Leo M. Kenney, D.C,. F.A.C.O.

Chiropractic Orthopedist

Serving the Mount Washington Valley since 1984

Corrective Therapy

Corrective therapy includes post-acute care and rehabilitative care. The goals of this phase of treatment are to strengthen the injured tissue, fully correct any alteration in biomechanics that are a consequence of the injury, and to fully return the patient to full pre-injury function.

This phase of care includes rehabilitative exercise, nutritional and herbal therapies, physiotherapy modalities, and chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT). By properly rehabilitating the injured tissue, the healing tissue heals with a more organized and stronger scar and can siginificanlty prevent reinjury. Physiotherapy modalities can accellerate this phase of healing and strengthen the injured tissue. CMT corrects abberant joint motion and balance the tone and functioning of muscles which move the joints. Even more importantly, by improving the function of spinal joints involved in the injury, reflex neurological activity associated with the spinal level will function more correctly. This is the theory behind the somatovisceral reflex. This is a reflex that explains the over 100 years of antedoctal evidence of CMT helping patients with a wide number of non-musculoskeletal injuries such as gastritis, constipation, diarrhea, and other digestive issues. It also explains the clinical research that shows CMT to have a positive effect on hypertension, ear infections , and improves white blood cell counts in HIV positive patients.

As many spinal problems begin with a poor foundtion, namely improper foot function, orthotic therapy may benefit some patients. We us an pressure plate technology called gaitscan to evaluate the foot's function in motion. This technology allows us to build a custom orthotic that doesn't just correct the foot's static postiion but also correct the motion of the foot when walking and running.