Spring is in full swing, and area gardeners, golfers, and fair-weather “warriors” of all sorts are taking advantage of the milder temperatures, pursuing their favorite outdoor activities with a passion. Unfortunately, after a long, sedentary winter spent indoors, many of these individuals will overdo it and end up sidelined with serious pains and strains.
If you find yourself in this scenario, help is nearby at Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture, the practice of Dr. Mickey Frame, offering a wide range of advanced therapies, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, sports therapy, physical rehabilitation, pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic, as well as manipulation under anesthesia.
And now, Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture has expanded to include Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Dr. Matthew Syrek, whose innovative techniques and unique treatment approach will complement Dr. Frame’s extensive skill set and services.
For the past 13 years, Dr. Syrek practiced in Cincinnati in a multidisciplinary orthopedic clinic, which allowed him to learn how other medical specialties treat the same injuries. This knowledge and experience allows him to accurately diagnose and determine the most effective treatment available.
Among the different treatment techniques Dr. Syrek brings to Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture is flexion distraction. “This technique involves the use of a specialized table to gently stretch, or distract, the spine. It’s very helpful in treating patients with disc problems in the lower back and those who can’t tolerate normal adjustment. For example, it’s a good alternative for patients with herniated discs in the lower back or for older patients who are osteoporotic or osteopenic,” he explains.
Dr. Syrek adds that his approach to treatment is very hands-on, relying very little on the use of instruments. “I do a lot of manual work where I really get in there to work the muscles, starting out gently and working my way through the problem,” he says. “Sometimes instruments are needed, but I’ve found that patients tend to be more comfortable and less intimidated when you’re working only with your hands.” As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Syrek is poised to treat a wide range of issues in athletes—but he emphasizes that the same principles are applicable to non-athletes as well.
Looking forward to bringing a new energy and his unique treatment approach to Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Dr. Syrek notes that with their combined expertise, he and Dr. Frame can treat almost any patient—including, of course, those who overdid it this spring and now have the back pain or other overuse injury to show for it. “If you come to us, we’ll diagnose the problem, treat you using the most effective techniques, and get you out of pain and on your way,” he says.
Dr. Syrek’s move from Cincinnati to the Toledo area to join Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture is actually a homecoming. He grew up in Maumee and attended Saint John’s Jesuit High School. After graduating from St. John’s in 1995, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Miami University and then attended chiropractic school in Chicago. “Now I’m really happy to be back in Toledo, and I look forward to being part of the community and helping as many people get out of pain as I can,” he states.❦