With the addition of a second location in Slater, Fitzgibbon Chiropractic with Kylie Clemons, DC, Chiropractor, is utilizing multiple strategies to help people overcome pain, not just in their back but in other joints and muscles as well.
“When we took over the late Dr. Allegri’s clinic in Slater, we also integrated treatments he was using to make sure community members still has access to therapies that had benefitted them in the past,” said Clemons. “We are able to utilize heat packs to help relax muscles and E-Stim or Electro Stimulation therapy to help reduce pain.”
The two new therapies for Fitzgibbon Chiropractic are only available in the Slater location. They are in addition to the state-of-the-art MLS Laser Therapy treatments available in the Marshall office. Fitzgibbon Chiropractic in Marshall has moved inside Marshall Family Practice, located inside the Fitzgibbon medical clinic building on the south side of the hospital. The move was necessary as part of the opening of the second location.
“MLS laser therapy allows us to treat numerous conditions, from tendon and ligament sprains to wound care. It has shown to be very effective in aiding in the rapid healing of superficial injuries such as wounds or ulcers,” said Clemons. “It also is very effective in reducing swelling and helping athletes to recover quickly after an injury.”
MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts, on average, eight minutes. Patients may experience a painless sensation at the point of application. Patients may experience positive results in as little as one treatment; but subsequent treatments may be recommended, depending on the nature of the injury requiring care.
Acute injuries or conditions, such as muscle soreness or joint strains, usually are relieved rather quickly, while more chronic conditions can be controlled with regular laser treatments.
“The availability of laser therapy allows people to receive relief from pain and inflammation without having to leave the community,” said Clemons. “When you are already in pain, the last thing you want to do is go out of town to get relief.”
Laser therapy is a great alternative for pain treatment - instead of opioid or other medications that may have unwanted side effects. With laser therapy, there is very little risk and virtually no side effects.
MLS Laser Therapy has been shown to effectively treat a myriad of conditions including back and shoulder pain, joint, neck and knee pain, arthritis and bursitis including sciatic pain, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and tennis and golfer’s elbow. The technique also can be used to reduce scarring following surgery or other injury.
Dr. Clemons sees patients in Slater on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Appointments are available in Marshall on Tuesdays and Fridays. To make your appointment in Slater Fitzgibbon Chiropractic at (660) 529-3610 and in Marshall at (660) 831-3743. If you already a patient within the Fitzgibbon system, you may see Dr. Clemons’ schedule and book an appointment directly through your FitzChart Patient Portal located on the Fitzgibbon Hospital website at www.fitzgibbon.org.