We use a wide range of proven techniques. Here are some of the popular therapies used to compliment the adjustment:
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. A trigger point is similar to a pea-sized knot, buried deep in the muscle tissue.
This technique is commonly seen on athletes but works great for any patient. The cups pull stagnant blood from the muscles allowing fresh blood to bring in oxygen.
Different from diagnostic ultrasound, this is a therapeutic procedure that utilizes sound waves to treat injured muscles, joints and soft tissues. The sound waves vibrate the tissues back and forth, creating a deep, micro-massage effect.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
This form of therapy involves low levels of electrical impulses delivered to the injured tissues to reduce pain and to speed healing. These “tingling” impulses stimulate the body to release natural pain relievers, called endorphins.
Ktape is another modality commonly used on athletes. The purpose of the tape is to lift the superficial fascia (skin) from the muscle, breaking up adhesion and allowing for better movement of the muscle.
Pin and Stretch
This therapy allows our doctor to isolate and stretch specific muscles, resulting in increased oxygen flow and tissue healing.
Ancient Chinese medicine used as a form of deep tissue massage allowing for increase in blood flow and reduction in facial adhesion's.
A form of vibration therapy or soft tissue massage used in our office to treat muscle and joint aches and pains in addition to warming up the muscles before an adjustment.