Chiropractic Adjustments of the spine and extremities utilizing the following techniques:
1. Diversified Technique- The most common of all Chiropractic adjustments, this is a technique in which the Chiropractor will position the patient in order to bring the desired segment to be adjusted, into tension. They will then thrust into that segment, usually created a joint cavitation(popping noise).
2.Thompson Drop table Technique- A common technique which is uses physics to aid in the adjustment procedure. Certain segments of the adjusting table are lifted up. The Doctor than pushes on the spine in specific directional forces, creating the lifted segments to drop or release down with the impulse into the spine. There is rarely cavitation of the joint created using this technique.
3. Activator Instrument Technique (No popping or cracking technique)- A very gentle technique, commonly used on young children or the elderly or anyone who does not like the "popping" noise.
4. Arthrostim Instrument Technique (No popping or cracking technique)- An instrument which is similar the the activator instrument but is electric and creates 12 impulses per second.
-Electric muscle stimulation- Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. EMS is both a form of electrotherapy and of muscle training.
-Therapeutic Ultrasound- Therapeutic Ultrasound is one of the most common electrophysical modalities used by physicians in today's technologically advanced nations, and has been for several decades. Its effectiveness has been enhanced over the years by studies which helped determine optimum techniques and patterns of application, and a wide range of injuries have shown to be responsive to this popular, non-invasive therapy. A deep tissue heating modality reaching underlying tissues as deep as 1 to 5 centimeters, it is used to treat musculo-skeletal injuries, back and joint conditions, limited range of motion, soft tissue injuries, and chronic conditions. Treatment is administered directly which penetrates the tissues, increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, repairs damaged tissue, and dramatically speeds the healing process. It creates permanent, physical changes and repairs both hard and soft tissues problems.
-Intersegmental Traction- It is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints and increasing mobility. The patient lies face up on a bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints. Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort. Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine.
-Therapeutic Exercises- Therapeutic exercises are prescribed bodily movements to correct an impairment and to improve musculoskeletal function. It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities that can return a convalescing patient to peak of physical condition. Therapeutic exercises seek to accomplish the following goals:
1. Enable ambulation
2. Release contracted muscles, tendons and fascia
3. Mobilize joints
4. Improve circulation
5. Improve coordination
6. Reduce rigidity
7. Improve balance
8. Improve muscle strength
9. Improve exercise performance and functional capacity(endurance)
-Myofascial Release- Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
-Trigger Point Therapy- Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are performed together. Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy. It was developed by Dr. Janet Travel in the United States in the 1940s.
-Foot Orthotics- Foot Orthotics are custom made shoe inserts that are medically proven to help eliminate pain and discomfort of the feet and low back. Orthotics are designed to control foot function by treating imbalances and modifying areas of weight-bearing on the foot. Our foot orthotics are made in the office after a complete foot examination has been performed.
-For diagnosis we offer onsite Digital X-ray and Digital Range of Motion studies.