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The most important thing is finding the treatment that works for you

I’m Dr. Guy Phillips and I’m delighted to be a part of the Marysville community. I’m a life-long Ohio resident and graduated from high school in Carey, Ohio.

I earned my degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. I also hold an MS in Sports Administration from the University of Kansas in 2007 and completed my undergraduate work at The Ohio State University, earning a B.S in Athletic Training in 2005.

Throughout my career, I’ve focused on human performance and care. While at the University of Kansas, I worked with the athletic department as a Certified Athletic Trainer caring for the university’s student athletes. I spent three years with Kansas Community College in Kansas City as Assistant Athletic Trainer. While attending Palmer Chiropractic College, I served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the college’s men’s rugby team, earning three national Final Four appearances in the Division I Club League.

My focus on human performance has taught me that the most important thing is finding a therapy that works for you and your needs. I try to match technique to patient, ensuring that each of my patients enjoys safe, effective treatment. The majority of my adjustments use techniques such as Diversified, Thompson Drops, Flexion distraction, and Side posture; however, I’m proficient in all major modalities. If you’ve suffered an injury or just not feeling in optimum health, let’s get your health back on track together.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors practice a form of health care that focuses on the relationships within the body’s structure, with a focus on the spine. Part of the chiropractic philosophy involves a belief that issues within the body’s natural structure can cause problems with the functions in other areas of your body, notably the nervous system. The spinal cord serves as the main structure of your nervous system by communicating information from the brain to the rest of the body.

Chiropractors believe that subluxation, a misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine, is the main cause of neck and back pain. They treat these misalignments with hands-on therapy called manipulation including: applied pressure, massage and manual adjustment of the vertebrae and joints.

Chiropractors also deal with other spinal problems such as invertebral disc conditions, sprains, strains and non-spinal problems such as joint issues, ankle, knee, elbow and shoulder pain caused by injury or other disorders.

The most important aspect of chiropractic care is the comprehensive approach to treatment, and management of chiropractic pain.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. To understand this, consider that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them.

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals consist of two parts: a medical history and a physical examination. The goals of sports physicals are to evaluate an athlete’s general health, current fitness level, risk of injury, and physical well-being. Sports physicals are recommended for students and adults that are taking part in:

  • School or interleague sports program
  • Club sports teams
  • New fitness regimens

A sports physical allows a physician to identify any conditions that might keep the athlete out of the game or affect performance. Athletes should have a physical six weeks before the start of the sport season; however this can vary due to changing sport seasons. This timing provides an opportunity to address an existing injury or improve conditioning prior to participation in the activity.

Headaches | Migraines

Many forms of headaches are linked to cervical spine disorders. When a vertebra becomes misaligned, sensitive nerves become irritated and produce symptoms that include head pain.

Of course there are other factors that can cause migraines and headaches, such as stress and alcohol. But a chiropractor takes a comprehensive approach to your treatment examining any potential trauma to the spine. Chiropractic adjustments are one solution in the treatment of headaches.

If you suffer from headaches, please contact our office to schedule an appointment today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.

Nutrition Counseling

We offer nutritional counseling geared toward each individual patient’s needs and can advise specific supplements to enhance nutritional efficiency. Our goal is to help you achieve optimum functioning in a gentle, healthy way that respects the natural healing found in your body.

Back Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-surgical procedure that alleviates pain caused by pinched nerves specially people suffering from pinched nerves as a result of herniated discs, degenerating discs, or sciatica and spinal stenosis. These patients have generally seen multiple doctors and have already undergone a variety of treatments and look to spinal decompression as a solution to the pain.

Spinal decompression works by reducing pressure inside the disc, restoring movement and function. Using a controlled machine, the injured discs are lightly stretched apart. The movement realigns disc bulges and herniated discs back to the center, relieving pain on pinched nerves. During the decompression, the pressure in the disc is removed and a suction effect is created pulling in oxygen, water and nutrients back into the center along with the discs helping to restore healthy nutrients to the affected area. Back decompression offers a non-surgical, non-invasive solution to severe back pain.

If you have severe back pain and think you may benefit from back decompression, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with our doctor today to determine the best treatment options available to you. We will gladly answer any of your questions.

Custom Orthotics

Many chiropractors encourage the use of custom orthotics to help treat a variety of problems in the system of our bodies ranging from joint pain, foot discomfort, and posture issues, and especially lower back pain. Custom orthotics are insoles that are slipped into shoes and made especially for your unique body.

https://www.footlevelers.com/why-custom-orthotics/

Kinesiology Taping

The list of kinesiology tape benefits is so extensive and so varied, it has earned the nickname “magic tape.” It is no wonder that it has become one of the most widely-used therapeutic modalities in both athletic and healthcare settings.

  • Pain Relief
  • Reduced Swelling and Inflammation
  • Accelerated Recovery from Bruises and Contusions
  • Prevents and/or Relieves Muscle Spasms and Cramping
  • Speedier Recovery of Overused Muscles
  • Supports Injured Muscles and Joints without Restricting Range of Motion
  • Allows Athletes to Remain Active while Injured
  • Enhances Strength and Muscle Tone in Weak or Poorly-Toned Muscles
Adjusting Techniques
  1. Palmer Package
  2. Thompson Drops
  3. Flexion/Distraction
  4. Arthrostin
  5. Activator
  6. Decompression