At COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS, we take great pride in providing the finest wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different services we offer in our Heber City office. Please note, because there are a variety of services offered in our practice you and Doctor Dummar will determine which service will best suit your condition and requests. If you have a question regarding any of the treatment modalities used at Community Health and Wellness please don't hesitate to ask.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing methods and its capacity to heal is improved with each generation. Throughout centuries students and masters of acupuncture have participated in combating each emerging state of disease. Today the wisdom of centuries of healing is gathered into the modern practice of acupuncture. This is why some acupuncturists report success in treating a wide range of illnesses and conditions. In any disease when the body is out of balance it is led on a path to eventual pain. We use acupuncture to balance the systems of the body thus preventing pain, or addressing the pain itself in a more progressed condition. If you have a phobia of needles our specialized cold-laser may be considered. In some circumstances, when laser leads are applied to the appropriate acupuncture motor points, the results are nearly as effective as the needles themselves.
We provide 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. As a Chiropractic Physician, Ron Dummar has received the highest quality training, and developed superior expertise in spinal adjustment.
The increasingly popular practice of Chinese Medicine, one of the great herbal systems of the world, has withstood the tests of time through its systematic approach and continued proven clinical effectiveness. While still gaining popularity in the west, it forms a major part of the healthcare system in China and is provided in state hospitals alongside western medicine. Herbal medicine stands apart from medicine based on pharmacological compounds for three main reasons. 1. Herbs are not synthesized and singly isolated chemical components, but rather are delivered in a proven life sustaining form ie. a naturally occurring plant or material. 2. Chinese Medicine combines herbs in formulas due to their harmonizing, balancing, or detoxifying capabilities, thus significantly reducing side-effects and dramatically increasing bio availability and assimilation. 3. Chinese Herbal Medicine seeks to correct internal imbalances rather than focusing exclusively on presenting symptoms. With its rich history and tradition that dates back to the 3rd century BC Chinese Medicine and herbal practices have proven a worthy vehicle for healing.
Chinese Herbal Medicines demonstrate effectiveness in suppressing activity of human Cancer cells.
Massage Therapies: Cupping/MRT/PIR/GuaSha
These therapies offer a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of these types of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion. Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure. This local vacuum-like pressure encourages circulation and blood flow to the area. Additionally toxins residing in deeper tissues of the body are drawn to circulation and closer to the skin surface where innate immune responses can more easily process them. MRT (Myofascial Release Technique) is a highly specialized stretching technique. MRT works not just on the muscle but also on the fascia, thereby addressing the muscle-fascia unit. The stretching is lightly applied and is guided by feedback received by the specialist applying the treatment. This technique is often combined in our clinic with PIR (post-isometric relaxation), where the muscle and fascia are stretched using feedback cues from the patient. This stretching alternates between an active isometric contraction and a passive eccentric stretch. GuaSha is a soft tissue technique that has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain. Specialized tools are used by the practitioner to apply a specific local massage. The tools allow for better specificity in isolating and breaking down collagen crosslinks (fibrotic tissue) that forms over nerves and muscles as a result of injury or repeated use. GuaSha increases local circulation and encourages the activity of fibroblasts and mast cells which play an important role in health and healing. The type of massage provided at our office is musculoskeletally region specific. We do not currently offer full body general massage.
Doula Services / Child Birth Education Classes
The word doula is a Greek word that means women's servant. Centuries have proven that the support of another woman during childbirth has dramatic positive effects on the labor process. A doula is specifically trained in childbirth to provide emotional and physical support. Additionally the doula is an information resource for an expecting mother or one who has recently given birth. Doula's empower their clients with a sound knowledge of the birthing process, and provide answers to questions asked by expectant or postpartum mothers.
Additionally, our childbirth education courses will empower expecting mothers with the skills tools and knowledge necessary to make decisions.
Pre and Postnatal Wellness care
During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biomechanical problems which respond favorably to gentle, safe, non-invasive Acupuncture and Chiropractic care. Because pregnant women cannot use standard medical approaches to reduce pain they often do nothing. Both Chiropractic and Acupuncture are proven drug free treatments for pain during pregnancy. Back pain may be common during pregnancy, but it isn't normal and there is something we can do about it. The benefits of our treatment during your pregnancy will go further than just pain-relief. In-fact our wellness care approach can actually assist to reduce your labor time. A 1994 study by Fallon J. International Chiropractic Association. Arlington, Virginia demonstrated that women receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy experienced 25 reduction in average labor time. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Dummar today and learn how chiropractic and acupuncture can benefit you during your pregnancy, and the changes in your life to come.
Kinesio Tape gives support and stability to your joints and muscles. This support is very different than regular athletic tape that is wrapped around a joint during an event to provide stability and support, often obstructing the flow of body fluids. This taping method provides an entirely new approach to treating nerves, muscles and organs. Instead of bracing and casting, Kinesiology Tape works to activate neurological and circulatory pathways. It's development is based in the science of Kinesiology, hence the name. The failure of the muscles to function properly can interrupt proper joint gait patterns, blood and lymph flow, and even affect temperature regulation. The practice of taping in this way was initiated in the 1970's by a Japanese Chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase. If you are experiencing pain virtually anywhere in the body, and are a child or of older age, join with the many world class athletes that rely on Kinesiology Taping methods for their non-surgical, drug-free answer to pain.
Far Infrared Mineral Light Therapy
Light therapy has been shown in over 40 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Different from conventional infrared lamp and microwave devices, the FIM mineral therapeutic device used by Community Health and Wellness features a plate coated with a mineral formation consisting of 33 elements, essential to the human body. It has demonstrated very beneficial effects in treating problems such as wounds, cuts, scars, and infection. This light, and cooresponding minerals are absorbed by the cells of the skin. The cells absorb a packet of light called a photon and use that packet of light to produce ATP, the form of energy used by all cellular processes. This boost in ATP production can help to power metabolic process such as the synthesis of DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and a number of other products required for cellular and tissue regeneration. This activation of energy via ATP production can help to remove deficiencies in energy flow throughout the body and improve systemic homeostasis.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises 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. 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 health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
Whole Foods Nutritional Counseling
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Ron Dummar can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.