Chiropractic Adjustment, Diversified: This is your typical chiropractic adjustment that uses a controlled thrust of force through a fixated, or subluxated, joint. This technique is referred to by chiropractors as being high velocity but low amplitude, meaning the thrust of the adjustment is quick but comfortable. A diversified chiropractic adjustment will correct the motion restriction and restore the joint's proper bio-mechanics. This adjustment can make a popping sound due to the sudden change in pressure and release of gas bubbles that has been built up in the joint.
Chiropractic Adjustment, Drop Table: A drop table adjustment is different from a diversified adjustment in that the force of the technique is generated by a piece of the table dropping a small amount instead of relying solely on the chiropractor's hands. This low force technique often helps a patient relax and can be a more comfortable for some patients both in how the adjustment is performed, and that no popping noise is made during the adjustment.
Chiropractic Adjustment, Activator: An activator is a tool used by a chiropractor to both determine the exact amount of force used, and the exact location for that force to be delivered.
EMS, Muscle Stimulation Therapy: This therapy applies specific electronic impulses to an injured area that will quickly contract and relax your muscles. Benefits of EMS include relaxing spasmed muscles, reducing edema, and decreasing pain.
Massage Therapy: Our licensed massage therapist will help decrease muscle tension, break up scar tissue, and work out trigger points to help eliminate your pain and muscle tightness.
Ultrasound: This therapy uses soundwaves that is able to stimulate tissue that is superficial or deeper by adjusting the frequency of the device. Stimulation of the tissue will promote faster healing and breakdown fibrous scar tissue.
Therapeutic Stretches and Exercises: During an injury, the tissue in your body gets torn apart at the microscopic level. Your body attempts to heal these micro tears by putting down layer and layer of rigid scar tissue so that it does not tear apart further. Without proper stretches and exercises to the area, this scar tissue will decrease your flexibility and can even turn into arthritis in the future, causing chronic pain and permanent loss of mobility.
MRT, Myofascial Release Technique: This is a specific muscle stretching technique where the therapist applies a specific point of pressure to pin the muscle down first before stretching it.
Graston: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: This technique uses physical tools to locate and alleviate soft tissue lesions found in the muscles. A force is applied to the area using different shaped tools and angles to promote healing and break down scar tissue.
Kinesiotape: Unlike athletic tape, this is a flexible tape that when applied correctly will help support your joints and muscles as well as help reduce swelling.