Prehab Therapy

At Smith Chiropractic we understand that the adjustment is the most important part of treatment. We provide our patients with therapeutic exercises specific to their conditions to increase overall health benefit. Our proven “Prehab” therapies help hold and support adjustments so that the spine doesn’t easily fall back into an unhealthy position.


PRESCRIBED THERAPIES MAY INCLUDE:

CERVICAL TRACTION THERAPY
This therapy helps re-align scar tissue by creating micro pulls to open up the space between vertebrae in your upper spine. This therapy also increases blood and oxygen supplies to the tissue to speed up the body’s healing response. Every day we’re constantly looking down in front of us, whether during texting or working on a computer. This leads to forward head posture, or “text neck”. Over time Cervical Traction therapy reduces the effects of forward head posture to retrain your cervical curve.


WOBBLE CHAIR THERAPY
The discs of the spine are prone to not getting enough hydration, movement, or activity to stay healthy and avoid degeneration. Not only does the wobble chair work to break up adhesions, but it also opens up the space between your vertebrae to allow fluid and nutrients to flow between the discs. Wobble chair therapy warms up your discs and ligaments (white tissue) in your lower and middle back. When the discs are warmed up properly, it makes an adjustment easier by removing the elastic effect so your body can hold the adjustment longer.


DEEP MUSCLE STIMULATION
The Deep Muscle Stimulator speeds up the healing process by breaking apart and re-aligning scar tissue, which makes your muscles more flexible and efficient. The DMS also helps to reduce pain, increase circulation, increase lymphatic flow by proprioceptive stimulation.


NEURO-MUSCULAR RE-EDUCATION
Just like your heart beating, posture is a reflex. We are not supposed to consciously think about our posture. Therefore, the only way to change your postural muscles is to retrain your brain to hold your muscles without you thinking about it. Bosu Ball exercises are used to train the cerebellum to improve balance, coordination, and neurologic function. The cerebellum is a part of your brain that controls the involuntary postural muscles which keep you upright. These balancing exercises force your postural reflexes to engage, and correct posture back to its proper position. Over time, repeating this process will retrain your brain and body to remember on its own.


WALL WALKING EXERICISES
Wall walking improves coordination and increases range of motion in the shoulders. Often performed as a part of Neuromuscular Re-Education in unison with Bosu Ball exercises, the addition of fine motor movement further helps to retrain the brain in maintaining proper posture.


SHOULDER WHEEL THERAPY
Shoulder Wheel Therapy improves range of motion in the shoulder by moving the joint in circular movements at varying angles and steady resistance. These exercises strengthen tissues, break up adhesions, and draw increased circulation and nutrients into the joint.

Meet Dr. Eric Smith at Smith Chiropractic

Dr. Eric Smith, DC, is a chiropractor who serves the East Bay area in El Cerrito, California. As a college student, Dr. Smith incurred a serious back and neck injury that sent him to the chiropractor whose office happened to be next door to Dr. Smith's apartment. As he learned from the doctor, and even began to work for him, Dr. Smith discovered a new direction for his life and entered Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. After graduation in 1987, Dr. Smith began his private practice and has continued to serve his patients since that time. In his own words: “Being a chiropractic student … taught me about the wholeness of the body and the control of the nervous system. I developed a deep respect for what it means to be human. The miracle of the body, the power of the nervous system, and the impact of stress on these systems fascinated me … every time I asked my patients, 'How are you?' I received a gift in the form of their trust and confidence in me and chiropractic to get them well.”

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Smith Chiropractic

Dr. Eric Smith, DC, is a chiropractor who serves the East Bay area in El Cerrito, California. As a college student, Dr. Smith incurred a serious back and neck injury that sent him to the chiropractor whose office happened to be next door to Dr. Smith's apartment. As he learned from the doctor, and even began to work for him, Dr. Smith discovered a new direction for his life and entered Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. After graduation in 1987, Dr. Smith began his private practice and has continued to serve his patients since that time. In his own words: “Being a chiropractic student … taught me about the wholeness of the body and the control of the nervous system. I developed a deep respect for what it means to be human. The miracle of the body, the power of the nervous system, and the impact of stress on these systems fascinated me … every time I asked my patients, 'How are you?' I received a gift in the form of their trust and confidence in me and chiropractic to get them well.”


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What we offer

Services

2017 Holiday HOURS

» Smith Chiropractic will be closed Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.

» Regular hours will resume Wednesday, September 6th.

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Welcome to Smith Chiropractic!

 

 

New Patients Receive a Complimentary Consultation. Call or Click 'Book Online' to Schedule your First Visit!

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Dr. Smith Also Specializes in Chiropractic For Auto Accident and Personal Injuries.

How Much Do You Know About Whiplash?

  • Whiplash injury can occur at speeds of only 5 miles per hour.
  • Just because your car is fine doesn’t mean that you are.
  • Symptoms rarely show up immediately after an injury.
  • Pain is NOT the only symptom of whiplash.
  • Vehicle accidents aren’t the only way to develop whiplash.
  • Immobilizing the neck could be the worst treatment.

At Smith Chiropractic, we have 30+ years of experience treating spinal trauma and whiplash.

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Free Parking is Available for All Patients. Enter from Lexington Avenue.

Location
Smith Chiropractic
6431 Fairmount Ave, Suite 7
East Bay

El Cerrito, CA 94530
Phone: 510-556-2963
Fax: 510-528-0162
Office Hours

Get in touch

frontdesk.smch@gmail.com
510-556-2963

Smith Chiropractic
6431 Fairmount Ave
Suite 7
El Cerrito, CA 94530