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Services & Techniques

At A Better Balance Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Altoona office.

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Chiropractic Care

We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctors Kat and Crystal have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

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Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? Doctors Kat and Crystal can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. Also utilized in the office are state of the art of nutritional assessment tools to uncover what may be the underlying cause. Both the Zyto and the ASA Balance are available for testing.


Lab Testing

We offer state of the art laboratory testing to provide the best procedures and counseling to help your ailments and achieve your goals and better lifestyle. Although only a few lab tests are listed, we have access to the entire array of tests from Vibrant America ( Most tests are home self administered.                                                                      To purchase labs: 

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Food Inflammation Test

The FIT (Food Inflammation Test) is a patented food sensitivity test that employs unique methods to detect both IgG antibody and Immune Complexes together to determine the degree of sensitivity in your gut. These food sensitivities can be the cause of the following symptoms: anxiety, depression, bloating, stomach pain, headaches, skin rashes, inability to lose weight, impotence, lack of libido, fatigue, insomnia, joint pain, constipation, diarrhea, and sugar craving. Once you know the foods that are affecting your health, protocols are available to make the changes to allow you to feel better.

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Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients. Dr. Kat is a certified Life Coach assisting people in creating the well being they desire.

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Functional Movement Screenings

How our bodies are programmed to move starts with learning to move as an infant and becomes hardwired in our own brains that can lead to imbalances causing pain patterns. The Selective Functional Movement Assessment is a system to find the cause of pain by logically analyzing the dysfunctional movement patterns that you use every day. Think about people who walk with a leg slightly turned in or one shoulder higher than the other, their body isn't moving the way it was designed to. Using a system to assess how you actually use your body to move can reveal important health information and unlock the door to enhanced daily or athletic performance. The Functional Movement Screen is used to evaluate a person who has no pain in order to fine tune and improve how they move which can prevent future injuries or pain patterns from happening. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your workplace or for your sports team.

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Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.



If waste builds up in our bodies, we get sick. Therefore, it is highly recommended that we do a cleanse at least once a year. At A Better Balance Chiropractic we offer nutritional detoxification programs that assist in detoxifying the body in comfortable ways. Nutritional supplements are specifically recommended for each individual. Also on site is a Sunlighten Infrared Sauna that uses full spectrum waves to heat the body directly. Sweating the toxins out allows for an easier detox and is seven times more effective than doing it without. We also offer an ionic foot bath which assists the body with detox. Packages or single use sessions are available in both the sauna and foot bath.


Quantum Reflex Integration

Quantum Reflex Integration (QRI) combines the powerful effects of cold laser, sound, and reflex integration techniques. Reflex Integration revives the nervous system for quick, visible results. These techniques re-pattern both primitive and lifelong reflexes for the development of efficient neurological processing.

Reflex Integration patterns may not integrate during the normal developmental stage. They can interfere with many aspects of learning, physical movement, development, and behavior. Integrating a reflex connects nerve nets or repairs them to allow rapid and efficient transmission of impulses along nerve cells.

Individuals with conditions such as autism, ADD/ADHD, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, T-21/Down Syndrome, dementia, learning disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, and pain are finding a reduction of symptoms with QRI™. Practitioners report that use of the protocols for reflexes often relieve and heal specific areas of pain faster. Although QRI works for individuals with specific disabilities, they also allow individuals to reach their potential by strengthening neurological connections.