Health & Wellness
Services & Techniques
Dr. Michelle Snyder provides a high level of diagnostic and treatment services to help your specific condition.
Chiropractic Examination: A postural evaluation is performed to check for any muscle imbalances. Bilateral weight scales also help determine any structural or muscular imbalances. Palpation to the spine to check for tight, tender muscle fibers.
Neurological Examination: Checks the nerve pathways. This can be done with vibration sensations, light touch or hot/cold items placed on the surface of the skin to look for places where there may be an altered sensation experienced.
Orthopedic Examination: This checks your joints for movement and motion. This can be done by challenging the muscles that surround your joints, checking ranges of motion of the spine of other joints of the body, placing stress on the joints to see how they respond to this stress.
Total Health Scan: What is a Total Health Scan? This is a computerized Surface EMG placed on either side of your spine from the top bone to the small of the lower back that gathers feed-back information form your body and analyzed by a computer program. This program detects imbalances with muscles, nerves and nerves to muscles in response to physical, chemical and emotional stresses to the body.
Nutritional Examination: What is a Nutritional Scan? Whole body testing of each organ through muscle response testing. This tells which organs are mal-functioning doe to a nutritional deficit.
If your condition warrants additional diagnostics, urinalysis, salivary tests and blood tests, they will be recommended.
Conditions Successfully Treated
Dr. Michelle Snyder has had success helping patients with the following conditions achieve greater health.
- Acid Reflux Syndrome,
- ADD / ADHD,
- Auto Immune Disorders,
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain,
- Central Nervous System Disorders,
- Crohn’s Disease,
- Emotional Difficulties,
- Hormonal Imbalances,
- Infantile Disorders,
- Immune Suppression Disorders,
- Learning Disabilities,
- Migraine Headaches,
- Motor-Coordination Impairments,
- Orthopedic Problems,
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders,
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,
- Tourette’s Syndrome,
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries,
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems,
- Sports Injuries,
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ),
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction,
Just to name a few…
The following is a list of techniques utilized by Dr. Michelle Snyder:
- Adjustments of the Spine and Extremities
- Advanced Self Affirmation Techniques
- Allergy/Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique
- Applied Kinesiology
- Cervical Disc Techniques
- Chromatherapy (Color)
- Cold Laser Therapy / LLLT
- Couples Reintegration Technique
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Detoxification Therapy
- Emotional Therapy
- Enzyme Therapy
- Eyelight Therapy
- 5 Minute Phobia Cure
- Guided Imagery
- Herbal medicine
- Ionic Hydrotherapy
- Low Force Instrument Adjusting
- Lumbar Disc Techniques
- Lymphatic Massage
- Magnetic Field Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Nutritional consultation
- Pain Desensitization
- Pelvic Blocking
- Positive Point Therapy
- Scar Tissue Release
- Visceral Manipulation
Dr. Snyder utilizes chiropractic technology to assist the patient in achieving their maximum health potential.
Applied Kinesiology (AK)
Applied Kinesiology (AK), developed by Dr. George Goodheart in 1964, uses bioenergetic feedback through testing the strength of various muscles in the body. This highly individualized, in-depth sytem of analysis, allows the doctor to assess various aspects of a patient’s state of health by evaluating and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole body care.
AK allows the skilled health practitioner to evaluate functional illness, which typically precedes disease. This highly individualized, in-depth sytem of analysis, allows the doctor to assess various aspects of a patient’s state of health by evaluating and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole body care. AK enables health investigation without intrusion. AK gives insight into the underlying causes and solutions to many functional health problems.
One of the biggest benefits of AK is it gives us a tool for discernment!
Allergy / Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique (A/SERT)
What is A/SERT? A/SERT (Allergy / Sensitivity Elimination and Reprogramming Technique) is a revolutionary treatment system based on the principles of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Applied Kinesiology (Muscle Response Testing). This technique was developed by Dr. John Brimhall, and is a modification of NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) developed by Dr. Devi Nambudripad. This treatment, in conjunction with the 10-Step Protocol, can bring about dramatic improvement -at times even total elimination- for all types of allergies. It is simple, non-invasive and extremely effective. It is currently practiced by hundreds of health practitioners, including MD’s, nurses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, dentists, and, to some extent, allergy sufferers themselves.
