Relief Starts Now!!
Relief Starts Now!!
Your chiropractor uses the latest chiropractic technology in caring for you using the Impulse iQ Adjusting Instrument®. This patented and FDA registered device was developed to provide gentle and precise computer-aided chiropractic adjustments to relieve pain and restore function. Our physicians are able to provide manual manipulation, drop table adjusting and/or the iQ Adjusting Instrument®. There are many patients that do not prefer the "popping" or "cracking" that occurs with manual chiropractic manipulation. This is why we provide multiple, pain free, highly effective Chiropractic alternatives.
Impulse iQ® thrusts at the ideal frequency of your spine to maximize motion while changing frequencies in real-time congruently as motion improves. Impulse iQ® has patented Auto-Sense® technology (computer chip) that senses when mobility is maximized ceasing the adjustment, and provides feedback of the patient’s response to the adjustment.
Our patients enjoy the option of manual manipulation or the Impulse iQ®. Please speak to our doctors about the benefits of each.
Our bodies have inherent mechanisms to allow us to know where we are in space. This includes vision, tactile sensation, and hearing (balance), what we refer to as proprioceptive sensation. Laser guided visual feedback rehabilitation covers all grounds, to create a learning experience that is all encompassing of these mechanisms. Research has shown that our brain’s representation of our body undergoes changes when we are injured. This has been labeled “cortical smudging” or “altered-body mapping” by educators on the topic. We can influence these changes through skilled movement and awareness, just as they are influenced negatively by maladaptive non-use in the injured state. Visuals assist by bringing an additional dimension to learning to improve motor performance by promoting an
Joint Positional Awareness (JPE) is our ability to understand where our body is in space. Trevelean et al. have conducted numerous studies concluding that after whiplash, subjects have difficulty discerning their head position when tested with visual feedback from a laser pointer. Balke et al. has done the same for the shoulder.
The Motion Guidance concept is, by nature, a creative concept that can be applied to any body part, to yield instant positional awareness. Functions may include “static functions”, where the laser is kept centered while the body moves (such as keeping the laser centered while performing a task or exercise), or dynamic (such as attempting to track the laser in a desired range, or direction).
There are numerous ways to influence proprioception, but it is pertinent to consider the most reasonable interventions (as well as how the client is interpreting the intervention). These may include manual therapy (tactile afferent input), taping, exercise etc. The research seems to conclude that, despite what we think or intend to do to tissues, beneficial results exist due to a change in how patients (their brains) “view” the body part under the influence of a novel stimuli.
External Focus of attention and body awareness that requires skill and coordination in real-time. After injury, our discrimination of the injured body part may be diminished or altered. (This phenomenon has also been noted in lower back pain patients, knee pain, whiplash as well as shoulder pain patients.) This includes 2-point discrimination (being able to accurately feel and discern pin-prick sensation), as well as “joint positional awareness.”
We can influence maladaptive movements or low performance levels (thus initiating cortical reorganization) by applying specific exercises that emphasize joint positional awareness, and specific neuromuscular control, such as attempting to move a body part guided by visual feedback with a laser pointer, with the goal of precision and accuracy. It is as simple as practicing these tasks. The visual external cues just change the level of interaction, engagement, and type of information yielded during the task.
Our chiropractic physicians put your specific health care needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality level of customer service, chiropractic experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all of our patients. Our goal at Bend Spinal Care is to improve your lifestyle by caring for your health.
With 20 years of experience, Dr. Welker, is capable of analyzing your body and creating a custom pain relief and rehabilitation plan to benefit your health. We understand the importance of educating you on chiropractic care so that you can heal quickly.
Each part of our team at Bend Spinal Care works to care for you and your health care needs. Not only will our team treat your existing conditions, we strive to prevent pain and illness from reoccurring. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible.
Board-certified Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialists are doctors of chiropractic that have completed extensive postdoctoral education in non-surgical Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, and have passed rigorous specialty Board examinations leading to Diplomate status as a Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine specialist. Less than 2% of chiropractic physicians attain this status.
To become Board certified, the Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine specialist is required to demonstrate advanced proficiency in the evaluation and non-operative management of a broad range of injuries, conditions, and disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system with particular emphasis on the spine and extremities..
The designation of Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (IANM) recognizes board certified Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine specialists who are active members of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Fellows of the Academy have distinguished themselves among their colleagues through advanced training and high levels of clinical excellence. They are committed to the specialty of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and their communities through their dedication to ongoing research, continuing education, and improved clinical outcomes.
The title of Fellow was established in 1980 by the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, the precursor to the IANM, as a means for recognition of those members who have demonstrated a dedication to the established goals and ideals of the Academy. Fellows are committed to the advancement of Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine as a non-operative alternative to surgical orthopedic healthcare relative to the treatment of disorders of the human spine and extremities.
Upon meeting the requirements of advanced post-graduate training and successful completion of Chiropractic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine specialty board examinations, Fellows of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine are entitled to all privileges and honor bestowed by the Fellow designation (FIANM).
