Auto & Personal Injury:

Dr. Likens has been Certified in Whiplash & Brain Traumatology through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and has been Certified in the Assessment and Grading of Personal Injury.  He has utilized this extended training to help his patients recover from injuries received in automobile injuries.

Acupuncture:

Dr. Likens has been practicing acupuncture since 2001 and has extensive experience and training in it's application.  It has proven to be a tremendous resource for his patients who need help with headaches and pain, and it has been an exceptional tool to expedite the healing process after an injury.

Spinal Curve Restoration:

The spine is designed to have specific curves that allow for full flexibility and function.  These curves are often altered by our activities, injuries, work & sleep posture, or habits at home.  Dr. Likens works with his patients to not only correct the dysfunction caused by these alterations, but also educate his patients on how to slow or reverse their progress.

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Piezo Wave? Yep, Piezo Wave (described as Myofascial Acoustic Compression Therapy – MyACT) is a state-of-the art technology produces mechanical energy in the form of sound waves directed at varying depths to provide pinpointed deep tissue manipulation.

Basically, this is a gentle treatment that uses pinpoint delivery and deep penetration of sound waves (energy) to damaged tissue to reduce and eliminate pain.

MyACT is a non-invasive treatment and is used to target tenocytes in tendons, fibroblasts in ligaments and skin, osteocytes in bone, chondrocytes in articular cartilage and endothelial cells in blood vessels. Highly responsive to mechanical energy, targeting these tissues at varying depths to compress and manipulate them allows the energy created to cause reconstruction or regeneration of healthy tissue.

The benefits of MyACT therapy include the alleviation and management of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons, and joints, improvement of mobility, increased circulation, and healing support.

MyACT treats pain resulting from:

  • Myofascial Dysfunction,
  • Tendinopathy,
  • Trigger points,
  • Repetitive stress injuries,
  • Enthesopathy, and
  • Soft tissue strains.

Scoliosis Treatment:

Scoliosis is when the spine deviates from side to side rather than being in a straight column.  The are many degrees of variation and complication with this condition.  Chiropractic has been a proven resource to improve the function of the spine and decrease the rate of degeneration and complications in those who have scoliosis.  Dr. Likens has years of experience in treating and improving scoliosis.

Clinical Nutrition:

The balance of clinical nutrition is critical not only to the proper function of the body's systems and function but also to it's structural stability as well.  Dr. Likens has significant post-graduate training and experience in the application of clinical nutrition to assist his patients in their road to recovery.

Active Release Technique, Graston, & Kinesio Taping:

Soft tissue manipulation, stabilization, and retraining is a vital component to proper healing and proper joint function, especially for those who demand the most of their body.  Dr. Likens incorporates these techniques into his treatment to expedite the healing process and maximize the bodies restoration efforts.

Speaking Engagements:

Dr. Likens routinely volunteers his time to local employers, educators, and organizations to speak and educate on the importance of health maintenance, proper nutrition, injury prevention and recovery, and age management.

Pain Modalities:

Modalities are frequently used to reduce pain and inflammation as well as decrease muscle spasms.  They aid in assisting the body to relax prior to chiropractic treatment.  At Navarre Chiropractic Center, we have found that modalities often make the adjustment a more pleasant experience and also help the adjustment “hold” longer as they give the body a chance to adapt to the changes that the doctor or treatment has made to your body.  Electric Muscle Stimulation, Acupuncture, PiezoWave (MyACT), Spinal Decompression, Ultrasound, Vibratory Therapy, Mechanical Traction, Heat and Cryo Therapy, and Mechanical Intersegmental Joint Mobilization are all pain modalities that we offer.

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