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At Dade Donovan DC, we take great pride in providing the finest whole body chiropractic care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our San Mateo office.

 Gentle, San Mateo Chiropractor

Chiropractic Care for the Whole Body

Chiropractic is a hands-on, manual therapy, that can achieve great results for a variety of conditions. Chiropractic as a technique consists of applying pressure and/ or impulse to the affected area, whether that is the spine or peripheral joints with the intent of improving and/or restoring their normal range of motion.  Reviewing recent literature from recognized journals in conventional medicine (Spine, British Journal of Medicine) Chiropractic is considered to be the best choice for treating lower back pain.   Chiropractic also has been shown to be the most effective method for improving and providing long-lasting relief and quality of life for back-pain sufferers.

Dr. Donovan offers  a variety of techniques and approaches to suit a variety of preferences and help patients recover rapidly.  He provides traditional by hand or manual adjusting (known as Diversified), Thompson Drop-table, Activator and Flexion-Distraction Chiropractic techniques.  As a Chiropractor, Dr. Donovan  has spent years learning and training to refine his skills. Combining these together he has build deep experience in spinal and extremity adjustments and manual therapy.

San Mateo Active Release Technique, San Mateo ARTActive Release Technique (A.R.T)

Dr. Donovan is whole body certified in A.R.T.  A.R.T. is an effective movement based soft tissue technique that resolves problems with muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.  Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems and tennis elbow are a few of the many conditions that can be helped quickly and permanently with A.R.T. The addition of this technique has helped patients improve more rapidly and has been extremely successful in helping patients with extremity injuries as well as spinal problems.

San Mateo Rehabilitation, Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic and Corrective Exercises

There is no "blueprint" group of exercises That apply to all patients. To help we prescribe and teach exercises specific to the patient.  They are tuned to a patients unique health challenge. These exercises can be often be performed at home or often in the office.  Exercise is a vital part of sustaining spinal health and correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment, stressful postures and overuse. Exercises and stretches help you stay in balance and dissipate stress.

DREAM, wholistic lifestyle counciling

Lifestyle Advice

 "Coaching" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge can often accelerate their recovery. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patients is a whole person with a unique set of goals and preferences. Our purpose is to help each one reach health and wellness. Collaborative effort between professional and patient is essential.

Nutritiional advice, Anti Inflammatory Diet

Nutritional Counseling

The nutrition we take in effects our health dramatically.  Dr. Donovan provides specific recommendations on food choices and nutritional supplements  to help  patient´s recover from injury and return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Dade Donovan can provide a structured nutritional program based on individual needs.

We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
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