We Use a Whole Team Approach to Chiropractic Instead of Just “Cracking Backs”
Practicing in Morgantown since 2005, Dr. Kevin Trembush has developed a very unique physical medicine approach that includes multiple disciplines in one office working together. “It just makes sense; explains Dr. Trembush “It is a shame that more facilities cannot be organized enough to make this type of care available to their patients as well.” The dream of a facility that shares the knowledge of several types of providers to benefit the patient’s recovery is being improved upon daily at Advantage Health & Wellness.
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. As Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs), we care for patients of all ages with a variety of health conditions, especially patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches. We also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system involving the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause pain and dysfunction distant from the region of injury.
Why Physical Therapy?
Injuries can occur at any time and even during common activities like driving, playing sports, exercising, or even doing things at home. Without immediate medical attention, these problems can become serious impairments of daily functions.
Through accidents, repetitive movements, exertion or even inactivity your muscles, tendons, and ligaments may be damaged and incapable of performing everyday tasks.
Weak and imbalanced muscles cause misalignment of the spine and lack the support your body needs causing changes in your posture and overall structure of your body.
Physical therapy is a unique medical science that utilizes a variety of noninvasive treatment programs to help patients with limited physical function, pain, or postural dysfunctions to recover their full function and independence.
Maximum recovery depends on initiating therapy immediately after an injury to avoid any unnecessary delays in returning back to your previous functional status. Our office provides conventional physical therapy in a setting where medical and chiropractic services are close at hand when needed.
Physical therapy includes both passive and active treatments. Passive treatments help to relax you and your body. They also prepare your body for therapeutic exercise, which is the active part of physical therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage: The therapist uses direct pressure and friction to try to release the tension in your soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, muscles).
- Hot and Cold Therapies: By using heat, the physical therapist seeks to get more blood to the target area because an increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to that area. Blood is also needed to remove waste byproducts created by muscle spasms, and it also helps healing.
- Cold therapy slows circulation, helping to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain.
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation): A machine stimulates your muscles through variable (but safe) intensities of electrical current. TENS helps reduce muscle spasms, and it may increase your body’s production of endorphins, your natural painkillers.
- Traction: In traction, the therapist will try to stretch and mobilize your spine so that you feel less pain and can move more easily.
- Ultrasound: By increasing blood circulation, an ultrasound helps reduce muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, stiffness, and pain. It does this by sending sound waves deep into your muscle tissues, creating a gentle heat that enhances circulation and healing.
And When the Pain Reduces… The PT Uses ACTIVE Treatments
Active physical therapy is used to make a long-term CHANGE in your body’s muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joint function. This is the part of your therapy that not only makes the pain not able to quickly return, but more importantly, this is when you learn to empower yourself to have more control over your condition.
In the active part of physical therapy, we will teach you various exercises to work on your flexibility, strength, stability, and range of motion (how easily your joints move). Your physical therapy program is individualized, taking into consideration your health and history. Your exercises may not be suitable for another person. You should feel challenged and looking for new ways to improve with your therapist. Daily we will step up the bar to make your therapy more productive until you reach all of your functional goals or have maxed your body’s ability to improve anymore.
If your goal is to try to correct or make long-term changes in your body, DO NOT NEGLECT this part of physical therapy! In fact, if these are your goals, this part of PT is the most important to you.
Medical massage is one of the most effective way to reward your body
Massage therapy has become a mainstream way in which to treat a variety of physical and emotional ailments. An estimated 39 million Americans receive at least one massage per year according to AMTA. It is proven effective in reducing anxiety, relieving back pain, lowering blood pressure, and treating migraine headaches (Read more massage benefits). When searching for a vacation destination, many people now take into account whether the resort offers certified massage therapy as part of their amenities.
The Benefits of Massage Include:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue, and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
- Relieve migraine pain.
Dive Deeper into Your Recovery
Functional Medicine / Nutrition
Using a functional medicine approach to health, Advantage Health and Wellness is able to locate the root cause of dysfunction and physiological imbalance. It is important to get a complete understanding of a patient’s health from past to present. After a complete health and records review, we recommend the appropriate testing as the first step towards creating the healthy body and life you want! If you want to know WHY you have certain symptoms but your lab tests are normal this may be the missing link!
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is an approach to health that searches for the root cause of chronic conditions. The focus is to reverse disease processes and restore health naturally and without the use of medications. Functional Medicine allows the practitioner to look at the body as a whole, instead of focusing on only one system at a time. The human body is highly integrated and each system affects how the rest of the body functions. No nutritional recommendations are made until the objective results have been thoroughly analyzed. A patient’s symptom is usually only the tip of the iceberg, with the altered physiology lying just below the surface. Do you want to learn about the cause of your illness instead of learning how to live with it? Call Advantage Health and Wellness for your initial consultation today!
