We provide innovative techniques tailored especially for you to help you improve your posture, keep your nervous system working efficiently, correct spinal and joint imbalances that can lead to multiple symptoms and can help you heal after a car accident. Our methods are safe, low force, comfortable and highly effective.
Dr. Amie Gregory, DC, CCEP not only corrects imbalances that affect your whole body by using the Zone and Thompson Technique (drop table). She also can help with any joint in the body like hands, feet, knees, ankles. Your nerves branch out from your spinal cord and connect to every system in your body. When these are imbalanced they lead to symptoms. Since your spine moves along with our muscles, tendons and ligaments she also incorporates Sound Assisted Soft tissue Mobilization (A Graston Technique) and full body rehabilitation guiding you with lifestyle advice, exercises and anything else you may need to keep you as healthy as you can be. She is constantly adding new methods in order to get fast results and is affluent in Diversified, Activator, pediatric chiropractic techniques (Webster Technique), Amino Neuro Frequency therapy, Physical Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Neuromuscular Re-education, and Myofascial techniques.
When coming into the office you will be given an individual treatment plan that suits your individual needs. Dr. Gregory's program will not only alleviate immediate pain but focus on finding out why and how you are getting any discomfort you may be experiencing. Staying healthy and symptom free enables you to enjoy long-term success and remain living the healthy vibrant life you desire.
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Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy (ANF) is an advanced revolutionary therapy from Europe and Australia that is starting to catch on in the United States. After a very thorough exam by the doctor, therapeutic discs are applied to the skin and can be worn for several days with no side effects. This therapy is complimentary to chiropractic because of its effect on the nervous system. It is a natural way to treat pain, inflammation, and disorders that may be occurring in your body that may need assistance in healing or regaining proper function. These medial devices follow nerve paths and can affect systems by finding the root cause of a problem and activating your own body's defense system to help with healing.
How does ANF Therapy work?
It uses a combination of frequency emitting wearable devices, called ANF Discs. Each disc is applied directly on the skin and activated by your own body heat. They transmit a unique range of frequencies through the neurons in the body. Everything in your body has a frequency in order to work. Just think of how we monitor your heart. It is monitored by an EKG (Electrocardiogram). How it is done is by recording your heart's electrical signals. Every function in your body has to have a frequency in able to communicate with other areas of your body. Each ANF disc has a specific frequency embedded in them which your nervous system picks up, evaluates and applies action to which begins a self-healing and self-regulating process. By improving the nervous system signaling directly at the cellular level, the effect of the treatment is much faster and has remarkable durable results. Amino Neuro Therapy does not require the use of any drugs, chemicals or surgery.
Discs can be used for all systems of your body to help regain proper regulation and accelerate healing. One area that can see fast results is with pain and inflammation. Sometimes you don't know something is inflamed or irritated until someone presses on it or you have to use it. Sometimes something that may seem small can lead to inflammation that shows up as stiffness or a twinge that goes away quickly. This is a sign that there is something wrong. Inflammation can be dormant in your body for ten years before signs of pain or discomfort begin to show. So sometimes you have had inflammation festering for years without knowing. When coming in for an exam for ANF, the doctor can find areas that you may not know you have had a problem with and catch them before they become severe and long term. This is why our exam is a full body exam, because dysfunction and imbalance in one area of the body often affects other systems as well. These discs can be applied anywhere on the body to promote health and healing.
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Dr. Larry Webster, Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association discovered this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function for pregnant mothers. In expectant mothers who have pelvic or low back pain or have been told their baby is breech, this technique is performed with amazing results. According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (2002), an 82% success rate is seen by Webster Technique Certified Chiropractors who work with mothers with babies presenting breech or transverse. I have personally treated a mother to be that was 40 weeks pregnant with success. It has also successfully used with twins.
This technique is fast, gentle and effective. We use this technique not only to help the pelvis loosen up by affecting the round ligament which holds the uterus in position but to keep the mother and baby relaxed throughout pregnancy. It is great for expectant mothers to prepare for vaginal birth as well by taking stress off the pelvis For more information please click this link Webster Technique.
