Wednesday, December 2, 2009


If you think of massage as an indulgent, expensive luxury, it’s time you rethink with the following facts.

Fortunately massage has become more commonplace and affordable. Studies show that it provides you with many health benefits. Recent studies have suggested that massage is an excellent technique for relaxation that improves the body’s response to stress. The massage therapists at Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center have had patients report improved sleeping and dealing with their stresses better following a therapeutic massage.

In addition, a massage may improve immune function, stimulate muscle tissue and encourage blood flow through the areas that are worked. Improved blood flow aids in healing by reviving sore muscles, and relieving pain especially in areas like the neck, shoulders and back. Proper blood flow also brings nutrients to the area and removes cellular waste.

Many people have experienced benefits for conditions including anxiety, circulatory problems, depression, headache, insomnia, sports injuries and all types of stress. Combining an hour massage with your chiropractic or acupuncture has also shown to accelerate healing of musculoskeletal conditions.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Chiropractic Rehabilitation WELLNESS CENTER in Vista welcomes Dr. Gianne Brintwood, DC,QME, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Brintwood brings almost 20 years of knowledge, impeccable bed side manner and top-notch health care expertise to the Wellness Center in Vista. Her enthusiasm and concern for each individual has won her numerous awards for her work and outstanding service to the community and the profession. Dr. Brintwood has helped thousands to reach their desired state of wellness as well as a pain free life.

Dr. Brintwood is a family practice chiropractor who has great success treating headaches, back pain, TMJ disorders, carpal tunnel problems, posture problems, pregnant women, and athletic injuries. In 1992, she co-authored a published study on a revolutionary TMJ protocol. Focusing on education, stretching, and strengthening, Dr. Brintwood believes she is a partner in patient’s quest for life long health. After winning her battle with breast cancer, Dr. Brintwood is very passionate about educating women of all ages on prevention.

In addition to her very comfortable style of adjusting, Dr. Brintwood brings to the WELLNESS CENTER in Vista the latest state of the art analysis and the highly acclaimed ProAdjuster. This is gentle and safe instrument adjusting technology. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 1980. She studied Business and Communication and managed to stay on academic scholarship all four years while cheering the football team on as a PAC-10 cheerleader. While a successful corporate executive for Xerox, a serious injury provided the destiny introduction to Chiropractic. She is very grateful for the life changing experience that would forever change her life and dictate her future. Dr. Gianne Brintwood now balances her two young children, her husband, and her Siberian husky with career of improving the world- one life at a time!

Please call the Wellness Center today to schedule your appointment. In addition to Chiropractic, the center provides rehabilitation, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, bio-meridian testing, thermography, postural training, Kangen water, the Pro-Adjuster, Cybex isokinetic strengthening, and affordable Spinal decompression. The center accepts most insurance plans and is proud to offer affordable complete balanced personalized care. Call for your complimentary consultation today!

115 Main Street Vista, CA 92084 760-726-9660

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

“Plantar Fasciitis requires an everything but the kitchen sink approach for timely recovery” Dr. Craig Heller, chiropractor / WELLNESS CENTER in Vista

While correction of faulty foot mechanics through the use of orthotics provides a good long term solution to the pain of plantar fasciitis; that alone is not always sufficient to break the cycle of pain and inflammation so familiar to plantar fasciitis sufferers according to Dr. Craig Heller in Vista.

My experience in treating patients at the Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center in Vista, CA has demonstrated the value of a multi-pronged approach. In addition to the fitting of appropriate orthotics, passive therapeutic modalities such as ice, ultrasound, and stripping (deep tissue massage) of the plantar fascia have a role in the treatment of this very uncomfortable condition. A significant part of the successful treatment of plantar fasciitis is educational. Patients who have an understanding of the factors that contribute to their condition, and the manner in which they do so, are much more likely to have successful outcomes. The plantar fasciitis patients I treat at the Wellness Center in Vista always get some instruction in the anatomy and biomechanics involved in their condition so that they understand the rationale for the prescribed stretches and exercises, and also gives them insights to all the other factors in their lives that may be contributing to their condition. The appropriate stretching exercises are essential and must be performed regularly, including the stretching of the calf muscles and Achilles tendon prior to weight bearing when getting out of bed in the morning.

During the first several weeks of plantar fasciitis treatment I often find it dramatically beneficial to use taping/strapping techniques that reduce the strain on the plantar fascia. Typically, patients really like the way the strapping feels and are much more tolerant of their daily activities. This is especially true of patients engaging in athletic endeavors, for which the taping is mandatory.

Particularly stubborn cases may require the use of a night splint that maintains the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia in a stretched position throughout the night. This is an effective treatment protocol but is not very comfortable, especially on warm summer nights. I generally turn to the night splint as a last resort if you have thrown everything else at the problem and it is just not resolving. Fortunately, over the last several years no patient who has complied with the multifaceted approach to care has failed to the point of requiring a night splint.

Successful care requires a commitment on the part of the patient to utilize all of the available protocols to defeat the stubborn problem of plantar fasciitis and free themselves from heel pain or arch pain. A little bit of knowledge about the condition paired with a consistent application of the lessons learned will surely have you comfortably back on your feet.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

WELCOME Dr. Gianne Brintwood!

Dr. Gianne Brintwood brings to us creative energy, years of experience in chiropractic and another style of chiropractic treatment to help our fabulous patients achieve their best health possible. Keep posted for exciting news from Chiropractic Rehabilitation Wellness Center and more on her new style!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Today I was reflecting on how health care has changed over the years. I remember my mother telling me that the same doctor that delivered me delivered her as well. What happened to being with the same doctor through generations in the same community? Well I am proud to say that the heart of our practice is still based on this old fashioned model of health care. Dr. Barrack has been in practice in Vista since 1976 and in some cases, knows 4 generations of his patients. It has been an honor to be trusted by so many wonderful patients. Kind of makes you feel old....but definitely makes you proud. Being interwoven into a community like Vista and having such solid roots has been very rewarding. Bringing an updated alternative healthcare center to downtown Vista has been our way of giving back to Vista. We still have that old fashioned family practice attitude and feel like our patients deserve quality health care!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Chiropractic Rehabilitation WELLNESS CENTER in Vista, Ca. welcomes its BLOG! Watch here for health information, local downtown Vista news, Wellness Center Specials and more!