Therapy
Rehabilitative care speeds up the healing process and helps you regain strength and range of motion
Recovery is a process
The main focus of chiropractic treatment is performing an adjustment to correct the spinal alignment. However, some conditions benefit from rehabilitative care as well.

Rehabilitative care employs various methods, called physiological therapeutics, to reduce swelling and inflammation, speed up the healing process and help you regain strength and range of motion. Specialized equipment is used in the clinic to perform cold laser therapy, ultrasound, and electric muscle stimulation to aid the healing process. With ice, heat and simple exercises, your doctor will also instruct you to continue your care at home between appointments. Walk the road to recovery with Bakke Chiropractic to achieve your goals and get back to the activities you love.

 

 

Therapeutic Treatment Methods
Cold Laser Therapy
Also called Low level Laser Therapy (LLT), this is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, triggering a healing response inside damaged cells. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
Ultrasound
This method uses sound waves that penetrate deeply into the tissues creating vibration similar to a micromassage. It may be used in more acute situations to reduce swelling of the soft tissues. Ultrasound may also produce deep heat to break up scar tissue, tension or trigger points in more chronic conditions. No matter how it is used ultrasound is an effective way to generate tissue healing.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
This method sends micro-electric pulses into the tissues via electrodes placed on the skin. The goal is to reduce deep inflammatory processes, reduce muscle tension and spasm and relieve pain. This method is safe and effective for a number of conditions both acute and chronic.
Exercise
This method can play an important role in treating acute and chronic pain or in rehabilitating from an injury. Patients are trained in specific exercises in order to regain strength and range of motion in an injured area. Therapeutic exercises can get you back to normal activity faster with less risk of re-injury.
Massage Therapy
Massage provides hands-on relief of muscle tension, trigger points, hyper-tonicity and overall tightness from an injury or other condition. Massage is often thought of as a full body relaxation technique, but may also be performed to target a specific area. A regional massage focuses on alleviating the cause of symptoms by calming the nervous system and returning the muscles to a relaxed state. Therapeutic massage effectively helps maintain your chiropractic adjustment for longer. See more in our massage therapy section.
Kinesiology Taping
This method revolutionized traditional sports taping and extended taping methods to all new populations, treating a myriad of conditions. Tape is no longer used to splint and immobilize an injured joint or muscle, but rather to keep an injured area moving while reducing swelling and stimulating the muscles to improve recovery. Taping methods can be used to improve functional movement, improve posture and reduce swelling or edema. Taping is also commonly used to reduce discomfort during pregnancy.

“Very friendly, professional, and make me feel safe! I was looking for a chiropractor who specialized in prenatal care when I was having back pain with my first child, and I am so happy to have found Dr. Brad. He helped me tremendously throughout my first pregnancy and now again throughout my second. Would highly recommend!”

Emily B

“I cannot recommend Dr. Allison and Bakke Chiropractic enough! She has done an incredible job listening to my pain points, keeping me informed throughout each adjustment, and educating me on ways to improve my health - especially throughout the transition to working from home. The front desk staff is kind and attentive. The space is clean and sanitized. I know Bakke will always accommodate my ever-changing schedule with ease.”

Trenna B

“Dr. Kris Wakefield is the man. Being new to the Madison area, I needed to find a new chiropractor that could set me straight. After trying a clinic elsewhere in Sun Prairie and leaving unsatisfied, Bakke Chiropractic turned out to be the exact remedy I was searching for. Dr. Wakefield corrected my issue in fifteen minutes, whereas other clinics proposed three month treatment plans before I could expect relief.

He guided me through a few at-home stretched to help strengthen and maintain a few problematic neck and back muscles, and said he would be there whenever I needed an adjustment.”

Joshua A

“I highly recommend Dr. Bollig - very professional and awesome adjuster! If you’re dealing with aches and pain - give him a try!”

Thaddeus S

“Dr. Phil is hands down the best chiropractor I have ever been to. I have a highly physical job that takes a toll on my body. But thanks to Dr. Phil I deal with less pain and feel better overall. Regular adjustments keep my body in tiptop condition. Besides being highly skilled, Dr. Phil is tremendously knowledgeable, compassionate, and personable. I would recommend his work to anyone.”

Jamie B

“I have had the opportunity to work with both Dr. Jen and Dr. Allison here at the Bakke Deforest clinic, and have to say they both are absolutely phenomenal to work with. Both of them were professional and helped me get back into top performance again. I try to recommend either of these two to any of my friends who complain of back pain.

I have also taken the opportunity to see the massage therapist at Bakke as well. It has been a little over a year since I used that service due to COVID, but I do plan to use that service again as soon as I can. They were one of the best messages I have.”

Mitch R

Dr Brad is a God send, a life saver! A true master at adjusting problem areas. And really listening to what you are feeling. Would recommend going here if you want an amazing chiropractic experience!

Danielle R.

I have seen two Doctors here and they both really know what they are doing. In fact, they all have the same way of practicing. They are great at letting u in a short notice and take time to listen. Thank u for your great service and help relieving my pain!

Kay B.

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