At Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer
- the latest in chiropractic care and treatment
- certified chiropractic sports treatment and rehabilitation
- certified strength and conditioning capabilities
- spinal decompression therapy
- nutritional counseling and weight-loss programs
- fitness programs and body conditioning classes
- massage therapy
- dedicated rehabilitation center
In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also qualified to provide soft tissue manipulation, such as muscle massage and ultrasound stimulation of deep tissue; physical examinations; x-rays; counseling on lifestyle and nutritional changes; and counseling on exercises aimed at building flexibility, strength, and overall well-being.Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spinal column, the nervous system, the circulatory system, and a patient’s nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle choices. Chiropractic is based on the theory that our nervous system is the key to maintaining homeostasis, or a healthy balance, in our bodies. Chiropractors use carefully applied hand pressure in a thrusting motion to improve vertebra or joint mobility, which in turn improves nerve function and reduces pain.
“I enjoy working with athletes,” said Dr. Lukert, “and I earned these qualifications in order to best treat them.”
Dr. Lukert is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and has sports-specific training for the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries.
With this accreditation, the Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness team offers a unique combination of chiropractic expertise with the latest in sports rehabilitation. Our goal is to help athletes maximize performance and minimize the chances of injury. These specialized services are applicable to a wide variety of athletes, ranging from those in our area schools and colleges to those who simply want to get the most out of their recreational activities.
More information about the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician certification or the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians can be found at http://www.acbsp.com.
As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Dr. Lukert is trained to apply scientific knowledge for training individuals with the primary goal of improving athletic performance. Using this training, Dr. Lukert conducts sport-specific testing sessions; designs and implements safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs; and provides guidance for nutrition and injury prevention.Dr. Lukert is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and possesses the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs for athletes and those interested in better fitness.
“I enjoy working with anyone looking to improve performance and health,” said Dr. Lukert. “Getting in better shape is the easy part. Staying in shape is the real challenge, which is what makes each treatment plan unique and rewarding.”
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (www.nsca-cc.org) is an international nonprofit educational association, serving nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings. The CSCS is the only strength training and conditioning certification to be nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and only 21,000 professionals hold this prestigious designation.
Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness offers the latest technology in spinal decompression therapy, a non-surgical, traction-based treatment for those suffering from back, neck, leg and arm pain. Others suffering headaches, sciatica, pinched nerves, and/or carpal tunnel syndrome have also benefited greatly from this type of treatment.
During a treatment, the spinal compression machine gently and slowly stretches the spine to release pressure in the discs and joints, which improves the flow of blood and nutrients to the spinal column. Then, the spine is slowly and gently relaxed — making sure to preserve the newly infused nutrients and blood flow — so that the injured area can begin to heal itself. This stretch-and-relax cycle is repeated several times during each treatment session to initiate the healing process and ensure the comfort and safety of the patient.
Sessions are typically last less than 20 minutes, and many patients begin to feel relief in as few as 6-12 treatments.
The three phases of spinal decompression therapy
- Phase I: The Treatment Begins
- Phase II: Stabilization of the Structure
- Phase III: Support of the Muscular System
Good health begins with taking care of our bodies and eating right. Foods with high nutritional content, coupled with appropriate portion sizes, provide the fuel we need to keep our energy high and our weight under control. When looking to optimize diet to meet the demands of athletic performance or just searching for a way to drop a few pounds, at Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness, we help patients find the right nutritional balance every day.
Learn more about our
For athletes and active patients, we offer the latest in sports treatment and rehabilitation services to meet fitness goals. Athletes from all over the area come to us to supplement their existing training programs with wellness activities, to provide rehabilitative treatment for minor and major injuries, and to assist with preventative programs that keep patients injury-free.For our bodies to perform at their best, we must exercise. Whether you’re an athlete with specific performance and training needs or the average person looking for enjoyable forms of recreation, Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness can help.
For anyone wanting to improve their overall health and wellness, we offer a range of body conditioning classes and fitness programs, including low-impact aerobic activities, strength and flexibility training, and high-energy workouts.
Body conditioning classes use basic aerobic movements to improve cardiovascular fitness and light weights to enhance strength endurance. Classes begin with a warm up and end with a cool down that includes stretching. All levels of fitness are welcome and can benefit from these classes.
Massage therapy can be an important component of any chiropractic or wellness plan. It offers a drug-free, non-invasive approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Under the care of a certified practitioner, massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions and provides relief to all types of people — from the competitive athlete to the home gardener to the overstressed executive. Research has shown massage to have many benefits, including
- increases circulation
- stimulates lymphatic (immune) system
- improves skin tone
- relaxes overused muscles
- increases joint flexibility
- releases endorphins
- increases range of motion
- relieves migraine pain
- improves digestive system
- provides relaxation and stress relief
- helps you get the most out of your chiropractic care
Rehabilitation is an imperative part of many chiropractic treatment plans, especially those involving injury or chronic pain. At Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness, we have invested in a full range of rehabilitation resources, including a dedicated rehabilitation center in our offices. Coupled with our trained staff, our rehabilitation center is just another way we do whatever it takes to improve your health and wellness.
Lukert Chiropractic & Wellness offers a full line of health and nutritional products from Standard Process.
Given proper nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. To do so, we need to eat a healthier diet, exercise, and take high-quality supplements made from whole foods. Standard Process whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet—all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form.