Trigger points are painful nodules in muscular tissue, commonly found in the upper back, low back, and gluteal muscles. Trigger points are frequently chronic, persisting from day to day without mu ...View Article
At Latimer Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our San Francisco office.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Dr. Latimer is advanced proficiency rated in Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, which is the foremost low force treatment method in chiropractic today. Activator Methods Chiropractic Techniqu uses a small, light hand held adjustic instrument, which produces a gentle adjustment without "twisting or popping" the neck of back. Dr. Latimer is also skilled in providing traditional manual adjustments when needed or for patients who prefer this type of treatment. Dr. Latimer also has two certified massage therapists on staff for patients who need this type of therapy in addition to their chiropractic treatment (Please note that some insurance policies do not cover massage therapy).These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Richard R. Latimer has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients specific exercises and stretches designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home, and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
Dr. Latimer became a certified Yoga teacher in 1972. He trained under Swami Vishnudevananda, an Indian Yoga master, who was instrumetal in bringing Hatha Yoga to the west.
We often find it helpful to educate our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patients is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between the doctor and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient0…7s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. Richard R. Latimer can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Dr. Latimer managed the nutritional department of one of the largest health food stores in Los Angeles for two years while attending chiropractic college. He trained under Betty Lee Morales, who at the time was secretary of the National Health Federation.
Posture and spinal evaluations are part of our assessment of every new patient. A Qualified Medical Evaluator for the Industrial Medical Community, Dr. Latimer also offers patients advice on proper work techniques and work station set-up, to minimize the potential for injury.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Latimer's specific Chiropractic manipulative treatment, we at Latimer Chiropractic also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures: