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One of the hallmarks of Dr. McSweeney’s chiropractic practice in Reno is her holistic approach to care. Her use of multiple tools and techniques sets her apart from other chiropractors in the region, because every patient receives truly personalized care based on their needs. One of the latest tools in her medical bag? Vibration therapy.


If you’re a patient of Dr. McSweeney or Dr. Allen, you’re already familiar with percussive therapy, which the doctors use to release tight joints, loosen fixed areas, decrease muscle spams, and reduce sites of chronic pain. Vibration therapy is another non-invasive therapy tool that combines an incredibly high frequency with a shorter stroke to quickly release pain, tension and stiffness. It moves so quickly, the vibration tool makes five strokes for every one stroke of a percussion tool. That five-to-one difference means vibration therapy can penetrate more deeply into the body.

What’s more, this tool is designed for use over the entire body. Five different heads of varying size let Dr. McSweeney pinpoint the tip of a finger, the temples, even the sinuses, as well as treat big muscle groups. The tool can also be used to effectively treat muscles in the neck, hips, wrists, elbows, hands, calves and feet.

Percussion therapy has its own benefits, but the telltale “jackhammer” effect means its applications aren’t universal. Vibration therapy is a gentler, more targeted form of care that relieves minor aches and pains and deeply relaxes muscles. Patients notice a difference immediately, and just a few minutes of treatment is effective.

Dr. McSweeney has used the vibration therapy tool to treat headaches, encourage the draining of sinuses, and relax tight muscles and joints. Schedule your visit today to see and feel vibration therapy in action. It may just be your new favorite part of a treatment with Dr. McSweeney and Dr. Allen!