At Latimer Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our San Francisco office.
- Chiropractic Care
- Corrective Exercises
- Lifestyle Advice
- Foot Orthotic Therapy
- Nutritional Assessment
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Dr. Latimer is advanced proficiency rated in Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique, which is the foremost low force treatment method in chiropractic today. Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique uses a small, light, hand held adjusting instrument, which produces a gentle adjustment without "twisting or popping" the neck or back.These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Latimer has 38 years of training and experience in spinal adjustment Dr. Latimer is also skilled in providing traditional manual adjustments when needed.The office also has a certified massage therapist on staff for patients who may need this type of therapy in addition to their chiropractic treatment (Please note that many insurance policies do not cover massage therapy, and in order for insurance to be billed for massage, it must be medically necessary as determined by Dr. Latimer, and the patient must be receiving active Chiropractic care from Dr. Latimer).
We teach our patients specific exercises and stretches designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home, and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
Dr. Latimer became a certified Yoga teacher in 1972. He trained under Swami Vishnudevananda, an Indian Yoga master, who was instrumental in bringing Hatha Yoga to the west.
We often find it helpful to educate our patients on certain activities they should avoid, or do differently, to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle abundant in the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patients is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between the doctor and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient's return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. Richard R. Latimer can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Dr. Latimer managed the nutritional department of one of the largest health food stores in Los Angeles for two years while attending chiropractic college. He trained under Betty Lee Morales, who at the time was secretary of the National Health Federation.
Spinal, Postural and Ergonomic Evaluations
Posture and spinal evaluations are part of our assessment for every new patient. As a qualified medical evaluater for the Industrial Medical Community, Dr. Latimer also offers patients advice on proper work techniques and work station set-up to minimize the potential for injury.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Latimer's specific Chiropractic manipulative treatment, we at Latimer Chiropractic also provide the following therapeutic procedures:
- Microamperage neural stimulation
- Low level laser therapy
- Manual traction
- Instruction in therapeutic exercise and stretching