Is a form of alternative medicine that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the belief that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system.
Techniques We Use:
Are techniques used to correct areas of the spine that have a decrease in motion. Spinal manipulations return the vertebrae to their proper position. Spinal manipulations are done by hand and are usually associated with an audible “popping” sound, but can also be gentle movement of the spine using either hands or an activator.
An excellent technique for treating specific conditions that affect the lower back. It is a gentle and extremely effective chiropractic treatment. Flexion-Distraction is a safe alternative to back surgery. Flexion distraction is very successfully by allowing the disc to assume its central position, therefore relieving irritation of the spinal nerves. Many patients experience relief after 3 to 5 treatments. Flexion-Distraction should be considered for patients whose pain has not responded to other types of care.
Conditions that respond well to Flexion-Distraction:
*Failed back surgical syndromes
*Disc Herniation / Bulging Disc
*Osteoarthritis or Degeneration of the Spine
Active Release Technique:
ART is a technique that involves the evaluation of texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining tension with stretching.
Physical therapy techniques are used to help further reduce pain, muscle tightness, muscle spasms, and strengthen muscles.
*Core strenghtening exercises
*Stretching/ Strengthening Techniques
The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.