Dr. Daniel Godbout focuses mainly on spinal and extremity conditions, sports injuries, prenatal and soft tissue care. He specializes in chiropractic care, manual and adjunctive therapies, prescription based rehabilitation, sports performance and nutritional wellness. My professional goals are to meet and exceed individual needs of our patients. Patients enjoy personalized progressive treatment, quicker recovery rate, convenient hours and location, and health education that can significantly improve their daily lives and live a active and comfortable life.
Rehabilitative/Stabilization exercises are often necessary to help the patient “hold” the effects of chiropractic manipulation and soft tissue treatment. Whereas chiropractic manipulation in conjunction with soft tissue treatment will help to eliminate pain and restore proper function, rehabilitative/stabilization exercises will allow the patient to hold the spinal or extremity corrections. Involving the patient in the care plan is just as important as chiropractic care. The patient should ultimately be reliant upon him/herself to maintain their progress, and a transition will occur from passive to active care.
Dr. Daniel Godbout has a passion for educating his patients about their health concerns, appropriate treatment options, and the rehabilitative steps necessary to improve their condition. He takes pride in ensuring his patients play an active role in their health care. Focusing on identifying the source of dysfunction, Dr. Godbout develops a plan to reduce pain, improve function, prevent future exacerbations, and restore optimal health.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Dr. Godbout cares for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. He is certified in pre-natal, pediatric and sports medicine. Chiropractors are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches with their highly skilled manipulations, or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments, discs, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. Chiropractors also counsel patients on rehabilitative exercises, diet, nutrition, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?
Dr. Godbout uses a variety of methods to help our patients feel their best. Our adjustments are as varied as our patients and our treatment plans are going to be custom designed for you, to accommodate you where you are at in your process. Some adjustments are “traditional” chiropractic manipulations, some are lighter force with more of a “light pressure”. For other patients, we may choose to use instrument-assisted adjusting, or a different technique entirely. For us, each of our patients is an individual and our care is meant for exactly that.
Functional taping using either KT-Tape or RockTape involves using specialized tape that can help reduce inflammation and improve overall healing of injured tissue. We can use it to re-educate your musculature or assist with decreased swelling.
A variety of soft tissue techniques may be implemented into a patients care based on their underlying problems. Dr. Godbout is certified in Active Release Technique(ART), myofascial release and cupping. He utilizes these techniques to break up and help adhesions, trigger points, fascial splinting and those very sore and achy chronic spots.
Based upon your diagnosis and treatment plan Dr. Godbout will customize a rehabilitative exercise program. The exercises will be designed to address pain, inflammation, instabilities, weakness, deficiencies in range of motion, and altered neurological function. He works closely with Dr. Arnould at Strength for Life to implement and bridge a patient from an individual injury to general conditioning.