Category Archives: Chiropractic Tools

The Activator Method of Chiropractic

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-activator-methodWhile many people associate the chiropractor with twisting and turning, adjustments can actually be performed in many ways. Dr. McSweeney here in Reno uses a holistic approach to chiropractic that involves a variety of techniques and treatment methods. One of them is the activator method, which involves the use of a small, hand-held tool to deliver precise, targeted, gentle pressure. Here’s what it is, and how it works. Read More

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The Benefits of Percussive Therapy in Chiropractic Care

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-tools-percussorPatients of Dr. Lynelle McSweeney are no strangers to her many different tools. She begins all appointments with massage therapy to better prepare the muscles and joints for treatment, and now, she’s offering percussive therapy as well. Here are the many benefits of percussive therapy in chiropractic care. Read More

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Should You Get a Massage Before or After You See the Chiropractor?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-adjustment-before-after-massageOne of our most-read blog posts answers the question, “Do I need a chiropractic adjustment or massage?” Today, we’re touching on the same topic. Chiropractic care and massage therapy can be wonderful complementary therapies, but should you get a massage before or after you see the chiropractor? Read More

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Chiropractic Techniques in Dr. McSweeney’s Reno Practice

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-chiropractic-techniques-renoDoctors of chiropractic are trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques. If you’ve ever visited a chiropractor here in Reno, or anywhere, you may have experienced different treatments or read about different techniques. Some chiropractors practice exclusively in a certain technique, while others take a different approach. Read More

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The Chiropractic Activator – A Primer

Dr. McSweeney uses several tools to help her treat patients safely and effectively. One of them is the activator, or what some of her younger patients have dubbed, “the clicky thing.” If you’ve ever wondered what exactly it is, and how exactly it works, read on! Read More

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