Dr. Amanda Courtney D.C. 

Dr. Courtney’s journey began when she graduated with her Honors Bachelor of Sciences degree in Life Sciences from McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada. She then made the life changing move to earn her doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida. She excelled in her academics graduating Cum Laude. During this time she became passionate about wellness and prenatal chiropractic care. Dr. Courtney has since treated thousands of patients. She has treated patients from 2 weeks to 90+ years of age providing genuine, compassionate care. Dr. Courtney is thankful to have found her home in Rockledge, FL and is proud to be a small business owner in the Suntree, FL community. 

Our approach for developing your care plan

Your first visit begins with a consultation discussing your medical health history. During this time Dr. Courtney will listen to your story. Based on the information that you provide a thorough examination is performed. The results of this testing and your medical history will provide essential information when designing an individualized care plan. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. As a result you will experience reduced pain and better mobility.

Chiropractors address the root cause of your condition in order to provide the best and most effective treatment. Time and time again we have found that continued care is a crucial part of maintaining balance, optimal nervous system function, long term recovery and injury prevention.

Chiropractors treat various conditions including: 

Low back pain

Nerve pain including Sciatica 

-Neck pain

-Headaches

Prenatal discomfort

Disc injuries

Shoulder injuries

Knee injuries 

 

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Your Treatment

Adjustments

The adjustment is the primary treatment used by Chiropractors for treating spinal or extremity complaints. The doctor will find areas of restricted motion and then apply a gentle thrust into the joint. This allows proper motion and function of the joint to be restored. The nerves that originate from the spine, travel to organs and tissues throughout the whole body. Chiropractic adjustments have the ability to improve not only back pain, but overall nervous system function.

There are many common misconceptions when it comes to the actual “cracking” sound made using specific adjustment techniques. It is much more gentle than anticipated. The sound is actually called a cavitation. It is caused gas being released within the joint. This helps decompress the spine, reducing stress and restoring normal biomechanics. There is no wearing of joints due to “grinding.”  In fact, quite the opposite. Adjustments improve the motion of your joints and limit the dysfunctional “grinding” that is often noted with arthritis. Most people feel decreased stress, tension, and better mobility after an adjustment. 

Ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy can treat both chronic and acute injuries. This treatment is great at addressing musculature injuries (muscles, tendons, ligaments and bone) involving inflammation. The goal is to reduce pain, speed healing by penetrating deep into the tissue, bringing blood flow to the area, and breaking down scar tissue. Some examples of conditions ultrasound can help treat are: sprains, tendinitis, and bursitis.

Electrical Stimulation
There are many forms of electrical stimulation used to treat a large variety of musculoskeletal injuries and nerve pain. E-Stim accelerates deep tissue healing by electrical impulses that cause repeated muscle contractions. These contractions increasing blood flow helping repair injured muscles and improve their strength through cycles of contraction and relaxation. E-stim focus also sends signals that reach the nerves, to block pain receptors from being sent to the brain, resulting in pain relief. 

One common question is: “How is E-Stim different than the TENS unit I have at home?” There is a large difference. Although TENS units help reduce the pain signals the current is not as strong and no muscle contraction occurs eliminating the healing component. 

Soft Tissue Therapy

IASTM (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) is a technique used to break up fascial adhesions (the connective tissue surrounding your muscles) and scar tissue. This results in improved range of motion, more efficient biomechanics and brings blood flow to the area allowing injuries will heal more quickly.

Rapid Release Therapy

Rapid Release Therapy is a FDA registered high-speed vibration device. It targets large and small muscle areas to reduce muscle spasm, trigger points and break down scar tissue. This treatment vibrates at 10,000 RPM using this energy to help reduce pain, tension, stress, and muscle tightness. 

Rehabilitation exercises

Specific exercises and stretches will be implemented into patient care plans. This helps to maintain your results between adjustments and muscular therapies.

Exercises will be demonstrated in the office and will be implemented for at home use to enhance healing.

Who we help

Chiropractic care for babies & children:
Dr. Courtney is experienced in working with patients of all ages. This being said, babies and children are often forgotten when it comes to chiropractic care. Many people ask “why do children need adjustments, they don’t have any pain?”. Let’s start from the beginning, the birthing process can be a traumatic event. Chiropractors check the spine following birth and throughout childhood to ensure optimal neurological and structural development. When infants are developing their bones have not fully hardened yet (ossified). Because of this they are subject to injury or may develop misalignment’s chiropractors call subluxations from infancy. We have all seen children crawling, climbing, falling, playing sports etc. It is a part of childhood but can have long term effects if left untreated. Chiropractic adjustments are a great addition to your families health habits. Developing these habits in your children from a young age will contribute to your family’s optimal health.

To learn more read our blog about pediatric chiropractic care. 

Chiropractic for pregnancy:

Dr. Courtney is a Webster certified chiropractor. This means that she has specific training in prenatal chiropractic care. The technique involves an analysis and gentle adjustment to the sacrum (tail bone). In addition gentle massage of specific muscles and ligaments reduce stress on your body and baby. The goal is to reduce the effects of pelvic imbalance. This restores proper maternal physiology. By addressing several causes of dystocia (stalled labor) ,the Webster technique may lead to a safer easier birth outcome.

Pelvic imbalance impacts:

– comfort for both mom and baby

-optimal fetal positioning

– labor progression

Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to help treat discomfort developed during pregnancy. Prenatal adjustments can help with low back, sciatica pain, mid back and neck pain. 

There is no contact with baby at any time.

To learn more read our blog on Chiropractic care during pregnancy.

 

 

Chiropractic for seniors

Many senior citizens are benefiting from pain relief, increased mobility and balance because of regular chiropractic care. 

 It is a well known fact that degenerative disc disease and arthritis are common as we age. The severity can vary depending on the amount of stress your body has been through over the years. How can chiropractors help with this? Chiropractic adjustments restore proper motion to the joints helping to prevent arthritis. Once arthritis develops adjustments can slow down the arthritic process. This is why preventative chiropractic adjustments are so important. As a result you will have improved quality of life for years to come. 

Ever wonder why people “shrink” when they age? 

Did you know that your discs make up ¼ of your body height?

The answer is that degeneration (dehydration or injury) of your discs is what causes this. 

Get adjusted today to prevent further injury to your spine. 

Athletes

 Almost every major sports team hire chiropractors to ensure their team  can perform their best! Chiropractic adjustment help athletes improve performance, reduce the risk of injury and improve nervous system function.

If a runners pelvis is not moving correctly their maximum stride potential cannot be reached.

If a swimmers sacrum is restricted their ability to kick efficiently is reduced.

These small changes in bio-mechanics have significant performance impacts. There is a the reason athletes like Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps and Tom Brady are all proud patients of chiropractors. They want to be the best and perform to their full potential!

Sports Physicals are offered for middle and high school aged students for $25.00.

Payment Options

Spine by Design Chiropractic knows how important your health and wellness is. In order to provide the necessary care our patients need pricing is structured to help people with many different budgets. We want to make sure you and your family get the best quality of care while keeping it affordable for you and your family.

We do this by offering a discount care program called ChiroHealthUSA. Ask for more information on your first visit.  

We also offer special pricing for active duty military and Veterans. Your services is appreciated and we know that you need access to chiropractic care just as much if not more than everyone else. Being the wife of a Veteran and a member of the Florida Veteran owned Business association. My goal is to provide the best quality care at an affordable price to those that serve this country.

Insurance companies we are in network with: Cigna, BCBS, Medicare, and United health care. 

Please check your insurance plan to understand your chiropractic coverage, we are also happy to help.

Feel free to call us directly to explore any questions you may have.

 

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