Shephard Clinic of the Chiropractic Arts2323 Northwest Flanders Street, Portland, Oregon
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Located in the heart of Northwest Portland since 1988, Shephard Clinic of the Chiropractic Arts is a 20-year leader in the city’s natural healthcare renaissance. Whether for treatment of injury, relief of chronic pain or general health maintenance, the Doctors and their team offer the latest in chiropractic and adjunctive treatments to help patients of all ages attain better health. Our goal is to free patients from pain and discomfort, allowing them to live fuller, happier, and more active lives.
What makes your practice special when compared with others in the area?
A MODERN CHIROPRACTIC PARADIGM After 15 years of providing traditional chiropractic treatment, in 2002 Dr. Shephard discontinued the older method and adopted a modern, gentle form of manipulating the human spine. This new approach is generally referred to as ‘light’ or ‘controlled’ force adjusting. This new development within the chiropractic profession promises increased safety and better outcomes. Dr. Shephard has been pleased with the level of patient satisfaction and the results attained. WHAT IS A CONTROLLED FORCE CHIROPRACTIC METHOD? Controlled force spinal adjusting employs a specific approach using only as much energy as is needed to facilitate a response. This is achieved with an FDA approved instrument called the Arthrostim™. This device, along with several other instruments, consistently achieves remarkably gentle and rapid healing. Here is the controlled force technique in action. HOW DOES ARTHROSTIM™ ADJUSTING DIFFER FROM TRADITIONAL CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS? Motorized adjusting employs a controlled force and concentrates on three key tissue types: osseous (articular), muscle, and ligament. By addressing all three components at each visit, the doctor is able to maximize results. Using the Arthostim™ adjusting tool provides pinpoint accuracy in which only the vertebrae and related tissues involved are corrected. WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIGHT FORCE PROCEDURE? Because motorized adjusting can be controlled, it is appropriate and comfortable for all qualified patients. It is ideally suited for post surgical cases, osteoporotic patients, disc disorders, acute injury and those resulting from vehicular accidents. Kids also love it! CAN THE PROCEDURE BE COMPLEMENTED BY OTHER TYPES OF TREATMENT? Certainly. Physical therapy, pain management, exercise rehabilitation and other forms of conventional treatment work nicely in conjunction with our technique.