Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (Chiropractors) use their hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Many spinal problems seen in adults began as early as birth. Most birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify spinal misalignments (subluxations), make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Dr. Chandra Sasseville, DC DICCP (Board Certified in Pediatrics) specializes in pediatric chiropractic adjustments to restore nervous system function and allow the child’s body to express a greater state of health and well-being without nerve interference.
Trigger Point Deep Tissue Therapy
Trigger point therapy through manual trigger point stimulation on the affected region of the body where trigger points are prevalent. Also, myofascial release by sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Dynamic activity to increase tolerance to activities of daily living through closed kinetic chain activity, proprioceptive activation during strength and ROM training.
PNF stretching and desensitization techniques to improve balance, coordination, and kinesthetic sense. Also, neuromuscular re-education to improve movement, posture, and proprioception for sitting or standing activities.
A mixture of Traditional Chinese Medicine 5 Element Theory, Korean Hand Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture and stimulation of trigger points relying on the Gate Theory of Pain Control.
Kinesio Taping Technique to allow functional resistance with full range of motion and support muscles to avoid over contraction while decreasing inflammation and pain by increasing circulation and activating the endogenous analgesic system. Alleviating pain via proprioceptive stimulation, ie: Gate Theory of Pain Control.
Nerve and muscle stimulation can be useful in any disorder in which the patient has lost or never had adequate voluntary control over skeletal muscles. It can also be used for muscles spasms and soft tissue injuries.
A therapeutic treatment using high-frequency sound waves administered in the region of soft tissue injuries. The rise in temperature, increases blood flow, relaxes muscles spasms, massages damaged tissues and speeds the healing process.
HydroMassage gives chiropractic patients the benefits of massage, without the inconveniences of getting undressed and being touched by a stranger. Similar to a powerful shower massage, without getting wet, HydroMassage water massage uses waves of heated water to provide an innovative and relaxing experience.
At our office, we believe that given the proper nutrition, your body has the amazing capability of keeping itself healthy. We also believe that nutrition should be individualized to meet each patient’s needs. For these reasons and many more, we proudly recommend Standard Process whole food supplements, Metagenixs supplements and many more high quality all natural supplements.
Activities and stretches, both passive and dynamic to help restore the normal curves of the spine.
Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are scientifically designed for each individual’s unique postural problems. They help align the feet, ankles, knees, and hips to provide a balanced foundation for the body. Stabilizers can also make chiropractic adjustments more effective, helping prolong wellness.
Dr. Chandra Sasseville, D.C., DICCP
A Lewiston native, has been serving the L/A community since 2004. Dr. Sasseville, loving wife and mother of three, is a graduate of St. Dominic’s Regional High School and St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. Dr. Sasseville completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While completing her doctorate program, she volunteered to provide chiropractic care to residents of Bolivia and Nepal as part of an outreach program offered by the college. Dr. Sasseville graduated in October 2002 with honors and was recognized for exceptional diagnostic skills… [Read More]
Dr. Ted Stratman, D.C., FIAMA
A Nebraska native, has been serving the local community since 2006. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1998 and completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2002. Dr. Stratman has continued to pursue knowledge in rehabilitative procedures since graduating. He spent three weeks in Vietnam studying and providing humanitarian care to the people of Vietnam. Dr. Stratman was awarded a Fellowship in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in 2006… [Read More]
Dr. Nia Megquier DC
Grew up on the beautiful Mount Desert Island in Bar Harbor, Maine. She graduated as an honor student from MDI high school in 2006 with the desire to work in the healthcare field. She had received chiropractic care throughout her high school career, as she was an avid softball pitcher and volleyball player. Chiropractic helped Dr. Nia with multiple sports injuries, low back pain, and helped her to perform at her optimal level in all aspects of her life. She graduated Cum Laude from University of New England in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Biology.[Read More]