Medical Massage Therapy
Medical Massage Therapy uses a broad set of modalities, such as Trigger Point Therapy or Myofascial Release, to help in muscle health recovery. A Medical Massage factors into a larger plan to improve specific medical challenges you may be facing.
Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim) / Muscle Stimulation
E-stim uses electrical impulses to cause muscles to contract. This can strengthen muscles, increase local blood circulation, relax muscles and prevent muscle atrophy.
Flexion / Distraction
This is a non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion. It can reduce pressure on spinal nerves from a disc bulge or herniation and/or reduce symptoms of sciatica.
Therapeutic exercise refers to a large range of physical activities aims at restoring and maintaining strength, flexibility, stability, endurance and balance. The goal is to return an injured patient to a pain-free, full functioning state.
Whole Body Vibration
Whole Body Vibration involves standing and holding positions or performing exercises on a platform that is vibrating at a programmed frequency. In studies, it has been shown to decrease chronic pain, improve bone strength and improve postural / balance control. Our office uses VibePlate– the most functional vibration platform machine in the world. VibePlate utilizes vertical vibration which is healthy and beneficial to joints.
Hot / Cold Therapy
Heat treatment promotes blood flow and helps to reduce muscle tension. Cold treatment (Cryotherapy) reduces inflammation by decreasing blood flow and temporarily decreases pain.
Ultrasound is used to provide deep heat to soft tissues in the body, including muscle tendons, joints and ligaments. It can increase circulation and help decrease pain.
Rapid Release Therapy
Rapid Release Therapyis a high speed vibration therapy aimed at relieving pain. It can relax tight muscles, release trapped nerves and break down scar tissue that is constricting mobility and function.
Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy which utilizes instruments to assist in soft tissue mobilization. It is a manual therapy approach that uses surgical stainless-steel instruments with a specialized and gentle form of massage/scraping of the skin. The goal is to improve blood flow, reduce muscle adhesions and scar tissues, which in turn provides increased range of motion and improved function of joints and soft tissues.
Sports Injury Treatment
Injuries can occur in any sporting activity. This includes injuries involving the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors can help athletes by relieving their pain and helping them heal faster after an injury.