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Physical Therapy • Acupuncture • Massage Therapy

Call Us Today! 1.310.514.3740 600 Pacific Ave. Suite 210, San Pedro, CA  Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

COME VISIT US AT OUR NEW LOCATION!

Our beautiful new facility will bring you a centering relaxation and healing ambience.

CHIROPRATIC

Dr. Rivera employs many different styles of adjusting ranging from adjustments with a “popping” sound to sometimes only stretching.

The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help remove interferences to your natural state of being healthy.

Modern chiropractic is not simply about putting bones back into place; adjust and mobilize the bones of the body to restore proper joint and spinal mechanics, alleviating stiffness of the neck and low back as well as relieving direct irritation of the nerve roots that are the cause of such conditions as sciatica or radiculitis.

Most of our patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have physically stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventative visits are helpful in the maintenance of good health.

ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one third of the world’s population as a primary health care system. Acupuncture may correct imbalances when hair-thin needles are applied at specific acupuncture points to improve the flow of Qi (pronounced “CHEE”).

Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Medicinal Herbs & Formulas
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Cupping
  • Ear Seeds
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Moxa
  • Tui Na
  • Gua Sha

…& Many other services based on your specific needs.

PHYSICAL THERAPY & PERSONAL TRAINING

Ultrasound accelerates the tissue/muscle resolution time of the inflammatory process by attracting more mast cells to the site of injury. This increases the blood flow which can be beneficial in the sub-acute phase of tissue injury.
Ultrasound also stimulates the production of more collagen- the main protein component in soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments. Hence ultrasound may accelerate the the proliferative phase of tissue healing.

ELECTRO STIMULATION

By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations a therapist can recruit the appropriate muscles or group of muscles. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle.
The physical therapist can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.

HYDROTHERAPY

Jacuzzi/Spa tubs are incorporated here and combined with other therapies. Water has a massage-like feeling as the water gently kneads your body. This pressure stimulates the touch receptors on the skin, increasing blood circulation and releasing tight muscles.

Generally speaking, heated water is used to quiet and soothe the body, and to slow down the activity of internal organs.

Cold water is used to stimulate and invigorate, increasing internal activity within the body. If you are experiencing tense muscles or anxiety, heat is recommended in the shower or bath. For feeling tired and stressed out, it is recommended to take a warm shower or bath followed by a short cold shower to help stimulate the body and mind.

PARAFFIN HAND TREATMENTS

The warmth of the wax and your sealed-in body heat dilates the blood vessels in your hands. The heat increases blood flow to joints, muscles and connective tissue. The heat can help to increase range of motion in your joints. Paraffin dips have other benefits as well, such as softening your skin. The heat opens the pores of your skin, encouraging absorption of moisture and emollients. It can be a form of stress relief.

MASSAGE

  • Our Massage Therapists can provide:

Swedish Massage

A European based technique that uses long rhythmic strokes and kneading to increase circulation, relieve tension and leave you feeling calm and relaxed.

Deep Tissue Massage

Our therapists that specialize in Deep Tissue are Donna, Priscilla, Sade, Christina & Sarah. This type is a therapeutic massage that focuses deep and targets specific muscle groups. Chronic patterns and areas of tension in the muscles, tendons and fascia are focused on to restore the body’s optimum alignment, release muscle tension, increase range of motion and release toxins.

Hot Stone

You can see Anna & Jen for Hot Stone therapy. This involves warm stones placed along the meridians and major muscle groups of the body. Hot stones are used to massage the muscles to release deep muscle tension and increase circulation to these areas. The muscles are then manually massaged to break up more muscle tension and flush out toxins. Not recommended for patients with chronic inflammation.

Medical Massage

Medical Massage is result oriented and the treatment is done sometimes by the doctor; is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. The therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus the Medical Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.

Sound Therapy

Our therapist Christina performs this unique therapy by singing Into the muscle. The sound Waves go through the cranium and travel through the body; it changes the muscles from tight to relaxed. The range of singing into the muscle is at 2–200 megahertz.

Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage

Donna, Jen and Priscilla specialize in Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage. This treatment helps the body go through changes and reduces the stress of pregnancy. Alleviates pelvic pressure, eases back pain, reduces swelling in the arms/legs, improves breathing and reduces muscle tension and fatigue.

LASER LIGHT THERAPY

The biological effects of how Low Level Laser Therapy works has been thoroughly documented. Cold Laser Therapy significantly accelerates and enhances the body’s natural defense and repair abilities, repolarizes sick or injured cells, enhances cellular metabolism, increases production of ATP, and activates beneficial endorphins and enzyme processes.

The ability of cold laser treatments to reduce the duration of inflammation, alleviate pain and enhance healing has made it a well accepted mode of therapy around the world.

Low Level Laser Therapy has been proven to provide pain relief, reduce damage due to injury and loss of function. Cold Laser Therapy enables the body to have a more rapid healing process, often free from drugs and surgery and is quick and easy to administer.

  • Inflammatory and repetitive strain conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), Tennis Elbow, Epicondylitis, Plantar Fascitis, Diabetic Neuropathy and Bursitis with excellent results.
  • Pain management for Fibromyalgia, Fibric Myalgia Myofscial pain, cervical neck pain, thoracic pain, muscle spasms and low back pain.
  • Connective tissue disorders such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, and tendon ruptures.
  • Joint injuries or disorders such as osteoarthritis, dislocations, TMJ disorders, and ligament injuries.
  • Muscle injury and muscle disorders such as muscle bruises, contusions, muscle ruptures, and muscle shortening contractures such as a frozen shoulder.
  • Neurological injury or disorders such as prolapsed disc, ruptured or herniated discs, crush injuries, neuritis, and headaches.

SPINAL DECOMPRESSION

Eastview Wellness is pleased to offer the Triton Decompression Traction System (DTS) which is used for spinal decompression therapy, an advanced form of spinal traction.

Spinal decompression therapy can be a successful, non-surgical alternative treatment for relieving low back, neck pain, and radiating arm and leg pain.

What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a modern, non-surgical traction procedure that effectively treats low back, neck, and radiating leg and arm pain. This type of traction is very successful in relieving pain associated with spinal disc herniation, degenerative spinal discs, and facet joint syndromes. Spinal decompression therapy decompresses spinal discs and facet joints by utilizing traction, distraction, and body positioning.

Excessive compression forces from daily activities increases internal spinal disc pressure which can lead to spinal disc protrusion, herniation, and bulging of disc material.

Using the Triton DTS in conjunction with other physical therapy treatments provided in our clinic can effectively relieve the pain and disability resulting from disc injury and degeneration. The treatment aids in the healing of damaged discs and reverses dystrophic changes in nerves. The Triton DTS treats the functional and mechanical aspects of spinal disc pain through non-surgical traction (decompression) of spinal discs.

Our new, computer-controlled Triton DTS is designed to apply distraction and decompression to the patient’s spine without producing reflex paravertebral muscle contractions.

By significantly reducing internal disc pressure, the Triton DTS promotes retraction of the herniation spinal disc material back to a normal physiologic position and promotes the intake of fluids, oxygen, and other substances necessary for healing the spinal disc and surrounding tissues. This decompression stimulates the repair of tissues and inhibits leakage of the internal material of the spinal disc (also known as the nucleus pulposus)

How is Spinal Decompression Therapy using the Triton DTS different from the older form of traction?

The older form of traction is a simple steady force that is put on the patient’s body with the intent of unloading the body’s joints, muscles, and other structures. may be contraindicated for patients with vascular disease, heart problems, high blood pressure, and other health conditions.


Spinal decompression therapy using the Triton DTS is a modern, computerized, updated form of traction. The Triton Decompression Traction System uses computer technology to control variations in the unloading (traction pull) of the spine, effectively avoiding the body’s muscle contraction response.

Your physical therapist can control how many progressive tension steps you experience before reaching the maximum tension. Also, the physical therapist has complete control over how long the tensions are held steady and how often they are repeated through the computerized system.

What Are The Treatments Like?

After lying on the comfortable Triton Decompression Traction System table, you will be fitted in a support system. The support system helps to stabilize your body. The advanced computer-controlled system automatically adjusts to the proper angle of pull (distraction), allowing us to target the specific spinal discs that are causing your pain and symptoms. The distractive forces utilize a computer controlled logarithmic curve to avoid reflex responses which would create muscle spasm. The split table design decreases friction and allows decompression of the spinal disc.


While lying down on the table, the Triton DTS’s computer simulates an anti-gravity effect on your spine that helps herniated spinal disc material to move toward its normal position, thus, reducing spinal disc pressure and pain. Patients typically describe the treatment as a gentle, painless, intermittent pulling sensation

How Long Are Treatments And How Many Do You Need?

Patients typically undergo 15 to 20 decompression/traction treatment sessions and the treatment session will include additional physical therapy.

A complete physical therapy session can last between 45 and 60 minutes. However, treatment time will vary upon a patient’s condition and is determined by a thorough pre-treatment physical therapy evaluation. It is important to note that many patients get substantial, immediate relief after just a few physical therapy treatments.

Can Spinal Decompression Therapy Using Triton DTS Help My Pain?

Though each patient is different and no physical therapist can guarantee success, the clinical results of this type of therapy have been shown to be effective in 86% of patients treated.

The common problems of many back conditions are damaged spinal discs and poor spinal muscle control. Our treatment program addresses both of these core problems.

The specially-designed Triton Decompression Traction System creates a controlled unloading of the spine which appears to decrease spinal disc pressure while increasing blood and nutrient exchange. This blood and nutrient exchange is critical to aid in the spinal disc healing process. Muscle strength, control, and endurance can all be improved with our spinal physical therapy program which will includes specific controlled spinal exercises.

Will Spinal Decompression/Traction Therapy Hurt?

Treatments using the Triton DTS are one of the most gentle and comfortable therapies available. The treatments utilize FDA-cleared equipment with proven safety and efficacy.

Most patients report a mild sense of stretching on their back or hips, and often fall asleep during treatment sessions.

The Triton Decompression Traction System is produced by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hospital-based therapy and rehabilitation equipment, Chattanooga.

Is Spinal Decompression A New Type of Treatment?

Although traction therapy has been around for thousands of years, spinal decompression therapy using the Triton DTS is new. Advances in equipment and procedures have dramatically improved effectiveness of the treatment. Continual improvements in the traction / decompression system and regular updates in protocol keep this system in the forefront of non-invasive disc therapy. Each year over 50,000 patients are treated with this type of therapy and that number is growing.

How Long Will My Treatment Program Be?

This depends on the complexity and extent of physical therapy needed, however, we typically treat patients 3-4 times a week for approximately 1 month, and then the patient is transitioned from passive to active treatments.

The treatment is administered over a reasonable time frame and the patient’s response to treatment is continually evaluated. Physical therapy treatment may be increased or reduced in frequency depending on the response to treatment.

The physical therapy phase may include additional spinal decompression treatments using the Triton DTS coupled with therapeutic exercise, stretching, and spinal manipulation to enhance the response to treatment. Most patients discontinue spinal decompression / traction treatments after 4 to 6 weeks.

Why Is This Type Of Therapy More Successful Than Other Treatment Options?

Spinal decompression therapy using the Triton DTS, as practiced in our clinic, is a comprehensive program of the newest traction techniques. This therapy can integrate other therapies which may include: targeted spinal muscle stabilization exercises, biofeedback, dry needling, and osteopathic.

Our approach to treating spinal disc injury with a combination of treatments is what sets our clinic apart.

Additionally, spinal discs have been shown to be a predominant site of pain, so directing treatment the spinal disc can be an effective treatment approach. The blending of focused traction at the injury site, rehabilitation to the supporting structures, and overall strengthening / conditioning of musculature makes the treatment unique.

Why the Need For Therapeutic Exercises And Other Therapies?

In addition to the injury to the spinal disc, it is important to condition the supporting spinal muscles. A complete physical therapy program targeting the function of the spinal stabilization muscles is vital. Moist heat, electric stimulation, ultrasound therapy, dry needling, soft tissue and joint mobilization can offer additional benefits for reduction of inflammation and muscle spasm.

A gradual weakening of the spinal muscles and secondary supporting muscles of the spine and the consequential decrease in spinal stability can put undue stresses on the spinal discs and leads to premature spinal disc degeneration, pain, and loss of function. Our program of spinal exercise and adjunctive therapies will assist in rehabilitating these structures.

Will My Pain Go Away For Good?

Although it is difficult to predict the future, experience has shown that most patients do find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire recommended program of treatments. Regular home exercise will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of reoccurrence. As with any comprehensive rehabilitation program, your continued home care exercises and discretion in some daily activities are essential to long-term relief.

How Much Will Physical Therapy and Spinal Decompression Cost?

Most physical therapy services are covered by your health insurance and patients are typically responsible for co-payment, co-insurance, and / or insurance deductibles. Since insurance coverage varies between insurance plans, our staff will review all costs, payment options, and insurance coverage before treatment begins