Finding a Chiropractor or Healthcare Clinic in Bend or Central Oregon that understands changing health care needs while applying current techniques and approaches to addressing health problems can be a daunting task. We hope that you will find this site helpful in learning more about our broad selection of Natural Healthcare options including Chiropractic, Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Massage, Naturopathy, and Mental Health Counselling and the ways that our services can safely and quickly improve your quality of life.
Chiropractic physicians represent the largest group of Natural Medicine physicians in the world. Chiropractic care has evolved to become one of the most highly utilized treatment choices for everyday injuries as well as for both professional and Olympic level athletes worldwide and is now present at every major athletic game/event in the world. Due to current research and popularity, Chiropractic has been integrated into mainstream medicine as it is recognized as being a valuable and appropriate "first line of defense" against most sport and spinal injuries. Chiropractic has shown to be an extremely valuable form of treatment in Auto Injuries as well. With the significant extent of tissue and joint damage, even with a low impact collision, addressing joint mobility, soft tissue damage, and muscular imbalances is crucial for preventing future chronic pain and degenerative changes of the spine.
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As a Functional Medicine practitioner, addressing the root cause has always been Dr. Kremer's approach in the treatment of injuries and chronic illness or "dis-ease". You can remove the pain or temporarily cover up a problem with a band-aid or medication, but have you truly "fixed" the problem? The newest paradigm of Functional Medicine takes a more integrative approach which focuses more on the cause rather than the symptoms. This goes for treating everything from chronic back pain to getting to the root cause of migraines or IBS. Much of Dr. Kremer's focus in this field involves Digestive Health.
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Therapeutic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body. Therapeutic Massage has proven to assist in the healing of a large number of conditions from traumatic injuries sustained from an auto or sports injury to chronic pain and tension as brought on by everyday work stress from sitting at a desk or building a house.
Massage can help with muscle spasms as well as speed the recovery of soft tissue injuries sustained through trauma. Pain management and restoring range of motion are also benefits of regular treatments following a fender bender.
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"Full Spectrum" Infrared Sauna
Wellness Doctor offers Sunlighten Sauna therapy, the gold standard of far infrared saunas and the same brand used and recommended by the top authorities in the field of Functional Medicine including Dr. Mark Hyman, MD. Only Sunlighten offers proven "full spectrum" infrared technology with the highest level of effectiveness and has been clinically shown to raise core temperature, lower blood pressure, decrease pain, speed healing times and even aid in weight loss.
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Wellness Doctor offers Clinical Nutrition and Lifestyle Management to create healthy lasting changes in our patient’s lives. Our unique programs or individual consults offer a physician implemented Functional Medicine approach through disease prevention or looking at the root cause of poor health, obesity, digestive compaints, low energy, etc. Our goal is to help patients understand the benefits of simple dietary and lifestyle changes on their health and quality of life. Our approach is geared to the unique individuality of each patient and may requires lab testing to determine nutritional deficiencies, stool testing to assess gastrointestinal health, or urine and saliva to assess thyroid and hormonal levels.
Dr. Kremer and his wife Cassie have been columnists for the international Paleo Magazine since the very first issue in 2010. Many of their columns offer up-to-date advice and guidance in the constantly changing areas of Digestive Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Genetic Testing, Autoimmune Diseases, and other modern day Lifestyle and Health topics. They also own and operate HealthAroundYou.com which is geared towards empowering individuals to become educated, take action and Feel Better when it comes to health conditions stemming from gut dysfunction. Feel free to comb Cassie's Kitchen recipe section!
Specialty Lab Testing
As traditional lab testing often looks for only the presence of disease or manages existing diseases, Wellness Doctor offers a wide variety of specialty and preventative labs. For Micronutrient testomg in athletes, stool testing for those with IBS, food allergy & sensitivity and/or gluten testing, or a more comprehensive cholesterol and cardiovascular panel- contact our office TODAY!
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Another unique focus of Wellness Doctor involves our deep roots in the Sports Medicine arena. As Dr. Kremer obtained his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition and has worked as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and strength coach, he spent another year post-graduate school to become credentialed as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Our Massage therapists are all trained in the field of Sports and Therapeutic massage and work on a great deal of local athletes. Our Acupuncturist is also utilized for many sports injuries and natural pain management for athletes.
Specific treatments and physical therapy modalities are often utilized when addressing athletic injuries with the intension of speeding the healing process, reducing scar tissue formation, and returning the athlete to play or back to training as fast as possible. Although we offer therapeutic ultrasound and electric stimulation, Graston Technique and our PEMF therapy seems to be our secret weapon for treating sports injuries. Much of our focus here at Wellness Doctor is to ultimately address the "whole body" and not just treat the symptoms of conditions like patellar tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, or other areas of chronic pain or dysfunction. Assessing biomechanical imbalances and giving the patients specific stretches and therapeutic exercises to perform at home to correct much of this on their own is what gets athletes out doing what they love doing in Central Oregon.
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This leading soft tissue treatment technique is highly sought out by professional and recreational athletes around the world. This therapy is an evidence-based form of treatment which enables our practitioners to effectively address adhesions created by the building up of scar tissue as commonly found in the athletic population. Numerous conditions including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, rotator cuff injuries, and several other muscular and tendon related injuries show very rapid results and improved patient outcomes.
This proven effective technique utilizes stainless steel instruments, along with specific therapeutic exercises, to effectively treat areas of increased resistance due to scar tissue and fibrotic adhesions of the underlying tissues.
Graston Technique® is a multidisciplinary treatment used by more than 21,700 clinicians around the world, including: Chiropractic Sports Physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists, hand therapists, and numerous athletic trainers.
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Other Modalities and Treatments
- Spinal and Extremity Adjusting
- Graston Technique®
- Rock Tape and Kinesiotaping
- Therapeutic Excercise Programs
- FMS Functional Movement Assessment
- Infrared Sauna
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
- Digestive Health Programs
- Weight Loss Programs
- Body Composition Testing
- Food Allergy/Sensitivity Testing
- Celiac Disease Testing and Guidance
- Spinal Decompression
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Therapeutic Ultrasound