In your third trimester it is common for your medical doctor to monitor the position of your baby in preparation for birth. If your baby turns on their own by week 36 unless there is a reason to have a C-Section, they will opt for a vaginal birth. But if your baby is in a breech position around 36–37 weeks, your doctor will probably suggest attempting an external cephalic version. This is a manual hands on technique when your doctor attempts to turn your baby while still in the uterus by pushing on the baby with his or her hands through your abdomen. This procedure can bring about complications including vaginal bleeding, premature rupture of membranes, fetal distress and premature labor. If there are no complications but your baby is still breech after this procedure, then a C-Section is scheduled. The Webster technique is safer, less invasive and it also prepares your pelvis for birth making it easier for you and your baby and avoiding C-section and a longer recovery after giving birth.
How did this technique become so effective with breech position?
The Webster Technique was not discovered as a "breech turning" technique. This technique balances the body to allow for optimal fetal positioning in preparation of birth. As defined by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), "The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction." The SI joint is located between the left and right hip and if mal-positioned it can decrease the space in the birth canal. The importance of regular chiropractic care and use of the Webster Technique during pregnancy is the potential for safer, easier births as a result of improved neuro-biomechanical function. So it is beneficial even if your baby is not breech and allows baby and mom to feel more comfortable and less stressed.
The Webster Technique uses specific methods to balance the round ligament, which connects the uterus to the pelvic bony structure. If the pelvis is out of alignment, it can pull on the round ligament creating an unbalanced and tightened uterus leading to a mal-positioned baby. It is proposed that sacral misalignment may cause the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus which may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.
What is the round ligament?
Pregnancy can bring on a fairly common abdominal pain caused by the stretching of the round ligament. This is the ligament that holds your uterus in suspension within your abdomen. It originates at the uterine horns (the points at which the fallopian tubes enter the uterus), and attaches to the labia majora, passing through the inguinal canal.
As your pregnancy advances and your uterus grows in size and weight, this ligament becomes long and thin, stretching and tensing like a rubber band. When the ligaments become stretched they can pull on nerve fibers and cause a great deal of pain. The pain can be brought on by something as simple as rolling over in your sleep, exercise, or simply walking. Releasing the tension by a chiropractic adjustment and applying slight pressure on the ligament allows the body to relax and opens up the uterus allowing your baby to move about inside the uterus.
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Dr. Gregory was the first chiropractor to use this progressive therapy in San Mateo County and is an expert at the technique. SASTM is utilized by the Stanford University Athletic Department and professional athletes because it has been proven to get results. This technique uses specially designed instruments to separate and break down scar tissue that has accumulated in muscles, ligaments and tendons after an injury, even a minor one. Injuries cause acute or chronic pain, inflammation and decreased movement. After using this treatment, there is an increase in mobility, cellular activity, fibroblastic activity (tissue that plays a critical role in wound healing) and an accelerated amount of blood flow to and from the area. This promotes the healing process and allows the tissues to realign in the appropriate manner without knots or adhesions leading to decreased movement and elevating the risk of another injury. This is great for athletes, repetitive stress injuries and even people with desk jobs who sit for long hours at a time. SASTM is a Graston technique that is accurate at finding problems areas and working out these areas so your body can move the way it should without restriction.
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In addition to any orthopedic, muscle testing and full body analysis we may perform at our office, we also utilize the most innovative and scientific technology to track your care and progress. Our Insight Millennium analyzes how your body handles stress, muscles balance, the range of motion. It also monitors your heart rate, skin temperature and measures any stress on your organs giving us a picture of your full health status. This is a whole body analysis that can track your progress before and during your care to see if your goals are being achieved and if anything else needs to be addressed. It is used by Cardiologists, professional athletes, and personal trainers. It is completely painless, non-invasive, safe and has no side effects.
