At Cenk Integrated Health, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Fox Chapel office.
We provide spinal corrections utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Donald Cenk has years of training and 28 years experience in spinal adjusting both manually and with low-force instruments.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health for maximized function.
Throughout one’s pregnancy, there may be pain and/or discomfort in the back and neck due to the ligaments and joints loosening up. Utilize chiropractic care to help maintain the alignment of your spinal column taking stress off of the ligaments and muscles that surround it to lessen pain and promote health throughout your pregnancy and during the birthing process..
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently so that they don’t aggravate their particular health challenge. We also provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient ́s return to optimal health. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle. Dr. Donald Cenk can provide a structured lifestyle and/or nutritional program based on your individual needs. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborative effort between our health care professionals and our patients.
A sound approach to treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy (MyACT) is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. MyACT uses acoustic waves to target tissues at varying depths by compressing and manipulating the tissue, resulting in a focused, precise, deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimuli delivered by MyACT can lead to improved circulation and pain relief – Key components in the healing process.
Acoustic pressure waves are characterized by a pressure surge with an extremely short rise time, which is then followed by an exponential drop in pressure and a brief phase and a brief phase of negative pressure. The pressure waves used in MyACT applications focus or develop in the target tissue at the point where the pain originates. The primary means by which extracorporeal pressure waves affect living tissue is based o the transformation of mechanical stimuli into biochemical or biomolecular signals, also known as mechanotransduction.
Therapies & Techniques
Cold Laser Therapy -
We utilize cold laser therapy to help aid in tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation. Cold laser therapy uses low wavelengths of light targeted towards your body’s tissue to alleviate pain caused by injury or aging and accelerate the healing process.
Muscle stimulation therapy, or e-Stim, is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation to treat pain, inflammation and muscle spasms. At Cenk Integrated Health we use this therapy to help reduce the inflammatory cascade and minimize the effect of overly tight or spasming muscles..
Myofascial Release -
We offer an alternative healthcare therapy called myofascial release that is used for treating skeletal muscle immobility and pain. Myofascial release therapy is a hands-on treatment that utilizes gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.
Spinal Decompression -
At Cenk Integrated Health we use non surgical spinal decompression to help treat back or neck pain, sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, worn spinal joints, and injured or diseased spinal nerve roots. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine to change the force and position of the spine. By making this change, pressure is removed from the spinal discs and bulging or herniated discs may retract and heal. This treatment is effective for avoiding back surgery and even effective with patients who have already had back surgery.
Therapeutic Massage -
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Class 4 "Hot" Laser Therapy -
Cenk Integrated Health uses the "State of the Art" DioWave Class lV Laser to treat a variety of conditions. Conditions such as tennis elbow, bursitis, plantar fascitis, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), tendonitis and other inflammatory conditions respond favorably to Class lV Laser therapy. A majority of patients will indicate a level of improvement even from the initial treatment. This will often consist of a decrease in pain and/or inflammation and an increase in range of motion. There are different levels of results between acute and chronic pain and injury. In general, acute conditions will respond quicker than chronic conditions.
Trigger Point Therapy -
The use of massage for trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. Pressure is applied to a trigger point long enough to release and relax the muscle. This increases blood flow to the muscle to allow normalization and bring it back to a health state.
Piezowave Therapy –
What makes PiezoWave Pain Treatment unique is that it’s one of the very few modern technologies in the medical field that works well when an injury reaches a chronic, non-healing state. It helps restore strength and mobility to injured ligaments and muscles.
We’re the only facility in the entire area that offers this revolutionary technology, and we’re dedicated to helping all patients get back to their healthy and happy lifestyle. Read More