At Benicia Wellness Center, we appreciate your individual health needs and goals. We do not believe in a cookie cutter approach to your health. We offer a variety of services including Chiropractic Care, Functional Medicine, Active Release Technique® , and Massage Therapy to help you optimize your health.
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free, non-surgical health treatment that is based on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities. We focus on improving joint dysfunctions, or misalignments, of the spine and extremities that cause you pain, discomfort, and reduced mobility. These misalignments are the result of tissue injury that can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of an object or a car accident, or from repetitive stresses from activities like prolonged sitting with poor posture or improper computer workstation ergonomics.
At Benicia Wellness Center, we treat patients of all ages that have a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Common issues we treat include pain relating to car accidents, whiplash, sports accidents, falls, or repetitive stress; neck pain, back pain, extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, foot) pain, TMJ pain, headaches, sciatica, disc bulges, and both inflammatory and degenerative arthritis.
We use adjustments, manually by hand or with specialized tools, to help address any misalignments you come into our office with. Along with adjustments, the Doctors support your health with personalized exercise and stretching programs, postural education, ergonomic recommendations, and nutritional advice. With improved spinal and joint function, we help you enjoy a lifestyle that is more balanced, active, and healthy.
Functional medicine applies a team approach to help create optimum health wellness for you. Using state-of-the-art lab testing and listening to your personal story, Dr. McConnell helps uncover the true cause of your pain and health challenges.
Through science-driven methods and guidance, Dr. McConnell will provide you with the steps, tools, and knowledge to help your body heal. Once uncovering the root cause of your health problems, your journey will include a personalized nutrition program, customized supplements, and lifestyle mentoring and coaching.
Your journey does not stop here – Dr. McConnell will teach you to apply these principles so you can enjoy a lifetime of true health.
Active Release Technique®
Active Release Technique® (ART®) was developed in the late 1980s by Dr. P. Michael Leahy, a chiropractor with an engineering background. Dr. Leahy developed this chiropractic-massage technique to address the concerns of athletes who have overworked their muscles and get them back to their optimal performance. ART® is now used around the world to treat all types of overuse conditions, sports-related or not, by gently manipulating muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia to break up scar tissue adhesions.
Some of the conditions that we use ART® to treat at our office are headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and golfer’s/tennis elbow, among many more. Benicia Wellness Center is pleased to have Dr. David on our wellness team as the sole ART® practitioner in Solano County.
Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissues. Benicia Wellness Center’s massage therapists are trained in multiple modalities of massage therapies, which they use to manipulate your muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Your body’s needs dictate the number and combination of techniques that our massage therapists utilize during your session.
Our massage therapists will talk with you to determine if your body would benefit best from a relaxation or rehabilitative massage or a combination of the two. Many of our clients have found massage therapy to be a beneficial complementary therapy for low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, headaches, pain associated with pregnancy, and other chronic conditions.