Services & Techniques

At Higher Ground 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 Pleasant Hill 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, DC, CCEP James Dietrick has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment, as well as advanced specialization in treatment of extremities.  


Conditions Regularly Treated in Our Office: 

 Shoulder Pain or Frozen Shoulder,  Foot Pain,  Sports Injuries,  Knee Pain,  Rib Pain, 

Jaw Pain or "clicking/popping" (TMJ or TMD), Headaches & Migraines, Tendonitis, 

Osgood Schlatter's, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Bursitis

Pediatrics: Difficulty Latching, Uncomfortable "Tummy Time", Colic

Overall Improved Wellness, Energy, Focus, Revitalization

Sports Recovery, Optimal Performance


Modalities Used: 

Diversified Adjusting,  Upper Cervical Adjusting,

Sports Taping,  Scar Tissue Mobility,  Activator,

Myofascial Release,  Gonstead,  Traction,

Drop Table,  Soft Tissue Mobilization

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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.

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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.

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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? DC, CCEP James Dietrick can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs. Additionally, we have carefully sourced a line of supplements, and offer an online dispensary for easy selection and direct shipping.  Browse Here

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.

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Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that, "In 2015, musculoskeletal disorders, such as sprains or strains resulting from overexerting in lifting, accounted for 31 percent (356,910 cases) of the total cases [of injury] for all workers." In an effort to prevent workplace injury, we offer on-site screenings for businesses or events upon request.  


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Pleasant Hill Office


8:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm


4:00 pm-7:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm


4:00 pm-7:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


*By appointment ONLY


*By appointment ONLY