Our Techniques

Our medical professionals employ a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques we use at our practice.

Diversified Technique as developed by Alfred States, D.C. means using a combination of some of the most specific and successful adjusting manuevers to eliminate minor malpositions of spinal vertebre to decrease nerve irritation.. The process produces a precise adjustment to the spine.  The goal is to decrease pressure on the nerve, reduce swelling and allow the muscles to relax which in turn reduces........PAIN!

Trigger Point
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.

A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.  Latic acid is like toxic waste that can prevent muscle relation even when the nerves and spinal joints are stable.

  McManus Flexion-Distraction Table
This technique makes use of a specialized table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions are on hinges located along the table support each area of the spine. Then, the pelvic section is lowered to gentle decrease the pressure on the disc and spread the vertebre apart.  This manuever also widens the space where the nerve exits the spinal column.

Additional therapies
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities like electrical muscle stimulation which decreases pain and swelling. The treatment also decreases nerve hyper-activity which calms muscle guarding while promoting soft-tissue healing.

Need an Appointment? call for same day or emergency care!

Give us a call at:

 610.644.6640

 

Or send us an email to:  drdavidshields@verizon.net

 

With 24 hours notice you can request an appointment by email and I will confirm availibility with a short response that you do not need to open.

Give us a call at:

 610.644.6640

 

Or send us an email to:  drdavidshields@verizon.net

 

With 24 hours notice you can request an appointment by email and I will confirm availibility with a short response that you do not need to open.

Contact Details

David A. Shields, D.C.

Paoli Depot Shoppes

(behind STARBUCKS)

21 Plank Ave., Suite 108

Paoli, PA 19301

 610-644-6640

Office Hours are by appointment........ mornings Mon-Sat, evenings M,W,Th,F

Monday          8:30 to 6:30

Tuesday         8:30 to 1

Wednesday   8:30 to 6:30

Thursday       8:30 to 6:30

Friday            8:30 to 5:30

Saturday       8:30 to 11:30

   

     Call 610-644-6640

for availability, appointments preferred and are required for early and late hours!

 

Emergencies call:

610-644-6640, if I do not respond immediately to your urgent medical concerns....go to the nearest hospital emergency room!

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