Healing Arts

Chiropractic

Yoga poses can strengthen and calm the body while lengthening shortened muscles and connective tissue. The sustained stretch achieved while holding yoga poses, and the more elastic stretching achieved in a jumping and flow series, releases the connective tissue restriction which begins to reform the connective tissues into more balanced connective patterns. Yoga practices can be a wonderful whole body form of healing. Personal restrictive patterns can be further addressed with assigned poses to help continue further healing at home and give patients an active role in their healing.  Read more about Yoga...

Pregnancy and Postpartum care is very important and at times very undervalued. The amazing process of pregnancy can become a daunting experience of too much information and too much varied advice coupled with learning and questioning the body's new "normal." Many times this new "normal" is an individualistic conception of experiencing back pain, swollen feet, hip pain, etc. Although these are common in pregnancy, they are often caused by the restrictive patterns within the mother's body before, and now in reaction to, the changes that take place in pregnancy. The uterus in particular is attached to the spine by ligaments that if restricted not only lead to pain for the mother, but also can limit the range of motion the growing baby needs to be in the optimal position for birth. Breech, transverse, and posterior presentations can be greatly helped through myofascial release (MFR) techniques and pregnancy specific chiropractic care that is gentle on both mother and baby.  Read more about Pregnancy and Postpartum care...

Chiropractic care and Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) work together in an altruistic manner, each benefiting from the others results.  Both techniques work with a connective tissue called Fascia. Long term fascial restriction from injury or trauma can result in less elastic, tight connective tissue that can hold bones out of alignment.  Also, bone misalignment can create long term fascial restrictions.  When these techniques are used together they increase the potential for faster healing, decrease discomfort, and facilitate a integrative, balanced approach to the system as a whole. 

Infants and Children can benefit greatly from these types of gentle low force care, and their connective tissue is especially mobile and responsive while they are growing. Some restriction patterns can be mistakenly taken as childhood traits or quirks. Infants and small children have a hard time communicating their discomfort and/or they grow into thinking those restrictions are "normal." Certain traits such as crawling differently, laying in odd positions, banging their heads into things, nursing/latch issues, digestive discomfort, and continually rocking are seen as individualism or quirks where instead it is based on restrictions affecting their comfort and development. Certain children that are not meeting their development goals can benefit greatly from this type of gentle care. Read more about Infant and Child care...

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Welcome to: 

Peak Atlas Chiropractic

and

Dynamic Healing Arts!


We are located in Stillwater MN right off HWY 36

1940 Greeley St S #107 - Stillwater, MN 55082​​

1940 Greeley St S. #107

Stillwater, MN  55082

Why Chiropractic and Cranial Sacral Therapy Together?

Myofascial Release (MFR) treatment works with the connective tissue of the body, called fascia.  Fascia is a densely woven covering that is one continuos structure which surrounds every part of our body creating "pockets" to hold our muscles, bones, organs, spinal cord, and brain. Trauma, inflammatory responses, postural patterns, and/or surgical procedures create myofascial restrictions that limit movement, while also creating further patterns of restriction when trying to repair the lost function.  MFR involves placing hands on fascial points and following the tissue to areas of restriction.  This may involve very subtly twisting, turning and pulling areas to “follow” the fascial movements. By gently staying with the movement of the fascia, restrictions will resolve, becoming more balanced and mobile.  Read more about MFR...

​​Dr. Loren Gilberg

Melynda Gilberg, CST



Peak Atlas

Dynamic

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST), is comprised of the membrane layers and fluid that surround, protect, nourish, and cleanse the brain and spinal cord. These membrane layers extend from the bones of the skull to the base of the spine and are interconnected with the entire body. CST works by finding restrictions in the body and then using gentle techniques to help the body increase balanced motion.  The cranial bones and sacrum work together to pump cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) through movements that can be lost in states of restriction resulting in a host of seemingly unrelated symptoms.  Cranial Sacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that releases restrictions throughout all levels of the tissues (superficial to deep) in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction while improving whole-body health and performance.   Read more about CST care...

Chiropractic Techniques vary by each chiropractor. There are over 200 different chiropractic techniques, and these techniques vary greatly in force, scientific basis, philosophy, and effectiveness.  Generally, a chiropractor uses about 1-5 techniques in practice, which means that each chiropractor can have very different things to offer.  Peak Atlas Chiropractic offers a number of techniques based on sound scientific research, excellent clinical results, and personal experience.  Dr. Loren specializes in Atlas Orthogonal (upper cervical care), Activator Method (low force adjusting tool), and Functional Medicine (Endocrine and Gut Balance) in his practice, along with some aspects of other techniques that have shown positive results in certain circumstances. Dr. Loren strongly believes in listening to his patients' personal experience, intuition, and knowledge in order to create tailored personalized care.

Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Chiropractic care is a chiropractic technique that focuses of the relationship of the Atlas and Axis, which are the first two vertebral bones of the spine. This area is arguably the most significant and important area of the spinal column; the brain stem actually sits inside of the Atlas, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flows through here, and this area has higher mobility thus less stability. Dysfunction at this level can affect the whole body in a variety of ways. It has been documented to help treat chronic pain throughout the whole body, nerve dysfunction, fibromyalgia, MS, Migraines, seizures, asthma, and more.  Excitingly, the Atlas Orthogonal Technique has been able to help many people when other chiropractic techniques could not.  Read more about AO care...

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