Unilateral Diversified Technique
This is a specific technique used by Dr. Serpe that helps to balance nervous system function. By adjusting (gently moving a spinal bone to remove nerve pressure) on one side, the nervous system receives joint and muscle input into the brain that is different from the other side. Because sensory input is important to brain health and function, unilateral diversified adjustment can make a pivotal difference in bringing you pain relief. This approach is a fundamental difference in how Dr. Serpe treats his patients. The only way to truly understand how to adjust in this way is by performing a functional neurologic examination. This approach is vital to Dr. Serpe’s successful outcomes for all conditions including pain syndromes, ADHD, disc issues and others.
Fast-Stretch Muscle Adjustments
This is a great neurologically specific technique that helps muscle instantly relax. By gently but quickly lengthening a muscle of group of muscles the brain gets the signal to calm those muscles. Think of this approach as a “reset” for muscle tone. Fast-stretch muscle adjustments are great for those that sit at computers for long periods of time, blends well with our massage therapy and can help release pinched nerves found in carpal tunnel syndrome too.
Dr. Serpe has also practiced additional techniques like Gonstead, Thompson Drop, Activator, HIO and Arthostim for years. He will blend his experience and develop a specific approach that is right for you. Our goal is to help you become symptom free in the short amount of time. His expertise in the area of chiropractic adjusting and structural techniques has help thousands of Naperville residences find pain relief.
Arthrostim and Activator
These techniques use special instruments that gently apply pressure over the spinal bone to improve alignment without needing to twist the spine or hear a “popping” noise when the joint releases. This technique is great for patients in a great deal of pain, with osteoporosis, disc herniations or those whom simply prefer not to have a hands on style of adjusting. This adjusting technique is very safe and works well with children and seniors alike.
More than a few of Dr. Serpe’s patients have told him that he should be known as the carpal tunnel doctor because they’ve received such relief when he adjusts their wrists. Extremity adjustments (shoulder, wrist, knee and ankles) are very helpful for a wide variety of conditions from ankle sprains to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Sinus Neuro-Point Relief
Sinus congestion because of allergies or infections can be frustrating and lead to infections in the bronchial and lung areas. Dr. Serpe uses a specific gentle pressure applied over “neuro-points” on the face to help bring relief. As you can imagine, this technique is in demand during the allergy and cold/flu season each year. Patients often feel immediate relief with drainage of the sinuses.
Functional Neurology Examination: Functional neurology helps pinpoint the problem! Looking at the function of the nervous system from head to toe will bring out weak/strong areas of function, imbalances will be noted, and the any need for additional testing will be determined. Unlike a traditional neurologic examination that tends to look for black and white findings, function neurology is concerned with the gray areas. The subtle differents between left and right side for instance. This type of testing also allows the doctor to develop a specific treatment plan with individual goals and clinical markers for future testing. Then a brain-based therapy (BBT) can be started and tracked for progress.
Brain-Based Therapy (BBT): A revolutionary breakthrough treatment program pioneered by the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Fredrick Carrick. The treatments are all neurologically based and clinically proven to help with chronic pain, balance disorders and other neurologic conditions.
Oxygen Therapy (EWOT = exercise with oxygen therapy) -supplemental oxygen through an oxygen concentrator is given while patients are exercising to push oxygen into the blood plasma (clear fluid that carries red blood cells) and the cells of the body. Cells need oxygen to create energy. Increased oxygen can accelerate the energy production process leaving one feeling energized, vibrant and in a positive mood.
Eyelights Therapy – Eyelights were designed to provide optimal stimulation to the brain using the optic nerve. Glasses designed with flashing lights built to fit behind the lens, they can be programmed to blink on the non-dominant eye in order to strengthen the weaker side of the brain. Since one of the most direct avenues to the brain is via the eye, a child can learn more effectively if they are seeing correctly. And an athlete will perform better because the eye is able to gather all of the information necessary to perform.
“By stimulating the weaker hemisphere of the brain you allow it to become stronger, thus improving overall performance. One method of stimulating the brain is to use light pulses. When using Eyelights you can control the intensity, frequency, and pattern of light pulses, which will result in being able to “wake up” the weaker side of the brain.”
Triton DTS – Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: A computer guided system that gently lengthens and decompresses the spine to provide lasting relief from chronic neck and back pain due to disc problems. We were one of the first chiropractic offices to bring this type of care to Naperville in 2004. Years of experience have given us a clinical edge allowing you to get the fastest relief possible.
KoreBalance™: A high-tech virtual and interactive computer based technology for balance assessment and rehab. Helps patients with balance disorders, vertigo, dizziness. This unique therapy exercises your 3 centers of balance (eyes, inner ear and Proprioception or body position sense) in a fun and simple way.
Rebuilder™: A proven electrical stimulator that sends a comfortable electronic pulse/signal to your feet and legs that can get your nerves functioning again. You can think of it like a heart pacemaker that restores and improves heart function: the ReBuilder restores, stabilizes, and rebuilds the nerves in your extremities.
Interactive Metronome®: A computerized brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program. Has helped patients with ADD/HD, Learning Disorders, MS, Parkinson’s, Stroke Rehab. Reprograms timing and balances the brain. Dr. Serpe is a Certified Interactive Metronome Physician. Visit www.interactivemetronome.com for more information.
ATM2™ System: A unique exercise device that provides relief from chronic neck, back, shoulder and hip pain by restoring core muscles and increasing range of motion. Can bring back pain relief in as little as 5 minutes. Visit www.backproject.com for more information.
HealthLight® – InfraRed (IR) Therapy: Infrared therapy is an FDA cleared treatment that has been shown to decrease pain, inflammation, speed healing and more. By directing specific frequencies of infrared and near infrared light to the body this painless treatment can accelerate the healing process and increase circulation. IR has been clinically shown to help with Carpal Tunnel, Peripheral Neuropathy, RSDS, Fibromyalgia and other painful conditions.
Nutritional Counseling: Part of the bigger picture to restoring your health is how you eat. We have specialized training to provide you with sound direction when it comes to eating well and supplementation.
Glutathione Therapy: Known as the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione is found in almost every cell in the body. Glutathione can help decrease pain and inflammation, give you more energy and rid your body of numerous toxins.
Professional Massage Therapy: Our licensed therapists have been trained in multiple techniques to help reduce muscle spasm quickly. Deep tissue, trigger point, gentle fibromyalgia massage, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, Swedish and more. Continued education courses have included – Rotator Cuff, Prenatal and Fibromyalgia.
Individualized Home Exercising Planning: Many of our patients want to take an active role in their recovery. We empower you with individualized exercise programs tailored to your specific needs. These plans often contain several ‘phases’ that change as you become stronger and healthier. Let’s make you the best you can be.