Chiropractic is a science which focuses on the relationship between structure and function. Specifically, chiropractors make small, focused adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to improve function of these joints and influence the functioning of the nervous system, which controls just about every cell in your body. Chiropractors rely on the body’s natural ability to heal itself and work to facilitate and improve this power by improving the relationship between the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of the body. Because of this unique relationship, chiropractic is used to treat a broad spectrum of conditions.
ART is a patented, soft tissue system protocol that finds and helps to repair problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. A wide assortment of conditions can be resolved with ART. The majority of these conditions usually result from overused muscles that can eventually succumb to large tears, micro-tears and /or lack of oxygen. Consequently, this leads to the production of tough, thick scar tissue in the affected area which further binds tissue. Depending on the tissue affected, the following may occur: lack of movement, shortened and weak muscles, inflamed tendons and ligaments and nerve entrapment. All of these may be accompanied by pain, numbness and tingling. ART works by having the provider identify the problem tissue and direct a specific tension in the tissue while the patient moves the affected area in a specific direction. For more information visit www.activerelease.com
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points (acupoints) on the body to render a therapeutic effect. Neuroanatomical acupuncture is used to reduce pain and inflammation and to help encourage healing of affected tissues. The acupoints in the body can be stimulated by needles, manual pressure or by laser. Acupuncture is used to treat a wide variety of conditions in the body. In this office it is limited to conditions involving the neuromusculoskeletal systems of the body. For more information visit www.acupuncturecanada.org
Also known as DNRP
-Dry needle stimulation for myofascial and radiculopathic pain
Acupuncture needles are inserted into motor points of affected muscles to help alleviate musculoskeletal pain syndromes where there is no obvious injury or inflammation. In these syndromes, the motor point of the muscle becomes over sensitized. IMS is a way to desensitize these motor points and give relief.
Graston Technique is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. For more information visit www.grastontechnique.com
Cold laser therapy is the application of a specific wavelength of light for a specific time to an affected tissue to encourage healing and consequently decrease pain and inflammation. It works by injecting focused photons of visible or invisible light into tissue structures up to four inches in depth from the skin surface encouraging the cell’s mitochondria of the affected structures to increase energy conversion. The increased energy allocated to the cell improves the cell’s ability to eliminate wastes and heal. Cold laser therapy is being utilized for a growing number of conditions involving the neuromusculoskeletal systems. For more information visit www.theralase.com
Therapeutic massage is a technique involving manipulation of soft tissues of the body to render a therapeutic response. It can be used as a preventative or restorative protocol. Therapeutic massage helps alleviate soft tissue dysfunction and pain that can be caused by a variety of conditions.
Utilizing visual inspection, a pressure mat and plaster casts, the need and type of custom orthotics can be designed to correct a variety of conditions involving the feet, knees and hips. For more information visit www.footmaxx.com