Pain is a strong motivator. The body often uses pain to insist upon your attention. Dr. Jones realizes that your first priority is pain-relief.
“Many people think that stiffness, fatigue, and pain are just part of life,” Dr. Jones says. “But symptoms are signs of imbalance. When we heed the signs by slowing down, listening, and observing, they can help us redirect our lives.”
Dr. Jones uses Applied Kinesiology (AK), Chiro Plus Kinesiology (CPK), and Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) to assist in diagnosis and to help determine the best forms of therapy for a patient. Therapies can include gentle chiropractic adjustments, Sacro Occipital blocking techniques, specific joint mobilization, myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, acupuncture meridian therapy, clinical nutrition, dietary management, and range of motion, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
Gentle Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques
Dr. Jones uses a stair-stepping technique to feel and move through restrictions in the joints of the neck, a gentle alternative to the chiropractic adjustment. She adjusts the lower back and sacroiliac joints of the pelvis by having you lie on specific arrangements of padded blocks. This adjustment uses your own body weight to assist spinal corrections. Chiropractic tools used by Dr. Jones include the Cold Laser, Activator, Percussor, and Arthrostim.
“Healthy tissue increases blood flow, lymphatic movement, and nerve impulses,” Dr. Jones says. “It promotes clear thinking, high body function, and an energetic and pain-free life.”
Dr. Jones uses a combination of Active Release Technique (ART) and CranioSacral Therapy (CST) to address restricted and bound-up tissue in the muscles and surrounding fascia. Essential oils and healing music can be incorporated in the soft-tissue sessions.
ART is a state-of-the-art soft tissue system developed and patented by P. Michael Leahy, D.C., CCSP. Dr. Jones studied ART in a course taught by Dr. Leahy while she was a student and has been using it in her work for 18 years to treat scar tissue and fibrous adhesions. Scar tissue shortens tissue (causing tendonitis), restricts motion, and impairs blood and lymphatic flow. It also can cause nerve entrapment resulting in weakness, numbness, tingling, and pain.
CST, developed by John E. Upledger, D.O., is a gentle manual therapy focusing on the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and nourishing the brain and spinal cord, including the cranium, sacrum, and fascia. Using light touch, Dr. Jones releases restrictions within the craniosacral system. The goal is to improve the function of the central nervous system.
Dr. Jones makes nutritional recommendations to meet your individual needs. But generally, she suggests a diet of organic fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and small portions of organic meat and fish, while eliminating sugar, gluten, corn, and dairy. She also recommends enzymes, probiotics, minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, as needed, as well as diet solutions for detox, injury repair, and inflammation.
Treatment for Injuries
Dr. Jones focuses her practice on chronic conditions, but she collaborates with other providers. You can find some of them listed on our resources page.