We offer a variety of different treatments to help you achieve optimal health in the most comfortable way possible. We offer gentle treatments as well as traditional manipulation. We also have different modalities we use to help decrease your pain, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue repair. The most important part of our treatment protocol is having an accurate diagnosis. We strive to get the most accurate diagnosis possible in order to deliver the best care to our patients. If our treatments do not align with the care you need we will make sure you get the right physician for care.
This is a type of low force adjustment technique that uses a spring loaded device to provide gentle impulses the the joints and tendons to elicit a reflexive response. The body interprets these presses and alters its response to tissue loading. This is somewhat similar to what happens when the doctor hits your knee with a reflex hammer.
This is a type of passive joint motion that seeks to deliver just enough stretch to decrease joint stiffness. Because of the slow increase in stretch achieved at the joints it usually very comfortable for patients to tolerate. It can improve posture and Range of Motion.
Diversified adjustments can be a little more forceful type of manipulation. This is the more traditional type of joint manipulation where often times there is an audible "crack" that occurs. The noise you hear comes from a rapid expansion of a gas inside the joint due to a stretching of the joint. The stretch on the joint causes reflexive responses both at the joint as well as the brain and spinal cord levels that can increase motion, decrease pain, improve proprioception (position sense), and improve muscle activation.
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
One common cause of joint or muscle dysfunction is a lack of proper motor control. This can be from simply having a muscle that is tight such as when you experience from sitting too long or from something more significant like avoiding use of a body part due to pain. Reestablishing the proper use of the muscles in coordination with the rest of the body is very important in resolving many musculoskeletal complaints.
Electrical stimulation can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used to reduce muscle spasm, decrease inflammation, decrease pain, and improve strength. There are different settings which have different effects on the body. Any of the settings to reduce pain and inflammation are a very light sensation and are comforting. If you are indicated to benefit from E-Stim to improve strength, then the sensation is a little stronger but it is still kept in a comfortable range. You always have the control of discontinuing the device if necessary but most people feel so good they don't want it to stop.
Therapeutic lasers are used to help reduce inflammation, and promote healing. The theory is that the particular wavelength of light stimulates the production of ATP which is what the body uses for energy. This ATP can be used to promote tissue healing as well as increase circulation and metabolic activity in the area. Although a small portion of people note some immediate relief with this treatment (likely due to the heating effects) the healing benefits are achieved over a series of treatments.
Therapeutic exercise is the most powerful tool we have for your recovery and optimal health. The purpose of all the procedures above is to get you to the point where you can use your muscles and joints effectively. We teach you the proper way to move and activate your muscles and to then integrate those movements into your Activities of Daily Living or into sport specific movements. These are also skills you can use to actively managed your condition yourself and also achieve your goals if that means playing with grandchildern or competing on a national level in sports. You will have an opportunity to advance from basic skills through advanced training with Personal Trainers depending on your desired result.