We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.
Corrective exercises are the use of bodily movements and/or postures to restore desirable changes in diseased or injured tissues. The corrective exercises are movement strategies that minimize or eliminate compensation. Corrective exercises should precede more integrated exercises, because they can cue the patient’s motor system to respond in a more desirable way and assist in removing or improving biomechanical constraints.
Here at Taffe Wellness Center we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.
The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.
Stem Cell Therapy
At Taffe Wellness Center, we are focused on providing the best stem cell therapy services and pain management treatment options for patients in Algona, IA and the surrounding areas. Our stem cell therapy services help treat a variety of joint related issues and soft tissue injuries.
Detoxification is the process of cleansing the blood. The detoxification process is built around resting, cleansing, and nourishing the body from the ground up. The body has a natural cleaning process using the liver to remove toxins from the blood and process them for elimination. Other organs such as the kidneys, lungs, and intestines are also part of the body's natural detoxification system and process. With detoxification, the goal is to assist the body in removing the excess toxins that we come into contact with every day. Detoxification is a great way to help recharge and rejuvenate the body.
Weight loss is something with which millions of people struggle. As you know, your weight doesn't just contribute to your physical appearance. Your weight and the amount of fat in your body can help or hurt your body by contributing to either a healthy physique or lead to medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Weight loss is not just about restricting calories, which is what most people try to do. Weight loss is really about correcting your nutrition, managing your stress, and for some, working with or around chronic diseases and medical conditions.
Massage Therapy with Jill Sewick LMT
At Taffe Wellness Center we offer a variety of massage services for relaxation and pain relief. Our goal is simply to better your well-being.
Massage can be used as both preventive and restorative therapy. When used in combination with a healthy lifestyle, it will assist you in reaching your optimal health so that you can live the life you want without any limitations. Our friendly and helpful staff will work with you to ensure that you have a relaxing, pain-free experience.
Massage is a great therapy for recovering from physical injuries due to car accidents, sports injuries, or a variety of other causes. The immune system is stimulated when it is massaged, enabling your body’s natural energy to heal itself. There will be increased blood flow to the area that is being massaged which also helps healing.
There are many different types of massage, and we will customize your treatment to your specific needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at
Health care providers across the country continue to search for ways to help their patients control pain and accelerate the healing process without the use of drugs and surgery. The latest horizon in pain relief lies within various regenerative medicine therapies which have proven to yield profound benefits, not the least of which includes overall superior results when it comes to treating chronic joint pain, arthritis and soft tissue injury.
Dawning on the horizon of medical advancements, these therapies hold the potent healing potential whose benefits have the power to span disciplines as diverse as hair restoration and orthopedics. Many people have heard of the usefulness of stem cell therapy. But there's so much more to regenerative medicine than just stem cells which can signal and activate the repair and rebuilding of tissues.
Although Regenerative Medicine therapy is a new form of care, there are over 1500 major studies regarding the benefits of treatments made using cells that can repair and rebuild. There are many educational books written on the uses and the value of regenerative medicine therapy.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative medicine is a form of tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. When we become injured or invaded by inflammatory disease processes, our bodies have the innate response to heal and defend. Harnessing and enhancing the body's own regenerative powers is a new medical practice at the frontier of present-day advancements whose results can seem miraculous to those who benefit from them. This miracle, however, is the result of scientific exploration that has begun to unlock and utilize the body's extraordinary ability to heal and restore itself.
WHERE DO THE CELLS IN OUR TREATMENTS COME FROM?
There are currently two different ways that people are getting regenerative treatments in the United States.
1. Autologous, which means it comes directly from the patient being treated.
2. Allogeneic, meaning the product is donated from a proper donor.
Our current focus is on products derived from donated perinatal tissue. These products are obtained from healthy, carefully screened mothers at the time of a scheduled cesarean section. The consent is obtained at approximately the eighth month of pregnancy, and the criteria for donation is established by the Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Disease Control, and the American Association of Tissue Banks. The criteria include a thorough medical and social screening and a complete panel of serological testing to ensure the donor is free from transmissible diseases. At the time of birth, a trained technician will be present and will collect the amniotic fluid, placenta, and umbilical cord. These are then sent to the processing facility where they will be cultured, processed, and retested prior to release for clinical use. From this cesarean recovery, we are able to obtain our products, all for homologous use. The FDA’s position is that if you are going to use these types of tissues, they must be minimally manipulated. What that means is that when the lab is processing these tissues, they are not allowed to change anything. They cannot change, add or subtract from the tissue, and it has to be used as it is found. The tissue is found with many different beneficial components. There are stem cells called MSC’s, growth factors, cytokines, chemokines, and other components that enhance the body's ability to heal and reduce pain and inflammation.
UMBILICAL CORD DERIVED TISSUE
The tissue we use is derived from the Wharton's jelly (a jelly-like substance surrounding the blood vessels in the umbilical cord), and which is highly concentrated with Mesenchymal Stem Cells, also called MSCs, and other cells mentioned above that promote healing. MSCs are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, making them ideal for procedures ranging from sports injuries, orthopedic conditions, anti-aging and more. At Taffe Wellness Center we focus on treating the following conditions with great success:
Neck/Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy
Chronic Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Arthritic and Degenerative Knees, Hips, Shoulders
Rotator Cuff Injuries and Knee Meniscus Issues
Hand, Foot and Ankle pain
Soft tissue conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow and Golfers elbow
Neuropathy of the feet and hands
Joint Bursitis and Tendonitis
Since MSCs do not trigger an immune response and are tolerated by the immune system, they are able to continue working with other healing components enhancing the body's natural ability to heal itself. Every second of every minute of every hour of every day for four to eight months, the cells are working to help the body heal itself. There are many functions that these cells perform or cause to occur. Four of the most important are they control inflammation, modulate the immune system, stimulate regeneration and reduce scarring.