Live Well Chiropractic offers natural health care services that strengthen the body and encourage an active lifestyle. Treatment is tailored to the individual and seeks to identify the root cause of musculoskeletal pain.
As a Certified Chiropractic Sports physician, Dr. Kelli Nelson, DC, helps patients with muscle, tissue, joint, nutrition, and fitness concerns. She works with people who are tired of long-term treatment plans and ready to take charge of their health by making proactive changes. She treats men and women of all ages, but particularly enjoys working with moms and athletes.
Throughout treatment, Dr. Kelli educates her patients with the knowledge and skills they need to manage their pain on their own. Some patients will benefit from a 4-8 week maintenance plan, but others can get by without it if they do their homework!
SOFT TISSUE THERAPies
Soft tissue therapy can treat a wide number of ailments, such as backaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee issues, tennis elbow, shoulder pains, and more.
Dr. Kelli has been extensively trained in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston (GT), Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), Cupping, Functional Dry Needling (FDN), and Post Isometric Rehabilitation (PIR). These Soft tissue therapies address issues/pain within the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia in different ways. ART is a myofascial release therapy which actively reduces scar tissue by applying pressure on adhesion in the body as the patient moves through an active range of motion. GT uses instruments to break up scar tissue and is especially ideal for tendinitis, plantar fasiitis, and other conditions of the tendons. FAKTR uses instruments on scar tissue while putting the body through active ranges of motion. PIR is an releases tension in tight muscles and can break up adhesions. All these therapies have proven and shown to offer quicker healing as patients recover – and maintain – full body motions. These therapies are effective for patients with acute and chronic conditions.
You may have scare tissue caused by repetitive micro tears or injuries that have caused you to have pain. Postural imbalances and repetitive motions can also lead to certain muscle groups over working. When big muscle groups take over and/or core and glutes are not doing their job. This can create problems at the joint whether it be restrictions that need adjustments or instability that needs rehabilitation. Manual therapies can help to reduce the tension or break up scar tissue.
FUnctional Dry Needling
Trigger Point Dry Needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, injury rehabilitation, and injury prevention. It has also been shown to lower inflammation.
This therapeutic technique uses dry acupuncture needles to treat tight muscles that are affecting other areas of the body. By advancing a needle through a trigger point, scar tissue, or dysfunctional tissue, Dr. Kelli is able to correct muscle action and remove unnecessary strain and pain.
Dr. Kelli has completed specialized training in Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling.
SPORTS INJURIES & MANAGEMENT
Dr. Kelli helps athletes of all ages with concussion management, emergency procedures, extremity adjusting, and taping. As a former college athlete, Dr. Kelli can relate to her patient’s frustrations when injuries affect or prevent performance. She takes a team approach with her patients, giving individualized treatment and rehab plans while educating patients (and parents) about future injury prevention.
Dr. Kelli is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP).
Moms need help finding accurate information about their bodies and babies. Dr. Kelli helps expecting and postpartum moms take charge of their bodies and their decisions. She combines extensive reading and research with time-honored wisdom.
The BIRTHFIT approach focuses on nutrition, fitness, and chiropractic care in a supportive, affirming environment.
Dr. Kelli is especially passionate about helping postpartum moms with exercises to rehab their core. Check out the Pilates page to learn more.