Welcome to Handly Chiropractic & Wellness Center Our focus is Patient Centered Care!
Dr. Don Handly
Veterans!! We are approved by the VA to take care of your pain!
To all the Veterans out there! You now have access to Chiropractic and Acupuncture Care here at Handly Chiropractic. The program will continue through the Veterans Administration directly. All you need to do is go to your VA Primary Care Provider and ask for a referral! We are here to help you lead a more pain-free life.
Congratulations for finding us! Come and check us out. We are located on Kings Mountain Road, right behind Nani's Corner!
Our clinic has a unique approach to Chiropractic. We let you be in control! We give you the information to make an informed decision and you run the show. If you only want short term pain control....WE CAN DO THAT! If you want long term restorative care, nutritional advice, kinesiotaping or rehabilitative exercises, WE CAN DO THAT! We also have Acupuncture available! Handly Chiropractic & Wellness Center is dedicated to helping people regain and maintain control of their health through a holistic approach. We treat you like family and call you by name! If you have any questions we will answer them for you. Many people do not understand what Chiropractic does and we understand that. It can help you in more ways than you can imagine!
Our team will help get you on the road to recovery without the use of drugs or surgery. Our methods are 100 percent natural and based on years of training and experience.
If you have any questions AT ALL feel free to email or call our office. No question is silly. Not very many people understand what Chiropractic is as a health care alternative. The Internet can be confusing and not very personal. Let us talk to you with no pressure, anonymously if you wish....we are here for you.
- There is no fee for a consultation with Dr. Handly to discuss your concerns and his approach to your care.
- We accept new patients from all insurance companies as well as those without insurance. We do not, however, participate with all Insurance companies. Please check with your Carrier. Most insurance companies do not require a referral. We are happy to verify your insurance benefits to determine your co-pay and deductible.
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, credit & debits cards, checks, and cash.
- We are now also accepting CareCredit for your care. This is a health care card that can be used for all the medical needs of your family, including Veterinarian costs! You can go to www.carecredit.com for more information or fill out an application.
- A normal fee for a standard adjustment is $50.00.
In our practice we strive for excellence through superior patient care and satisfaction. Take a moment to discover who we are.
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What We Do
Chiropractic is the leading drug-free recovery method in the world today. We also offer acupuncture, extremity adjusting. kinesiotaping, and supplements. Take a moment to discover what we do.
The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint. It is a very low force technique and you do not hear the traditional "popping" noises. For more information go to https://www.activator.com .
The Thompson Technique
Developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and means of adjusting the spinal cord. The combination produces precise adjustment.
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist in the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to adjust a specific spinal segment.
* Gentle Non-Force Techniques
Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of traditional Chinese medicine. It is proposed that Acupuncture produces it's effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body.
Just a little note to explain Dr. Handly's certification in Acupuncture since 2000, and is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine as a Physician that is allowed to do Acupuncture. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. (FIAMA). He underwent 200 hours of training and exams.This program in Acupuncture is specifically designed for physicians of all disciplines. Even though it is not intended as a full program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), numerous concepts and procedures of TCM are discussed. It specifically deals with ancient and modern concepts to include theory, philosophy, history, diagnostic methods, and specific acupuncture techniques and practices. The program incorporates procedures and techniques from a variety of countries to include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Southeast Asia as well as the People's Republic of China. In addition, special emphasis is placed on the acupuncture point location of the major meridians, the fundamentals of acupuncture physiology, the concepts of Five Elements, auriculotherapy, scalp acupuncture, and hand acupuncture. The program also focuses on special emphasis on specific needling techniques, electroacupuncture, laser acupuncture along with precautions, complications, and contraindications of an acupuncture practice. Clinical competence, safety to the public and academic excellence are paramount.
Dry needling is very similar to Acupuncture as the same type of needles are used to achieve the desired effect. Dry needling is also known as myofascial trigger point therapy. It involves the use of solid filiform needles for therapy of muscle pain, including pain related to myofascial pain syndrome. A minimum of 50 hours of face-to-face IMS/Dry needling course study, online study is not considered appropriate training.
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities, including ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation to complement our other treatments.