Indian Harbor Injury Reduction Specialization
Some accidents are unavoidable. However, many of the injuries people incur at home or in the workplace are preventable. Dr. Diana Gailes, a chiropractor in Greenwich, Connecticut, specializes in injury reduction as well as a variety of different chiropractic techniques and treatments designed to help alleviate pain and restore function. Dr. Gailes practices at Indian Harbor Chiropractic.
Injury Reduction Specialization
Preventing injuries in the workplace and at home is an important way to help prevent pain and disability. Injuries may result from falls, improper body mechanics, repetitive motions or other problems with the musculoskeletal system. Workplace design, which includes both the equipment and tools used, can contribute to or help prevent injuries. For example, someone who spends long hours in front of a computer that is set at the wrong height can develop neck and shoulder problems. Workers who perform heavy lifting without proper tools may suffer back injuries. An injury reduction specialist can assess potential problems, make recommendations for change and may also treat those who have been injured.
Preventing Injuries with Better Ergonomics
Ergonomics is a term that describes the science of designing and arranging things people use in the workplace and at home. The goal of ergonomics is the assure people interact with their environment in a safe and efficient manner that helps prevent injury. Someone who practices injury reduction specialization is skilled at assessing an environment and the tools used, then making recommendations to improve safety, reduce strain and the potential for injury. A chiropractor is uniquely positioned to use ergonomic principles in injury reduction because so much of this discipline focuses on the musculoskeletal system.
Injury Reduction Specialization – Adjustment and Exercise
An individual who has a strong, flexible musculoskeletal system is less prone to injury. In addition, it's important to move the body properly by using good body mechanics. The first step in injury prevention is a careful assessment. Next the chiropractor will treat any alignment problems which might be causing pain, limiting mobility or affecting function. Finally, the chiropractor will make recommendations for exercises designed to maintain a healthy musculoskeletal system or to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility, balance and posture. Other recommendations might include improved nutrition, supplements or additional therapies such as massage.
Contact Our Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich, CT Today!
If you're seeking care from a chiropractor in Greenwich or looking for an injury reduction specialist, please contact Indian Harbor Chiropractic at 203-951-6979. We are located at 209 Bruce Park Avenue in Greenwich and serve the surrounding area. We offer drop table/Thompson therapy, lifestyle advice, diversified technique, motion palpation and adjustments using the Activator. In addition to individual treatment, Dr. Gailes also provides corporate ergonomic consulting services, motion analysis, sleep ergonomics, neuromuscular therapy, and spinal and postural screenings.