Chiropractic manipulation, or chiropractic adjustments, are specific and precise thrusts applied to your spine or other joints in the body intended to restore normal motion and alignment of these joints. There are many ways to adjust the joints of your body, and it can be done by hand or with the use of special instruments.
As a result of the normal repetitive and traumatic stress of daily life, the joints in your body suffer minor injury and become inflamed and fixated during the healing process. Often these fixations, or areas of dysfunctional movement, can persist for longer than the body needs or intends. At this time, the dysfunctional movement and misalignment of these joints begins to have negative cascading physiological and neurological effects, resulting in a plethora of symptoms. Common symptoms include joint pain, muscle pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, sciatica, muscle spasm, tendonitis, weakness, numbness, and tingling. It is imperative to have these areas of dysfunction corrected as soon as possible in order to prevent unnecessary symptoms, degeneration, and further injury. In addition to pain, discomfort, and decreased nerve function, these movement dysfunctions increase risk for injury of your spinal discs, muscles, and connective tissues.
The body of evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of chiropractic care is growing every day. Chiropractic evaluation and treatment should be the first place you look for help with your musculoskeletal pain.
Flexion Distraction | Decompression
Flexion Distraction Decompression techniques are highly effective for treating a variety conditions resulting in low back pain. For patients suffering from disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, foraminal encroachment, and arthritis of the spine, decompression techniques can provide fast and sustainable pain relief.
Flexion Distraction is a time tested technique requiring specialty equipment that is often more effective than other decompression techniques. The technique allows the practitioner to target certain spinal areas more specifically. The technique utilizes dynamic movement and allows the practitioner to specifically affect local musculature and soft tissue structures that are often complicating the condition.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/ movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, impingement syndrome, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.
Acute injuries and overuse injuries alike result in the body creating scar tissue in its attempt to heal damaged tissue. Oftentimes this scar tissue interferes with other tissues, including tendons, nerves, and ligaments, binding them down and restricting their necessary range of motion. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. The resulting restrictions can cause all kinds of symptoms, with the most common being pain, inflammation, muscle weakness, and numbness and tingling.
ART is an incredibly specific and effective form of soft tissue therapy. The specificity of the analysis and treatment allows us to identify and treat the underlying soft tissue adhesion or fibrosis accurately and efficiently, creating dramatic and lasting results. ART is used by professional athletic teams all over the world because it is a superior tool for breaking up scar tissue, reducing muscle spasm, and improving blood flow to speed healing in an area.
Neurokinetic Therapy® corrective movement system is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement and coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the brain. This unique approach toward analysis and treatment utilizes a specific and sensitive form of manual muscle testing, soft tissue release, and isolated exercise techniques to identify and correct improper muscle activation and dysfunctional movement patterns. Oftentimes these dysfunctions are aiding to repetitive stress, inflammation, tendonitis, and pain. When properly addressed, patients often experience dramatic results with as little as one treatment.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), often referred to as Graston Technique® or FAKTR technique, is an innovative, evidence-based soft tissue therapy that utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis and chronic inflammation. The tools enable clinicians to break down scar tissue and fascial adhesions. The therapy promotes healing, tissue strength, and tissue mobility by stimulating the production of cellular fibroblasts that help to remodel the scar tissue into more functional tissue.
Fascial Movement Taping
Commonly referred to as Kinesio taping, kinesiology taping, or RockTape, fascial movement taping is a therapy that is utilized to improve movement patterns, decrease pain and inflammation, and enhance the natural healing process of the body. Fascial movement taping is becoming increasingly popular in the world of competitive sports. You may have seen this colorful tape applied in creative patterns on Olympic and professional athletes, MMA fighters, CrossFit competitors, or even at your local gym. The tape supports proper movement and pain reduction by neurologically stimulating specific tissues. It also serves to increase blood and lymphatic flow, thereby enhancing the healing process and decreasing the pain associated with inflammation. The tape has proven effective for thousands of athletes for both performance and recovery enhancement. We think you, too, should enjoy the benefits of this therapy as a part of your healing process.
We use corrective and rehabilitative exercise programs tailored to your specific condition to help reeducate movement patterns, strengthen weak and inhibited muscles, and restore symmetry to your posture. Eliminating repetitive strain caused by improper posture and poor movement patterns is often the key to faster recovery from both chronic and acute pain symptoms.
Class IV K-Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration. Laser energy increases circulation drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.