Specialized, Integrative Care
Sweere Clinic offers chiropractic, functional neurology, and acupuncture to a wide population of patients. Our providers are uniquely prepared to help you with complex health conditions and traumas, and work together to ensure that you get comprehensive, effective care. No matter what brings you to Sweere Clinic, you can expect a fully personalized treatment plan that centers your goals, ultimately leading to you getting back to the life and activities you love.
Chiropractic care is a unique, yet separate branch of the healing arts which addresses symptoms and conditions with a primary focus on the neuromusculoskeletal system.
It is a non-surgical, non-drug approach to promoting your body’s ability to heal itself. Your doctor of chiropractic considers everything that contributes to your overall health and wellbeing – your health history, family history, current symptoms, eating habits, work, and lifestyle.
At Sweere Clinic, our chiropractors have additional certification in the following chiropractic specializations: Functional Neurology, Gonstead Technique, and NUCCA.
As a speciality of chiropractic, functional neurology takes an integrative approach: assessing how your body’s neurologic, metabolic, nutritional, and biomechanical systems are interacting with one another.
What does this mean for you? Beyond looking at the structure and alignment of your spine, your provider may also pay attention to your visual system, your inner ear, your diet, and more to understand what is causing your symptoms.
Research has proven that the brain can change and develop new connections at all ages. A functional neurologist’s treatment—including traditional chiropractic adjustment, visual therapies, and vestibular therapies (balance/inner ears)—works to enhance the performance of the brain and nervous system. These therapies can increase neuroplasticity and help your nervous system to work more efficiently and build new connections.
Patients who benefit most from treatment with a functional neurology perspective have chronic, neurological symptoms (dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, headaches) and/or have experienced trauma, such as a concussion or stroke.
Dr. Erik Reis is a Board Certified Chiropractic Functional Neurologist.
The Gonstead System utilizes the following methods of analysis for spinal evaluation: case history, x-ray analysis, instrumentation, static and motion palpation, along with visualizing the patient’s postural patterns. This provides the necessary clinical information to ensure a mechanically specific and precise, yet very gentle adjustment to address only the problem areas.
Like all chiropractic treatment, the Gonstead System can safely and effectively correct a wide range of symptoms. This specific corrective approach will produce long-lasting and permanent results well beyond the recommended treatment plan.
Patients who may benefit most from treatment with a Gonstead Chiropractor are those with complex, long-term symptoms that have not been relieved by other treatment approaches.
Dr. David Geary is a leader in the Gonstead system and approach.
The NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) technique is a gentle form of chiropractic without pushing, twisting, or rapid adjustments. NUCCA doctors use precise x-rays of the head and neck and mathematical measurement analysis to pinpoint and correct each person’s unique misalignment pattern.
After your first adjustment, a NUCCA doctor will take a post x-ray to show how the spine responded. Because NUCCA technique pinpoints the cause, there will be less need for repeated corrections, as the body wants to heal itself.
The NUCCA technique is a great option for those with fear of traditional chiropractic adjustments. Patients with chronic headaches or neck pain, mental health problems, or arthritis may benefit most from seeing a NUCCA doctor.
Dr. Kerry Johnson is a board-certified NUCCA doctor and credentialed instructor.
Acupuncture relieves pain, restores vitality, and enhances life. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body at prescribed points using sterile disposable needles no thicker than a human hair.
Acupuncturists often prescribe Chinese herbal formulas to deepen the effect of treatment and complete the healing changes that acupuncture has begun.
Whole-body health includes proper movement to prevent injury, avoid long-term damage, and maximize performance. The Biomechanics Lab 3D Gait and Movement analysis reveals subtle yet significant issues that can cause excessive strain on your joints. Whether you are training for the season, for the marathon, or just your weekly walk, our in-house 3D-analysis can be part of your comprehensive treatment.
Fluid Health & Fitness
Fluid Health & Fitness, a Stillwater-based healthcare organization, has joined us with specialties such as physical therapy, functional integrated exercise, and nutrition services. To be seen for these services at the Sweere Clinic please call 1-844-358-4343 or visit fluidhealthandfitness.com to learn more.
Physical therapists utilize evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of impairments that limit a person’s ability to move or perform functional and athletic activities, whether it is related to an acute injury, chronic pain, or following surgery. As movement experts, they will address all aspects of movement impairment including mobility, strength, and neuromuscular coordination in order to improve and optimize an individual’s function and performance. The physical therapist will evaluate, diagnose, and treat the movement dysfunctions through a variety of methods including manual and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, pain-relieving modalities, and a customized home exercise program.
For individuals who have less pain, or who suffer from chronic or recurrent injury cycles, we offer wellness services focusing on functional movement sequencing and postural restoration in order to improve longevity, maintain joint stability, and prevent degenerative musculoskeletal disease states. Corrective exercises will be prescribed in order to improve the body’s maintenance of its center of gravity to prevent movement compensation, increase core stability, and progress through three major stages:
- Injury Restoration and Prevention
- Return to Function/Activity
- Return to Sport
Optimal nutrition is imperative for good health, efficient body function, body organ activity, and performance. Nutrition is also a key factor in maintaining a healthy weight & a healthy body fat ratio, optimizing and rebuilding strong & healthy tissues, and also key for healthy aging & vitality. Without proper nutrition, significant consequences can ensue both physically, mentally, and even unseen internally. We offer nutrition services with a registered dietician who will categorize and prioritize nutritional deficiencies and imbalances customized to each individual in order to optimize body composition and response to physical exercise and other stressors and lifestyle conditions.