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Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained specialists (chiropractors) use their hands or a small instrument to apply a gentle, controlled force to a spinal joint. It is used to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function.
This is a small hand held instrument, which is spring-loaded that delivers specific low force pressure on the joints to release the joint. This provides a small, gentle impulse to adjust the spinal segments.
Cox Flexion/Distraction Technique/Decompression Machine
This is a useful method of gentle traction of the vertebrae on a specialized table. This technique involves table motions that decompress the discs of the spine to promote healing.
This involves using a special hand arrangement used to deliver a specific adjustment to a specific joint. The energy delivered during the thrust may produce a slight “popping” sound form the shifting of gas and fluids in the joint(s).
This is the application of chiropractic adjustments to joints other than those of the spine, shoulder, elbow, writ/hand/finger, hip, knew, ankle/foot/toe.
This rehabilitation focuses on the treatment of an area of abnormal motion with the goal of correcting the cause of pain.
Graston Technique/Instrument Assisted Myofascial Technique
Uses a specific set of instruments to help lengthen the muscles and break up adhesions in the muscles and tendons to relieve muscle pain and tension.
This a specific skilled diagnostic technique to check motion of a joint in multiple directions to help determine the precise adjustment that is needed.
Myofascial therapy is a specific type of massage that lengthens the muscle and breaks up the adhesions in the muscle from trauma or overuse, to bring the muscle back to normal function.
The Palmer Package is a variety of specialized chiropractic technique taught at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the birthplace of chiropractic in 1895.
Positional Release Technique
Positional release technique is a gentle specific pressure to a joint, to get motion back into a segment.
Sacro Occipital Technique SOT/Blocking
This technique uses wedge shaped devices know as “blocks.” The patient lies on the blocks to use their own body weight to make spinal corrections for low back issues.
Soft tissue rehabilitation
Soft tissue rehab is the assessment, treatment, and management of soft tissue injury (sprains, strains, contusion and overuse).
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or “drop pieces” located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are tiny nodules that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. This therapy helps to break up the nodules to help the muscle function normally.
This technique is for pregnant women who wish to take pressure off of their back and hips during the later stages of the pregnancy. It realligns the spine and pelvic bone which helps to adjust the baby to a more comfortable position, which helps the mom as well.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is effective for treating chronic injuries and injuries from overuse, providing deep pain relief. Techniques include slow, deep pressure that gradually deepens as the muscle relaxes. It will speed the recovery process, eliminate muscle tension to break the pain-spasm-pain cycle, reduce scar tissue and restore range of motion.
This is the standard procedure when a doctor or provider will refer their patient to an LMP to be treated with a specific treatment plan for the patient. Communication is coordinated between all providers and the massage therapist, to help the specific treatment plan. This manual therapy is a combination of active motion, friction, deep strokes, jostling, effleurage, stretching, vibration and static pressure. Ice or heat may be applied for the LMP to help the painful area.
Provides pressure into myofascial (the fascia surrounding and separating muscle tissue) and its restrictions to decrease and eliminate pain to restore and increase range of motion for the patient. It’s effective for individuals who have complex chronic pain and/or difficulty with movements.
Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point Therapy
Also known as trigger-point myotherapy, this form of massage therapy is an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury, such as a muscle strain or spasm. When these muscles strain or spasm, they can be painful to the touch, which is caused by ischemic muscle tissue. Therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm.
This definition is a general outline of what it can help pregnant women because each woman may experience a variety of pain and tension throughout each trimester, and each pregnancy experience is different. The benefits of pregnancy massage therapy are reduced fatigue, ease of joint and muscle pain, reduce cramping, release stress, and reduce edema or swelling. It also relieves muscles of cramps, spasms, myofascial pain (especially in the lower back, neck, hips and legs).
Sports Massage techniques are used to help people who are involved in physical activity, athletes, and people who work out often prepare for and recover from events and competitions. Benefits of sports massage include; improved range of motion, improved general tissue flexibility and muscle relaxation, reduction in cramps and spasm, reduction of adhesions and enhanced collagen remodeling during the healing cycle. The focus is on preventing and treating injury and enhancing performance.
Intraoral massage is a technique that works on muscles both inside and outside of the mouth, neck and throat. It is used for our patients who have headaches, head injuries, whiplash, ear pain, chronic face and neck pain, strains for dental surgery or it’s after effects, sinus problems, grinding teeth, and the most common injury is TMJ. This technique can feel intense because it is working with muscles that usually are not touched frequently, therefore they respond to less pressure.