ART® is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Using ART®, Dr. DiPaolo combines both examination and treatment, carefully evaluating the texture, tightness, and movement of affected areas and applying precisely directed tension with specific patient movements. With more than 500 specific moves unique to ART®, this treatment method allows Dr. DiPaolo to identify and correct subtle issues that affect a patient’s mobility and comfort.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing, originating in China over 3000 years ago. By shallow insertion of small sterile needles, acupuncture controls the flow of blood and vital life
energy in the body. Acupuncture treatment harnesses the body’s natural ability to restore health because it gently and naturally treats and removes the stress caused by imbalances or blockages that
occur throughout life. Eventually symptoms, pain, and an early untimely death occurs. Once freed from obstruction, this life energy force can circulate effectively to adequate nourish cells, organs,
glands, tissues, and muscles. This can help restore the body’s own ability to heal itself and restore optimal well-being.
All non-life threating health conditions can be successfully treated by ear acupuncture. Research has shown that the number one reason to receive ear acupuncture is to DETOX from all legal
and illegal drugs, including tobacco and alcohol. A set protocol developed for use in ADDICTION TREATMENT programs through the National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA) is an effective way to
help people facing enormous stress, anger, depression, fatigue, and other emotional and physical pain. It has been used in thousands of programs around the world. Dr. DiPaolo is a NADA
practitioner found in Acudetox.com
In China, scalp acupuncture has helped people with horrific pain and rare difficult conditions when drugs, surgery, and physical therapy have failed. There are many people that are looking for
answers to neurological disorders and unexplainable debilitating symptoms. They found a solution with Scalp acupuncture. The major difference and advantage to scalp acupuncture is the profound
direct effect on the brain and nervous system. Patients also notice less pain due to shorter and thinner acupuncture needles, faster results, and more convenient as the patient can receive a
treatment in any position, comfortable cloths, and does not interfere with daily activities.
A.K. is an advanced form of diagnosis and treatment using muscle testing as a non-invasive, accurate, and dynamic biofeedback mechanism. A.K. is used to examine how an individual's body functions in life. After identifying weak or non-functioning muscles, Dr. DiPaolo will apply the precise therapy to correct the problem and help restore proper muscle balance, posture, and movement throughout the entire body.
Dry Needling is an innovative, minimally invasive therapy that uses monofilament needles to deactivate the trigger points that hold muscle fibers in unwanted tension. Freed from these
uncomfortable knots, muscles and nerves are able to resume normal function, thus restoring movement and eliminating pain. Dry Needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain and
can treat a wide variety of conditions such as myofascial trigger points, back and neck pain, sciatica, shoulder pain and much more.
Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain, and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970’s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2002. The painless application of laser energy promotes increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. This creates an optimal healing environment reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness, pain and accelerates soft tissue and bone repair. As the injured area returns to normal, muscle and joint function is restored. Infrared light interacts with the tissue at the cellular level. Increased metabolic activity within the cell stimulates the transport of oxygen and nutrients across the cell membrane initiating increased production of cellular energy (ATP) accelerating the healing process.
After treatment, Dr. DiPaolo will often apply kinesio tape over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax sore muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24 hour/day basis. Kinesio taping is designed to gently create forces on the surface of the skin which elevates the tissue and relieves the pressure of the structures beneath the area taped. Many people with chronic muscle and joint pain successfully respond to kinesio taping when all other medical treatments have failed. The difference is that kinesio tape allows patients to maximize strength, support joint stability, and optimize function during daily activities without losing valuable time due to pain caused by repetitive motion that will, over time, end in accumulative trauma disorders, permanent disabilities, and loss of jobs.
This technique begins with a comprehensive health questionnaire to evaluate metabolic and nutritional status including, if needed, further assessment by means of laboratory testing to determine foods and/or nutritional factors that may be excessive, insufficient or creating sensitivities. Dr. DiPaolo works with patients to determine the appropriate types of quality, earth-made foods and condiments/herbs that are specific to each patient's unique, biochemical needs. Most Americans live a lifestyle that is high in stress and eat foods that are low in nutritional value. Dr. DiPaolo may recommend concentrated food supplements to ensure the body gets sufficient raw essential fatty acids, enzymes, amino acids, and trace minerals to fortify, repair, and heal.
In this specific procedure, Dr. DiPaolo will gently stretch the spine to separate the compressed disc and fixated vertebrae, assisted by a manual, intermittent traction table. This gentle isolated movement reduces the pressure off of the disc and nerves between the vertebrae. In a few treatments, this therapy will allow the body to decrease swelling, spasm, and pain, lengthening the spine and correcting posture.
This gentle, hands-on therapy works with the craniosacral system which develops, pumps, and circulates the cerebral spinal fluid in a precise rhythm. Dr. DiPaolo will correct restricted joint motion of the bones associated with the skull, pelvis, and the surrounding soft tissue. Any imbalance, interruption, or dysfunction in this closed system will affect the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes
and feeds the brain and spinal cord, resulting in possible sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities.
This treatment method involves safe, effective adjustments/corrections of the spine, hips, shoulders, arms, and legs. Misalignment or fixation of these bones and joints alter nerve function and affect body posture. Using non-force chiropractic manipulation, Dr. DiPaolo removes these distortions and allows proper nerve flow to muscles and organs, improving communication throughout the nervous system, thus restoring the body’s ability to heal itself.