Saint Cloud Chiropractic takes great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to every one of our patients. Listed below are some of the different services we offer.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing the Thompson technique. In the 1950s, Dr. J. Clay Thompson used his mechanical engineering background to develop a segmental drop table based upon Newton’s law of inertia. The use of the table allowed the development of the high speed, low force chiropractic technique that bears his name. In the 1980s, videos were recorded of Dr. Thompson demonstrating the technique and the proper use of the table. As the director of these videos, Dr. Cullinane had the privilege of learning the finer points of the technique and the equipment directly from the inventor.
Dr. Cullinane also uses Activator Methods® as an alternative technique.
The key to nutrition is balance. Having too much of a nutrient can be as detrimental to your health as having too little. Several assessment tools will be used to determine your needs.
The most important assessment tool is a thorough case history and examination. You are not a collection of separate parts. All parts of the body contribute to your optimal health. Reviewing the status of all of your body’s functions can point to possible nutritional needs. For instance, the combination of carpal tunnel syndrome, poor balance and water retention may be an indication of specific nutritional deficiencies.
Analysis of the diet may reveal specific foods that are contributing to your health problems.
If nutritional deficiencies are suspected, testing is essential to determine actual needs.
The “gold standard” is laboratory testing of blood and urine samples. Your lab results from other doctors will be analyzed. Additional test may be ordered if needed. Even if the results are normal, the ratio between various results may indicate underlying deficiencies.
To determine your individual nutritional needs, Dr. Cullinane uses the most advanced computer on earth, your nervous system. It can be used as a window into your unique biochemical condition. This allows for the identification of your exact nutrient needs. It also will determine when nutrients are no longer needed and possibly causing harm.
The most effective exercise is the one you will do. An exercise regimen is worthless if you won’t do it. Exercise could include walking, running, cycling or any number of activities that you might enjoy. An excellent exercise option is a “slow burn” exercise program. Jogging is not recommended. The bouncing that occurs when you jog will damage every joint in your body. Women joggers are particularly prone to knee injuries. Walk briskly or do sprints instead. Check out the Fitness and Exercise page in our Wellness Section for various exercise options.