Some of the methods used to achieve maximum results with our patients are described below:
Diversified Technique is the classic chiropractic technique, developed by D.D. Palmer, DC. and taught in all chiropractic colleges. Diversified Technique was refined and developed by the late Otto Reinert, DC, to address biomechanical failure in each section of the spine, as it relates to specific subluxation. The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxation. In addition, Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries. Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine. X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis. No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure. Motion palpatation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.
Motion Analysis (Palpation)
This method of spinal analysis is based upon the conclusion that a vertebra cannot be displaced or remain displaced if some anomaly in the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, articular capsule, etc.) does not cause and perpetuate its malposition. Motion Analysis/Palpation was created as a system of spinal analysis, which permits an easy examination of the spine, both in pinpointing the different subluxations and in determining their types. This system also serves in determining direction and force of adjustment. References: http://www.motionpalpation.org (and) Researchers: H. Gillet, D.C. & M. Liekens, D.C.
Trigger Point Therapy
The technique and methods of Trigger Point Therapy were primarily defined and developed by Janet Travell, M.D. The primary focus of trigger point therapy is the elimination of myofascial pain syndrome caused by hyper irritable areas in muscles. Because these pain syndromes are often overlooked, Dr. Travel developed the techniques of trigger point therapy to help patients find relief. Trigger point therapy is performed in several ways. The least invasive is through the application of direct pressure, or ischemic compression to the effected muscle and the trigger point contained therein. The technique affects the body by eliminating the accumulation of waste in the muscle. Additionally, trigger point therapy allows for restoration of normal muscle tone and flexibility. Trigger points are generally located through physical examination. A decrease in symptoms is almost always immediate.
Dr. Cox explains Flexion-Distraction (also known as Cox Technic), as a marriage of chiropractic principles with the osteopathic principles set forth by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book, Manual of Osteopathic Technique, written about the manipulative procedures developed by John McManis, DO, in the early 1900’s. Since the early 1970’s, Dr. Cox has refined the technique, developed a manipulation instrument for effective use of the technique, conducted clinical, as well as participated in experimental, research; lectured around the world, and written well-received articles, chapters for textbooks, and textbooks.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
The patient is placed comfortably on a specially designed table which cycles distraction tension along with relaxation periods. The goal of this therapy is to mechanically induce undloading of the intervertebral joint space thereby decompressing the disc space through negative intradiscal pressure and at the same time allowing osmotic diffusion within the disc itself (disc nutrition). Put simply the table creates negative pressure on the disc thereby causing the herniation to reverse itself.
Light therapy has been successfully used for years to treat soft tissue injuries, for pain relief, to promote wound healing, and as therapy for arthritic conditions. The Photonic Stimulator represents the latest in infrared (IR) light therapy technology.
Meet The Doctor
Dr. Faillace (“Gene” to his patients)
Dr. Faillace (“Gene” to his patients) has been serving the people of Suffolk County, New York since 1970, first as a law enforcement officer for the County and subsequently as a doctor of chiropractic.
Dr. Faillace holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York.
He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic in 1995. The University of Bridgeport is the first university in the United States to offer the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in addition to its other degree offerings. The University has since added Doctor of Neuropathy to its curriculum and is soon to offer a degree of Doctor of Acupuncture.
In his practice in Ronkonkoma, Dr. Faillace has seen a large correlation of intersegmental joint dysfunction (vertebral) and myofascial pain syndrome (trigger points).
Therefore, trigger point therapy has become an integral part of patient treatment and has proven to hasten patient recovery time.
Using his ANATOMOTOR decompression table, Dr. Faillace has seen impressive results
with patients suffering from neck and back pain caused by disc bulges, herniations, prolapsed discs, and spinal stenosis.
Dr. Faillace is a member of the Mather Hospital Chiropractic Collaboration which strives to provide exceptional, coordinated patient care, education and outreach.
To become a Mather affiliated chiropractor, Dr. Faillace had to participate in a peer review of his credentials and work history and demonstrate that he is in good standing with various professional, legal and regulatory agencies and insurance providers.
He strives to provide caring, not just curing, treatment for his patients.
Appointments are scheduled to virtually eliminate waiting time while providing ample time to spend with his patients.
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