An adjustment, also called manipulation, is a highly qualified and precise movement that is usually applied manually to an articulation (joint). The purpose of an adjustment is to reduce pain and stiffness, improve mobility and restore function to the affected area. Most patients experience immediate relief after adjustments/ mobilizations. We are trained to modify the procedure and positioning according to the individual needs of each patient. Various techniques can be used to mobilize or adjust a joint such as flexion distraction, drop piece adjusting, Diversified manual adjusting, manual mobilizations, and instrument assisted mobilizations.
Drop piece adjusting: drop pieces are sections of the chiropractic table that have the capability of elevating and dropping with the adjustment. This technique allows for increased velocity in the adjustment and greater motion induced into the joint. They can be used to provide relief in any articulation that isn't moving well.
Flexion-distraction table: It is a special table that allows flexion of the spine. It is used to mobilize the vertebrae of the spine. It can be used to treat many conditions, such as to aid in the reduction of disc bulges and disc herniations, and to provide relief for low back pain and stenosis patients.
MUSCLE RELEASE TECHNIQUES/ INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATIONS
Soft tissue therapy involves releasing the body's soft tissues, including muscles, fasciae, tendons and ligaments with or without instruments. The goal of soft tissue therapy is to break down adhesions, also known as scar tissue, to relax muscle tension and to displace tissue fluids.
Muscle release technique: During a muscle release treatment, the patient will be moved through a series of precise movement protocols as the practitioner manually works on the tissues involved.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization: utilizes a tool to break down adhesions following the same goals as muscle release technique.
Injuries such as headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee and elbow problems are just some of the conditions that can see a great deal of benefit from muscle release techniques/ instrument assisted soft tissue mobilizations
Rehabilitation is an important par to the healing process and is integrated into each treatment plan. Once the pain of an injury or condition subsides, residual weakness and functional limitation of the injured tissue may still be present. This makes the patient more vulnerable to other injuries.
Our rehabilitation takes into account your overall flexibility and range of motion, strength and endurance, postural assessments, balance and proprioception, daily living requirements, and integrates the movement of the spine and the locomotor system. Your treatment plan and rehabilitation program are customized to meet your individual needs based on the history and results of the physical exams.
Respecting your rehabilitation programs allows for a speedy recovery and prevents any re-aggravation of injuries.
LASER THERAPY (LLLT)
Laser therapy is easy to apply, is non-toxic and is very effective. At the cellular level, it increases local circulation, improves tissue oxygenation and stimulates ATP production, restoring the normal function of the cell unit, allowing tissues to heal better, faster.
The benefits to the patient of laser therapy include: Reduction of pain and inflammation, restoration of natural healing, increased range of motion and reduced healing time.
Such injuries as ligament and tendon tears, muscle strains, tendonitis, soft tissue injuries, radiculopathy, and arthritic conditions are just come of the condidtions that can see a great deal of benefit from laser therapy.