At Colibrí, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our SW Portland office.
We provide spinal corrections utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Sergio has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Stretching & Strengthening Exercises
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
Throughout one’s pregnancy, there may be pain and/or discomfort in the back and neck due to the ligaments and joints loosening up. Utilize chiropractic care to help realign your spinal cord and the ligaments and muscles that surround it to lessen pain and promote health throughout your pregnancy and during birth.
Lifestyle & Nutritional Advice
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently so that they don’t aggravate their particular health challenge. We also provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient ́s return to optimal health. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle. Dr. Sergio can provide a structured lifestyle and/or nutritional program based on your individual needs. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborative effort between our professionals and our patients.
Therapies & Techniques
Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim) -
Muscle stimulation therapy, or e-Stim, is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation to treat pain and muscle spasms. At Colibrí, we use this therapy to help build strength and prevent atrophy in patients with muscle injuries.
Myofascial Release -
We offer an alternative medicine therapy called Myofascial release that is used for treating skeletal muscle immobility and pain. Myofascial release therapy is a hands-on treatment that utilizes gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.
Spinal Decompression -
At Colibrí, we use non surgical spinal decompression to help treat back or neck pain, sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, worn spinal joints, and injured or diseased spinal nerve roots. Spinal decompression gently stretches the spine to change the force and position of the spine. By making this change, pressure is removed from the spinal discs and bulging or herniated discs may retract.
Therapeutic Medical/Massage -
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Trigger Point Therapy -
The use of massage for trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. Pressure is applied to a trigger point long enough to release and relax the muscle. This increases blood flow to the muscle to allow normalization and bring it back to a health state.
Dr. Sergio treats a variety of conditions and pathologies. He utilizes Zone technique as the foundation of his practice. However, his adjusting style is tailored to the patient’s needs and possible levels of pain. Zones are balanced and corrected as per patient tolerance in spite of significant physical injury (auto, chronic pain, sports injury). Dr. Sergio utilizes a variety of chiropractic/soft tissue methods (old school and new school!) to relieve pain, correct abnormal biomechanics, and restore zone balance.
In addition to adjustments and traditional chiropractic treatments, Dr. Sergio also specializes in zone technique. Learn the benefits of balancing each zone in your body.
Colibrí Chiropractic focuses on stimulating the healing process within. We not only treat the body, but we focus on the deep connection between self, community, and earth. When these connections are compromised, malady/imbalance may be experienced internally and externally. Dr. Sergio is committed to the wellness for all people, regardless of condition(visceral pain/pathology or severe spinal trauma). We provide a community connection for healing, and support nutritional, emotional, mental, and fitness decisions that can change your life.