Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body with the goal of correcting alignment problems, alleviating pain, improving function, and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Spinal Manipulation or Chiropractic Adjustments are the most common form of care performed. The goal is to restore joint mobility by applying a controlled force into joints that are restricted as a result of tissue injury. Removing any structural or nervous system irritation decreases your pain and restores function.
The Graston Technique is a trademarked therapeutic method for treating skeletal muscle disorders and related connective tissue injuries. The technique is non-invasive and uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The Graston Technique also addresses scar tissue and fascial restriction during rehabilitation.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
A specialized computer controlled traction table slowly lengthens and decompresses the spine, creating negative pressures within the discs of the spine. The reversal of pressure creates an intradiscal vacuum that takes pressure off pinched nerves and helps to re-position bulging discs; pulling extruded disc material back into place.
Since 1929 Standard Process is dedicated to nutritional supplements following the whole foods philosophy — providing nutrients as they are found in nature. We utilize a Symptom Survey to individualize your nutritional needs. These products provide vitamins and minerals in a way not found in most typical retail brands.
At Judith Dougan Chiropractic, our mission is to provide quality holistic patient centered care. We help people achieve optimum health and function through a variety of treatment options. Our treatment plans are personalized and we partner with you to achieve your health goals. Education on posture, stretching, exercise, nutrition and stress reduction helps to turn your goals into healthy long term lifestyle changes.
Dr. Judy Dougan has been a practicing chiropractor since 1996. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of New York Chiropractic and has been practicing in the Hudson Valley since 2000. Previous to moving to the Hudson Valley, Dr. Judy worked in two practices on Long Island. The desire to be close to family brought her to Woodstock to join her Brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Gabriel at his practice in Kingston. In 2003, after the birth of her first child she set out on her own and established Judith Dougan Chiropractic.
In the Last 15 years her focus has been on each patient’s individual needs. Partnering with patients to plan and implement a set of goals to achieve optimal health.
Dr. Judy is certified in Graston Technique, Kinseo Taping, and provides nutritional counseling with Standard process products.