander Table: Utilized to more efficiently and gently manipulate the body, the Leander table rhythmically allows joint opening and aids in relaxation of soft tissues of the body.

Ashiatsu: Ashaitsu is a unique style of massage in which the therapist provides consistent deep pressure by utilizing their bare feet and body weight. While holding overhead bars, and with their sanitized feet, the massage therapist works with gravity to deliver pressure up to 3 times deeper than a traditional hands on treatment.

SpiderTech™ Tape/Kinesiotape®: A Japanese taping technique that increases lymphatic drainage, reduces inflammation and increases healing. Patients wear the tape for 3-5 days. This technique is especially helpful for acute injuries and post-surgical knees.

Graston Technique®: Using specifically designed metal instruments to release scar tissue and fascia, this technique addresses chronic conditions such as iliotibial(IT) band syndrome and old injuries.

Cold laser light therapy: Known as the “Cadillac of Lasers”, the Erchonia laser is used to access tissues at the cellular level in order to decrease inflammation, break up scar tissue, heal bruising and speed up tissue healing.

Ultrasound is used to decrease inflammation and calm muscle spasms.

Therapeutic Exercises: At the appropriate time Dr. Kelsall, and Dr. Shelby incorporate exercise prescriptions that include: stretching, rehabilitative strengthening and postural re-balancing.

To learn more about our treatments offered and our massage therapists in Portland, Oregon, contact us today at (503)-223-8719 or schedule now.