Chiropractic

An "adjustment," as doctors of chiropractic use the term, means the specific manipulation of any joint in the body, which has abnormal movement patterns or fails to function normally. The adjustment can be given by hand or instrument, and consists of applying pressure to the joint areas that are out of alignment or that do not move properly within their normal range of motion. Chiropractic is grounded in science and endorsed by research. A number of studies confirm that it is a safe and effective method of musculoskeletal health care and that patient's satisfaction is consistently high.

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented soft tissue system that detects and permanently treats soft tissue injuries. ART was developed to treat repetitive stress injury/overuse (accumulation of small tears) and trauma (e.g. pulls, tears, whiplash). Most people have felt those painful knots in their muscles, which interfere with your quality of life, and may even cause loss of sleep. Those knots are the result of tough dense scar tissue in the muscles that are produced when the body attempts to heal. This scar tissue restricts the mobility of muscles, and eventually the affected muscles become shorter and weaker, increasing the tension on surrounding tendons. This can cause tendonitis/tendinosis, reduced range of motion, and pain. ART is successful in treating injuries of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and surrounding soft tissue. ART is a deep, hands-on technique that uses precise movements to alleviate pain and restore muscle strength, stability, and range of motion. For more information visit the active release website: www.activerelease.com

Graston Technique

The Graston technique is an innovative, patented instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascia restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat areas of soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Scar tissue and adhesions develop in as a result of cumulative, repetitive, surgical or acute trauma by way of the body's natural inflammatory and healing response. As you might imagine, scar tissue is not as strong and flexible as normal healthy undamaged tissue. Scar tissue can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue. When these knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, the Graston tool resonates so both the doctor and the patient both feels the restriction. Graston Technique allows for fast rehabilitation/recovery and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent. For more information visit the Graston website: www.grastontechnique.com

Kinesiotaping

Kinesiotaping has emerged as a unique rehabilitative taping method. "KT" is elastic, latex-free tape that is takes easy to apply and lasts (3-5 days). KT is extremely versatile in its ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, promote lymphatic flow, reduce pain, enhance performance, prevent injury, and promote injury resolution. The Kinesiotaping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist or prevent over-contraction. The technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to actually give support while maintaining full range of motion, enabling the individual to participate in physical activity. For further information visit the Kinesio Taping Method website: www.kinesiotaping.com