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Chiropractic Services

We offer a variety of services based on the individual needs and preferences of each patient. During your initial appointment, Dr. Heather will do a complete history and physical exam in order to determine what is causing your pain. Your treatment plan may then include any or all of the following:

Chiropractic Adjustments

The chiropractic adjustment is the most important part of your therapy. The purpose of the adjustment is to restore lost motion to restricted joints and help restore normal biomechanics to the affected region. Dr. Heather is trained in traditional, Diversified adjusting techniques, Drop Table Technique and the Impulse technique. The Impulse adjusting instrument is a patented and FDA registered device that was specifically created to deliver gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function. Dr. Heather can demonstrate each technique to you and help you decide which one is right for you.

Physical modalities

We use a variety of physical modalities to help treat the soft tissues in the regions of complaint. Your treatment may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Ultrasound
  • Interferential muscle stimulation
  • Moist Heat
  • Ice
  • Massage techniques
  • Graston Technique

Rehabilitation

We also employ a variety of stretches and exercises as part of our comprehensive approach. These activities are taught in the office and we make sure you are performing them correctly. Once you are proficient, you will be expected to continue with these activities at home in order to support your body through the healing process. Dr. Heather feels that rehabilitation is an essential part of the recovery process.

Graston Technique

Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
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Pregnancy & Chiropractic

Dr. Heather has a passion for treating pregnant women. Having 2 children herself, Dr. Heather knows first-hand how drastically your body changes during pregnancy. With regular chiropractic care, your pregnancy can be more comfortable and enjoyable.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been reported to:

  • decrease back pain associated with pregnancy
  • allow the baby to assume the proper position for birth
  • decrease labor and delivery times

Dr. Heather is certified in the Webster Technique, used specifically to help the baby assume the head down position for birth. She also has extensive graduate and post-graduate training in pregnancy care. She receives regular referrals from local mid-wives and is willing to work with your health care practitioner to provide you with the best possible care.

Please call the office for special discounts to become a new patient during pregnancy.

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Chiropractic is a safe and effective healthcare option that treats joint and muscular pain without the use of drugs or surgery.

Heather Connolly, DC, FICPA
338 River Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 225-8958

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