Chiropractic Care

At Sharp Chiropractic, your pain is always our problem. Our chiropractic team is committed to restoring your comfort and mobility with effective techniques that actually target the source of your musculoskeletal damage.

Because every patient needs a slightly different service, we offer a variety of different chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic treatments for the surrounding communities of Malvern, Exton, Frazer, Downingtown, and West Chester, PA. Learn about the unique techniques our Malvern chiropractor, Dr. Sean Mandel, uses, including the specific applications and benefits of each adjustment.

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A Natural, Whole Body Approach to Pain and Injury Relief at Sharp Chiropractic

Pain is rarely isolated to one specific body part. Unlike alternative treatment options that come with serious risks and side effects, chiropractic care is a holistic, all-natural approach to prevention and recovery. That means our chiropractor will evaluate, diagnose, and treat your entire body, paying attention to underlying conditions and lifestyle factors that may influence your results.

Our Chiropractic Techniques

Chiropractic adjustments are not quick fixes for isolated symptoms. Instead, they are manual or instrument-assisted exercises that correct imbalances and promote healing within your body. Each chiropractic technique is designed to provide relief and prevent future problems. Our Malvern chiropractor uses the following techniques and adjustment methods:

Gentle Chiropractic Treatments
Spinal mobilization involves slow movements, unlike the spinal manipulations that are commonly associated with chiropractic adjustments. Spinal mobilization is our gentle treatment option, and because it involves less force, it’s ideal for patients with higher risks or sensitivities. For example, we may use gentle mobilization techniques for patients with advanced degeneration, obesity, severe pain, or recurring muscle spasms.

Many of our spinal mobilization techniques include the use of special tables or tools. For example, the Activator method includes an adjustment table and handheld device that gently adjusts the spine and legs. Another gentle treatment option is the toggle drop, which requires a drop table that harnesses gravitational force to adjust the spine.

Chiropractic Manipulations
When most people think of chiropractic adjustments, they actually think of high-velocity, low-altitude (HVLA) manipulations. These spinal manipulations include a wide variety of techniques and positions, depending on each patient’s injury or treatment needs. If you have chronic back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain, consult our chiropractor to find out which spinal manipulation is right for you.

Rapid Release Technology
At Sharp Chiropractic, our chiropractor stays on top of the latest chiropractic advances, because we want to make sure we have effective pain relief options for every patient. One recent innovation is rapid release technology, a patented injury treatment device that uses high-frequency vibrations to stimulate the soft tissue. If you scar tissue or muscle tension is restricting your range of motion, ask our chiropractor about rapid release techniques.

Active Release Technique
If your soft tissue is damaged, you may benefit from Active Release Technique (ART) treatments. ART treatments are a crucial part of many patients’ therapy and rehab regimens, especially athletes recovering from soft tissue injuries and older patients with cell degeneration. Our chiropractor will locate the site of your soft tissue damage or inflammation and stimulate the soft tissue with strategic, deep applications of force to promote healing.

CranioSacral Therapy
Your craniosacral system includes all the fluids and membranes that surround your brain stem and spine. This system plays a huge role in preventing or causing pain, and it helps the spine heal from injury or disease. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) allows chiropractors to tap into this system and stimulate the healing process. Patients with chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, fatigue, and even spinal cord injuries and dementia have all turned to CST to boost their body’s immune system and help their spines resist injury and further damage.