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Our Services: Bunion Treatments, Acupuncture & Chiropractor Services

Full length of confident young doctor on white backgroundEveryone’s body is different and as such, each person responds differently to chiropractic care. Dr. Levingston practices multiple techniques for just this reason, to personalize your care to meet your body’s needs and to help you live your life to the fullest.

If you have been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a certain way, do not hesitate to let Dr. Levingston know. We are here to serve you.

Techniques Used:

Activator

Activator is a very gentle type of adjustment. This technique includes a hand held instrument which delivers a localized low force adjustment which relaxes muscle spindles. Activator is a good technique for children or osteoporotic patients and is also helpful for adjusting elbows, wrists, knees and other joints of the body.

Diversified

Diversified technique utilizes twisting motions to create adjustments in the spine. There are often audible sounds or “cavitations” with these types of adjusting that consists of gases leaving the joint space. This was the first chiropractic technique developed over 115 years ago, and is still used widely today. Please talk to your doctor if you are osteoporotic, as this may not be the best way for you to be adjusted.

Cox

Cox Technique makes use of flexion-distraction and decompression to adjust and manipulate the spine, thus …

  • increasing intervertebral disc height, which removes tension on the anular fibers and the spinal nerve and improves circulation
  • dropping pressure within the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc
  • increasing the area of the intervertebral foramen by up to 28%
  • and essentially realigning the spine by restoring vertebral joints to their proper physiological relationships of motion

Cox Technique flexion-distraction and decompression is a well-researched, well-documented, and proven-effective technique for decompressing spinal nerves and treating low back pain. It’s a gentle, non-surgical, no-force procedure that helps the spine heal properly – and keeps it as pain free as possible.

Thompson

Thompson Technique is different from traditional chiropractic techniques. There is no bending, twisting, or cracking. Using a special table with a unique drop piece mechanism and an individual’s own weight, specific chiropractic adjustments are delivered in a very effective and gentle manner.

Physiotherapist doing accupunctureDr. Robert Levingston, DC FIAMA was trained under Dr. John Amaro DC, FACC, FIAMA, Dipl. Acupuncture who is an internationally known author, lecturer and practitioner. He has appeared in over 100 television and radio interviews and more than 100 magazine and newspaper interviews in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia since 1973. He brings to the podium a level of expertise which few have attained. He has been described as one of the nation’s most dynamic speakers. In addition, patients from four continents have visited his personal clinic for treatment. Dr. Levingston implements Dr. Amaro’s proven acupuncture protocols for over 300 conditions to successfully heal his patients.


The Levingston Method™ offers a revolutionary alternative to painful bunion surgery and long recovery time. Dr. Levingston is the only practitioner in the United States that offers this revolutionary non-surgical bunion treatment. Dr. Levingston begins by performing a full comprehensive exam to determine the best course of action to correct and straighten the big toe and shrink the bunion utilizing his 12 Point Bunion No Surgery System:

  • Ankle, Foot, Toe Alignment
  • Muscle Imbalance
  • Nerve Function
  • Foot Health
  • Foot Swelling
  • Joint Inflammation/Rehydration
  • Poor Joint Motion
  • Bad Posture
  • Muscle Tightness and Pain
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Foot Muscle Strength
  • Gait

The comprehensive examination examines all these components and treats patients with a combination of Microcurrent, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Rapid Release Therapy Machine, Foot/Toe Exercises, Advanced Muscle Therapy Techniques, Topical Creams, Natural Anti-Inflammatories (to address inflamed joints) and a Bunion Splint. Patients are showing amazing results in as fast as 10 treatments!

To get your free no surgery bunion report and learn about our bunion treatment, visit our bunion blog!

Scar Tissue forms in the body as a temporary patching mechanism for wounds caused by surgery, trauma or repetitive stress. This scar tissue is made from collagen, just like our skin, but without blood supply, it dies, dries out, constricts and becomes brittle. Scar tissue fastened to tissues not normally connected, is called an adhesion.  Adhesions can spread, entrapping nerves, causing pain and numbness or limiting range of motion. Un-diagnosed pain and restricted mobility are likely to be caused by these adhesions. Scar Tissue Therapy ™ is focused on relief of soft tissue problems caused by scar tissue adhesions. The shearing force of planar wave energy passes safely through flexible healthy tissue, but readily absorbed by the brittle, dense scar tissue.

RRT has determined the optimum frequency that resonates with the scar tissue for maximum effectiveness by using high speed video shot at 2000 frames/second.  With only a 2mm stroke, this therapy feels good and is completely safe. We believe that Scar Tissue Therapy™ is the most effective way to treat painful scar tissue. Scar Tissue Therapy is fast, painless and long-lasting.

RRT provides an effective non-surgical and drug-free treatment option for a wide range of conditions, often helping those who have exhausted all other options. Rapid Release is arguably the safest and most cost effective treatment on the market.

Microcurrent therapy is the use of small amounts of electrical current (measured in millionths of an amp) to relieve pain and speed healing in the soft tissues of the body.

Injuries disrupt the body’s normal electrical activity. Microcurrent therapy aims to create electrical signals similar to those that occur when the body is repairing damaged tissues, to promote the healing process. Microcurrent therapy uses amounts of electrical current so small that the patient usually cannot detect it.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Microcurrent therapy to treat problems with:

  • Blood circulation
  • Range of motion
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Venous thrombosis

Nerves and muscles damaged by accident or injury


Invented in Korea, the Migun bed combines thermal massage, acupressure, and chiropractic techniques. The beds are mechanized, with infrared-heated jade balls that run the length of your body, stretching, pressing, and massaging you from head to toe.

One of the purposes of the bed is to massage your lymph glands. Lymph glands are part of your immune system, creating cells called lymphocytes that protect your body from foreign substances.

The Migun bed also acts as a mechanical traction device, stretching and straightening the spine. Far-infrared heat is emitted by the jade rollers, which are programmed to stop, press, turn, and massage your body. The creators of the bed utilized Asian medicine techniques like acupuncture and acupressure, developing specialized programs that target specific areas of the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure works to align your energy, or “qi”, helping to balance your body. The rollers press acupressure points on the head, neck, shoulders, back, and legs, releasing tension and helping to alleviate pain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Migun bed for its use in minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis, and muscle stiffness.

 

 

Muscle Balancing Therapy is a natural remedy that deals with the underlying cause of postural dysfunction. Believing that the cause of all muscle imbalance is improper spinal curvature, the self-directed approach helps you realize where any muscle imbalances exist throughout your body and allows you to treat these imbalances with corrective maneuvers.

Myofascial Release Therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.

Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, neck, hip or pain in virtually any area containing soft tissue.

Other conditions treated by myofascial release therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia or migraine headaches. Patient symptoms usually include tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to overuse one hip or shoulder, for example a sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain