Services We Offer:

For more information on the services we offer, please stop by or call our office at 309-274-9400

  • Chiropractic Exams

  • Chiropractic Adjustments

  • Contact Reflex Analysis

  • Therapy

    • Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

    • Ultrasound

    • Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy

    • Graston Technique

  • Nutritional Consultations

  • Prevention & Wellness Consultations

  • doTERRA Essential Oil

  • Whole-istic Solutions - Dietary and Nutritional Supplements

Therapies We Offer:

Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapies

Myofascial trigger points are sensitive spots in soft tissue.  A trigger point can be tied to a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.

Trigger point therapy mostly consists of rubbing and pressing on trigger points.  It is specifically designed to alleviate pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain.

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow: a gentle pressure applied slowly will allow a fascia to elongate, relaxing muscles stimulation circulation.

Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS)


Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. It is particularly useful in chiropractic for (relaxing/preparing) the muscles in a way that can make the adjustments easier and last longer.

Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles. The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body. It is used in treating conditions like sprains, arthritis, back pain scoliosis and sciatica.



Ultrasound therapy is used to minimize muscle pain and movement dysfunction.  Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to deliver deep heat and vibration to the treated tissues.  The treatments may help reduce stiffness, swelling, and pain, increase circulation, and promote pain-free movement.  The vibration seems to stimulate cell membranes which encourages repairing effects of cells in inflamed areas.  Ultrasound therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with stretching, therapeutic massage, heat, or gentle chiropractic manipulation. Ultrasound therapy is a painless procedure, and many people find it relaxing.

A conduction gel will be put on your skin.  The ultrasound conduction device, a small unit about the size of a computer mouse, will be gently placed on your skin to deliver the ultrasound treatment.  When your treatment is completed, the conduction gel is wiped off.

Graston Technique

The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently.

Treatment generally consists of the clinician rubbing the affected area(s) with the handheld stainless steel Graston Technique instruments, using very specific, calculated massage techniques.

The therapy is designed to help the practitioner identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue.

The general goals of the therapy are to reduce the patient's pain and increase function through a combination of breaking down the scar tissue and fascia restrictions that are usually associated with some form of trauma to the soft tissue, reducing restrictions by stretching connective tissue in an attempt to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated, and promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.

Crothers Chiropractic

300 Pine St, Ste 2

Chillicothe, IL 61523

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