Certified Cox Technic Physician

Dr. Ward is the only Cox Technic certified physician in the greater Grand Rapids area. Through this technic he is helping people from near and far with their low back and disc pain. The Cox technic is the use of spinal decompression to relieve the pressure on the discs in the spine. By using flexion and distraction, Dr. Ward gently stretches the spine to change the force and position of the spine. This helps take the pressure off of the discs and get you back to a healthier, pain-free you.

Cold Laser Treatments

The LaserTouchOne Combines two therapies in one device. LTO was compared to a cold laser device and a separate micro-current stimulation device. The LTO device was successful in reducing pain by at least 2 points in 93.1% of the study population compared with 62.5% LLLT device alone.

  • Mirco-current Electrical Stimulation Stimulates the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain relievers. As the pain eases physiological changes cause the muscle to relax and improve circulation. Increased oxygen flow promotes natural healing.


  • Low Level Laser Therapy (aka cold Laser) is a well established therapy for pain relief and rehabilitation of numerous injuries. The laser light penetrates tissue where it is absorbed by the cells and effectively stimulates the increased production of ATP producing rapid pain relief and quicker healing

Massage Therapy

Active Life offers their patient’s an in house massage therapist to supplement and benefit their chiropractic care. People benefit a number of ways by combining chiropractic care and massage therapy. Both therapies work together simultaneously creating a synergistic effect resulting in much faster recovery time. Correction of one’s structure often occurs more easily and with less discomfort. The positive results of chiropractic care lasts longer when muscle tension is released, which might otherwise pull one’s structure back out of alignment. Therefore, it is easy to see that chiropractic and massage therapy complement each other.

Posture Correction

Here at Active Life Chiropractic, Dr. Ward works hard to make sure you receive the full benefits of every adjustment. Having good posture helps you hold your adjustments longer and is just a good habit for a healthy spine. Dr. Ward will work with you personally giving you tips and exercises to improve your posture, and for us who just need a little help, Dr. Ward proudly offers Posture Braces.

Migraine & Headache Relief

Through regular adjustments, Dr. Ward can help relieve the frequency and intensity of migraines and headaches. We understand the pain and discomfort headaches and especially migraines cause and we want to see you feeling your best as fast as possible.


Pain from the low back shooting down your legs is never a pleasant feeling. However, with Cox technic and Dr. Ward’s extensive work with the low back, sciatica pain can be treated and helped.