Our chiropractic care team offers the highest quality care, education and coaching to every one of our patients. Please take a moment to review the services below and contact our office at 805.358.8572 with questions or to make an appointment to meet with Dr. Griffes to discuss your personal situation. We look forward to working with you!
Services provided by Dr. Griffes
Chiropractic spinal adjustments: Dr. Griffes has 26 years experience adjusting the spine, always learning new techniques to improve his ability to deliver the best chiropractic experience for his patients. He uses a number of different methods that are gentle and non-force, and will adjust you in a manner that is the best for you. Dr. Griffes also includes spinal traction/decompression in his practice as an effective method for addressing herniated discs and sciatica.
Deep-tissue bodywork: Dr. Griffes is one of only a handful of people in the world who are chiropractors and trained as Hellerwork practitioners. Hellerwork is a method of deep-tissue bodywork designed to realign the muscles, release old habit patterns that contribute to tension and restriction in the body, and teach new patterns of movement that promote ease and efficiency. Dr. G continues to employ the basic principles of Hellerwork that he first learned in 1981 as an adjunct to his chiropractic care.
Exercise prescription: Dr. Griffes earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from CSUN in 1986, and continues to study the latest trends in fitness and conditioning. He wrote a book on stretching in 2001, and continues to teach his patients the benefits of stretching, along with practical suggestions for improving their health and fitness and their sports performance. Dr. G is also active in mountain biking, softball and disc golf.
Lifestyle coaching: Optimal health includes eating properly, getting adequate amount of sleep, watching your posture and have a positive mental attitude. Dr. Griffes works with his patients to help them with their weight management, sleeping well and improving their posture, usually with simple suggestions that can help make noticeable lifestyle improvements.
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Benjamin Griffes has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises 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.
We often find it helpful to "coach" 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 full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between the doctor and you, the patient.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance your return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Dr. Benjamin Griffes can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.