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At Total Vitality Medical Group, our focus is on helping you recover from injuries and get back to life. Whether your injury was the result of a car accident, sports injury, or is just chronic pain, our goal is to provide you with relief by minimizing discomfort and pain.

It is common to aggravate an existing condition, making healing more difficult over time. Our professionals and state of the art rehabilitative treatments can help you get back on your feet and help you continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Medical Care Services
  • Chiropractic Corrective Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Diagnostic Testing – XRay, DEXA, Nerve Testing
  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia
  • Other Accident & Injury Treatments & Procedures – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP),P-STIM,Trigger Point Injections
  • Back & neck conditions
  • Bulged & herniated disc condition
  • Jaw pain & TMJ disorders
  • Leg pain & sciatica
  • Knee, foot & ankle pain
  • Arm & shoulder pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Migraine & tension headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue, sleep disorders & insomnia
  • Stress & tension disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic injuries

Schedule an appointment at one of our Six locations (Brandon, Clearwater(headquarters),Port Richey,Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sun City) to address your pain and/or injury.

Each year more than 15 million Americans choose chiropractic for safe, natural and effective relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, low energy levels, accident related injuries and much more.

What is Chiropractic?

According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.

The Goal of Chiropractic

Because chiropractic treatments are primarily applied to the spinal region, many individuals incorrectly assume that chiropractors treat only back and neck ailments. While we do quickly and effectively eliminate back and neck pain, it’s not the only goal. The objective is to restore and optimize human health. In fact, according to a statement from The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “The purpose of chiropractic is to optimize health”.

How Chiropractic Works

You may be wondering… how can the same chiropractic treatment which effectively treats my back pain also optimize my health? The answer can be found by looking into the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.

As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection.

Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural problems in the spinal column can irritate parts of the enclosed nervous system. This irritation can result from noxious inflammatory biochemicals released during tissue injury or may result from direct mechanical pressure. In either case, the functioning of the nervous system is negatively influenced as is the functioning of the cells, tissues and organs which are supplied by the affected nerve(s).

The resulting ailment(s) depends on the cells, tissues and organs affected as well as the extent of nervous system compromise.

In short, because the body’s innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities which irritate the nervous system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal health conditions.

What Chiropractors Do

Practically speaking, chiropractors are primarily concerned with locating and treating vertebral subluxations.

A vertebral subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular (joint) changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.

Using a number of unique and highly refined skills, the chiropractor checks the patient’s spine for any misalignments, fixations or other abnormalities (vertebral subluxations). If subluxations or other abnormalities are detected, the chiropractor will generally apply a gentle force in a corrective manner to the affected spinal area.

Chiropractors use many specialized techniques to identify and treat these spinal abnormalities and optimize overall health. In addition to spinal adjustive techniques, soft tissue techniques such as massage, dietary and nutritional counseling, physical therapies, and lifestyle modification programs are commonly employed.

How Chiropractic Differs

There is a significant and very important difference between the way chiropractors and medical doctors approach health ailments.

When evaluating and treating patients, chiropractors take a holistic approach which includes identifying and correcting the cause(s) of the patient’s health ailment. In contrast, the medical approach tends to focus more on the treating the symptoms of a condition rather than focusing primarily on the actual cause(s).

Chiropractors believe that correcting the cause of the problem provides significant long-term benefits over only treating the symptoms.

The Benefits of Chiropractic

Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:

  • spinal and extremity pain relief
  • increased mobility and range of motion
  • decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
  • arthritic joint pain relief
  • increased joint health
  • increased performance and energy
  • increased sense of well-being and relaxation
  • increased balance and coordination
  • reduced degeneration and risk of injury
  • enhanced tissue healing
  • decreased tissue inflammation
  • headache relief

Total Vitality Medical Group offers chiropractic care at all Six of our locations in (Brandon, Clearwater(headquarters),Port Richey,Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sun City). Don’t wait until your back hurts to seek help. Get adjusted today.

Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy in the United States. Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

Massage therapy stimulate and facilities the natural recuperative powers or the body, and serves as a great adjunctive therapy to chiropractic and acupuncture.

Why Do People Get Massage Therapy?

People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
  • Stress relief and stress-related conditions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Circulatory and respiratory problems
  • Post-injury rehabilitation to reduce scar tissue build up
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Massage therapy relieves stress and appears to enhance immune function. It is thought to help the body’s stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol.

What a Typical Massage Therapy Session is like…

  • A typical massage therapy session is between 10 and 90 minutes.
  • Your massage will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.You will be asked to unclothe certain areas of the body (many people keep their undergarments on) while the massage therapist is out of the room, and lie face down under a sheet on a padded massage table.
  • The massage therapist will knock on the door to make sure you are ready. The massage therapist re-enters the room and will then adjust the face rest and pillows to ensure that you are comfortable and properly positioned. Tell the massage therapist if you are too warm or cold.
  • After the massage, the massage therapist leaves the room so you can get changed.
  • Take your time getting up. If you sit or stand too quickly you may feel lightheaded or dizzy.

Will Massage Therapy Hurt?

Massage therapy shouldn’t hurt. Occasionally there is mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over “knots” and other areas of muscle tension or injury. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know.

How Will I Feel After a Massage?

Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching for a day, usually followed by days to weeks of serenity and bliss.

Additional Massage Tips

Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage. There are many different types of massage, a brief discussion with your massage therapist will help determine which type is most beneficial for you.

Call today and schedule your soothing and healing massage at any one of Total Vitality Medical Group’s Six locations in (Brandon, Clearwater(headquarters),Port Richey,Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sun City) We also offer acupuncture, physical therapy, and chiropractic care to help you manage your pain.

Physical therapy is a health care profession that helps individuals whose movement and function are adversely affected by aging, injury, disease, or environmental factors. Together with the help of physical therapists, these patients work toward the goals of relieving pain, gaining mobility and strength, as well as developing, maintaining, and restoring maximum movement and functional ability.

The cornerstones of physical therapy treatment are:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Manual therapy
  • Functional training

Physical therapy, which has many specialties such as sports medicine, industrial, orthopedic, and pediatrics, is available in many settings to maximize rehabilitative potential.

What do physical therapists do?

Physical therapists are experts in restoring movement and function. After examining patients, therapists create comprehensive programs focused on total body care, injury rehabilitation and prevention, as well as safe and timely returns to work, life, or sports. Depending on the particular needs of a patient, physical therapists may mobilize a joint, provide soft tissue work to a muscle, or perform a corrective exercise to restore normal movement patterns and function.

In addition to this hands-on care, physical therapists educate patients on preventing injury and performing home exercise routines.

What can I expect as a patient?

Our well-trained, professional staff leads with a forward-thinking Patients First philosophy that is applied to all aspects of our operations. This way of practice demonstrates the commitment from our dedicated staff to the people they work for—YOU!

What does this mean exactly?

  • We ensure that YOU will have access to information you need to make the best health care choices for you and your family.
  • We listen attentively to YOUR needs, while calming any worries or uncertainties.
  • We understand that life is difficult after an injury, and will provide YOU exceptional support for the daily challenges involved during recovery.
  • We promise open, honest communication with YOU and other members of your health care team.
  • We inform and educate YOU about treatment options and the course of care.
  • We make decisions based on the best interests of YOU and your family. And we involve YOU in these decisions.
  • We are focused on improving YOUR health, YOUR well-being and, most of all, YOUR quality of life.

Total Vitality Medical Group offers physical therapy services at all Six of our locations in Brandon, Clearwater(headquarters),Port Richey,Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sun City so that you can find relief without having to go too far from home. Call us today!

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