The health care professionals at Pettinato Chiropractic Center use the most advanced diagnostic techniques to pinpoint the causes of your problems. Then we design a treatment plan especially for you. Your treatment may include trigger point therapy; physical, chiropractic treatments; massage therapy; and nutritional counseling. We’ll work with you to find the best way to treat your acute or chronic problem.

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Chiropractic Care
Many painful conditions are caused by a misalignment of the musculoskeletal system, especially the joints and spine. A misalignment can cause a wide range of symptoms in your body and your nervous system that may range from an occasional twinge to immobilizing pain. At Pettinato Chiropractic Center, we know that a healthy body depends on a healthy spine, nervous system, muscles and joints.
We don’t just treat the symptoms; we solve the problem. Our board-certified professionals work as a team to diagnose your problem and develop a treatment plan. For more than a decade, we have helped patients to win against pain through gentle manipulation of the spine, joints and muscles. Even more importantly, we create plans that help patients to stay pain-free and to enjoy a healthy, active life.
You don’t need a referral from another health care provider. Call us: our friendly staff will help process your insurance claim and make your appointment with one of our board-certified chiropractors. We can evaluate and diagnose your problem and create a team of health care professionals who will work with you to get rid of pain and to return to a healthy, active life.

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Rehabilitation Exercise Therapy
Our Physical Therapy Department includes health care professionals, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania, who have extensive training in anatomy, physiology and body biomechanics. We know how to help you get out of pain and back into action. Our therapists use hands-on techniques with additional treatment approaches chosen just for you. The therapeutic tools we most often use include:

  • Manual (hands-on) therapy: Consists of techniques that stretch and release muscles and their connective tissues; strengthen weak muscles; increase joint and soft tissue mobility; improve muscle energy and increase range of motion. This type of therapy is especially helpful in easing pain and restoring flexibility in the neck and back.
  • Pain management therapy: Includes moist heat, ultrasound and massage.
  • Therapeutic exercise: Coordinates strength and flexibility exercises in a customized plan that restores strength, range of motion and pain-free movement.
  • Postural corrections: Combines behavior modification, exercises and self-awareness to correct musculoskeletal problems.
  • Home management program: Outlines a do-it-yourself program of exercises that support work done in the Center and give you a head start for properly managing your health after therapy.

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Therapeutic Modalities
 We offer a full range of therapeutic modalities in fully equipped suites. Your care team can build a treatment plan that includes:

  • Trigger point therapy.
  • Mechanical traction.
  • PIR (Post-Isometric Response) and PNF (Proprio-Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching to muscles ‘remember’ how to relax.
  • Ultrasound.
  • Myofascial (muscle connecting tissue) release.
  • Home exercise programs.
  • Strength, balance, endurance, coordination, core stabilization, fitness and weight-loss programs.
  • Personal weight-loss programs.
  • Personal fitness training programs.
  • Nutritional counseling.
  • Electric Stimulation

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  Diagnostic Protocols
 We offer a full range of diagnostic protocols, including:

  • On-site X-ray.
  • Functional capacity evaluations.
  • Full-scale orthopedic and neurologic examinations.
  • Physical performance testing.
  • Nutritional status assessment.
  • SEMG (static & dynamic electromyology).

Nutritional Counseling
Your overall health is our top priority. That’s why we offer nutritional counseling designed to help you learn how to improve your health by eating smart.
Our nutritional counseling service teaches you food basics, We’ll help you to create a balanced eating program that will boost your energy and help you to manage any health problems you might have. We’ll also teach you when it’s appropriate to use nutritional supplements and how to do so safely.
Good nutrition supports good health. Let us help you create a plan for healthy living.

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Massage Therapy
Massage can ease pain and improve range of motion. Our massage specialists can develop a program that benefits your overall health, increases flexibility, reduces discomfort and improves your sense of well-being through relaxation.
We offer a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage and Myofascial Release.

Pettinato Chiropractic Center offers several educational programs including a monthly newsletter.
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