At Absolute Health Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Atlanta office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Catherine Franklin and her staff of doctors have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We offer Chiropractic and Therapeutic Services for adults and children based on the Zone Healing
technique and analysis. The adjustment may utilize a number of techniques including but not limited to Thompson Drop, SOT, Activator, Diversified, Kinesiology, Instrument Assisted
Soft Tissue Modality, and Webster Technique.
Our mission is to Educate, Empower and Heal anyone with a desire to create Optimum Health on all levels; body, mind, soul & spirit. We accomplish this through evaluation, educating, counseling, chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitation therapies in a loving and supportive environment.
Back and Disc Problems
Digestion or Intestinal Issues
Myofascial Release Techniques
Chiropractic for Kids
Just as an adult can benefit from physical and emotional health, so can children. At any stage from infancy to adulthood, chiropractic can assist in overall wellness. Chiropractic is whole body healthcare. All children, especially if they are ill, need a body free of blockages to the flow of energy in the form of nerve impulses in their nervous system.
It isn't unusual to hear parents report that their children are sick less, have fewer ear infections, and take less antibiotics since starting under chiropractic care. Many conditions such as asthma, allergies, constipation, skin disorders, poor coordination, colic, bed-wetting, concentration issues, breast feeding difficulties have been shown to respond under chiropractic care.
No matter what age, chiropractic care makes a difference. Make regular chiropractic check-ups part of your child's health care program.
At Absolute Health Chiropractic, Inc., 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.
We offer different fitness and exercise classes. Call to register for you spot!
Spinal & Postural Screenings
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Catherine Franklin can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Atlanta community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at (404) 257-0188 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
Soft Tissue Modalities
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 using a variety of techniques like: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), Myofascial Release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Myofacial Modality(IASTM),Prenatal massage, and Energy work with essential oils as indicated 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!
In the expert hands of Dr. Cathy or Dr. Amanda, both of whom are Chiropractors & Massage Therapists, you (or a loved one) will experience the benefits of massage — a strengthened immune system, reduced stress, lowered blood pressure and relief from back and joint pain. Read more about the Benefits of Massage.
Individual Massage with the Doctors
♦ 30 minute – $55
♦ 60 minute – $100
♦ 90 minute – $135
Pre-Paid Massage Discount Packages
Call 404-257-0188 to schedule an appointment or purchase a Gift Certificate.
Individual Gift Certificates are also available for 30 & 60 minute massages
Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
What is it?
The use of handheld surgical-grade stainless steel tools to perform instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization. The tools have 2 edges, one with a beveled edge for more superficial tissues and a flat edge that allow for precise treatment of injuries as the instruments glide over the skin to detect and treat soft-tissue like fascial restrictions, tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.
How does it work?
IASTM has two main functions:
- Break up scar tissue and other abnormal tissue densitiy and adhesions, and
- Reinitiate first stage healing in the body.
When the body is injured, it send special blood cells including white blood cells with healing substances to the wounded area to begin the healing process by laying down new collagen tissues which starts the tissue repair by generating a scar.
“IASTM is like a mild injury to the tissue which starts this process over again and helps the body to heal itself,” says Marc Heller, DC, an expert in IASTM. He adds “IASTM is like a mild injury to the tissue which starts this process over again and helps the body to heal itself.” Scar tissue is Though scar tissue is essentially a “patch building at the site of an injury, helping it to heal, it is much less flexible than normal tissue. In the long run, scar tissue can cause restricted motion, which leads to pain when, for example, a patient with a Sprained ankle tries to return to running.”
Great for conditions like :tendinopathies, Achilles tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, IT band syndrome and plantar fasciitis, among others.
Both Dr. Cathy, and Dr. Amanda have taken specific training with the instruments
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AHC now offers an expanded selection of Medical Testing for you, just like your Medical Doctor, our doctors, through NeuroScience, are able to offer testing for Cholesterol/Lipid, Vitamin D, Thyroid, Gluten, Metabolic imbalances as well as Inflammation.
These tests assess and identify imbalances in our bodies and create a game plan to correct them through proper nutrition, supplementation, exercise and rest under a plan specifically for you under the direction of an AHC doctor.
The tests are extremely affordable and contain both insurance and cash pricing options.
FirstLine Therapy (FLT) — Therapeutic Lifestyle Program
- Initial Evaluation - $150
- Follow-Up - $85
Your personal FirstLine Therapy program includes initial and follow-up testing, progress tracking and lifestyle counselling. Read more about FirstLine Therapy.
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 Atlanta chiropractic clinic, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
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.