Dr. Lippitt has space in his office suitable for an optometrist. We are located in Westshore Plaza, amid several medical offices. Please contact Dr. Lippitt for further information. 943 (HELP)4357
Question: from Stiff At Work
Hi Doc, Why am I stiff when I sit at the computer and not after a good workout?
Sure, you work out from time to time, then spend hours in front of the computer. Typing is not going to be an Olympic sport soon, but that doesn't convince millions from doing it for hours at a time - often because they have no choice. Just sitting for hours in one position can cause problems with both joints and muscle groups. Pausing from your work station to stretch often and using the right stretches can help get rid of, or at least help the problem.
Question: from Mrs. Ebanks, Dec 15
Most spinal adjustments are not painful at all and, as a matter of fact, patients feel very good and often free pain almost immediately. Adjustments are also very safe with no harmful or dangerous side effects.
To give an adjustment the chiropractor locates a vertebra, or any other bone, which has slipped from its normal position and is causing nerve pressure and irritation and carefully and skillfully moves that vertebra or back bone into its position. In most cases this is done by making contact in a very special manner, usually with the hands, directly over the affected vertebra or other bone, and making a gentle movement.
You can be sure that the great benefits you will receive from chiropractic adjustments will more than offset any momentary discomfort you may experience.
At West Shore Health & Wellness, we strive for excellence through superior patient treatment, education and satisfaction. We dedicate ourselves to help each person in our care reach an optimal level of health by providing them with the most complete and up to date health care possible.
Dr. Greg Lippitt BSc, D.C., C.A.F.C.I, has had thirty years experience as a chiropractic practitioner in Canada. He graduated from Western States Chiropractic College, Portland Oregon in 1981, and built a large multidisciplinary practice in Calgary Alberta before coming to the Caymans. He is certified in Medical acupuncture, and has extensive experience in dealing with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain of all descriptions from whiplash injuries including back pain, tendonitis, head, neck and facial pain, muscle strains and joint sprains, fibromyalgia and repetitive pains from overuse.
After 30 years of practice in his busy office in Calgary, Alberta, where among his patients he treated Olympic and nationally rated athletes, Dr. Greg decided to exit the fast lane. His international search for the best place to settle led him to Grand Cayman Island, where he could still do what he loves, and enjoy the slower pace of the islands.
See his website at www.drgreglippitt.com
Dr. Lippitt has significant experience in the following techniques:
• Medical Acupuncture
• McKenzie Protocol
Originally developed by athletes and orthopedic surgeons, Graston Technique is an innovative patented form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively treat acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. The technique breaks down scar tissue, reduces swelling and inflammation, increases range of motion and reduces pain and restriction in tissues. The tools, which are specifically designed for various regions of the body, are applied to the injured area resulting in fast relief. Graston is particularly effective for sports injuries and is presently used by all NFL and NHL teams as well as other professional sporting organizations for treatment of their athletes.
Mulligan is a physiotherapy technique that involves end range loading of a joint. This in turn stretches the deep intrinsic structures of the injured joint. It is found to increase range of motion and decrease pain and is very effective in treating both osteoarthritis and bursitis of the hips before surgery may be required. Dr. Lippitt has treated hundreds of patients with this technique resulting in extraordinary results.
McKenzie Protocol uses exercises to effect the internal dynamics of the spinal disc which are often the root cause in spinal pain. It is an excellent treatment for acute and chronic spinal pain, sciatica, and disc problems.
Medical Acupuncture is a variation on traditional acupuncture in that the practitioner correlates treatment with knowledge of the anatomy and injured tissues. The goal of the treatment is to relieve muscle shortening which presses on and irritates spinal and/or peripheral nerves and other structures such as spinal facet joints. The result of the treatment is threefold:
• a stretch receptor in the muscle is stimulated resulting in the muscle being relaxed
• the insertion of the needle causes a small injury to the area resulting in initiation of the healing process
• the electrical potential in the muscle following insertion of the needle helps the nerve function normally again.
Though it may feel like a miracle, the principle of chiropractic is simple. When the body is well aligned, muscles, joints, and ligaments function together with greater ease. Perhaps even more importantly, chiropractic care helps prevent injuries that can result from overtaxing a particular part of the body that may be compensating for those that aren't functioning as well. Through chiropractic the body gets a tune-up. We're ready to roll— more efficiently and with a greater sense of well-being.
Call for your appointment at his new location at West Shore Wellness conviently located across from Chicken! Chicken! in the West Shore Centre. 943-4357 (HELP)
Our hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - noon and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - noon
Call 943-4357 (HELP)
emergency contact: 517-9029
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