Dr. Best utilizes a unique blend of techniques that sets him apart from other chiropractors.
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles has studied and utilizes more than 10 different chiropractor techniques and blends them together with the use of Applied Kinesiology (AK) for a holistic healing. Applied Kinesiology is a great diagnostic tool to maximize the benefits of any chiropractic technique as well as balancing the meridians (energy lines) of the body typically associated with acupuncture. Treatments are tailored to each individual using AK and apply gentle chiropractic adjustments. Learn more about AK.
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors diagnose in the same way as medical doctors and study most of the same courses and study a similar number of hours in their education.
A chiropractor will diagnose your condition based upon findings from range of motion, palpation, muscle testing, orthopedic tests and other studies like x-ray or MRI when necessary to further evaluate a condition.
A chiropractor is licensed to treat muscular or skeletal disorders of the spine and the extremities including the shoulders, hands, knees and feet.
A chiropractor addresses your condition by adjustments of the spine and extremities, and when necessary uses physiotherapy such as electrical muscle stimulation, manual therapy, kinetic exercises, ultrasound and infrared to name a few.
Typically a chiropractor will adjust the spine to increase the mobilization of joints that have become dysfunctional. The importance of this is that it reestablishes the joint’s proprioceptive mechanisms so the body can heal itself. Read more on subluxation on the spine.
While a chiropractor may not treat directly some disorders of the body like I.B.S. or asthma, many patients find improvement of many such conditions by facilitating the body to heal itself through chiropractic treatments.
You may seek treatment of a chiropractor directly for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, hip pain, arm or leg pain, headaches, shoulder pain, radiating pain, sharp and shooting pain, frozen shoulder, disc herniation, TMJ syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, knee pain, among others.
Often people don’t realize chiropractic is able to safely and effectively treat sciatica, disc disorders, shoulder pain, knee pain, rib pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, tennis elbow, in addition to the common back pain and neck pain. Dr. Best especially finds with AK and chiropractic amazing results working with shoulder and rotator cuff injuries often preventing the need for surgery.
Chiropractic/medical billing is provided as a courtesy. Chiropractic initial office forms are available to be filled out prior to your visit. Forms…
Cellular matrix stimulation and body balancing are among the many benefits laser therapy. Other chiropractic physiotherapy may include: interferential current, percussion, and bio meridian stimulation. For chiropractic patients who prefer more low force adjusting Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor West Hollywood is trained to the use Activator Methods™ adjusting and the IMPAC Adjustor.
Dr. Best chiropractor also provides neuro-emotional technique and theta therapy to balance injuries that have an emotional link.
Applied Kinesiology is a system developed by chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart, D.C., to study the reaction of the body to muscle stimulus. The chiropractor can find either strong or weak muscles through manual muscle testing. Each muscle has a relationship to various organs and meridians of the body.
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles and West Hollywood can utilize this process to help determine what correction need to be made in order to strengthen the body, whether it is physical, chemical or emotional in its origin. This is not like most chiropractors or other types of practitioners who say they do “muscle testing.” Dr. Best is an ICAK certified practitioner of AK. Dr. Best has study more than 1,000 hours of this specific technique and has taught hundreds of others chiropractors the practice of AK through the ICAK. Reliability in testing comes with experience. Learn more about AK.
Low-Force Chiropractic Adjusting Los Angeles
Dr. Best Chiropractor Los Angeles and West Hollywood is proficient in many manual chiropractic adjusting techniques, including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, but may also use “LOW-FORCE” adjusting (aka non-force). Primarily in low force chiropractic adjusting Dr. Best uses the Activator adjustment. Corrections are made possible because all the force from the instrument is applied to a very small specific area of the spine. This provides not only very specific chiropractic adjusting, but does so because the body creates very little resistance to the Activator instrument as mechanoreceptors barely engage, allowing for improved movement in the area being adjusted. Activator Methods is a specific chiropractic technique.
The basic concept and philosophy of chiropractic is to restore normal motion and alignment of the spine and extremities, while improving the muscular strength and integrity of the ligaments which maintain the alignment.
The chiropractor may employ many different techniques to restore and maintain proper joint bio mechanics.
This is so vital as the communication from the brain to body is via the nervous system which is only as good as the proper movement of the joints. The chiropractor evaluates the functioning of your nervous system through motion palpation.
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Energetic Healing Los Angeles Chiropractic
Dr. Ken Best realizes that there are 3 influences in the Triad of Health. Any stress in these three areas: structural, chemical and emotional – can adversely affect a person’s health. Chiropractic adjusting, core building and physiotherapy treat the structure.
Nutritional imbalances and environmental exposure to toxins affect the chemical stress of the body, which in turn can affect the mind. Dr. Best provides personalized nutritional testing.
Meditation, visualization and reconnecting with nature and source are practices that can be used to nurture the mind and spirit.
All elements need to be balanced in the body for perfect health.
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Chiropractic Orthotics Los Angeles
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor, Los Angeles, provides digital foot imprint scanning for customized orthotics from Foot Levelers which help you maintain your chiropractic care. Orthotics can be especially important in sports chiropractic rehabilitation. Foot stabilizers may provide support and balance for the body where chronic injuries in the knees, hips and low back are slow to heal. Nutritional support is also evaluated by the chiropractor in relationship to joint integrity and inflammation. Dr. Kenneth Best Chiropractor Los Angeles
Dr. Ken Best Chiropractor Los Angeles has written the book “Rewriting Your Life – An Owner’s Manual” and created an Online Course, which gives you the tools to help you ‘rewire’ your brain. Often times we can’t stop worrying about the future or rehashing the past which gets in the way of creating what we want in our life. It also may adversely affect our health by the way we think.
As a patient of Dr. Best Chiropractor Los Angeles you will receive a free copy of his book “Facing Life’s Challenges” to teach you how the brain works and how to implement real life changes to create more happiness and better health.