Chiropractic Services and Techniques

At Actus Chiropractic Family Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our Brentwood, Northern California, office.

Chiropractic Care
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I am adept in several techniques because each person has different needs. Some need softer, gentler techniques (like biogeometric integration and craniosacral), whereas others respond to biomechanical styles of adjustment (such as Gonstead and Diversified techniques).

Koren Specific Technique
Koren Specific Technique is a breakthrough approach to patient care developed by Dr. Tedd Koren. This technique involves no twisting, turning, “cracking” or “popping” of the joints. Instead you receive gentle, specific corrections to your spine and structural system. Most adjustments or corrections with this technique are performed on you standing or sitting.

KST permits us to quickly and gently check and correct the body for subluxations wherever they may arise. This includes cranial bones, TMJ, entire spinal column, sacrum, discs, hips, leg and arm bones, feet and hands and shoulder and knee joints. The key is the correction of serious nerve stress caused by distortions in your spine and your body structure. This stress is known as subluxation. Subluxations cause physical and mental/emotional malfunction. If subluxations are left uncorrected, the result will be loss of energy, pain, weakness and disease of all types.

Webster Technique for Pregnant Women
This technique is used to remove interference from the pregnant woman’s body. It helps to optimize the baby’s position, taking the stress out of the uterus, which allows the baby to get in the proper position. This allows for a proper pregnancy and birth

Corrective Exercises
We teach our patients special “blueprint” exercises designed just for them 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 by as much as 30-40%. 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.

Lifestyle Advice
We often find it helpful to “coach” our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

Nutritional Counseling
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. Val can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

Cold Laser Therapy
Low-level Laser Therapy (3LT), also known as “cold laser,” is a healing tool. It utilizes an infrared light that increases oxygen to the cells, increases neurotransmission to the cells and increases the fuel source for the cell, which increases blood flow to the area, decreases inflammation, and ultimately decreases pain. Many professional athletes and organizations utilize cold laser on a regular basis for maintenance and for rehabilitation.