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RiverPark Chiropractic and Acupuncture is concerned about the occurrence of the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus). As we respond to the ever-changing environment, the safety of our patients and staff remains our highest priority.
You may have questions about our business opening and implementation of procedures and safeguards against and in relation to the COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus). While we continue to closely monitor recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments in regard to COVID-19, we remain committed to providing you quality care.
We want to assure you that we are working and following current guidelines set forth by local and federal health agencies including CDC and WHO as they come forward. Keep in mind that this office is not a front line defense facility. However, this office will maintain the primary purpose in treating and facilitating over all health to our patients as always.
We ask that if you have temperatures above normal and are showing signs of illness please call the office to inform us and submit yourself for further medical attention and diagnosis at a medical facility as needed. If you have traveled out of the country to area with high impact of COVID-19 related cases please contact the office and submit to screening at a medical facility prepared to diagnose COVID-19 ASAP.
As a general protocol, please wash your hands often with soap and water. We are taking appropriate measures to insure that all surfaces have been disinfected daily and after every patient. Per CDC guidelines - Avoid body contact, such shaking hands with others. Remember, we will get through this together and we are proud to be part of your health team.
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Knowledge is power
With years of experience, Dr. Thompson is capable of analyzing your individual situation and creating a custom pain relief and rehabilitation plan to benefit your health. He understands the importance of educating you on chiropractic care and/or acupuncture so that you can heal quickly. Dr. Thompson teaches others in his field and he knows what he is doing.
Not only does he treat your existing conditions, he strives to prevent pain and illness from reoccurring. Dr. Thompson wants to improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible.
The purpose of spinal adjustments is to return the spine to a natural state of health and to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation, so you can enjoy your life pain free.
Chiropractic is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure – mainly the spine – and its function. Conditions commonly treated by chiropractors include back and neck pain, headaches, sports injuries and repetitive strains. Patients also seek treatment of pain associated with other conditions, such as arthritis.
Doctors of chiropractic receive both classroom and clinical training in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, public health and other subjects. Chiropractic students spend four years learning how to adjust and manipulate the spine, joints, bones, muscles and connective tissues, such as the ligaments and tendons attached to bones and muscles. Following training, chiropractors must be licensed by the state to practice. Chiropractic does not use drugs or surgery in treatment.
If you are seeing or plan to see a chiropractor, be sure to inform your doctor or surgeon so that all members of your health care team are informed and working together
We understand the stress and pain patients are in following personal injury accidents. We analyze, diagnose, and create an individualized treatment plan for whiplash and soft tissue injuries. If you have a work injury, we help with that also. Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Over time, small tasks done with poor posture can lead to acute and chronic pain, which can result in reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, disability, and an inability to perform job tasks. We will thoroughly explain your treatment and update your insurance agency on your behalf.
Acupuncture is a well-known form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for over 3,000 years. The specific points used in acupuncture lie where Channels surface on the body and once needled can help redirect the flow of Qi (chee) where it is unbalanced, interrupted or insufficient. Qi, a person’s natural vital energy, influences physiological functioning of the body to promote the body’s ability to heal itself by flowing through channels. These Channels are specific pathways that are associated with internal organs and other physiological systems. Acupuncture is performed using extremely thin needles that are solid, flexible and disposable. It can be used to facilitate pain or disease caused by imbalanced Qi in the meridians and their respective physiological systems.
The practitioner can detect the imbalance of Qi by diagnosing energy flow, which is measured by examining pulse, the appearance of one’s tongue, medical history and tenderness along the meridian. As the needle begins to work, the patient may experience a dull/achy, warm, numb or tingling feeling around the area of insertion. Particularly rare side effects may include: dizziness, bruising, or light-headedness. Most patients feel heavy or sedated after treatment, indicating the relaxing of tight muscles.
Though most appointments last only between 30-60 minutes, a patient will notice significant differences within 2 to 3 treatments. Depending on the chronicity of pain, and the activity aggravating ones pain, one might need more treatments. Common disorders treated with acupuncture may include, but are not limited to: migraines/headaches, depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, post-surgery swelling or pain, menstrual cycle dysfunctions, insomnia, eczema, and other pains within the entire body.
Dr. William Thompson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College in Albany, NY and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Marietta, GA. He began his Chiropractic private practice in the Chattanooga area in 1991, having previously practiced in other health care facilities in Knoxville, TN and Atlanta, GA.
Coming from an athletic background, Dr. Thompson had a keen interest in sport injuries. He has served as designated adviser and Team Chiropractor for University of Chattanooga and has worked with a few professional athletes from football to motocross. One of the widely known athletes that Dr. Thompson has worked on was Terrell Owens, who had become an icon in the NFL world.
Dr. Thompson received his Certification as a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner by FMU in 2015. Functional Medicine focuses on optimal functioning of the body and its organs.
A significant recent accomplishment for Dr. Thompson is the expansion of his practice into Acupuncture and Oriental Health Sciences. He received his training in Acupuncture at Logan University in St. Louis, MO and Northwestern University of Health Sciences in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is now endorsed by the state of Tennessee as a Chiropractic Acupuncturist.
Dr. Thompson is also PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) certified. He teaches post graduate education seminars for colleagues.
A long time advocate of Oriental Health Sciences, Dr. Thompson also teaches Medical Qi Gong. Medical Qi Gong is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine exercise. His knowledge and training in the body’s energy and pathways are hard to match.
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4922 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411
Monday: 9:00am – 1:00pm / 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 1:00pm / 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only