How does A/SERT work? A/SERT is based on the recognition that all things, animate and inanimate, in our universe have their own specific electromagnetic fields due to their atomic and molecular makeup, and that these fields affect each other. This is true for our bodies, rocks, pollen, mold, peanut butter, a flower, water, in short, everything. This electromagnetic energy is associated with meridians (energy pathways) in acupuncture, chi in Chinese Medicine, and can be demonstrated with Kirlian photography. Nuclear physicists can determine the type of atom by its electromagnetic frequency. According to Dr. Devi Nambudripad, this is what happens: Your energy system and brain interpret a particular substance (a diamond ring, a whole wheat bagel, a peanut, hot water, sun light) as potentially harmful to your body, and your body reacts. For other people this same item is totally harmless. Your energy pathways freeze up as a way of defending the body against this unsuitable substance. This in turn blocks your energy meridians and, if this condition continues, the overall functioning of your body suffers.
A/SERT Diagnostics – Our fingertips are very sensitive to the electromagnetic energy of substances with which we come into contact. By placing a sample of a suspected allergen into a person’s hand, and using Applied Kinesiology muscle testing, the A/SERT practitioner can determine whether or not a person reacts “weak” or “strong” to the substance, i.e., whether this substance causes an energy blockage in the patient’s body. Such blockages can cause a wide variety of symptoms, from sneezing and coughing to chronic diseases such as asthma.
A/SERT Desensitization – The A/SERT practitioner stimulates key points along the patient’s spine while the patient is holding the allergen. The doctor stimulates certain meridian points, specific organs and lobes of the brain with a Low Level Laser. A chemical change takes place in the autonomic nervous system, neutralizing any allergic reaction to the substance. A/SERT reprograms the brain and the nervous system, and eliminates your body’s conditioned response to the ‘allergen’. Environmental medicine has been dealing with hidden allergies for several decades. You try to avoid the allergenic substance in your life, you go on a rotation diet, and maybe you can manage. But with A/SERT you can continue to have contact with the very substance that made you sick.
Cold Laser Therapy
Where is this being used?
The cold laser device has gained recent FDA approval for the non-surgical treatment of neck and shoulder complaints and is being used widely in the NFL and by the USPS tour de France team chiropractor. The beneficial effects of the cold laser are currently being researched by leading plastic surgeons for use in liposuction proceedures.
How does it work?
When the body has an injury the cells are damaged and fail to function within normal parameters. Low level lasers penetrate deeply into the skin and work by restoring this abnormal cellular function. Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, circulation and tissue healing.
Laser therapy may be useful to you if you have any of the following:
- frozen shoulder
- post-operative wounds
- scar tissue
- autoimmune diseases
- chronic or acute pain
- wound healing
- disc herniations
- minor nerve damage
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- heavy metal detoxification
The detox foothbath was designed and developed to restore the body’s energy and balance while facilitating and aiding in its natural detoxification process. This device has been proven in clinical trials to balance and restore the body’s Ph and electromagnetic energy.
How does it work?
The foot bath uses direct current similar to that of the human body to create an ionic field. The patient places their feet in the bioenergetic water to receive the flow of ions which increases cellular function. Studies have shown that more cellular ATP is produced during treatment which enhances the cells to work and detoxify at a higher rate.
You may benefit from the detox footbath if you suffer from:
- chronic pain
- multiple chemical sensitivities
- autoimmune diseases
Nutritional counseling appointments are available in office or by phone. All of our programs consist of high quality nutritional lines which can be shipped directly to your location.
Nutritionals: Nutri-West, Standard Process, Biotics
Available only through licensed healthcare practitioners, Nutri-West products are made to the industry’s most exacting standards. Each of the more than 3,800 raw materials used in these formulations undergo regular and random lab analysis to ensure purity and potency. These rigorous standards have earned Nutri-West Wyoming’s coveted blue-ribbon award for drug manufacturing excellence. Unlike the typical commercially available products these supplements are formulated to guarantee results. We firmly stand behind these products and have seen amazing results in many of our patients. For more information on this product line go to www.nutriwest.com.