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Providing Patients with Rehabilitation Services

Both minor and severe injuries can have an effect on your overall wellness and your ability to carry out routine activities. Whether your injury is a personal injury, sports injury, work injury or an auto accident injury, chiropractic services as well as acupuncture can help patients recover can and provide lasting relief. Our West Palm Beach rehab office uses chiropractic care and rehabilitation to help Palm Beach County patients recover from their various injuries and improve their overall wellness. With chiropractic rehabilitation combined with acupuncture and deep tissue massage, patients can address the root of their injury, while restoring balance and wellness throughout the entire body.

When looking to find relief from an injury, it’s important to address the root of the problem. Rather than using medications that only temporarily mask the pain, chiropractic rehabilitation helps patients find lasting relief and fully heal from their injuries. Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulations, massage like deep tissue massage, sports massage and myofascial, therapeutic exercises, electrical muscle stimulation, acupuncture, ultrasound, and interferential electro-therapy are all services that help patients recover from their injuries. These services focus on the health and wellness of the body and facilitate the natural healing processes. With rehabilitation and wellness services that improve the body’s ability to heal, patients reduce their risk of developing any future injuries and they keep their bodies healthy.

If you are suffering from a recent or reoccurring injury in West Palm Beach, FL, call us today to start your road to healing!!


Proper Ergonomics in West Palm Beach

Many people suffer from pain due to improper workplace set up. The result can be chronic pain syndromes that are hard to break due to daily micro trauma. These injuries are usually more difficult to treat that sports injuries or auto accident injuries due to the daily re-injury on the job and lack of adequate rest. It is best to avoid these types injuries by proper workplace desk set up.

The study and science of proper set up is called ergonomics.

Below is a great diagram the outlines the basics for proper desk and computer positioning.



Recent Study Shows Back Pain is the #1 Cause of Disability in the World

As a West Palm Beach Chiropractor, I see that back pain seems to affect people from across all types of industries from the person seated in front of the computer to the laborer who is working hard all day to the cashier who is standing all day. We know the key to preventing back pain is proper lifting techniques, great ergonomics as well as conditioning of the core muscles, just to mention a few.

When back pain strikes people often delay treatment and try to wait it out. With some that can help, with others it prolongs the recovery time. A good rule of thumb seems to be the two day rule: waiting two days to see if relief occurs, if not seek a chiropractic consultation.

The following is the link to the study:



Understanding West Palm Beach Sports Injuries

Athletes know that constant exertion strains your body, making you more prone to injury. Whether you are a professional athlete, you compete as a member of a local or school team, or you just play for fun, you are still pushing your body with every practice and game. Unfortunately and often, such exertion can eventually result in sports injury. Athletes that are constantly finding themselves with injuries that prohibit their ability to play their game find this to be very frustrating, uncomfortable and inhibiting. What many people don't know is that regular injury and improper healing can be the result of poor bio-mechanics and internal soft tissue injury that can be difficult to identify.

Our approach to sports chiropractic includes familiar chiropractic manipulations that keep the body's joints aligned and functional, but this also includes a comprehensive array of services and techniques that are specially catered to functional training, athletic recovery and injury prevention. Specialized therapeutic massages that include deep tissue, sports massage, lymphatic and deep tissue/trigger point massage, sooth and ease the patient during the body's recovery period, all the while improving circulation and reducing internal scar tissue. We also provide acupuncture services that can decrease pain and speed recovery. Athletes can benefit from acupuncture's effects of balance restoration and encouragement of innate healing and energy flow, which is essential to optimal function and performance. In addition to these chiropractic and wellness services, Our West Palm Beach Rehabilitation office also utilizes physical therapy techniques, which gradually and naturally enables the body to resume its full range of motion, gain strength and prevent future injury. We also focus on the spine, muscles, joints, nerves, and tendons in order to address the underlying cause of a patient's injury and prevent it from occurring again in the future.

We are a West Palm Beach Chiropractor that also proudly provides elastic therapeutic, Kinesio tape for athletes and rehab patients who seek targeted treatment of muscle fatigue, swelling, dysfunction, poor circulation and other issues that can occur due to ligamentous, tendinous and muscle injury.

