Also known as spinal manipulation, an adjustment is the most effective tool to address movement restriction in joints. When joints are not moving effectively the overall movement quality of the body is less efficient. This often creates muscle imbalances and decreased range of motion.
Our physicians have been trained under the Motion Palpation Institute and have superior understanding in joint biomechanics and movement. These adjustments properly restore joint motion in the desired segment and allow the body to move with more efficiency. Adjustments are also very effective at reducing and alleviating pain.
Dry Needling is western and modern medicine’s version of acupuncture. Dry needling involves the use of small filament needles, similar to acupuncture, placed into trigger points of muscles. Our physicans will often place multiple needles around the injury to help balance any restrictions or tension created from the injury.
Soft Tissue Manipulation
Soft tissue treatments are used when muscles and connective tissues restrict range of motion. Muscles and connective tissue become tight or restricted after injuries and/or repetitive movements. Over time, the tightness in the muscles creates an imbalance and can lead to further injury.
Our physicians have been trained in Active Release Techniques (ART). A very popular technique in sports medicine, ART is extremely effective at increasing muscle range of motion and tension. ART can also reduce muscle and joint pain following an injury.
Functional Rehabilitative Exercises
Research has shown that patients with pain improve faster with properly prescribed exercises directed at correcting the mechanical cause of pain. When applicable, our physicians will develop an individual exercise protocol specifically designed for you based on your injury and the activity/sport to which you wish to return. Scientific studies also show that exercise is most effective when combined with manual therapy (adjustments, soft tissue treatment, dry needling, etc.). Exercises help establish strength and control of the injured area.
Just how muscles and joints can restrict movements, nerves can also restrict range of motion. Our physicians have trained under the leading researcher of neurodynamics and properly apply this technique to our patients. Certain motions will allow greater nerve movement in the body and thus reduce tension and pain caused by the nerve.