We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.
We are pleased to provide patients with an innovative and proven approach to the diagnosis and treatment of connective soft tissue injuries — Graston Technique. The technique is performed with patented stainless-steel instruments designed to detect and treat soft-tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation in order to reduce pain and restore function. When connective tissue, such as muscle, ligaments or tendons become restricted or scarred, it can result in pain, tenderness, loss of flexibility and motion. It is not unusual to find a restriction in one part of the body that produces pain and dysfunction in another area, commonly known as the kinetic chain.
We also utilize a variety of other adjusting techniques, including:
A gentle, non-invasive therapy, decompression uses cyclical, painless stretching to reduce pressure, promote circulation, and improve healing naturally. Decompression effectively relieves debilitating neck, arm, leg and low back pain and has also proven successful in treating pain associated with degenerative discs, herniated discs and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The perfect adjunct to your chiropractic care, we use acupuncture for meridian balance, symptom relief and many organic health complaints. Acupuncture visits may take up to 15 to 20 minutes. Most people experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Muscles strained from injury or overuse may cause swelling, soreness and decreased circulation of the soft tissue. This can compress nerve endings resulting in painful spasms. Using soft tissue manipulation techniques, our therapist applies concentrated pressure on trigger points of pain and passive stretching of specific muscles. Once circulation is restored, you should experience increased strength and flexibility of the injured area.
Physiotherapy focuses on restoring function, improving mobility and relieving pain associated with temporary or long-term physical disabilities. Physiotherapy usually includes prescribed exercises, electrical stimulation, hot or cold compresses, ultrasound, traction and/ or deep-tissue massage to relieve pain. Patients undergoing physiotherapy receive continuous re-examinations and therapy is adjusted according to their progress.
Cold packs, ice, compress and ice massage may be applied to the injured area to reduce swelling and inflammation and promote healing. Heat Therapy: Hot packs, infrared heat, and ultrasound therapies may be used to improve circulation and aid the cycle of healing.
Rehabilitative exercise helps aide in the proper healing of the injured area
Many patients with joint injuries of the ankle, knee, shoulder and lower back require additional therapy to achieve full recovery. Rehabilitative exercise is used to strengthen the joint, lessen the risk of the re-injury and aide in the proper healing of the injured area.
Lifestyle and Exercise Counseling
Is the patient sedentary? Athletic? Are there small children at home? What are the physical requirements of the patient’s job? These are just a few of the questions doctors may ask to explore a patient’s lifestyle demands. The goal is to evaluate potential for injury and identify appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises to help prevent re-injury and promote general wellness. Nutritional counseling may also be provided.
If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care.
We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.