Chiropractor in Oakdale, PA
Dr. Josh Slomkowski
Dr. Josh Slomkowski is a Pittsburgh native and has extensive training in treating sports-related injuries. He is trained in the most advanced soft tissue and rehabilitation treatments that are aimed at treating the cause of pain rather than the site of pain.
He enjoys competing in triathlons, exercising, volunteering in the community, and coaching sports. Dr. Slomkowski worked as a trainer and strength coach for high school-level athletes. He completed his final year of chiropractic education treating both active duty and retired military personnel at the Veterans Affairs’ medical hospital in New York.
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Chiropractor in Oakdale, PA
Hometown Spine & Sport
Looking for a Chiropractor near you in the Oakdale, PA area? We know that choosing a chiropractor can be a big decision. It can even be frustrating if you don’t know where to turn to for help. The good news is that you have found the right place.
Many of our patients were in the same situation as you and have found the help they needed with us. We pride ourselves on helping each of our patients feel better faster and get back to doing the things they love by using a combination of cutting-edge chiropractic care and rehabilitation designed for each individual person.
At Hometown Spine & Sport, we are proud to offer the most cutting-edge chiropractic and rehabilitation-based services. We challenge ourselves to stay updated with the latest research in the pain management, chiropractic, and physical rehabilitation field.
Our primary goal is to take the time to explain why you are having pain then relieve the symptoms as soon as possible. During your first visit, you will receive a thorough functional examination that will guide an accurate diagnosis. Our treatments involve a variety of techniques that are catered to your specific diagnosis.
Hometown Spine & Sport Chiropractic is located at 7350 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA. If you would like to schedule your first appointment, call (412) 490-1700 or click on the button below to get started.
Chiropractor in Oakdale, PA
What to expect on
Your First Visit
At Hometown Spine and Sport, we strive to make your experience comfortable, relaxing and pertinent to your health care needs.
Traditional chiropractic has a stigma attached to it that makes patients feel as if they are a number getting shuffled through the mix with a brief and short treatment.
We understand that everyone is different and so are your injuries. Expect a thorough and detailed examination upon your first visit.
At the conclusion of your visit, the doctor will explain your diagnosis, how long it is going to take until you feel better, and how we can help you start feeling better as quickly as possible.
If the doctor feels that your symptoms would be better managed by a medical professional, then he or she will make the appropriate referral to a specific physician. We will also determine whether imaging (x-rays, MRI, etc.) is necessary before your treatment.
We’re here to answer your questions.
A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle and effective technique that is used by many chiropractors that provides mobilizations in the spine and other joints. The adjustment has been studied to alleviate the pressure that is being pressed on muscles, joints, nerves, tendons, and ligaments. Current research has supported that chiropractic adjustments are moderately effective for acute low back pain, neck pain, and headaches or migraines.
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where nerves are damaged causing weakness, burning pain, numbness, tingling, and debilitating balance problems. The damage to the nerves can be caused by many different problems in the body. Poor blood flow to the nerves, toxic levels of sugar in the blood (diabetes), chronic infections, pesticide exposure, and genetic variants are a few of the causes of this debilitating condition. The cause is different for every patient and it must be discovered to help the nerves heal!
Laser Light Therapy
Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling. Laser therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses, and doctors as far back as the 1970s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy may help to alleviate pain and symptoms associated with low back pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and lumbar radiculopathies. Spinal decompression works by gently distracting the spine by taking pressure off the intervertebral discs and nerves. Current research has found 86% of patients with herniated discs reported good to excellent results with decompression.
Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
Our staff has a tremendous amount of experience helping expecting mothers stay pain free and healthy during pregnancy. Women can gain anywhere from 15 to 50 pounds during the average pregnancy. That increased stress placed on the front of the belly places an even greater stress in the lower back. We are proud to provide a chiropractic table that is suitable for pregnant women up to week 40. Our treatments for expecting mothers are gentle and do not harm the baby.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Hometown Spine & Sport is proud to offer Active Release Technique (ART) in conjunction with other soft tissue rehabilitation services. Active Release Technique is a specific form of a sports massage. When muscles are injured, scar tissue builds and may linger for months and even years after the injury. Active Release Technique may help to alleviate lingering symptoms from old injuries. Active Release Technique works by actively applying pressure to an injured muscle then stretching the muscle to break up scar tissue.