Evidence based chiropractic care that is individualized to meet the unique needs of each and ever patient that walks through our doors
Adjustments are often the first thing that comes to mind when people think about chiropractic, but what is actually happening? A joint manipulation (also called an “adjustment”) is a safe, highly skilled procedure, in which the chiropractor will use their hands to apply a controlled force quickly to a joint(s) guiding it through a normal range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments are used to restore joint motion, alleviate pain and improve the function of the joint and surrounding tissue. Oftentimes with this procedure, the patient may hear a “cracking” or “popping” sound that is caused by pressure changes within the joint causing dissolved gases to form bubbles which pop - NO this isn’t bones crunching or going back into place! While chiropractic adjustments are a very safe procedure, they are not indicated for all patients. A thorough history and physical examination will determine whether you are a good candidate for an adjustment. Alternative treatments, such as joint mobilizations, or activator tools can be used in place of a manual adjustment when indicated. While chiropractic adjustments are a very safe procedure, they are not indicated for all patients. A thorough history and physical examination will determine whether you are a good candidate for an adjustment. Alternative treatments, such as joint mobilizations or activator can be used in place of an adjustment when indicated.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft tissue therapy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on the “soft” tissues throughout the body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. The goal of soft tissue therapy is to reduce muscle tension, reduce pain, and overall improve the function of the tissue. There are several soft tissue treatment techniques that may be used during your treatment, including but not limited to, active release, pin and stretch, trigger point therapy, cupping, practitioner-assisted stretching, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.
Rehab exercises have a huge role in my practice and are integrated into every treatment plan (as indicated). These exercises are personalized to your unique needs and are designed to help you achieve your treatment goals and create LONG LASTING results.
Initially these exercises may be focused on alleviating pain and restoring range of motion following an injury as we aim to get you out of pain and back to activity. Long-term these exercises are designed to address your unique presentation and functional limitations and ultimately help you get stronger and more resilient to withstand the demands of life or the sport/activities you love.
Your treatment plan and rehabilitation program is always personalized to meet your individual goals, whether they be rehabilitation from injury, prevention of injury, optimizing health, or enhancing performance. Compliance with your rehabilitation program typically decreases the timeframe for recovery as well as typically decreases the likelihood of injury reoccurrence.
Optimal Performance Care
Your training room for your life. Whether you are looking to add an edge to your performance, or simply continue doing the things you love without your body holding you back.
Patient education is an imperative aspect of every treatment plan. Research has demonstrated that providing individuals with education regarding their condition or injury results in better outcomes for patients, including less feelings of fear related to their pain experience and increased feelings of control over their health.Education will typically include topics, including but not limited to, the mechanism or cause of your injury, the likely outcome or anticipated response of your injury based on the recommended treatment plan, as well as ways in which you can help to manage your pain or injury such as activity modifications and nutritional advice.
Empowering patients with self-management strategies is a huge aim of my practice. Prognosis is greatly improved when you leave my office with a better understanding of your condition and what you can be doing to help manage symptoms on your own. This can include things such as positions for relief, pain management techniques, etc to help encourage you to become an active participant in your health and recovery.