Chiropractic, Acupuncture, & More

Individualized Treatments for All

Experience relief and promote healing at Wondra Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Our experienced practitioners provide effective treatments, including dry needling — an advanced technique that uses thin needles to target trigger points and alleviate pain. Alongside services such as electrical stimulation therapy, spinal adjustments, and therapeutic exercise, our team is dedicated to promoting healing and improving overall musculoskeletal health. Contact us today to learn more about how Wondra Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Fort Madison, IA can help you achieve optimal well-being and recovery.

We Treat Most Conditions

Our Services

Spinal Adjustments & Manipulation

Chiropractic adjustments, or spinal manipulations, are the primary treatment for back pain. They relieve joint pressure, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. Spinal manipulation dates back to ancient Greece and is now used for allergies, headaches, and more. Chiropractors use over 100 techniques, some involving force and twisting while others are gentle. Regardless, the goal is to restore joint function and reduce pain and inflammation. Misaligned vertebrae cause systemic issues in the muscular and central nervous systems. Proper alignment is important for optimal nerve, immune, and cognitive function. Overall, spinal adjustments optimize bodily function without discomfort.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical practice, targets pain relief and overall well-being. By inserting needles into invisible meridians that traverse the body, acupuncture promotes balance and unblocks vital energy or chi. Contemporary acupuncturists employ not only needles but also lasers, magnets, and electric pulses. Each meridian point holds significance, and through their stimulation, acupuncturists can repair channels and restore equilibrium, hence fostering good health. Acupuncture adopts a holistic perspective, comprehending normal function and disease processes, and emphasizes prevention as much as treatment in order to maintain well-being.

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:

  • Persistent lower back pain
  • Chronic tension­-type headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Allergies
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is an effective method of reducing pain, swelling, and recovery time for various ailments. Particularly valuable for soft tissue injuries, muscle spasms, and post-workout recovery, EMS has been gaining popularity. The treatment only takes a few minutes. Electrodes are placed on the affected area, and the machine is activated. An electrical current is then transmitted, resulting in small, rapid muscle contractions. Patients may feel tingling or prickling, which subsides after the session. These contractions relieve pain, relax muscles, and stimulate the release of endorphins – our natural pain relievers. EMS also aids in clearing metabolic waste for faster healing.

Interferential Current Therapy

Interferential Current Therapy (ICT) is a highly effective method for pain relief and accelerating the body’s healing process. It involves the use of electrodes placed on the skin surrounding the affected area. An Interferential Current device is then utilized to transmit small electrical impulses throughout the skin, stimulating the underlying tissue and nerves to initiate healing. Despite being described as a minor prickle, these impulses are not painful. Furthermore, ICT aids in improving blood circulation and expediting recovery by triggering the release of endorphins. Overall, Interferential Current Therapy is a valuable approach to pain relief and promoting healing in the body.

Interferential Current Therapy is used to treat:

  • Circulatory and muscle disorders
  • Stiff joints
  • Joint injuries
  • Edema
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle spasms

Advantages of Interferential Current Therapy include:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain in a safe manner
  • Noticeable decrease in swelling and inflammation
  • Restoring lost movement and improving range­-of­-motion
  • Stimulating the natural hormones which can help the body heal faster

Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent therapy is a treatment offered to patients with chronic pain and soft tissue injuries. During this therapy, similarly to electrical stimulation therapy, electrodes are attached to the skin near the affected tissue. However, microcurrents, significantly smaller than in electrical muscle stimulation, do not produce a noticeable sensation.

The human body naturally produces an electrical current that helps cells coordinate. When a disease or injury disrupts this flow, cellular function declines, affecting the healing process. Microcurrent therapy restores disrupted electromagnetic fields, bringing the cells back to normalcy, which leads to accelerated healing. It also reduces inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms, making it an excellent therapy for back and neck pain, among other conditions. Multiple sessions are usually required, often in combination with other chiropractic therapies.

Intersegmental Traction

Intersegmental traction is a beneficial therapy that aims to stretch spinal joints and enhance their mobility by introducing passive motion to the spine. This treatment effectively restores the normal range of motion in the spine while also promoting muscle relaxation to alleviate muscle spasms. Moreover, intersegmental traction improves blood flow and oxygen supply to discs, ligaments, and muscles, leading to enhanced balance, strength, and mobility. Whether you are a professional athlete, a runner, or someone who engages in regular exercise, the strain and impact on your spine can be debilitating, especially as you age and experience wear and tear. Intersegmental traction offers valuable relief in such circumstances.

Kinesio Tape

Kinesio Tape is a therapeutic technique that involves the application of a specialized tape to specific areas of the body. This flexible and elastic tape is designed to provide support and stability to muscles and joints while still allowing for a full range of motion. The tape can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve posture, and enhance athletic performance. Utilized by chiropractors as part of a treatment approach, Kinesio Tape is a non-invasive and effective service that aids in promoting healing and restoring optimal function.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercises address specific concerns and are prescribed by chiropractors to reduce discomfort and improve physical function. These exercises target flexibility, strength, and endurance related to specific issues. The goal is to restore and enhance overall health and well-being without invasive methods. Whether performed at home or in a clinic, therapeutic exercises aim to improve, restore, and prevent the loss of physical function. By following a customized exercise plan, patients have the power to enhance their quality of life and achieve optimal physical fitness.

Additional objectives of therapeutic exercise include:

  • Increasing mobility
  • Releasing contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
  • Mobilizing joints
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving respiratory capacity
  • Improving coordination
  • Reducing rigidity
  • Improving balance

Therapeutic exercises are classified into three major categories:

  • Endurance training
  • Resistance training
  • Flexibility training

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific trigger points in muscles. This therapy aims to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension, and promote healing. By targeting tight or knotted muscles, dry needling can effectively release muscle knots and restore proper function. It is a safe and non-invasive procedure that can improve the range of motion and promote overall musculoskeletal health. With the skilled application of dry needling, chiropractors can provide effective relief and facilitate the body’s natural healing processes.

Request an appointment today by calling us at 319-372-7898.

Wondra Chiropractic & Acupuncture
724 Ave G
Fort Madison, IA 52627

Business Hours:
Monday:
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday:
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday:
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday:
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday:
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Saturday & Sunday
Closed