Dr. Renee Gordon takes great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to her patients. She believes in educating her patients about their health and chiropractic, and offers options regarding treatment, recovery and improved health and function. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services offered in her office.
Chiropractic Care at Renee J. Gordon, D.C. in Westlake Village:
Dr. Gordon provides advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Applied Kinesiology and Vector Point Therapy are just two of our primary advanced chiropractic techniques. For more information on chiropractic and these techniques, please see About Chiropractic and Our Techniques
Sports Injury Therapy
Applied Kinesiology is ideal when it comes to treating sports injuries. With this technique, Dr. Gordon can assess and correct the joints as well as the muscles in the injured area(s), speeding up the recovery time. In addition to focusing on the injured area(s), she will balance the entire body from head to toe and may support it with nutritional supplementation in order to minimize future injuries and achieve optimum health!
Chiropractors work with the body's ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth. Chiropractic care in the mother prepares her for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in the pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments. This affords the fetus the room to develop without restrictions to its forming cranium, spine, and other skeletal structures. It also offers the baby room to move into the best possible position for birth. With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia (difficult labor). Interference to the mother's vital nervous system which controls and coordinates all of her systems and functions are also reduced, allowing for better development of the baby. On going care throughout pregnancy allows for a safer and easier delivery for the mother, and can help decrease the potential for intervention.
Dr. Gordon teaches her patients special exercises that are designed for neurological re-education and to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in optimum health.
Dr. Gordon often finds it helpful to help direct her patients regarding certain activities they should refrain from or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Her goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. She recognizes that each patient is a whole person and strives to help them reach optimum health and wellness.
A comprehensive blood chemistry panel is among the most efficient, effective, and affordable general screening tests that will allow Dr. Gordon to accurately assess the degree of health or disease in a patient. It serves as a complete, yet inexpensive way to assess all major bodily functions. Functional analysis (vs. pathological analysis) is used to assess risk for disease before disease develops. Conventional medicine (pathological analysis) is primarily concerned with the diagnosis of disease, and rarely focuses on prevention. Through Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Dr. Gordon can provide her
patients with sound recommendations, screen for a variety of health
issues, and monitor changes and improvements in health.
Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? What you take into your body is vital to the way you feel and perform throughout the day. Your body depends on chemical reactions to create mental and physical energy, define your moods, store and retrieve memories, run your digestive, immune, and reproductive systems, and just about everything else you do. Dr. Gordon provides specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance her patients' return to optimal health. Through a combination of diagnostic tests and Applied Kinesiology protocols, Dr. Gordon will determine precisely what your body lacks or needs less of, and will guide you in making positive changes to your diet, directing you to effective supplements when necessary.
Symptoms associated with food intolerance include: Bloating, diarrhea, constipation, frequent infections, anxiety, depression, irritability, muscle and joint aches, arthritis, asthma, acne, eczema, hives, itching, skin rashes, water retention, headaches, migraines, rhinitis (sneezing, itchy, runny nose, nasal congestion, or postnasal drip), weight gain and fatigue. Dr. Gordon can quickly and non-invasively determine functional imbalances such as allergies (sensitivities), organ dysfunction, Candida (proliferation of common intestinal yeast), hypoglycemia (blood sugar problems), digestive disturbances, and nutritional deficiencies. She is then able to propose a protocol that is easy to monitor and restore biochemical balance in a relatively a short period of time with the help of diet and high caliber, professional grade supplements. Please see Products.
Salivary Hormone Testing:
Dr. Gordon provides access to one of the most advanced laboratories with regards to Salivary Hormone Testing. Diagnos-Techs, Inc. was the 1st lab in the United States to implement salivary-based hormone assessment into routine clinical practice. Many hormones can be assessed through salivary testing such as Adrenal Stress Index, Female Hormone Panel, Male Hormone Panel, Gastro-Intestinal Panel, and Thyroid Function along with a multitude of other options.
Custom Biomechanical Foot Orthotics:
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions. Dr. Gordon knows that alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck could be caused by a misalignment in your spine, which is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet. It's a chain reaction. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, orthotics will enhance your body's performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Orthotics can complement your healthcare professional's treatment when you stand, walk, and live your active life.
Neuro Emotional Technique:
Emotions are natural and healthy. They are built-in response mechanisms that primarily protect and promote our general survival. However, when our body is out of balance, emotions can literally "short circuit" our nervous system, affecting our beliefs, our behaviors, and even our physical body! The Neuro Emotional Technique® (NET) can help bring the body back into balance using a mind-body approach.
Massage therapy improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well being, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. Dr. Gordon's office offers a variety of therapeutic massage services including deep tissue massage, acupressure, myofascial release, sports massage, manual lymph drainage, Pregnancy massage, Swedish massage, and more.
Essential oils are the life force that is distilled from various parts of plants, including its flowers, fruit, seeds, roots, twigs, leaves and bark. They are the regenerating, oxygenating and immune defense properties that allow plants to thrive. Dr. Gordon uses them provide an enjoyable and relaxing way to enhance your health and well-being. Essential oils affect most through the sense of smell, which is the most complex and sensitive of all the five senses. When you breathe in a scent, the olfactory receptors identify the aroma. The nerve cells then relay the information directly to the Limbic system of the brain. It is here where scents can activate your memories and possibly influence your behavior. The Pituitary gland and the hypothalamus region of the brain work together with the Limbic system to regulate hormones that govern appetite, metabolism, body temperature, the production of insulin, sex drive, conscious thought and your immune system. Essential oils are chemically heterogenic, meaning they are diverse in their effects and benefits. With the use of essential oils, Dr. Gordon is providing an invaluable benefit to your entire body, mind and spirit.