Spinal adjustments and manipulation are a fundamental part of Chiropractic care. This can help ease wear and tear on the joints and ligaments, and help eliminate premature wear. This treatment of realigning the vertebrae back into the proper position allows the body to function at its' fullest.
Ultrasound is applied using a round-healed wand or probe that is put in direct contact with the patient's skin. Ultrasound gel is used on all surfaces of the head in order to reduce friction. Ultrasound can produce many effects including: tissue relaxation, increase local blood flow, scar tissue breakdown, reduce local swelling and promote healing.
Rocktape is used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fascitis, runner's knee and back pain. The rocktape lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompression effect. Over time, rocktape inhibits overactive muscles and decompresses areas of swelling and inflammation.
This non-invasive technique uses designed stainless steel instruments to help the clinician identify and treat chronic inflammation and soft tissue fibrosis. GT allows for the Chiropractor to get into contact with the adhesion, breaking up scar tissue, restoring range of motion and eliminating pain.
Cupping is the application of suction or vaccum to the skin, raising the tissue, allowing energy blockages to be restored and trigger points to be released. The marks on the skin, after cupping is performed, are generally not sensitive to the touch as there is no blunt force used.
Cupping can be used for:
The Arthostim instrument works with the natural cycle of the nervous system. It delivers a rapid series of controlled thrusts, creating a barrage of nervous system stimulation to the brain. This helps reset dysfunctional muscular and skeletal patterns. The oscillations are rapid, so the treatment is comfortable.
Interferential Electrical Stimulation works in differently than traditional stimulation. Peripheral nerves are stimulated, causing less discomfort for patients. The four main clinical applications are: pain relief, muscle stimulation, increased local blood flow, and reduction of edema, or swelling cause by fluid trapped in the body's tissues.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions, eliminating pain and restoring motion. This allows the doctor to look at each patient as a unique individual.
Infrared therapy is based on the emission of energy being absorbed by photoreceptors in each cell. Once absorbed, the light energy kicks off a series of metabolic events, increasing blood flow and allowing parts of the body to receive oxygen and nutrients to function more effectively.
Neuromuscular re-education is a technique used in order to facilitate the return of normal movement, muscle memory, and coordination. This is primarily used for exercise professionals dealing with the loss of their ability to do basic fundamental movements: squatting, lunging or stepping and reaching.
Adding massage therapy to your chiropractic care can increase effectiveness. Chiropractic adjustments often proceed more easily when circulation is improved. Adjustments hold longer with less muscle tension, as well as relaxing deep layers of soft tissue that can be difficult to reach without massage.
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Therapeutic exercises are designed to target specific muscles or muscle groups. Some exercises include: the use of dumbbells and hand weights, use of Therabands, or the use of one's body weight as resistance. Manual therapy examples include stretching of joints/muscles, trigger point release techniques, and performing traction.