Dr. Todaro is a diversified practitioner. That means he has a variety of different techniques and equipment available to treat different issues. Patients will find more options here to help with more traditional back and neck problems as well as many different extremity issues than in some other offices.
The techniques provided have been proven safe and effective with minimal risk of side effects. They are also cost effective in an already strained health care system. Dr. Todaro will do his best to find the correct combination of treatment options for a safe, thorough rehabilitative process.
- Spinal mobilization/ manipulation
- Low Level Laser Therapy
- Therapeutic Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Heatpack/ ice application
- Therapeutic exercise - ergometer bike, therabands, dumbells, exercise and proprio balls, a variety of core strengthening exercises
- Intersegmental Traction
- Pressure point/ massage therapy
- Cervical/ Lumbar Non- Surgical Decompression (Traction)
- Extremity mobilization/ manipulation
- Static& active muscle stretching
- Orthopedic & rehab supplies
- Neuromuscular re-education- including exercise balls, balance boards, balance/ proprioceptive/ coordination based exercises to challenge the neuro-muscular system
- Nutritional supplementation
Policy on Advanced Imaging
Traditionally, chiropractors used a raft of x-rays to diagnose and treat spinal conditions regardless of a patient’s complaint. Over the last 25 years, that method has proven to be inaccurate and unnecessary. Treating a “subluxation” based off of a static x-ray just is not backed up with any clinical research. Today, many acute and chronic conditions can be treated with conservative techniques for up to 2-3 weeks without the use of x-rays, MRI & CAT scans. Obviously there are exceptions for severe injuries involving trauma or other “red flags”. The need for imaging is based on a patient’s response to treatment. Dr. Todaro will use his professional judgment to determine what type of testing to order and when.