Chiropractic Care2019-01-11T14:56:12+00:00

Chiropractic Care: Salt Lake City, UT’s Trusted Chiropractor

Chiropractic techniques and practice have had a long rich history. Beginning in 1895 the techniques were pretty rudimentary and have since advanced to include many different methods to restore and improve neuro-spinal integrity. When Dr. Cerami began receiving adjustments from a chiropractor in 1972 there were limited approaches to assessing and treating subluxations, misalignments and health problems. As technology and research grew, the chiropractic care field has exploded with exciting new protocols from treating everyone from newborn babies to world class athletes.

Over the past 30 years Dr. Cerami has studied many techniques, both traditional and esoteric, so today he can provide a full spectrum of options to suit the needs of each patient. His techniques vary from very light energy contacts (only enough pressure to dent a marshmallow), bio-mechanical joint analysis, soft tissue release, and many more. His clinical goals are to find the cause of your problems and correct it in as few visits as possible. Whether you need an occasional tune-up or have a complex chronic injury, we are confident we have a technique that can benefit you.

Some of the chiropractic techniques Dr. Cerami uses daily:

  • Structural Spinal Adjustments
  • Extremity Adjustments
  • Tonal or Light Energy Work, NSA entrainments (Level 2 certified)
  • ATLAS HIO Technique
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy

We believe chiropractic is the anchor for everything we do. Dr. Cerami has been receiving chiropractic adjustments for over 40 years and has felt it has literally been one of the biggest advantages to helping him lead a healthy and productive life. As Dr. Cerami’s career advanced, he began seeing more and more patients that needed not only chiropractic care but additional support and techniques to diagnose and solve complex problems. He also was keenly aware that patients had high expectations of improvements in their health in shorter and shorter time periods. For this reason Dr. Cerami has sought out the best people in his field to continue his post graduate work studies. Over the past 32 years he has learned from some of the best chiropractors in the country who treat hundreds of the top athletes in the world. Dr. Cerami has integrated these techniques into his practice and will continue learn as much as he can to help you get well faster.

We see the body as a group of systems working together to produce the performance that a person demands every day. Keeping the systems approach in mind, we have many tools that address muscles, tendons, ligaments, the nervous system as well as the spinal and extremity joints. We also have a network of health professionals that address systems of the body that we do not. Using the term chiropractic care alone does not accurately reflect the philosophy and services of Dr. Cerami’s office.

There are three main goals for manipulation in our office.

  1. To restore normal muscle tone and joint mechanics to the muscles surrounding a spinal or extremity joint. This will increase Proprioception and decrease pain at the sensory cortex.
  2. To release a physical adhesion in the joint or along the joint surfaces.
  3. To improve the energy flow from the brain to all body parts over the nervous system.

The nervous system is constantly monitoring the stability and safety of all of the joints in the body. If the body perceives instability or a threat of injury to a joint, the brain will change the tone of the muscle surrounding the at-risk joint. This change of programming is often felt as stiff and painful joints. Manipulation of the joints resets the nervous system pattern around the joint in question in the same way hitting control-alt-delete resets a computer that has locked up. Resetting the nervous system allows the body’s own healing process to proceed and accept other therapies with less interference.

Dr. Cerami employs many types of joint manipulation and spinal adjusting. He performs traditional manual work with his hands, light contact entrainments using Network Spinal Analysis, and also uses instrument assisted adjusting tool (Impulse IQ).
Patients have various previous experiences with joint manipulation or what we call “structural adjusting”. If you have a strong feeling towards a particular style of adjustment or if you would rather not be structurally adjusted at all, please note it on your intake forms or inform the doctor. Dr. Cerami has more than 30 years of experience using a variety of techniques, some of which don’t involve any “cracking” or high velocity motions.