Stress assessments help reveal important physical information that may not be apparent in the body but may be looming and waiting to surface as a symptom. As you know, sometimes we don’t know we have a problem until it causes us pain or discomfort. We provide these scans to find out how healthy you are and also track your progress during your treatment schedule. This scan shows how your nervous system is functioning by analyzing your heart rate, skin temperature, muscle balance, and strength as well as your spinal health. It also analyzes the balance between your sympathetic and parasympathetic activity in the body.
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Getting into a car accident can be very serious, even if the impact was not at a high speed. Getting care quickly is best to avoid long-term problems that can occur if left untreated. Some of the problems people may experience after an accident are whiplash, low back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches, arm pain, weakness when trying to grip, insomnia, loss of memory, vertigo, and TMJ. When it comes to injuries after a car accident, time is of the essence. Permanent damage can occur and scar tissue can develop very quickly without proper treatment in as little as 48 hours. Sometimes you may not feel the symptoms right away because of the shock of the accident but when they come, they are often severely painful.
We are experts treating car accident victims and can help. We use advanced diagnostics to track your body during the treatments and treat your whole body making it easy for you to recover. We can work with attorneys on a lien, with your car insurance (Med-Pay), or create affordable cash plans.
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Sports Injury and Extremity Care
Dr. Gregory is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner. After graduating from chiropractic school, she continued her education and has completed additional corrective care training set by the Council on Extremity Adjusting. The focus of extremity adjusting and analysis is to make sure the whole body is addressed. The nervous system is not only addressed in the spine but we track the branches that lead to the extremities. We want to make sure all areas are functioning throughout and if there is a problem outside of the spine, it can be addressed. Many people have headaches, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot pain that can not always be cured with a spinal adjustment and may need additional work. We want to make sure your whole body is balanced and working together harmoniously as a unit. This will enable you to achieve total wellness and prevent problems in the future.
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Postural and Rehabilitative Exercises, Ergonomics, Physiotherapy
We provide our patients with special exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique issues and improve posture. Depending on your vocation, we also offer ergonomic advice and help to make physical work stress decrease and your productivity and happiness increase! We provide tutorials of all exercises, as well as online additional material patients can perform exercises in the comfort of their own home. Following through on recommended exercises can improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic corrections by as much as 30-40%. When we work as a team, you reap the benefits!
Cold Laser Therapy
Studies have shown that using cold laser can significantly accelerate and enhance your body’s natural defense, decrease inflammation and increase rehabilitation and tissue repair after an injury allowing you to heal quicker.
Laser therapy stimulates your body’s natural healing power at a cellular level. The Cold Laser uses what is called “Photon energy” which is basically the energy produced by light, to stimulate the activity of your cell and its components. This therapy is effective, painless and best of all you don’t have to take a drug to feel the effects.
Dr. Oz has a demonstration in this video:
What can Cold Laser help with?
- Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
- Fracture healing time
- Disk Herniations
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Tennis/Golf elbow
- Sport Injuries
- Headaches & TMJ disorders
- Tendonitis Fibromyalgia
- Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Knee & Ankle pain
- Bursitis & Soft Tissue Swelling
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As part of your chiropractic assessment and ongoing care, we may consult with you about your food choices, and make recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance optimal health. We also provide Nutritional Response TestingSM for patients that request this service. This is great for patients who are looking to get off of pharmaceuticals or have physical problems such as digestion or organ deficiencies that they would like to combat with healthy food choices and natural, organic supplements (Note: nutrition is not covered under any insurance plan).
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Stress Assessments, Health Screenings, and Presentations
Our stress assessments can save you pain and suffering. If you are sick or uncomfortable, work, school or family is normally effected. This technology can show how healthy you are and how you are dealing with stress. Physical, emotional and chemical stress can build up and store in the body if you don't have the ability to get rid of it. There are many problems that could be avoided if there was a way to track and see the status of someone's health. Finding a problem before it begins to fester and present with a symptom is key. This technology can show you where you fall for a person in your age bracket and address hidden issues that in some cases could lead to problems making you uncomfortable and not allow you to do the things you want or need to do.
Most people don't know the alternatives that are out there and are open to hearing about other strategies to living a healthy life. We do have presentations and tutorials regarding our technology. Watch our informational video: