Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic procedure that involves insertion of filament needles into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.
Functional Dry Needling
Active Release Treatment (ART)
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.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
his analysis includes a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending and squatting in those with known musculoskeletal pain. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the perspective of the movement pattern, the clinician has the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. This concept, known as Regional Interdependence, is the hallmark of the SFMA. The assessment guides the clinician to the most dysfunctional non-painful movement pattern, which is then assessed in detail. This approach is designed to complement the existing exam and serve as a model to efficiently integrate the concepts of posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of movement into musculoskeletal practice.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
K-Laser treatments are proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The laser accelerates the healing process while promoting a healing change in the tissues that are treated. It decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue as well as being non-addictive and has virtually no side effects, and has an incredible track record for dramatically reducing chronic pain.
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression offers to treat the root cause of the diseased or pathological disc based on the anatomical and physiological principles of Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Decompression relieves pressure from the disc, which, in turn, relieves pressure from the nerve. Research has shown that Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression can create a negative pressure within the disc causing a “vacuum effect”. This vacuum effect can “suck” the disc material back inside, thus relieving the pressure from the nerve.
In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
A primary tool is chiropractic adjusting, which encourages joints to move well. We draw from multiple types of adjusting, both by hand as well as other gentle methods whenever needed. We use mostly diversified adjusting, which draws from many styles of chiropractic, gleaning some of the most effective components. We also use drop table, flexion-distraction, “activator” and gentle mobilization.
We utilize tailored exercise plans for most of our patients, designed to improve their unique conditions. We know that our patients have busy lives and try to give brief, simple exercises that will make a difference. We will talk you through your exercises as well as give you a detailed handout to take home. Some of the most common exercise plans that we employ are postural improvement exercises and core muscle strengthening.