An ongoing lifelong commitment of a practitioner to integrate evidence-based, current clinical applications and applying the knowledge, skills, and judgment with the attitudes, values, and beliefs required to practice safely, effectively, and ethically in a designated role and setting. The IANM recognizes the importance of soft skills such as communication and ethical judgments to be part of the clinician’s knowledge and skills. Continuing professional development helps to ensure that skills and knowledge is up to date in order to demonstrate their current competence in the field of neuromusculoskeletal medicine.
Specialty certification is a MANDATORY process for Academy membership. While chiropractic licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board certification demonstrates a doctor of chiropractic/chiropractic physician’s exceptional efforts to improve skills in a specialty area of chiropractic practice. A valid chiropractic license is required for Board certification.
The intent of the chiropractic orthopedic neuromusculoskeletal specialty certification process is to provide assurance to the public that a board-certified chiropractic orthopedic specialist has successfully completed an accredited training program and an evaluation, including an examination process, both oral and written, designed to assess the knowledge, experience, and skills required to provide quality patient care in the chiropractic orthopedic neuromusculoskeletal specialty.
Standards of specialty-board certification are distinct from those of state licensure.
The Mission of the Academy is to provide, through a membership organization for Board-certified chiropractic neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialists, a venue for the exchange of clinical information, promote continuing education in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and publish a peer-reviewed and indexed journal “The Journal of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine“ (JIANM). The Academy provides a specialty board certification process(es) and maintains specialty credentials through the maintenance of credentials and a competency program in chiropractic neuromusculoskeletal medicine.
Members of the Academy are designated as Fellows of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (FIANM). Academy membership is comprised of specialty board-certified neuromusculoskeletal medicine (Diplomates). These are doctors of chiropractic who have completed an extensive post-doctoral or graduate-level education in non-surgical orthopedics, biomechanical, and neuromuscloskeletal medicine, and have passed a Board certification examination to become board certified chiropractic orthopedists (DACO or DABCO). The Academy is independent of all chiropractic political and trade organizations. No other chiropractic organization membership is necessary for membership in the Academy (IANM).
Our experienced team of massage therapists and chiropractic physicians are knowledgeable in spinal injuries and chiropractic adjustments and treatments. The purpose of massage therapy and spinal adjustments is to return the spine and muscles to a natural state of health, to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation, so you can enjoy your life pain free.
Our team at Bend Spinal Care understand the stress and pain patients are in following auto accidents. We analyze, diagnose, and create an individualized treatment plan of chiropractic care and massage for whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Your chiropractic physicians will thoroughly explain your treatment and update your insurance on your behalf. There is no referral needed as our doctors are qualified physicians.
Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Over time, small tasks done with poor posture can lead to acute and chronic pain, which can result in reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, disability, and an inability to perform job tasks.
Our Chiropractic Physicians will use palpation, orthopedic testing, and neurological testing to determine your specific diagnosis. Once the doctor has determined your diagnosis he will explain it to you. If you should have any questions regarding your diagnosis, please ask the doctor for further information.
Our office and providers specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of auto injuries. No prescription or referral is needed as our Chiropractic Physicians are primary care providers with all auto injury insurance. Call today to schedule an FREE 15 min. consultation with one of our doctors. The sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you are feeling better and can return to life as usual.
We have several massage therapists trained in injury care and therapeutic massage. Massage therapy aids in reducing inflammation, softening scar tissue and increasing blood flow which reduce heal time and help with pain reduction.
Cold Laser Therapy is a new medical treatment that uses low-level lasers. This drug-free therapy stimulates damaged tissues, which hastens healing, reduces pain and inflammation. The healing and relief provided by cold laser are due to several mechanisms. It triggers the body to heal itself and stimulates the mitochondria, which encourages regeneration and cell repair. The laser can penetrate up to four inches into the tissue to promote healing right at the source of the injury. It provides relief from arthritis by eliminating pain and reducing inflammation. It also helps increase joint mobility and improves immune cell efficiency.
Spinal decompression allows your disc to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, reduce pressure on nerves and stretch healing scar tissue so that the disc returns to normal function. We have treated thousands of patients with disc pain and nerve pain with traction/spinal decompression, 90%+ reduction of pain and return to normal activities.
Rehabilitation is an important part of the healing process, it aids in strengthening and returning muscles and joints to their normal movements. At Bend Spinal Care we work with your body to get you back to the activities you love.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
Phone: (541) 318-8627
Fax (541) 318-8697.
Kate's Place Building
Near downtown Bend 2 buildings East of Old St. Francis Church
225 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97703, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Lunch: 12-1:30 Daily
Saturday: By Appointment
What patients are saying.....
"Bend Spinal Care is an amazing place! Brad is exceptional at his craft; he diagnosed my back injury and knew exactly how to treat it. I appreciate the extra time he spends to fully understand the injury and trace it to its origins.
"Dr. Colton Pope at Bend Spinal Care is amazing! He has a really great bedside manner- he is very knowledgeable, attentive and professional. He took his time and was very thorough. AND he really helped my back feel better!! Couldn’t have asked for more!"