chiropractic services  Altoona, PA
If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

Activator Method  Altoona, PA

Activator Method

The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.

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ART (Active Release Technique)  Altoona, PA

Digital X-Ray System

  • Traficante Family Chiropractic is proud to offer cutting-edge healthcare technology to our patients, and one such advancement is our state-of-the-art Digital X-Ray System. With this advanced imaging technology, we can provide more accurate diagnoses and better treatment plans. Our Digital X-Ray System offers numerous benefits, including reduced radiation exposure, instant image acquisition, and enhanced image quality for precise analysis. This technology allows our highly skilled chiropractors to assess spinal misalignments, joint conditions, and other musculoskeletal issues with greater clarity and efficiency. At Traficante Family Chiropractic, we are committed to providing exceptional care, and our Digital X-Ray System is just one of the ways we ensure our patients receive the highest standard of chiropractic services.

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    chiropractic services  Altoona, PA

    Chiropractic Care

    We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.

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    Chiropractic Adjustments  Altoona, PA

    Chiropractic Adjustments

    A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.

    The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, increase the range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our compassionate and qualified chiropractor will work with you to relieve this pain and get you back to being pain free every single day.

    A chiropractic adjustment involves high velocity thrusts applied to the vertebra, relieving sensation, discomfort, and spasms in the surrounding muscles. It also releases joint cavitation, which is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

    Although many people visit their chiropractor and have an adjustment when something feels out of alignment, a regular visit will help you avoid any pain in the future and will keep your body feeling great all day long.

    If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.

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    chiropractic services  Altoona, PA

    Corrective Exercises

    Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.

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    Diversified Technique  Altoona, PA

    Diversified Technique

    The goal of the Diversified Technique is to reduce nerve interference. There are no special or unique procedures needed. Patients are assessed using these various mechanisms: history and basic examination (orthopedic and neurologic), palpation, x-ray, leg checks and reflex procedures as well as others.

    The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.

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    DOT Exams  Altoona, PA

    DOT Exams

    Our Mission
    Our experienced medical professionals apply the minimum standards set forth by the FMCSA to qualify drivers to keep their licenses. This means no extra or excessive testing, no referrals and no extra expenses unless absolutely necessary. Our mission is to keep all drivers who are medically fit on the road so they can maintain their livelihoods safely. Please refer to our important information tab above to be prepared to take the DOT physical.


    Electrical Stimulation  Altoona, PA

    Electrical Stimulation

    Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.

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    Lifestyle Advice  Altoona, PA

    Lifestyle Advice

    Our team here at Traficante Family Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical chiropractic issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.

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    Massage Therapy  Altoona, PA

    Massage Therapy

    Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.

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    Massage Therapy  Altoona, PA

    Mechanical Traction Table

    Traficante Family Chiropractic is dedicated to offering our patients the most advanced and effective treatments, and our mechanical traction table is a testament to that commitment. Our state-of-the-art mechanical traction table is designed to provide gentle and targeted spinal decompression therapy, offering relief from back pain, herniated discs, and other related conditions. This innovative technology allows for controlled stretching of the spine, promoting improved spinal alignment, reducing pressure on nerves, and facilitating the healing process. Our highly skilled chiropractors utilize the mechanical traction table to customize treatment plans that cater to each patient’s specific needs, ensuring optimal results and enhanced overall well-being. At Traficante Family Chiropractic, we prioritize patient comfort and strive to provide the highest quality of care, and our mechanical traction table is just one of the many ways we achieve that goal.

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    Myofascial Release  Altoona, PA

    Myofascial Release

    Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.

    What to expect during therapy
    If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.

    • The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
    • A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
    • You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
    • The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
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    Pediatric Chiropractic  Altoona, PA

    Pediatric Chiropractic

    Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, more and more parents are seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function. Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.

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    Physiotherapy  Altoona, PA


    It is important to understand that often times where the pain presents is not the area that needs to be treated. The pain may be due to that area compensating and being over-worked from another area not pulling its weight. Our rehabilitation program includes strength, flexibility and agility training as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation.

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    Pre/Postnatal Chiropractic  Altoona, PA

    Pre/Postnatal Chiropractic

    Here at Traficante Family Chiropractic, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.

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    Spinal Screenings  Altoona, PA

    Spinal Screenings

    Sometimes all that stands between your daily pain and a happier, healthier you, is a chiropractic adjustment. Your body naturally wants to be in alignment, and our daily activities can throw what is naturally aligned out of balance. Also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. Here at Traficante Family Chiropractic, we can help you achieve balance and proper alignment, giving you relief and improving your health.

    Our goal in treating your joint and spinal issues is to reduce subluxation, increase range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our highly skilled chiropractor will work with you to relieve your pain and get you back to living a pain free and healthy lifestyle.

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    Ultrasound  Altoona, PA


    Ultrasound therapy is a chiropractic treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.

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    Worker's Compensation  Altoona, PA

    Worker’s Compensation

    Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that replaces lost wages and pays for medical and chiropractic care for people injured on the job. It typically covers a number of injuries that can happen to nearly any worker. These injuries may occur as a result of a slip and fall accident, tripping over a hazard or on an unsafe surface, or falling off a ladder. For some workers, workers’ compensation will cover injuries that happen while the worker is driving or traveling as part of his or her work duties.

    Many neck and back problems associated with workers’ compensation are the result of spinal misalignment, which means that the bones of the spine have moved out of position. Other work-related neck and back problems are the result of soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, affecting the muscles, nerves and connective tissue of the neck and back.

    Musculoskeletal disorders affect a person’s muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments.

    A number of musculoskeletal disorders can keep a worker off the job, including:

    • Sprains, strains, and tears
    • Back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
    • Headaches and migraines
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