What Makes Us Different
“We are not your typical healthcare clinic. Instead, we focus on integrating aspects of Functional Neurology, Endocrinology and Immunology & Energetic Medicine… We take the physical medicine of Chiropractic care and couple it with the most cutting-edge knowledge in Functional Neurology, Endocrinology and Immunology.”
It is the integration of these 4 disciplines that is the KEY to what makes us very different.
Instead of solely relying on solely medical opinion, we start from the beginning, working with patients to get a good picture of their past, present, and future health before embarking on the road to lasting well-being.
3 MAIN reasons Bay Clinic of Chiropractic is different:
1. We focus on the brain-body connection
It’s simple science really—the brain controls our body, and our body provides feedback to the brain.When this relationship breaks down, so can your health. We work with patients to identify and address these discrepancies. We locate the issue in the body and see how it is tied to the brain.
If you only look at one area of a person’s health—rather than the way the brain and body are fully connected—it’s very difficult to fully comprehend the degree of dysfunction within the person. Therefore it results in a slowing of or a lack of progress for the patient.
2. We focus on the integration of Functional Neurology, Endocrinology and Immunology
Because of these cutting edge fields , we are able to offer our patients a vast array of knowledge in the area of the brain-body connection.
A traditional medical neurologist is trained to find gross problems such as strokes or brain damage. In functional neurology, we take a functional approach, looking beyond external symptoms to find core issues.
3. We give a very comprehensive physical, neurological, and orthopedic exam to all of our patients
We utilize many different tools for the diagnosis and treatment of complex problems. These tools help patients increase their physical and mental abilities.
We look at the function of the whole body and brain as it relates to:
- Immune Function
- Endocrine Function
- Nervous System Function
- Structure and Physiology
And then take what they’ve found and develop an innovative plan of wellness that involves the patient in restoring proper function of their body. We have been trained to evaluate the human function—in a VERY comprehensive way—through the integration of Functional Neurology, Functional Endocrinology, Functional Immunology as well as blood analysis and immune panels.
We use neurological tests to check your muscle tone, thought patterns, reflexes, eye movements, senses, blood pressure, even oxygen intake.
Our functional diagnostic testing allows us to consider all symptoms…from major health crises to everyday issues like balance problems, dry nose or mouth, ringing ears, or dizziness.
Once we’ve identified your core issues, we can work with them at your core—not with life long medication or complicated, expensive surgeries—which allows your body to begin healing itself.
A few things to consider, before working with ANY healthcare practitioner
People need to beware of practitioners that claim the “one thing” they do in their practice cures everyone… kind of a “one size fits all approach.” Not all problems are physically based in nature and therefore may need a customized approach such as brain-based treatment to restore their function! There is rarely, if ever, a “one size fits all.”
Dr. Salamay conducting a comprehensive examination with a patient.
Be aware when you are consistently going back for the same problem and the doctor is doing the same thing expecting different results. Sometimes patients will do too much to get better and get frustrated with the lack of results.
Be careful of practitioners who just look at symptoms. Remember that working with causes, not symptoms—as we do in our practice—is the best and quickest way to recover and/or maintain optimum health and wellness. Most traditional medical neurologists are trained to find gross problems such as strokes or brain damage. In Chiropractic Neurology, we take a functional approach, looking beyond external symptoms to find core issues… and this is the most effective means of diagnosis!
Make sure the practitioner that you’re considering is able to incorporate the brain-body connection and how it effects your health. If you only look at one area of a person’s health—rather than the way the brain and body are fully connected—it’s very difficult to fully comprehend the degree of dysfunction within the person. Therefore it results in a slowing of or a lack of progress for the patient.
Dr.Salamay focuses in the integration of Functional neurology, Endocrinology, and Immunology and looking at the entire brain-body connection!
The service: Neurological Rehabilitation
We perform a lot of neurological rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions such as Strokes, Stroke Rehab, Vertigo, Seizures and childhood disorders like Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s and more.
Our brain rehabilitation is done by improving brain function through exercises conducted with our team in our office. When you become a patient in our practice, we will actually set up a rehab schedule with you for brain based rehab and therapy.
We perform a thorough evaluation of the person’s condition.
Most doctors perform a short evaluation of the patient and the area of complaint.Most doctors spend no more than 5-10 minutes with a patient before making a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. Bay Clinic of Chiropractic is different. It takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours (start to finish) for our new patient exam (see becoming a patient for complete details). Visits are not time based but procedural based. A regular visit can last from anywhere from 7 to 20 minutes depending what treatments are necessary for that visit.
We look at functional blood chemistry analysis.
Most doctors look at the laboratory ranges and prescribe prescriptions base on that range. Different labs have different ranges, so the results can and do vary greatly. This causes the patient to fall outside the ranges they were once within. This makes a once normal condition now seem abnormal… just by changing some numbers. We look at your blood results in such a way to discover patterns of dysfunction and work with them before they become a serious problem.
We believe and practice sound nutritional protocols.
Nutritional products prescribed in office are high quality professional agents that are:developed based on current research on how they affect physiology. They are also dosed at a therapeutic range to increase the function in the body. Nutritional products in the box stores may be questionable in regards to quality and manufacturing and the patient may not understand how the nutritional products should affect their bodies. Patients may not understand how to use nutrition and diet to change their current condition. They need someone who can find the underlying nutritional needs rather than “self-treating” based on what they hear in the media. Specific conditions require specific solutions. With Dr.Salamay’s extensive background in Nutrition, he knows what works and what doesn’t and will prescribe a protocol necessary to restore your proper biochemistry based on the testing he does.
We integrate different types of laboratory testing such as salivary, blood, and stool testing for people who have been suffering with chronic conditions that have a metabolic component in nature.
Our office understands how to integrate comprehensive blood, stool and salivary testing(which is the testing of hormones, cortisol, etc.) with a person’s healthcare to give measuring tools on progress that the person has made.
We look at immune panels to understand many chronic diseases.
We understand the affects of the immune system and the rest of the body.Such conditions may appear as autoimmune disorders (attacking different aspects of a person’s health) or an immune shift or imbalance within the immune system itself. We also work with other healthcare providers to meet the goals of the patient when necessary.