Here at Natural Balance, finding your perfect Personal Care Plan is our prime concern. Our experienced practitioners apply a vast array techniques, to problem-solve for patients in recovery, for those seeking to avoid medication or surgery and those with acute injury or chronic, hard-to-treat conditions. Contact us today to begin your journey to pain-free living. Meet Dr. Stefanie Pawelek today...and jump to sections below, or scroll for overview...
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Your body is designed to lead an active and vibrant life. Chiropractic is a safe, effective means to treating disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and maintaining a healthy body. Dr. Pawelek is dedicated to treating patients of all ages ranging from children to seniors. We are committed to listening closely to each patient's specific needs and to offering a holistic, drug-free approach to healing.
We work most often in table-based Chiropractic adjustments, seeking re-alignment and relief of pain & pressure. This is often combined with either hot or cold therapies in treating both recent injury and long-lived conditions. Clients regularly describe pain-relief and subsequent enhanced lifestyles.
We accept most insurance, contact us with questions.
Applied Pressure for Relief
Flexion/Distraction is a gentle technique aimed at increasing spinal motion and resolving disc bulges and herniations. Our special table allows the body to rest in such a way as to make the spine receptive to low-force pressures applied by the practitioner to the lumbar spine and pelvis. This safe, gentle technique effectively reduces nerve and muscle pain
Myofascial Release is a deep-tissue tension release similar to massage, which focuses on releasing muscular adhesions and tightness. Myofascial Release can be used to treat conditions ranging from acute injuries to chronic postural stress or overuse injuries. Through the application of specific pressures to the muscle fibers and fascia of affected areas of the body, patients often experience long-sought-after relief. Myofascial Release is highly recommended as the perfect therapeutic supplement to chiropractic care and is incorporated into our chiropractic treatments at no additional charge.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation(E-STIM) therapy uses a device which delivers electrical current to sub-dermal layers, tissue and muscle. This non-painful, non-invasive supplement to therapy is often used to improve muscle function, decrease pain and promote healing.
COLD LASER Therapy is added to Personal Care Plans often in addressing acute injury, but also longer-standing repetitive stress injuries and chronic pain. The hand-held device rests against the skin and a no-heat, low-level laser is projected through the tissue, causing a reaction on a cellular level to enhance tissue repair and promote anti-inflammatory activity. There have been many clinical studies representing improved healing and functionality with the utilization of COLD LASER therapy.
Graston Technique is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. This technique utilizes specially-designed stainless steel tools to address muscular dysfunction and overly fibrous tissue responsible for restricted, tight, sore areas of muscle. Through effectively breaking down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, optimal range of motion and muscular function is restored. From the high-level athlete to the weekend warrior to the everyday patient, Graston Technique can be an extremely effective modality in the treatment of all soft tissue conditions.
Kinesio Taping has many benefits to a variety of conditions, including speeding recovery. The special taping patterns and techniques can pull the tissue and fascia as to facilitate decrease of inflammation, increasing circulation and healing musculoskeletal injuries.
Nutrition is a map on the journey to optimal health, let us be your guide. There are many uses of nutrition to affect body systems. Eating to decrease inflammation, stabilize blood-sugar, lose weight, eating for athletics and planning for pre- and post-natal health are all our focus here at Natural Balance. A new, active, energetic lifestyle can be yours, at any time in life. We accept most Insurance, contact us with questions or to set up your first appointment.
PreNatal Care Plan
A woman's musculoskeletal system shifts, swells and expands greatly during pregnancy, protecting the child, and preparing for birth. Prevent the associated symptoms & discomfort, learn "all the angles" and plan a proper and strong recovery. The Webster Technique for PreNatal women is concerned specifically with correct pelvic support and alignment, in order to promote an easier and safer delivery for mother and baby.
Using our dedicated support team members, we'll bring you the top techniques, technologies and warm, personalized care. Taking the very best care of Mom-to-Be is a gift to yourself and to the entire family. Learn more today.
Dr. Stefanie Pawelek, DC
Dr. Stefanie Pawelek, a proud native of the Buffalo area, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Canisius College, followed by obtaining her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from D'Youville College in 2015. Dr. Pawelek is New York State licensed and certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
She has experience working in diverse clinical settings including Erie County Medical Center, University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, and various outpatient clinics. Dr. Pawelek is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Acupuncture at The Finger Lakes School of Oriental Medicine in Seneca Falls, NY.