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Services & Techniques

At Burghealth Chiropractic & Wellness, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our St. Petersburg chiropractic office, but please call or email us if you have any questions!

Chiropractic Techniques

We provide spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Samuel Richards has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine and extremities. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.We recognize that each of our patients is a whole person, and to help them reach true health and wellness it's a collaborative effort between our professionals and our patients. We utilize multiple chiropractic techniques including:

  • Spinal & Extremity
  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • Thompson Drop
  • Cox technique- Flexion/Distraction/Decompression
  • Activator

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Spinal, Postural, & Functional Movement Screenings

There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture, spinal and functional movement screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Samuel Richards can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. various screenings may be performed for your specific needs:

  • Postural and Spinal Screens and analysis
  • Functional Movement Techniques (FMT) incorporates parts of FMS
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Performance Screens(TPI) 

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Corrective Exercises & Rehabilitation

At Burghealth Chiropractic & Wellness, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can 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. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health. Dr. Richards is a certified personal trainer through the ISFTA (International Sports Fitness Trainers Association). Other training includes the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assesment) and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute). For More Information, click here.

  •  Increase balance and coordination
  •  Minimize degeneration
  •  Help your muscles to work more effectively
  •  Reduce stress on your joints and structural system


Functional Movement Taping (Kinesiology Taping)

Dr. Richards is certified in Functional Movement Taping in both basic (FMT 1) and performance (FMT 2) sections. Using tapes such as Rocktape integrates innovative mobility and stability strategies, along with a movement-based; practical kinesiology taping framework – to deliver RESULTS. For More Information, click here.


ART (Active Release Techniques - Full Body Certified)

  • Upper Extremity Certified
  • Lower Extremity Certified
  • Spine Protocols Certified

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IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)

  • Graston Certified M1
  • FMT Rockblades Certified

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural  treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of 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!

  • Improves rehabilitation after injury
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Reduces pain and swelling
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Relieves tension-related headaches

Cryo/Heat Therapy

Heat therapy is divided into two principal categories based on the heat's ability to penetrate your skin and affect your underlying tissues: superficial and deep. Examples of superficial heat therapies include hot packs and hydrotherapy. Examples of deep heat therapies include ultrasound. Applying heat to your tissues increases your circulation or blood flow and causes your connective tissue to become more flexible. It also promotes a transient reduction in your joint stiffness, pain and muscle spasms. Using heat therapies can help you reduce inflammation and congestion in your tissues. Heat therapy is used to treat many health complaints, including arthritis, muscle spasms, muscle sprains and strains

Cold therapy or "cryotherapy" is used to treat acute injuries of your musculoskeletal system. It is intended to reduce inflammation, circulation, muscle spasms and pain. Cold therapy cools your skin's surface and underlying tissues, which results in the narrowing of your blood vessels---a process called vasoconstriction. Vasoconstriction of your blood vessels causes a reduction in the blood volume to the site of your injury, resulting in reduced swelling. For More Information, click here.


Ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy is a treatment modality used to treat pain conditions, and to promote tissue healing. Ultra sound is particularly effective for soft tissue injuries. It is used to treat back, neck and joint pain as well as muscle sprains/strains, bursitis, and tendonitis. For More Information, click here.


Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Also know as E-Stim or Muscle Stim, Electrical stimulation is a treatment modality which uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. This contraction helps reduce pain, strengthen injured muscles and promotes healing. Muscle stim targets muscle  to prevent retardation of muscular disuse atrophy, relaxation of muscle spasm, muscle reeducation, increases range of motion, and increases local blood circulation. For More Information, click here.


Lifestyle Advice

Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as 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 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 are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness. For More Information, click here.


Nutritional Counseling

What does nutrition have to do with chiropractic care? The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling by our experienced chiropractic health professionals can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At our St. Petersburg chiropractic office, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs. For More Information, click here.