At Function Performance, in Oregon City, we believe in a modern evidence-based approach to manual medicine, combining the best of hands-on therapy with physical rehabilitation exercises. Using a variety of techniques, our team can help and improve most musculoskeletal conditions guiding your body toward overall well-being, balance, and high performance.
Getting your body to work at its best, most elevated state is our objective, and the benefits of our safe, non-invasive services cater to the body, mind, and soul.
Whether you suffer from life-long, chronic pain or need specialized preparation for a sporting event, or just want to feel better in general, our chiropractic care team will help you reach your wellness goals.
A healthy body is a safe, reliable body, and we know how to make that happen.
Diplomate of American Board of Sports Physicians: Dr. Ben Hokenson DC, DACBSP & Dr. Kyle Bangs DC, MS, CCSP, CSCS
Ben Hokenson DC, DACBSP – Chiropractor
Kyle Bangs DC, MS, CCSP, CSCS – Chiropractor
Our chiropractic techniques are tried-and-true, effective, responsible, and organic. We use non-invasive treatments that quickly and aggressively get results in the simplest and gentlest ways possible.
A compromised spine can affect the entire body and impact just about anywhere, including the hips and neck, or even cause headaches.
Chiropractic adjustments offer alignment and balance to the spine or extremities. These adjustments provide relief from discomfort and allow the body to function at its fullest, most dependable state. There are several techniques used to achieve this desired result.
The Function Performance chiropractic services
We are dedicated to your healthy body, and we understand that achieving this goal looks different for everyone. From intense athletes to weekend warriors to avid CrossFitters to office workers and inactive patients, we want you to get your quality of life back. We offer various services that will help maintain or improve your body.
Only using techniques you feel comfortable with and that match your level of capabilities we will come up with an outline for your body wellness program that you’re excited about.
Some of the services used by doctors Ben and Kyle are:
Active Release Technique (ART)
This patented, natural treatment safely administers treatment to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia. It restores function to injured areas of the body suffering from debilitating scar tissue. This treatment is often associated with tissue problems caused by overuse.
Diversified Chiropractic Technique (DCT)
The Diversified Chiropractic Technique is a targeted, hand-delivered, low-amplitude, high-velocity thrust to any restricted joint. This thrust will restore the patient’s range of motion and put an end to discomfort.
Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation
Using instrument-delivered controlled, gentle impulses to specific joints in the spine, this kind of treatment will restore range of motion to the targeted vertebra or joint quickly and more effectively than hands alone.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
This technique provides gentle but deep stretching, offering stimulation to your muscles, nerves, organs, and bones. It’s safe for anyone and effective at delivering proper motion, flexibility, and movement to the body.
Safe and pain-free, laser therapy reduces pain and inflammation by increasing the circulation of oxygen and blood flow to the body’s injured areas.
A method that helps support muscles while reducing pain in muscles and joints. It will also reduce inflammation as it increases mobility and quickens the recovery process.
We will provide a detailed list of exercises and stretches you will learn at our office and be able to take home with you. These exercises contribute to proactive body health, adding to flexibility, strength, and movement.
What to expect after your treatment
In many cases, our patients’ symptoms are gone within a few weeks of their specific treatment program. Every patient is different, and it’s important to understand that your follow-through is key to your success. We always provide ongoing care techniques that will contribute to your health and well-being. Using our take-home exercises, you will have the ability to get stronger on your own time and at your own pace.
Sometimes treatments require more in-office services than the norm, and we often ask our patients back in for follow-up visits to reassure everyone that the healing process is running smoothly and on track. Ongoing visits are usually for those involved in sports, want to be proactive with continued care, or have more severe injuries.
Sports chiropractic care
While we have patients who come in all ages, levels of athleticism, and backgrounds, our team works with several sportspeople intent on reaching that higher goal. We take this challenge seriously and personally. Helping those who want their bodies at their peak is a privilege, and we aim to succeed.
We help sports people suffering from a sports-related injury, in need of sports rehabilitation, as well as those who want to improve their body’s performance. Some of our patients include:
- Those who have been hurt in the gym
- Those who lift weights
- Those looking to improve and get to the next level
- Those preparing for an event
- Those injured during an event
- Those who just completed an event
- College and high school athletes
- CrossFit members
- And, more
Don’t let your next event get away from you; we want you to succeed, and we know how to push you to the next level.
