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 provide chiropractic care to 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. Continued chiropractic care as part of a preventative health approach helps you to maintain balance, achieve long term pain relief and prevent injury.
Chiropractors treat various conditions including:
–Low back pain
–Nerve pain including Sciatica
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.
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
Rapid Release Therapy
Exercises will be demonstrated in the office and will be implemented for at home use to enhance healing.
Who we help
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.
How can a chiropractor improve your athletic performance?
Almost every major sports team hire chiropractors to ensure their team can perform their best! Chiropractic adjustments help athletes improve performance, reduce the risk of injury and improve nervous system function.
If a runners pelvis has restricted motion 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.
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.
Chiropractic care for babies & children:
Six month baby girl receiving osteopathic or chiropractic treatment in pediatric clinic. Manual therapist manipulates child’s head and neck[/caption]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.
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.
Feel free to call us directly to explore any questions you may have.