We use a combination of treatments to individualize your care plan. These include manual therapy, myofasical release, flexibility work, chiropractic adjustments, and corrective exercise.
Your first visit will include some paperwork and a conversation to gain an accurate picture of your health history. A thorough musculo-skeletal exam and movement assessment will be performed to identify any structural or muscle imbalances. The information gathered will allow us to develop a specific treatment plan to get you back on track as quickly as possible. Following the exam, the patient will receive the appropriate treatment. First visits usually take about 30-45 minutes depending on the complexity of the situation.
The exam is geared toward locating areas of the body that are not moving as well as they should, sometimes referred to as a subluxation or biomechanical lesion. When a spinal segment, or extremity (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, foot, etc.) is fixated or not moving as well as it should, that can result in muscle tension / spasm, reduced range of motion, pain, and most importantly a loss of normal communication between the brain and the body.
Muscle work (myofascial release technique) is used along with assisted stretching to try to reduce muscle spasm. This also works to break up any scar tissue or adhesions within the muscle, that may be contributing to biomechanical problems. Muscle work is very effective at reducing tension and improving range of motion.
The most important part of the treatment is the adjustment! When a fixated joint is located, a very specific force is put into that joint to restore normal range of motion. This leads to reduced muscle tension and nerve irritation which ultimately leads to improved communication between your brain and your body, allowing your body to begin the healing process.