Ask us about our sports recovery services.
Receiving chiropractic care from Function Performance
If you are affected by chronic back pain, debilitating movement aches, loss of range of motion or flexibility, and anything in between, know that you don’t have to be. There is a safe, responsible out. Visit our office and let us give you a full-body assessment. If we can, we will get you better, faster without the use of prescription medications that only hide the pain, not fix it.
Your first visit with us will last about 40 minutes. We will discuss your medical history, current pain points, and wellness goals before completing your physical evaluation. After we have a grasp on your body, abilities, pain, and goals, we’ll get your program in order. Please come prepared to do a bit of work on your first visit! Wear comfy clothes with easy access to your pain areas.
Your confidence in us is important; we want to hear your thoughts and discuss your concerns throughout your healing program.
If you’re still wondering if you should come in and see us, why not give it a go? You have nothing to lose, and a healthy, natural, pain-free life is just around the corner. Let your body support you the way it was meant to. Contact us today, and let’s get started.
Our patients visit us for a multitude of reasons; some are in severe pain while others have sporadic discomfort.
Every patient is different and requires a unique plan that they feel confident in.
Some of the most common reasons for a patient to visit our office include:
- Back and lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Wrist pain and ankle pain
- Hip pain
- Loss of range of motion
- Tingling or numbing sensations
- Shooting, sharp, or dull pain
- And, more
Our professionals will help minimize your discomfort at its core, never hiding it behind quick-fix measures but getting to the root of the cause and finding a remedy. This allows the body to heal itself organically and rids your body of irritation that often shows itself as pain.
Let our Oregon City chiropractors provide quality care for any of these prevalent issues:
- Sport or athletic injury or soreness
- Repetitive activity aggravation
- Poor posture
- Pain due to a sedentary lifestyle
- Post-surgery pain or discomfort
- Pain caused by an accident
- Preventative care for body wellness
- And, much more
We take great pride in helping you get the life you want, and we’ll put the time in to ensure that happens. We can’t achieve our goals until you achieve yours. It’s a team effort, and we take your body’s performance just as seriously as you do.
Should I see a chiropractor?
This is a great question, and we often receive phone calls to our office asking it. If you’re considering a visit to the chiropractor, we say go for it. Chiropractors offer gentle yet effective techniques that provide various benefits to the body.
Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, a chiropractor may be able to provide natural care, allowing the body to self-heal and deter the need for complicated surgeries and unsafe, addictive, masking medications.
When the body is already in distress, avoiding unnecessary, stressful surgery is in the patient’s best interest. Chiropractic care not only allows for little to no downtime like you’d need after surgery, but you also receive numerous advantages, such as:
- Non-invasive, safe care
- A faster return to your everyday routine
- Quicker healing at its root
- Strengthening and rehabilitative guidance
- Positive reinforcement for a natural, healthy lifestyle
- Less financial burden
The care we provide at Function Performance is geared toward each individual. While all of our patients get a personalized wellness plan, every program ensures that body balance and wellness are restored. Some of our approaches provide immediate relief from discomfort, aligning the body so it can perform as it is meant to.
Pain is designed to inform your brain that your body is in a state of torment. When this happens, seeking a chiropractor’s help can reduce your pain significantly, using the most natural means.
Often this is done through spinal or extremity adjustments. A spinal manipulation is an excellent way to safely diminish your back and neck pain and get your mobility and range of motion where they should be.
When an extra burden is put on joints and ligaments, they end up supporting more than they were made to; this can cause serious injury, and that injury is likely to spread if not taken care of.
We recommend calling our office for an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Ongoing (chronic) or sharp pain in your back, neck, shoulders, or hips
- Extreme lumbar or lower back pain
- Extremity pain (pain in your arms, hands, legs, ankles, feet)
- Radiating pain from your back into your legs or arms
- Severe weakness in any area of your body
- Tingling, numbness, redness in any area of your body
These symptoms can worsen drastically if not appropriately treated. When we first start to feel discomfort, we may assume it will just go away, but if not treated, other parts of the body will take on the injured area’s load by overcompensating. We may feel good for a bit when this happens, but doing so, encourages an unsafe, unhealthy body.
Our chiropractors will target the problem, find a reliable remedy, and your discomfort will fade. The reasons to visit our office are plenty:
- Pain and discomfort management
- Stress reduction
- Safe, specific wellness treatments
- Proactive care for overall good health