Chiropractic Specialist

Eagle Harbor Health

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Bainbridge Island, WA

Roughly 22 million Americans seek chiropractic care each year in order to relieve bodily pain and improve their overall health. Kirk Petheram, DC, provides exceptional chiropractic care for his patients at Eagle Harbor Health on Bainbridge Island, Washington. To learn more about how Dr. Petheram can have you feeling better with chiropractic manipulations, schedule an appointment today by calling the offices or booking online.

Chiropractic Q & A

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is an area of medicine that treats disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the general health issues that result from those systems being compromised.

Have you ever felt restricted in certain ranges of motion or experienced muscle aches and pains? The chiropractic adjustment is meant to improve joint mechanics and keep your body moving efficiently and pain-free. The benefits of an adjustment can improve posture and ranges of motion. Dr. Kirk Petheram utilizes many different adjustment techniques, all of which are gentle and effective in order to work with your body to restore proper form and function.

Chiropractic treatments operate on the premise that a healthy body is the result of a properly functioning nervous system and that when that nervous system is not functioning properly, it leads to pain, sickness, and overall poor health. By restoring proper function to the nervous system through chiropractic manipulations of the musculoskeletal system, a chiropractor can guide the body toward self-healing without the need for surgery or medication.

Many chiropractic treatments also involve counseling for nutrition, exercise, and rehabilitation in order to optimize your overall health and prevent future injuries.

What are chiropractic manipulations?

Chiropractic manipulations are hands-on, manual adjustments of your musculoskeletal system’s alignment. Dr. Petheram moves your joints with a sudden and controlled force in order to get your body back into alignment and improve your body’s range and quality of motion.

There might be an audible release of gas from the joint that releases pressure on the joint, like when you crack your knuckles. Chiropractic manipulations are generally followed by a noticeable sensation of relief.

What conditions can chiropractic treat?

Chiropractic care can treat a wide range of medical conditions, such as:

  • Subluxation, or misaligned vertebrae
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Migraine headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Injuries from sports and auto accidents
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

By getting your body in proper alignment and restoring maximum function to your nervous system, chiropractic manipulations can not only relieve acute pain, but can also improve your overall health.

What chiropractic methods are available?

In addition to manual manipulations, Eagle Harbor Health offers some of the most advanced chiropractic tools available today, like the ProAdjuster and Myovision.

The ProAdjuster is a computerized tool that allows Dr. Petheram to scan your spine in order to more accurately identify your problem areas. The system also fixes these problem areas mechanically while you sit comfortably upright in a chair. The ProAdjuster is so gentle and accurate that it’s enabled Dr. Petheram to treat patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.

The MyoVision sEMG (or surface electromyography) is a device that Dr. Petheram uses to measure the electrical activity of your muscles when they release or contract. Essentially a stethoscope for the spine, the MyoVision system allows Dr. Petheram to get an incredibly accurate diagnosis of your problem areas, which enables him to treat you even more effectively.

To learn more about how chiropractic care can improve your quality of life, schedule an appointment today with the chiropractic experts at Eagle Harbor Health by calling the office or booking online.