Injury Recovery / Pain Relief
Many times when a person calls our office, it is to get out of pain. They have been injured in a car crash, a sporting event, or work-related injury. Some have just let a postural problem or stress just take a toll on them for too long. Many of the people that seek us out for pain relief have to sit at a desk 8-10 hours a day or have to stand or drive all day long.
When this happens, we are ready to help get you out of pain fast, teach you how to change the habits that started the problem and get you back to life. Most times we will recommend a treatment plan that best addresses your problem and achieves your goals. Recovery is rarely immediate so know what to expect and how to predict your type of care that best fits your goals.
Why physical Medicine versus simply taking a pill? Of course, you have a choice as to whether your problem is a priority enough for you to come and see us. This treatment does, after all, require a commitment from you. Taking a pill to dull or mask pain can seem an easy solution. So may doing nothing about the problem…we call that the “wait and see approach”. Physical medicine is about understanding what created the problem in the first place and correcting it. Or in the case of an injury, it is about allowing the healing process to occur faster and more completely – attempting to make your body heal the right way so you are not left with long-term residual problems from the injury, usually in the form of scar tissue or degenerative joints.
It is always your choice, but this approach is for a person who knows that taking the pain pill is not really fixing anything. Many of our patients come to us after they have found that popping pills for the past several years has not fixed anything, allowed the real underlying cause to get worse, and may now be dealing with the side effects of long-term pain pills or over the counter anti-inflammatory use – kidney, liver, or stomach issues. We will be here for you when the time is right for you.
Preventative / Natural Health Care
Wellness is a term that has been over and improperly utilized in my opinion”, says Dr Trembush. Just because you get a massage does not mean you enjoy wellness. Also – simply by not having pain, is your body enjoying wellness or even good health necessarily? In fact, getting a yearly breast examination is not “wellness”. Wellness is a state of optimal health. It is enjoyed by those who commit themselves to lifestyle habits that allow the body to function without interference with its natural ability to adapt and create homeostasis.
Your health and wellness are determined by a combination of several factors that could be broken down into three main categories. Physical health, mental health, and physiological (or chemical) health. These categories may entail subcategories of financial, spiritual, emotional, family, and many other types of health. They all can affect your body’s overall ability to maintain homeostasis – or its ability to adapt to its environment and remain free of disease.”
All of these aspects of health must be addressed when needed to attain “wellness”. Here at Advantage Health & Wellness, we appreciate that we are only able to help with some of these categories but can always identify when you need to see someone who specializes in an area of health that we do not. Our services of preventative healthcare or wellness are listed below and mainly focus on the physiological and physical states of health. As we grow, we may become more capable of helping with other forms of wellness.
All of our products are physician recommended and of the highest quality. They are available to purchase in our office. If you need an item shipped to you, please call us! Some of our wellness products include but are not limited to:
- Physical Therapy Products
- Back Supports/Braces
- Thermophore Arthritis Pad
We work closely with medical professionals, including Advanced Physical Medicine, to coordinate a range of medical services when appropriate.
- Trigger Point Injections
- Join Injections
On Site Chair Massage Program
Workplace Chair Massage-
- Reduced Muscle Tension
- Improved blood flow and circulation
- Increased energy, alertness, and productivity
- Decreased anxiety
- Decreased absenteeism due to stress-related injuries
The potential benefits of an on-site office chair massage are quite broad and substantive, benefits that can make a real and lasting impact in your working environment. These benefits are not only measurable in scientific studies but are also felt by each and every recipient of the massage. This is what makes chair massage such a valuable service to bring to your work environment. These distinct benefits translate very well as thank you’s and rewards for employees who work hard for your business. Whether you want to reward employees for that final push on the last big project or say thank you periodically for all their hard work, chair massage is a benefit that counts.
- Many companies are adding workplace chair massages to their benefits package
- Improve employee retention ratio
- Decrease sick leave
- Increase efficiency
- Increase productivity, job satisfaction, and health.
Conditions We Treat:
- Acid Reflux/GERD
- Arm and/or Leg pain
- Back Pain
- Better Balance
- Car Crash Injuries (non-life threatening)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Disc Herniation
- Disc Problems
- Ear Infections
- Elbow Pain
- Falls & Poor Balance
- Flexibility and Maintenance
- Headaches & Dizziness
- Headaches and Migraines
- Hip Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
- Pediatric Musculoskeletal Pain
- Post-surgical Rehabilitation
- Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Sleep Problems
- Sprains / Strains
- Stroke /Brain injury
- Work or Sports Injuries
- and more!
Monday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Voted Best Morgantown Chiropractic Office 2018, 2019, and 2021!