Dr. Melissa

About Dr. Melissa

Melissa Diaz, DC graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida in 2009. In addition to her doctorate degree she is certified in FAKTR and Graston Techniques, and has trained in a variety of therapies, including active release, myofascial work, trigger point therapy, and therapeutic taping (Kinesio Tape and RockTape). After completing her doctorate degree she pursued continuing education in prenatal care through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. Dr. Melissa is recognized as a healthcare provider in excellent standing by the American Pregnancy Association and is a fully certified Webster Technique Practitioner.

How to Help Turn A Breech Baby Naturally

by Melissa Diaz, DC
You have just returned from your appointment with your obstetrician or midwife and have been told that your baby is in a breech position. What does this mean? By eight months, most babies turn heads down on their own to ready themselves for the upcoming birth. A breech presentation means that the

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Cold Weather and Joint Pain

by Melissa Diaz, DC

Winter weather plays a major role in the way that our body moves and interacts with the world around us. The drop in temperature and changes in barometric pressure tend to cause uncomfortable pressure in the weight bearing joints, making them feel stiff and achy. Most common areas of pain include the

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Chiropractic Care: A Not So Scary Experience

by Dr. Melissa Diaz, DC
Many times one of the first comments a new patient will make when coming into my office is “I am a little scared to be here”. Honestly, I cannot say that I blame them! There is a lot of misinformation and assumptions that people make when it comes to chiropractic care.

By |October 8th, 2012|Chiropractic and Health Musings, Common Questions, Our Blog|Comments Off on Chiropractic Care: A Not So Scary Experience

Therapeutic Taping During Pregnancy

by Melissa Diaz, D.C.
 

Referred to simply by the brand name, such as Kinesio Tape, Rocktape, and SpiderTech Tape, therapeutic taping is becoming an increasingly popular treatment tool. It was originally developed for the treatment of athletic injuries and various musculoskeletal conditions by Dr. Kenso Kase, using concepts of kinesiology. Therapeutic tape is composed of an

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The Meaning of Pain

by Melissa Diaz, DC

Pain is a complaint that I come across everyday when I am in practice. It is the main reason why people seek care, and in these times when wellness and prevention have become more popular – pain is still king when it comes to visits to the chiropractor. Doctors spend years in

By |May 23rd, 2012|Chiropractic and Health Musings, Our Blog|Comments Off on The Meaning of Pain