A chiropractic adjustment is one of the most common forms of manual therapy. This procedure is a gentle and non-invasive technique that restores motion to a restricted joint in the body. The human body has many joints, both in the spine and in the periphery such as wrists, ankles and knees. Sometimes these joints may become restricted, which can cause pain, muscle tightness or reduced ranges of motion. These restrictions may lead to compensations elseshwere in the body, resulting in further tightness or pain. The adjustment acts by opening up these joints to increase range of motion, reduce muscle tightness and decrease pain.
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Active Release Techniques® (ART®) is a soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis/adhesions that develop in tissue. Its purpose is to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. During ART® therapy the practitioner applies deep tension to the area of concern while the patient actively moves the tissue of the affected site through the adhesion site from a shortened to a lengthened position. This technique results in the removal of restrictions that inhibit full range of motion and restores full function and performance to affected soft-tissues.
The Webster Technique is a specific technique used during the prenatal period to reduce some of the common uncomfortable symptoms from the muscular, ligamentous and biomechnical stresses of the spinal and pelvic joints during pregnancy. It is optimal to receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy so pelvic balance can be achieved and optimal function can be restored. This chiropractic technique balances the pelvis properly, while also reducing the stress to the ligaments that support the uterus, more specifically the round ligaments. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe for both mother and fetus as the chiropractor will use non-invasive and gentle techniques.
Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality that involves the insertion of sterile needles into specific points on the human body. Acupuncture can create changes to the muscular and neurological symptoms based on which points are stimulated. It is an effective tool for a wide variety of conditions and can help increase function while decreasing pain and inflammation.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy
This technique uses an instrument that enables the chiropractor to efficiently locate adn treat soft tissue dysfunction. The goal of IASTT is to trigger an inflammatory healing response. This will stimulate the production of new collagen and proper, more functional, less painful healing.
Gait analysis is used for anyone from elite runners to an individual with foot pain. It is used to further examine the biomechanics of the patients gait in order to develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan.
Running analysis may be used to help diagnosis and treat common running injuries, reveal any weaknesses/lmitations you may have as well as enable you to run faster, longer and more efficiently. The improved running technique you will achieve following your gait analysis will also reduce your risk of injury and enhance your performance.
Vestibular therapy is a form of rehabilitation that helps to restore the proper working order of the vestibular system. The vestibular system is responsible for keeping proper balance and to let the brain know where the body is in space. Improper function of the system can lead to dizziness, vertigo or lightheadedness. Vestibular therapy involves determining which structures are involved and to restore function to those areas through a combination of specific head movements and at home rehabilitation exercises.
Rehabilitation exercises are prescribed to help patients restore strength to areas that may be weak and to increase mobility in areas that have a reduced range of motion. Each exercise program is designed with a specific patient's needs and goals taken into account. Rehabilitation exercises are very effective in avoiding reinjury, as well as preventing new injuries by addressing any imbalances that a patient may have and are a key part of any treatment plan.