Dr. Wellens' protocols differ greatly from traditional chiropractic because of his deep understanding of how musculoskeletal injuries and other disorders may result from imbalances and altered function of relay centers in the human nervous system. Chiropractic neurologists are trained to understand that the primary dysfunction experienced by a patient might actually be a secondary symptom of dysfunction elsewhere in the nervous system. Dr. Wellens utilizes this understanding to implement non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, and safe procedures. Much of this understanding comes from over 600 hours of post-doctorate study in Neurology where the training includes the utilization of non-traditional chiropractic joint manipulation, and the application of neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation protocols designed to address neuromuscular imbalances.
Dr. Wellens has had success with patients suffering from a myriad of disorders including: neck and back pain, sports-related injuries, balance disorders, movement disorders, chronic pain syndromes, peripheral nerve injuries, learning disabilities, mild depression, and repetitive stress injuries. Dr. Wellens treats people who have been injured in car accidents, at work, or due to personal injury.
Wellens Chiropractic Center is located in a 3,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. It has the benefit of some of the most sophisticated technology to aid in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of its patients, including: an onsite x-ray laboratory and Video Electronystagmography (VNG), which is utilized for the accurate diagnosis of vertigo and balance disorders. Physiotherapy applications are also utilized, including: interferential therapy, myofascial massage, Russian stimulation, cervical and lumbar tractions, and upper body isokinetic ergometer.
Dr. Wellens also utilizes 19 years of experience in food and nutrition to counsel his patients in achieving optimal health and performance through proper diet, nutrition, and supplementation.