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Overvold Chiropractic Clinic
Peter M Overvold D.C.
2106 Ne 47th Ave
Portland, OR
97213-2064
Ph1: 503-282-7581


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About Our Practice
We have a traditional chiropractic office with an emphasis on soft tissue work as an adjunct to manual (by hand) adjusting. We use myofascial release techniques and transverse friction techniques (fancy words for deep muscle work). These are designed to help guarding muscles relax and helps to restore the natural rhythym of the muscles acting on any joint. We treat extremities (massage & adjusting) as well as the spine. Exercises are prescribed to support the corrections that are made and helps to prevent future problems.

 
Techniques
Diversified
Gonstead
Nimmo
Thompson
Myofascial
Manual Adjusting
 Services
X-ray Examination
 Specialties
Extremities
Whiplash
Full Spine
Automobile-related injury
Work Injury

Nimmo
Also called the Nimmo Receptor-Tonus Method, this technique was discovered by Raymond L. Nimmo, D.C. Seminars on this technique are now given in most chiropractic colleges. A normal muscle has normal tonus. Accident, insult, and injury may cause too many impulses to fire into the cord producing hypertonus or hypermyotonia. If this situation exists for a sufficient time, it can change the position of bones, producing subluxations, body distortions, low hips, etc. Later a trigger point may form in the muscle which sends a barrage of noxious impulses into an area producing vasoconstriction with consequent ischemia. Since tonus is controlled by the sympathetics, and is not under conscious control, we can not correct our own distortions. However, it was discovered that pressure applied in proper degree, at proper intervals, will release both trigger and hypermyotonia. Wooden "T-Bars" with rubber tips are used to reach between ribs and transverse processes in order to eliminate trigger points and segmental neuropathy, the latter usually being referred from viscera. Post adjustment procedures are used. Palpation is the only means of diagnoses. X-rays are not used. Most conditions that are encountered in general chiropractic practice including neuromuscular disorders and the cause of practically all pain can be successfully treated using the Nimmo technique. Receptor-Tonus relieves most pain immediately.

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  Sun Closed 
  Mon 8:00 AM Noon 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 
  Tue By Appointment 
  Wed 8:00 AM Noon 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 
  Thr By Appointment 2:00 PM 6:00 PM 
  Fri 8:00 AM Noon Closed 
  Sat Closed 
M-W-F 8-12, M-W-Thurs 2-6

Driving Directions
Half a block south of Sandy Blvd. on NE 47th Avenue. There is a light at the corner of 47th and Sandy. You can exit the Freeway (84) on 43rd (if going West) or on 39th (if going East).

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