At Golden Chiropractic we believe that to perform at your best, no matter what you do, you need to feel good. We’re here to make sure you take care of yourself so you’re able to take care of the things that matter to you. We have included information below about the different services offered in our Aptos office, but please call us at (831) 291-3330 if you have any questions!
When your body is not operating as it should or when you are in pain, you can’t bring your best to your life. Every body is different and requires an individualized approach. Dr. Goldi will create a treatment plan based on what is best for your body and your concerns. We often see patients who are experiencing their very first chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Goldi will take the time to explain what she’s doing so that you feel comfortable and safe.
Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes has extensive training, expertise and experience in helping patients get relief for low-back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sciatica. Parents who take care of themselves benefit their children with positive energy and presence. Athletes perform better when their bodies react, respond and move as they should. When injuries are treated early, young athletes will live with healthier joints, avoiding degenerative changes later in life.
Depending on your specific case, the chiropractic adjustment may be a traditional Palmer-style manual Diversified adjustment, where you feel and hear the joint cavitate. A lot of people describe this as when the joint ‘pops’ or ‘cracks’. If that’s not to your liking, Dr. Goldi may use an Activator Instrument, which is an adjusting tool that is effective at mobilizing joints. This is particularly helpful for treating ankle, foot, hand and rib joints. Muscles and bones are connected. You can’t treat one while neglecting the other, so Dr. Goldi utilizes a blend of soft-tissue therapies including Swedish massage strokes, pin-and-stretch (active release) to the muscles and cross-friction sports massage to relax the tissue, increase blood flow. Improve range of motion and promote healing.
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At Golden Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special exercises which help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place and are being used improperly. For exaply, neck pain and headaches from Text Neck. If left unaddressed these can cause injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches recommended by our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as low back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient’s specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to coach our patients towards achieving a healthier stress-free lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve; one that is full of the activities that you enjoy most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we will use our expertise to help you reach total health and wellness.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it’s actually good for your long term health. The benefits of massage therapy may include: increased blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient’s range of motion, while also aiding in a patient’s recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system! Massage Therapy offers a natural treatment approach which relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Golden Chiropractic provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complementary to your chiropractic care. Each massage is tailored to meet your unique pain condition or injury. Click here to meet our Massage Therapists.
Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn’t stretch. RockTape is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind RockTape. RockTape stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing “snap-back” or recovery. To achieve this, a special weave is introduced into the cotton when the tape is woven, This weave means the tape will stretch in only one direction and the tension of the weave is engineered to mimic the same elasticity as skin. Together, these properties create “Bio-Mechanical Lifting Mechanism”. This simply means that the tape can lift the skin away from the soft tissue underneath the skin. The lifting capability is what promotes circulation, resulting in improved lymphatic drainage.
Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.
Acupuncture can treat a variety of health issues. Acupuncture is extremely effective for pain, which makes it a great complement to chiropractic care for neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, or any other acute pain management. In addition, acupuncture can be very useful to treat internal imbalances such as hormonal fluctuations, headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, as well as to fend off or manage allergies and colds. More serious diseases such as cancer or autoimmune disorders can be supported by acupuncture to ease symptoms or reactions to Western treatment naturally, without side effects. Emotional issues such as anxiety, depression and every day stress respond well to acupuncture, herbs and life style adjustments.
Acupuncture sessions are very relaxing and the patient often feels a sense of well-being when complete. During your first visit, our acupuncturists will take an extensive health history to determine your medical diagnosis and then perform a treatment using tiny disposable needles and/or a variety of tools used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is not painful, and most people do not feel the needles upon insertion, although sensations of tingling, aching, warmth, opening, lightness, or release are common. The acupuncturist will also make lifestyle, nutrition and supplement/herbal recommendations, and may employ essential oils, massage, and therapeutic touch techniques. Schedule your appointment today to see how acupuncture can benefit you!