West Palm Beach, FL athletes and sports injury sufferers can rely on Matthews Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Rehabilitation for effective, non-invasive treatment of injury that's conducive to athletic performance. In addition to greater flexibility, range of motion, healing and pain relief, patients take great satisfaction and reassurance in knowing that Dr. Brian J. Matthews' techniques are focused on not just healing, but on the promotion of promotion peak performance and prevention of further injury.

Call us at Matthews Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Rehabilitation to discover how we can help you.

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Chiropractic Acupuncture Can Provide pain relief

Acupuncture can treat many conditions as well as back and neck pain by addressing overall wellness in ways that western medicine does not. Chiropractic is about understanding your entire body and improving your quality of life. Rather than solely addressing the immediate pain, acupuncture works to find the root of the problem. Emotional pain or stress can cause physical pain throughout the body, especially in the back and neck. Chiropractic acupuncture is a very different approach from traditional Western practices, as it addresses more than just the obvious symptoms of the patient.
The acupuncture treatment itself follows invisible meridians along the body. These meridians are channels for energy flow in normal, healthy patients. This energy flow, or chi, is the life energy that forms within every living thing. It is the central principle of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as an important principle in martial arts and Feng Shui. Without a proper flow of chi throughout your body, you develop physical pain and illness. Acupuncture restores balance to your chi through stimulation of meridian channels.

The meridian channels that exist along the skeletal structure of your body allow energy to flow. Each meridian has a different meaning and when any point is blocked or needs to be repaired, it results in the sickness or pain.Acupuncture needles are placed at precise meridian point’s along the body. The resulting stimulation of these points unblocks and repairs different energy channels for a positive healing effect.

If Western medicine has not been successful at treating your back and neck pain, or if you are interested in a more natural approach to health and wellness, visit our chiropractic and rehabilitative practice in West Palm Beach, FL.

We Are a West Palm Beach Chiropractor Serving Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Springs, Lake Clarke Shores and Greater West Palm Beach with Chiropractic Treatment, Acupuncture Care, Massage, Physical Therapy, treating sports injuries, car accident injury, wellness cases, work injury, postural correction, multiple health issues, etc..



Healthier living with the use of Acupuncture in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Greenacres and the surrounding areas!!

Quit smoking with acupuncture! Did you know acupuncture can be a valuable tool for smoking cessation??

In the United States alone close to 50 million people smoke. Smoking can lead to a variety of health problems including heart disease, hypertension, and cancer just to name a few.

In the use of acupuncture, specialized points are used on the ear as part of the treatment protocol.

These acupuncture ear points include:

  • LUNG

These acupuncture points have been found to be effective over many years.

Acupuncture is an effective treatment and in some cases is court ordered as part of addiction therapy.

Here is a good article:


Our West Palm Beach Florida doctor’s office performs acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, physical therapy and massage. We proudly serve: Downtown West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Lake Clarke Shores, Lantana, Wellington, The West End, Palm Springs, Greenacres, North Palm and Royal Palm Beach.

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Reducing sugar is one of the best dietary changes we can make:

As many know sugar is a cause of many metabolic diseases facing our society today. Drastically reducing or eliminating all forms of sugar in our diets has many health benefits. The following link is to great health related article which will give some further detail to the problem.

As a chiropractic office in West Palm Beach serving Palm Beach County we are always looking for greater ways to inform our patients to live a healthier lifestyle.

Here is the link



Mother's day is right around the corner!! Why not give the gift of massage??

A few of the benefits of massage therapy are to decrease blood pressure, improve quality of sleep and increase overall well-being.

Our West Palm Beach chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy and massage therapy office proudly serves: The Southend, Downtown West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Lake Clarke Shores, Palm Springs, Greenacres and Royal Palm Beach.


We are happy to announce we are an in network West Palm Beach Chiropractor provider for Aetna starting 04/16/12!!


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Some more evidence on the importance of exercise and it's effect on our health!!


A great article from a consumers prospective on alternative medicine including chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, meditation and supplements from your West Palm Beach Florida Chiropractor!!!



Yet another example of the importance of including omega 3 in our diets. It is common knowledge that inflammation is reduced with omega 3's

This article discusses the lowering effects on anxiety. It is important to include omega 3 fatty acids in our diets!!


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