Dr. Deborah Milano
completed her undergraduate studies in New York. She transferred to Life College of Chiropractic (now called Life University) in Marietta, Georgia, where she graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class in 1995. The four-year chiropractic coursework included anatomy and physiology, clinicals, pathology, x-ray, nutrition, and more.
Dr. Milano completed additional studies at Brenau University in Georgia where she became certified in physiotherapeutics.
She continues post-graduate education to stay current on the latest scientific research and adjusting techniques. She believes chiropractic to be a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle, which also includes exercise, proper nutrition, and stress management.
Dr. Milano primarily utilizes a hand-held instrument called the Activator to deliver a gentle, low-force adjustment to the spine. She became Advanced Proficiency certified in Activator Methods Technique in 1995.
Massage Therapy Available in Our Office
Should you wish to know if your health insurance covers massage therapy performed by a licensed massage therapist in our office, please call us at (803) 732-3996
Massage gift certificates are available.
(SC LMT License #9303) utilizes a combination of Swedish Massage
and Deep Tissue Massage with trigger point therapy
. Swedish massage has been credited with increasing oxygen flow in the blood and releasing toxins from the muscles. Neuromuscular Therapy is the use of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the muscles, tendons and connective tissues to balance the central nervous system. She believes each patient/client responds to a unique approach designed specifically for him/her, so will utilize the technique that best addresses the needs of the individual.
(Patrick Herring (SC LMT License #8789) uses a custom mix of Swedish, trigger point
, myofascial release
, and Reiki modalities to achieve the most relief for each client. Myofascial release is credited with treating skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles and unblocking scar tissue and adhesions due to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissues. Myofascial release therapy is applied hands-on, in kneading-style strokes that are meant to stretch, loosen, soften and lengthen the fibrous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves, and joints.
(SC LMT License #10762) utilizes Swedish and Clinical Neuromuscular Therapy techniques, deep tissue with trigger point therapy
, and Hot Stone massage
. Hot stone massage is a technique where Emily uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of her own hands. The heat can be relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so she can work more deeply. This allows access to the deeper layers of tense and spasmed muscles. Hot Stone massage, in addition to other massage techniques, has been credited with improving circulation and decreasing pain. Emily’s approach varies from light to vigorous, customizing each client's session to alleviate pain and provide relaxation.
, our chiropractic assistant/office manager, has been part of our team since May 2008. She is responsible for answering all your financial and insurance questions. Additionally, she assists the doctor with the administration of physiotherapies and x-raying patients as needed. Cathy has been x-ray certified (SCRQSA #01-0829) thru York technical College since 2010. Her many completed continuing education classes include X-ray Certification, Diagnostic Imaging, Boundaries and Professional Conduct, and Ethics for Professionals. “I look forward to making your office visit the least stressful part of your day,” says Cathy.