The Bio-Mechanical Optimization Method
What is it?
Dr. St. Onge has taken what he has learned over 23 years of practice as a chiropractor, massage therapist, and personal trainer and has applied those lessons to create a system that honors the need of the body to maintain alignment, mobility and stability in all of the joints of the body.
Bio-Mechanical Optimization is unique in that it involves both a passive portion, where you go to the doctor and the doctor removes tension from muscles and re-mobilizes stuck joints as well as an active portion where the client performs exercises specially chosen to improve mobility and strength in the body, especially the spine.
Unfortunately, most of healthcare does not appreciate the intricate relationship that exists between the frame of the body (muscles, joints, bones, etc.) and the nervous system, which controls all other systems of the body. That lack of understanding has led to untold suffering and disease in the world.
The Bio-Mechanical Optimization Method represents Dr. St. Onge's best attempt at combining all of the patient encounters, experiences, education and training that God has lead him to and through in order to relieve some of that needless suffering.
It has helped thousands of people. We pray that it will help you as well.
How does it work?
Bio-Mechanical Optimization is a 3-step process that involves re-mobilizing joints that have become stuck, lengthening muscles , tendons and ligaments that have become shortened and re-activating muscles that have essentially been switched off. The goal is to re-balance the alignment of the body, optimize movement and remove stress from the nervous system.
An evaluation which involves a review of your health history and presenting complaints is performed followed by an examination of posture, movement, muscle texture/tenderness, and segmental joint mobility to determine the need for care. Most cases do not require x-ray or MRI, however in cases that do, we refer to an imaging center located in Springfield. If we believe that we can help you we will go on to steps 2 and 3. If not, we will try to refer you to someone that we think can help you.
A series of gentle and specific adjustments to the joints and soft-tissues of the body is performed. The goal of these adjustments is to relieve pain, improve the motion and alignment of the spine and extremities, and remove stress on the nervous system. A series of adjustments are usually necessary, beginning with a frequency of 2-3 adjustments per week and reducing the frequency as the body begins to hold the adjustments.
You will be instructed on a series of exercises that you can perform in the comfort of your own home. The purpose of these exercises is to maintain the mobility that was gained during the adjustments and to strengthen the muscles responsible for supporting your frame as you perform daily activities.
Who Can Benefit?
The Bio-Mechanical Optimization Method can be used in two ways:
1. The first reason most people come in for care is as a means to relieve a condition that is bothering them. This is why most people seek out our services, at least at first. The truth is that most people feel better fairly quickly, but there are many factors that determine how long it will take for you to feel better. Also, we like to continue care for a little while after you are feeling better, just to make sure that your problem isn't going to just come right back on you.
2. The second reason people come in for care is for pro-active wellness care. You see, the spine get's out of whack long before you actually feel it and these problems are caused from daily life things like, sitting too much, eating crappy food, not getting enough exercise, too much "smart" phone use and of course past injuries tend to lead to joint stiffness. The list of benefits to regular care is long and a lot of people enjoy those benefits. You might want to consider utilizing the Bio-Mechanical Optimization Method of Chiropractic care as a part of your health and wellness plan as well. Take care of problems when they are small and you won't have to deal with them when they become big.