Simmonds Chiropractic
2417 Pacific Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501

Chiropractic Care

Dr. Simmonds is proficient in many techniques of adjusting the spine, and he realizes that not everyone needs the same type of adjustment or treatment. While some patients love the traditional chiropractic adjustment, some are not comfortable with all of the “popping”. Dr. Simmonds has many alternative ways of adjusting the spine in a way that the patient is comfortable with. The primary method of chiropractic used at Dandrea Chiropractic is Chiropractic Biophysics. Chiropractic Biophysics® (CBP®) is a specialty within the chiropractic profession that focuses specifically on the analysis and restoration of the Essential Spinal Curves using state of the art, scientifically proven methods of adjusting, exercising, and stretch therapy. CBP® is unique within the profession because it is the only specialty proven to restore the structure of the spine (posture) to within normal limits. CBP® was founded upon principles of mathematics and engineering to determine how abnormal loads and stresses effect the spine and nervous system and how abnormal postures can be permanently corrected through the application of specific forces and exercises to the muscles and ligaments of the spine.

"Posture has been shown to affect and moderate every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are the functions most easily influenced by posture” (AJPM).

The maintenance of ideal spinal curves is vital to eliminating pain and increasing longevity, quality of life and ultimately, optimal health and well-being.

To learn more about Chiropractic Biophysics®

Revolutionary Spinal Rehabilitation with Power Plate®

Simmonds Chiropractic now offers the ground breaking equipment of Power Plate®. This revolutionary machine uses vibration to maximize blood circulation and distribution which is very important when restoring damaged muscles and tissue throughout the body. Additionally, the Power Plate can activate 200% more muscle spindle activity during exercise which can lead to extraordinary results.

The Power Plate equipment at our Olympia facility is utilized in many of our patients’ spinal rehabilitation programs. Current research has found that integrating this cutting-edge equipment into our patient’s programs help with the rebuilding of bones, muscle strength, conditioning, and overall exercising performance. This state-of-the-art equipment can also assist in extending flexibility and range of motion as well as increasing our body’s metabolism and fat-burning abilities. Our Power Plate® equipment at Dandrea Chiropractic and Massage is also very beneficial for our patients that want to build muscle and strength but do not have the ability to handle heavy weights or resistance training. The Power Plate is a great tool for natural weight loss.

The Power Plate® machines consists of a positioning plate that creates a vibration which when stood, kneeled, or laid upon, distributes vibrating currents through the patient’s body. These vibrations stimulate our patient’s muscles and tissue and create the same muscular contractions and reflexes that occur when traditional weight-training techniques are performed. The Power Plate’s vibration components are also capable of targeting an individual muscle group which works out the targeted region to its fullest component.

The Power Plate line of equipment is world renowned and used by professional athletes for condition training and rehabilitation. Among many well known names, world famous basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal and Seattle Seahawk quarterback, Matt Hasselbeck, have relied heavily on the Power Plate equipment to combat injuries and even rehabilitation after surgeries.

Beneficial Effects of Massage Therapy

Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and state anxiety. Theories behind what massage might do include blocking nociception (gait control theory), activating the parasympathetic nervous system which may stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, preventing fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep. Here at Dandrea Chiropractic and Massage, we have an entire team of well trained, licensed massage therapists that are proficient in a number of massage techniques ranging from therapeutic deep tissue massage to relaxing Swedish massage. Please feel free to stop buy our office to schedule an appointment, or take a tour of our facility.

The following techniques are just some of the services that we provide here at our facility:

  1. Trigger Point
  2. Swedish
  3. Deep Tissue
  4. Sports
  5. Reflexology
  6. Cranial Sacral
  7. Pregnancy Massage
  8. Energy Work
  9. Thai Massage
  10. Auto Injury Rehabilitation

*Many health insurance companies cover therapeutic massage with a doctor’s referral. Our in house doctor is licensed to make referrals for massage therapy if deemed necessary after a physical examination.

Power Plate® - Building Better Bodies, Better Health & Better Life

Power Plate® is the premium vibration-exercise machine powering a new dimension in wellness solutions for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. The potential benefits from incorporating a Power Plate® workout into your regular routine, whether you are an elite-level athlete, fitness enthusiast, or average user, are tremendous.

Power Plate® machines are a great alternative for people who enjoy an active lifestyle, but do not have the time for a lengthy work-out three or more times a week. Acceleration Training™ exercise using Power Plate® machines offers a number of important benefits that will help fitness goals easily be achieved or exceeded.

There are health benefits possible for everyone, such as enhanced metabolism, increased bone mineral density, reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, elevation of Human Growth Hormone and improved lymphatic flow. Power Plate® machines help the body in all these ways with little impact on joints and ligaments, and without always feeling like traditional "exercise."

Fulfill your potential!

Weight Loss - program designed to optimize weight loss.

Increased Bone Density - Improve bone mineral density to help fight bone loss & osteoporosis.

Fitness - Acceleration Training™ exercise using Power Plate® machines offers a number of important benefits that will help fitness goals be easily achieved or exceeded.

Sports Performance - Acceleration Training™ exercise is designed to dramatically enhance sports training as both a supplement to & an alternative form of training.

Golf - Feel better! Swing better! Score better! Professional golfers know that the key to success is optimum fitness, strength, flexibility, and range of motion. regular training can help you fulfill your potential & lower your handicap.

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