Chiropractic can be defined as conservative care of the body. It is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness without the use of prescription drugs or invasive surgery. Since the Brain and spinal cord control all bodily functions chiropractic care can often help with organic dysfunction, when it arises or is contributed to by what Chiropractor’s refer to as subluxations. Subluxations are misalignments or dysfunctional joints in the spine and the surrounding soft tissues. Since the spinal cord has small spinal nerves that must pass between spinal bones to reach the muscles, organs, blood vessels and skin they are susceptible to pressure or irritation from bulged or herniated discs, bone pressure from arthritis and further irritation from inflammation from these types of conditions. When nerve pressure or irritation exists it can cause dysfunction of the signals between the brain and the body and the tissue, or organs those nerves control will not be able to operate at 100% of their ideal function. The body will then not be in homeostasis and untreated could lead to a weakening of the effected area or even the body as a whole. For well over a hundred years chiropractors have seen many successes with organic problems as well as helping with pain and dysfunction. Chiropractors are the only health care physicians trained to analize and reduce or remove spinal subluxations.
We use the most modern clinical techniques such as manipulation of the spine and other joints, modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation and flexion/distraction.
Our objective is to provide you with counseling and patient education for the prevention and treatment of injury or disease. We welcome any questions you have regarding your care and we will strive to respond fully to your needs.
Dr. Wheeler offers traditional hands on Diversified/Gonstead type of adjustments, light force Activator adjustments for which he was trained and non-force SOT blocking. Additionally he utilizes Thompson Drop Table technique, Flexion/Distraction (Cox), Pettibon, Toggle Recoil or Upper Cervical Specific, and Pediatric adjustments.
Establishment Licence #MM 30902
Therapeutic massage has been around for hundreds of years. It is found in all major civilizations from ancient times.
Because it is used for promoting health as well as injury rehabilitation, almost everyone can benefit from therapeutic massage with its health enhancing effects from infancy to old age.
Clinical experience and personal studies on the many benefits of massage are supported by scientific research. Call today to schedule a massage.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) improves tissue repair, reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Usually applied by a doctor, therapist or technician, treatments take about 10 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week.
LLLT has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 200 randomised clinical trials have been published on LLLT, half of which are on pain. Dr. Wheeler achieved resolution of his chronic shoulder pain using the k-laser which led him to purchase his own laser for his practice. He noted approximately 90% improvement on his very first treatment and had resolution of his pain after only about 6 treatments. Dr. Wheeler had previously tried, ultrasound, massage, exercise and muscle stimulation for over 6 months without improvement until trying the k-laser. Dr. Wheeler was one of only 2 doctors in Alaska to offer this service and is the only doctor in the Pace/Milton area to offer a Class IV k-laser 1200.
All lasers are not created equal. Contact Dr. Wheeler today to schedule a no charge consultation and find out why K-Laser may be the right choice for you.
On Site Rehabilitation
Dr. Wheeler offers on site rehab with modern gym quality exercise equipment so that you can have 1 on 1 instruction on how to properly rehabilitated your injured arms, legs or back. Dr. Wheeler was also a Tae Kwan-do instructor and can cover a broad range of beneficial stretching techniques to aid in your long term wellness.
Intersegmental Traction/Massage Table
Relax and unwind with our new IST traction/massage table. 3 gentle rollers lift, stretch and massage your muscles and spine while you relax in a subdued light, private room. This table allows many depth levels of traction/massage/stretching and can be included from the pelvis all the way up to the neck or set to focus on one problem area. The rollers can be set to clockwise or counter clockwise rotation. Helps to relieve tension, muscle spasms, and reduce pressure on joints and discs.