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Our Chiropractic Care Services

Many people only think of subluxation when they think of chiropractic care, but we at Molstad Chiropractic Clinic in Sioux City, IA, want you to consider our laser therapy, physiotherapy, and custom orthotics as well as subluxation.

Being a chiropractor that cares about the community is much more than spinal manipulation. Let’s look at other specialties that you could consider in your treatment plan.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy works through photobiomodulation, producing a beam of energy that hits the cells to help increase the body’s healing process. This helps lessen inflammation and helps in healing.

The lasers can be complicated but rest assured that it isn’t painful. You may feel a little warmth from it, but there is nothing to fear. In fact, laser therapy is one of the fastest growing treatment options for help with pain management and body healing.

It helps lessen your recovery time and helps to lower your muscle tightness all while helping increase mobility and flexibility. We work with you to incorporate this as part of your healing plan.


If you’ve been injured or just have conditions that make movement and flexibility a problem, physiotherapy was designed for you. It can work to provide you greater mobility and help release tension in the body as well as help heal from trauma.

Exercise, traction, ultrasound, and muscle manipulation are all parts of physiotherapy, and we can talk with you about your options. While it can be done as a standalone treatment plan, it will help get greater results when incorporated in a full range treatment plan.

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics deal with helping to take stress off the body by providing proper alignment.

These custom foot pads, designed specifically for your own feet, help support your arches and help provide cushioning and body weight distribution, allowing stress and strain to lessen on your back, shoulders, hips, and neck.

These long-lasting aids can be incorporated as a treatment accompaniment to give you a customized care plan.

Manual Adjustments with Drop Table

Manual adjustments with a drop table utilize a unique chiropractic table, the sections of which can be adjusted and “dropped” a slight distance to aid in spinal realignment. As the chiropractor applies a quick thrust to a specific spinal segment, the table section gently drops away, making use of gravity and momentum for a smooth and effective adjustment.

This technique offers a precise and gentle approach to manual adjustments. It’s highly beneficial for relieving conditions like back and neck pain and headaches. When incorporated into a comprehensive treatment plan, drop table adjustments significantly improve overall wellness, making them suitable for patients of varying ages and conditions.

Activator Style Adjustments

The Activator Method is an innovative chiropractic technique that uses a small handheld device, the Activator Adjusting Instrument. This tool delivers a gentle impulse to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint, restoring motion and assisting with spinal alignment. The speed and precision of this method reduce the body’s tendency to resist the adjustment, enhancing comfort and effectiveness.

Activator Style Adjustments can stand alone as a treatment modality but often yield better results when part of a comprehensive care plan. Ideal for patients with acute pain due to its less forceful nature, this method plays an instrumental role in managing chronic pain and advancing preventive care, promoting optimal health and wellbeing.

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