Fort Collins Chiropractor Converts To Integrated Medical Clinic To Better Serve Customers by webmalama


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									Contact Person: Dr. April Cardwell, D.C.
Bob Betts (515) 720-3615 (for media availability)
Company Name: Spine Correction Center of the Rockies
Telephone Number: (970) 226-1117
Fax Number: (970) 226-0251
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   Fort Collins spinal rehabilitation clinic announces integrated
 approach to health care; medical professional and chiropractors
    certified to perform physical therapy, working together to
                        optimize patient care

(Fort Collins, Colorado) Dr. Michael Farrell and Dr. April Cardwell, chiropractors and co-owners of
the Spine Correction Center of the Rockies at 1101 Oakridge Drive, Suite A in Fort Collins announce
the addition of a full time medical professional and additional physical therapy services for an
integrated approach to spinal and pain rehabilitation care. The team of a medical professional and
two chiropractors certified to perform physical therapy, work together in patient care to optimize
healing and facilitate improved care for patients.

“Imagine an environment where your medical professional, chiropractor and physical therapist, are
all working together to provide you with the best possible care in musculoskeletal disorders. At the
SCC (Spine Correction Center) we have created this environment, that is allowing us to get the best
results with each individuals needs,” said Dr. Michael Farrell.

The unique combination of a medical professional and two chiropractors with unique training to
provide physical therapy in the same clinic allow for treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal
conditions including spinal disc disorders, scoliosis, trauma from auto accidents and falls, sports
injuries, and degenerative conditions including osteoarthritis of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

Individuals suffering injuries from a trauma like an auto accident, ski accident, or a fall often
develop abnormal muscle pathologies where the muscle spasms and forms hard knots or trigger
points. Trigger points are painful and allow products of muscle contraction to accumulate. Family
Nurse Practitioner Jean Fitch has joined the practice as full time medical staff. One of her many
responsibilities, according to Dr. Farrell is providing trigger point injections. These trigger point
injections contain a botanical ingredient. “Any type of injury where there are acute or chronic
muscle spasms would benefit from trigger point injections. A patient who has a blown disc in their
low back has severe muscle spasms that are guarding the damaged joint, the trigger point injection
reduces the muscle spasm effectively and quickly,” remarks Dr. Farrell.

Patients with degenerative conditions caused by injury or age can find relief from another new
service at Spine Correction Center called large point injections. According to Dr. Farrell these
injections go into the knee, shoulder or sacroiliac (hip) joint and replace the natural cushion
material within the joint that age or injury has depleted. “These injections are safe and allow for a
localized anti-inflammatory response. Of particular note are the injections for the knee as they can
be used effectively as a means of preventing joint replacements in the knee,” comments Dr. Farrell.
Soft tissue (muscle, tendon, and ligament) rehabilitation is accomplished through therapeutic
exercise, stretching, massage, and other modalities by the Spine Correction Centers physical
therapists. The chiropractic team of Dr. Farrell and Dr. Cardwell perform adjustments to the spine
and extremities, vibrational therapies, spinal weighting and other techniques to correct spinal
abnormalities caused by injuries or conditions like disc herniation and scoliosis.

The team at Spine Correction Center of the Rockies is enthusiastic about bringing this integrated
approach with a medical professional and two chiropractors certified to provide physical therapy
within the same building providing care. “This is a new concept for the area, and is allowing us to
get people out of pain and get the cause of their pain fixed quickly,” said Dr. Michael Farrell.

Spine Correction Center of the Rockies Team Bios

Jean Hershey Fitch is a Family Nurse Practitioner and full time medical staff at Spine Correction
Center of the Rockies. Jean Fitch graduated from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana with a B.S. in
Nursing and earned her Masters in Nursing from the University of Colorado. Her vast experience in
health care includes hospital nursing, village health work, teaching nursing, college health nurse,
and nurse practitioner.

Dr. April Cardwell attended York College in York, Nebraska graduating with a Bachelor of Science in
General Science. Dr. Cardwell received her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College in
Davenport, Iowa in February of 2006. In addition to her chiropractic education, she has extensive
post graduate study on spinal rehabilitation focusing on spinal curve restoration at the Pettibon
Institute. Dr. Cardwell has also received extensive training in physical medicine through the CLEAR
Institute. Dr. Cardwell has practiced with Dr. Michael Farrell at the Spine Correction Center of the
Rockies in Fort Collins, Colorado since July of 2007.

Dr. Michael Farrell received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Christian University in
Lakewood, Colorado majoring in Business Administration with minors in Leadership Studies, Outdoor
Leadership, and Biblical Studies. In June of 2006 Dr. Farrell completed his professional education at
Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr.
Farrell furthered his education through extensive training in rehabilitation programs including the
Pettibon Technique. Dr. Farrell has obtained comprehensive training in physical medicine from the
CLEAR Institute, where he serves on their Board of Advisors.


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