Welcome To Our Practice
We take a unique, integrative medicine approach to physical wellness incorporating the best of Eastern and Western medicine.
In our practice we are able to offer effective healing modalities tested for 5,000 years including acupuncture, massage and chiropractic coupled with more modern techniques such as laser therapy and spinal decompression, and leading edge medically backed nutritional testing and technology to support deep muscle contractions for peripheral neuropathy, stroke and paralysis.
We strive to educate and inspire people on approaches to movement and wellness to create pain free living and peak performance. We take an integrative medicine approach using proven modalities of care, incorporating holistic and conventional methods. We conduct ourselves with deep integrity, treating each of our patients like family, recommending treatment programs that we know to be effective in situations such as theirs. Health is your greatest asset and we continually challenge ourselves to constant and never-ending education to balance the latest advancements in care with our 35 years of experience to protect and restore your health.
We treat our patients the way we would like to be treated ourselves, with empathy, compassion and strict confidentiality. We are positive and work with our patients to get to the bottom of their health issues in order to offer the best possible treatment plan, explained clearly and simply. We are real, self-aware, genuine and accountable. We truly love what we do and continue to be energized by the wellness breakthroughs of our patients.
We will only accept you as a patient if, in our experience, your health situation is one that we can improve. We will explain your treatment plan and charges clearly up front so there are no surprises. We will make you feel welcome with each visit. We’ll let you know what we are doing and why, as well as any changes your plan may require as you progress.
Why We’re Different
Our practice goes beyond traditional chiropractic by working with the entire human frame and not just the spine. We use bio-mechanics, bio-chemistry and neurophysiology to assess the spine, joints, musculature, nerves and nutritional balance. Our patients come to us for back, neck and disc pain as well as headaches, fatigue, stress, flexibility, neuropathy, sports performance, TMJ, smoking cessation and as part of their healthy pregnancy. We have even assisted women with natural childbirth by turning breech babies! Our patients ages range from infants to the elderly and we customize our programs to suit each individual.
Pain Free Living And Peak Performance
Whether you are dealing with an acute injury, chronic pain, or you are looking to dramatically improve your performance in your favorite weekend or professional sport, our integrative medicine practice offers you complete wellness programs including chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, medically backed nutritional testing and leading edge electrical stimulation for deep muscle contractions. For the past 40 years, Miami Chiropractor Michael P. Newman (D.C., P.A.) has successfully treated patients of all ages and abilities from expectant mothers to infants, children, adults and seniors.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examinations, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.