By Guest Blogger: Dr. Steve Antoniotti
You could say chiropractic is in our bones…pun intended. Antoniotti Chiropractic first opened its doors in 1964. We are the 3 rd generation to provide health and wellness care to southwest Michigan. Since the beginning, we have utilized both chiropractic adjustments along with therapeutic massage to deliver the highest level of care to our patients. On April 1, 2019, our office was blessed with the addition of Kalamazoo Athletic Wellness and we couldn’t be happier, after seeing only positive results over the last six months. We truly believe that massage therapy is the ideal complement to chiropractic care.
Improving range of motion (flexibility) and overall biomechanical function, increasing immune system adaptability, decreasing pain and inflammation, eliminating toxins, reducing stress and fatigue, along with enhancing circulation are just a few of the many benefits that are attributed to a combination of chiropractic and massage therapy. Anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, headaches, insomnia, soft and hard tissue injuries are a few of the many symptoms /conditions for which a combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy can provide immense relief and benefit.
You might be asking “How?” The simple answer boils down to the fact that chiropractors work with hard tissue (bones and joints) and massage therapists work with soft tissue (muscle, ligament, tendon, lymph, and circulation). The body is composed of over 200 bones and over 600 muscles. These biomechanical components do not work independently of each other; rather they are an integral network of movement & function, which need to communicate every second of every day. So chiropractic care and massage therapy work together, hand in hand, to provide optimum health for most people.
99.9% of our chiropractic patients are given the clinical recommendation to also utilize therapeutic massage, as the best treatment results are seen when both modalities are used. Having Kalamazoo Athletic Wellness on our team has only improved overall patient care and well-being. Having a team of both chiropractors and massage therapists available allows us to continually provide the best long-term results for people of all ages in our community.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to either of our offices with further questions and BE WELL!
Nicholas Garman, LMT NSCA-CPT
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