Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-invasive manual approach to health care. Chiropractors must have an undergraduate degree prior to attending Chiropractic College. Their training consists of four intensive years of chiropractic education, which includes a one year internship under the guidance of a senior clinician where they develop and refine their skills. Chiropractors assess disorders related to the spine, nervous system and joins of the extremities and provide diagnosis, treatment and prevention of those disorders. The primary goal of chiropractic manipulation, also referred to an an adjustment, is to treat areas of decreased movement in the joints of the spine and extremities which can create a reaction in surrounding soft tissues (ligaments, muscles and nerves) resulting in pain, dysfunction and muscular spasm. Dr. Mandy utilizes the following modalities in her treatments: Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT)/Adjustments, Soft Tissue Therapy, Kinesio Taping ®, Thumper®, Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), Pre and Post-natal Chiropractic, Webster Technique, and Custom Fitted Orthotics.