Services

Our chiropractic care team offers the highest quality care, education and coaching to every one of our patients. Please take a moment to review the services below and contact our office at (805) 253-BACK (2225) with questions or to make an appointment to meet with one of our specialists to discuss your personal situation. We look forward to working with you!

Chiropractic Care

Never before in the history of the chiropractic profession has the correction process been as effective and painless as it is today. Many of the newest, well-researched techniques generate progress quicker and more effectively than ever before. French Chiropractic is highly trained and certified in all the methods and uses in patient care and requires the same level of experience and commitment from all members of our wellness team. You can trust in the care we deliver to facilitate your optimal health and well-being.

D.O.T. / DMV Physical Exams

Dr. French is a National Registered Certified Medical Examiner. This means Dr. French is a medical examiner who is certified by the FMCSA to perform DOT physical exams. These physical exams are good for up to 24 months and must be renewed in order to stay current with commercial class driver’s licenses. All physically qualified drivers will be furnished one copy of the results and a complete Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

ART- Active Release Technique

“ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.”

GONSTEAD

The legendary Dr. C. S. Gonstead is considered the “Miracle Man” of the chiropractic profession. His Gonstead technique became the gold standard of chiropractic treatments everywhere. Educated in mechanical engineering, Dr.Gonstead viewed the spine as a complicated engineering equation. He studied it every day to master a system to repair it. His studies of hundreds of spinal cases, conversations with medical colleagues, and the innate understanding of the spine allowed him to identify and correct subluxations no one else could.

Following in the steps of Dr. Gonstead, French Chiropractic has mastered his methods which give tremendous value to the people of Ventura.

The Gonstead System has an exact approach to each segment in a spinal column. This in-depth analysis includes instrumentation, motion palpation, digital palpation, visualization, and x-ray followed by adjustments in the spine by our professionals at French Chiropractic!

We are trained in the Gonstead System. There is an exact equation to every decision that is made at French Chiropractic. This means that the ideas set by Dr. Gonstead are duplicated exactly here. We look forward to fixing your spine!

Spinal & Postural Screenings

French Chiropractic is available to provide spinal screenings to your employees, co-workers, church groups and many types of organizations in order to help evaluate the health and well-being of each individual. This type of health information is essential for maintaining a pain free body in balance and can be an enjoyable activity to share with those in the workplace.  Please call our office at (805) 253-BACK (2225) for details.

Corrective exercises

Nothing compliments your spinal correction like strengthening weakened muscles and tissues with corrective movement and stretches. When your spine is out of alignment, your body may be using muscles and tissues incorrectly which causes weakening and sometimes pain.  By working with our targeted movement programs, you will quickly build strength and flexibility while alleviating pain, headaches and lack of mobility. French Chiropractic will prescribe a movement plan directly related to your personal condition and will be checking you and your progress throughout your wellness program.

Lifestyle Guidelines

Most of us are unaware of the activities and lifestyle elements that may be aggravating our health and postural alignment. As an enhancement to chiropractic corrections, we offer lifestyle guidelines geared to help you fulfill your specific health and balance goals. This might include adding certain programs to your lifestyle such as meditation and avoiding other activities that negatively impact your strength and alignment.  We encourage you to inquire about our highly specialized lifestyle guideline sessions for a healthier, happier you.

Neck Adjustments

Chiropractic neck adjustments are widely viewed as one of the best, drug-free, surgery-free chiropractic methods available for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Few other medical treatments have a cleaner safety record for the treatment of spinal pain and neck pain. No health treatment is free of risk, but you are more likely to be struck by lightning than injury from French Chiropractic neck adjustments.

Neck adjustments use your necks everyday range of motion. The normal range of motion is less than turning your head to look behind you while driving.

The neck joint adjustment is a highly skilled procedure which requires relatively little pressure. French Chiropractic believes in in the importance of your health and overall well-being. Give us a call at (805) 253-BACK (2225)!

Nutritional Coaching

How is nutrition related to proper chiropractic care?  French Chiropractic’s goal is to help the patient achieve complete health and balance through an individualized regimen of nutritional supplements and healthy food options. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are beneficial? Are you aware of how these supplements will interact? At French Chiropractic, we can provide the patient with a dietary program customized to the individual’s needs.

Auto Accident Evaluations

Unfortunately, accidents happen and at French Chiropractic our main priority is your complete and healthy recovery. In the event of an accident, schedule an appointment at (805) 253-BACK (2225) to receive a complete medical evaluation.

Neurological Testing

A neurological examination is utilized if damage to the central nervous system is suspected.  The procedure involves a complete and thorough examination of the arms, legs, and trunk of the patient.  Since many health problems originate from a damaged nervous system, early diagnosis is important.

Symptoms include:

  • Bowel or bladder issues.
  • Walking problems.
  • Involuntary Muscle spasms.
  • Numbness, tingling, or pain.
  • Balance problems.
  • Weakened muscle strength and tone.
  • Less responsive reflexes

Schedule an appointment at (805) 253-BACK (2225) to determine the origin of your pain.

Range of Motion Testing

Skilled practitioners at French Chiropractic use this test to determine health through flexibility.  Although frequently neglected, flexibility is an important contributor to full body wellness and injury prevention.  Poor range of motion may be caused by pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints which may eventually lead to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Neglecting treatment can have lasting effects on overall movement.

Pediatric Adjustments

We offer consultations for children (depending on their age). Many people don’t realize that problems with nursing can be a sign that more serious issues are occurring. At French Chiropractic, we are able to assess if the weak sucking reflex is being caused by a structural problem in the mouth or misaligned vertebrate. In a harmless and simple process, our skilled practitioners take about 10 minutes to check for symmetry of movement and check the spine, pelvis, and skull. All of this is able to be done while the baby lays comfortably on the mother and we have found it to be painless and simple; babies often laugh during the process! Our skilled practitioners understand that this may be scary and intimidating for children and are thoughtful and patient in helping you and your child be at ease during the process.

Exercise Therapy

At French Chiropractic, exercise therapy is series of physical activities designed to restore musculoskeletal functions by reducing pain above and below the site of the injury and restoring strength. Through neuro re-education, gait training and therapeutic activities, exercise therapy is able to help your body improve its function and reduce pain by taking advantage of muscle memory and encouraging neuroplasticity, the brain’s natural ability to compensate for injury and disease by forming new neural connections. Exercise therapy is highly repetitive and intensive in nature, requiring time and dedication; however with dedication we at French Chiropractic have seen amazing results.

Injury Rehabilitation

Injuries happen and at French Chiropractic we make your speedy recovery our top priority.  Upon arrival, our friendly and professional staff will conduct a full body assessment to outline your complete recovery plan.  Furthermore, we offer a wide range of rehabilitation practices that are customized to the individual’s needs. When a patient comes to French Chiropractic, rest assured, you are in safe and caring hands.

School & Sport Physicals

French Chiropractic offers school and sports physicals for all ages.  Physicals are important to all students who participate in a new sport to help prevent injury.  Many schools require the exam before the student can participate, so don’t forget! The assessment may include: musculoskeletal screening, joint assessment, muscle strength, hernia exams, and range of motion tests.  Call French Chiropractic to schedule your child’s appointment today!