LifeClinic of Franklin, TN
Meet the Team
Dr. Gary Cervone
Dr. Gary Cervone graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and recently relocated to treat the people of Franklin, Cool Springs, Nolensville, and Brentwood area.
Dr. Cervone has passion for learning and continues to stay current with the most up-to-date medical and chiropractic research available, thus giving him the tools necessary to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries. Dr. Cervone completed his clinical residency in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was a member of the team that provided care for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati FC, and the University of Cincinnati. He has advanced training in rehab techniques and assessments like Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, dry needling, The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, training with the Titleist Performance Institute, and treatment techniques such as IASTM, cupping, kinesiotaping. Dr. Cervone has also received certifications to provide pregnancy and postpartum care! He has a passion for helping moms-to-be have a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy and recover during postpartum to get back to exercise and normal life as easily and quickly as possible!
When he’s not working, Dr. Gary enjoys hiking and exploring national parks, watching his beloved Cleveland sports teams, and spending time with his wife Kara, son Jonas, and their two dogs, Sophia and Rory!
Dr. Alyx Walters
Dr. Alyx Walters graduated from Logan University and is relocating from Chicago, Illinois to treat the people of Franklin, Cool Springs, Nolensville and Brentwood.
Dr. Alyx has a passion for treating individuals from all walks of life, but specifically active individuals who strive to function and perform to their greatest potential. As a former gymnast and cheerleader, she understands the importance of taking care of your body and assessing any aches or pains. She strives to set herself apart by providing the most up to date evidence based and individualized patient centered care. She treats her patients utilizing a variety of techniques including chiropractic manipulation, manual therapy, dry needling, McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, cupping, and exercise rehabilitation. In addition, she enjoys educating patients on the different treatment options for their diagnosis and helping patients reach their lifestyle goals.
In addition to being a Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Alyx likes to take any opportunity she can to travel, spend time with her friends and family, catch any sporting event and spoil her dog, Moose.
Franklin, TN Chiropractic Services
Get treatment for your musculoskeletal pains by visiting our chiropractic clinic in Franklin, Tennessee. We offer various manual and machine-assisted techniques that can help ease your discomfort. Our expert chiropractors may also use one or a combination of the following procedures:
Misaligned hips mean one of your hips is higher than the other. It is often accommodated with pain around the hip area and the surrounding areas such as the groin and thighs. Undergoing a hip alignment procedure strengthens your muscles and restores flexibility so you can move around painlessly.
Our back has different regions that may cause pain as we move or stay still. Our chiropractors will identify the location of your pain and use either a hands-on or machine-operated approach to treat and return your back into proper alignment.
The coccyx or tailbone can be found at the bottom of your spine. Pain in the coccyx can happen after a fall or during vaginal childbirth. It can also occur through prolonged activities where direct pressure is applied to the tailbone or if one’s pelvis is misaligned.
Diet & Nutritional Counselling
Chiropractic care and nutrition go hand in hand. It is essential to be mindful of one’s diet for a speedy recovery. For example, patients with a spinal injury must limit their calorie intake because gaining excess weight puts additional strain on their spine. Moreover, recovering muscles need more protein to build and repair the injury. Proper diet is essential to make the work of chiropractors on your body give results.
Holistic & Preventive Care
Our holistic care approach targets not just the physical aspects of your well-being but also your mental, spiritual, and social facets. We partner it with our preventive care services to reduce the risk of developing a disease or meeting an injury.
Our rehabilitation services at our Franklin, Tennessee clinic promote good health, provide treatment, and prevent disease development. We will help you achieve a meaningful life through our various procedures, such as the following:
Accident Injury Rehabilitation
Meeting an accident and experiencing trauma to the body requires you to undergo rehabilitation. Our accident injury rehabilitation services can help improve various aspects of your well-being, including flexibility, strength, and pain management.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Sports injury rehabilitation is a safe, non-invasive approach for treating injuries of professional athletes and amateur players. We prescribe exercises that help patients improve their mobility restrictions and return to their pre-injury state. Our goal includes a reduced risk of future sports-related injuries so they can play their best on the field or court.
Work Injury Rehabilitation
Various work-related injuries require rehabilitation, such as overexertion, slipping and falling, and being struck against an object. Our work injury rehabilitation procedure focuses on developing a personalized treatment plan that targets your needs. We may use various methods such as manual therapy, exercises, hot and cold treatment, and joint mobilization to alleviate your pains.
Pre- and post-operative Care
Our pre-operative care services physically and mentally prepare patients before they go into surgery. We aim to improve the chances of a positive outcome. Moreover, post-operative care provides assistance to ensure they are recovering correctly and as quickly as possible.
Conditions We Treat
Through our chiropractic care and rehabilitation services, LifeClinic of Franklin can treat various musculoskeletal conditions, including the following:
Repetitive Stress Disorder
Doing something repeatedly and overusing some parts of our body can cause repetitive stress injury (RSI). RSI is prevalent when doing manual labor, such as office work involving constant use of technological devices. This condition is one of the most common forms of work-related illnesses. It causes muscle strain, tissue damage, and inflammation to our nerves and tendons. Other symptoms include swelling, numbness, weakness, and a tingling sensation on the affected area.
Tension Headaches or Migraines
Headaches that occur once or twice a month on average are called tension headaches. They are episodic and can be mild, moderate, or intensive. You may feel pain behind your eyes, in your head, or around your neck. Tension headaches are commonly caused by muscle contractions from various foods, activities, and other stressors. Others also develop these headaches from staring at a computer screen for a long time, driving for extended periods, or experiencing sudden temperature changes.
Numbness or Tingling
Different parts of our body, such as the face, arms, hands, legs, and feet, can experience numbness and tingling. The sensation is rarely disabling and permanent, but it can interfere with your ability to do everyday activities. Numbness is a lost or altered feeling while tingling produces a prickling and irritating sensation.
Chronic Joint & Muscle Pain
Joint and muscle pains are two types of musculoskeletal conditions. They often bring stiffness, inflammation, and soreness to the affected body part. Joint pain can result from an injury or illness such as arthritis, while spasms, cramps, and infections can cause muscle pain.
What to Expect
During your 1st visit, our providers will hear the story of what brings you in, perform a new patient examination to determine the root cause of your problem, and briefly summarize what was found.
The examination consists of motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, and muscle strength, to help identify dysfunction in movement patterns and poor muscle engagement.
2 Report Of Finding
During your second visit, your provider will recap what was found in the examination, discuss a solution, review what your personal contribution to care will be, and begin treatment on that day.
3 Daily Appointments
On each subsequent visit, our providers will perform routine assessments to ensure you are track with your treatment plan and provide treatment.
Treatment visits typically consist of a combination of:
- Chiropractic Adjustments: restores, maintains, and optimizes human function by eliminating interference within the joint and soft tissue thus restoring the synergy between your joints, nerves, and muscles. Chiropractic adjustments are only available during sessions with a chiropractor.
- Integrated Muscle and Joint Therapy (IMJT): an advanced, active form of soft tissue treatment that effectively integrates the mind, muscular, skeletal, and neurological systems to achieve optimum balance throughout the body. IMJT is a patented technique available exclusively at LifeClinic.
- Rehabilitation: carefully selected exercises and activities used in a specific sequence in order to reinforce changes made with the adjustment and IMJT. Rehabilitation retrains the body’s “movement habits.”