What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a safe and effective form of treatment for back, neck, joint pain, and headaches. Chiropractic treatment can also play an important role before or after injury or surgery with exercise and rehabilitation.
WHAT CONDITIONS DO CHIROPRACTORS TREAT?
Doctors of chiropractic treat a variety of conditions affecting the muscles and joints of the body. Specifically, treatment used by chiropractors has been proven beneficial for:
- Rehabilitation after injury or surgery
- Increasing or restoring mobility to stiff or arthritic joints
- Reducing healing time of an athletic injury
- Easing pregnancy related joint pain
- Headaches, migraines
- And more!
SOME COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED BY CHIROPRACTORS
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Low back strain
- Whiplash injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Ankle sprains
- Knee sprains
- Concussion Management. We offer an evidence based approach to return to school and play for all ages
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Osteoarthritis pain (in hips, hands, neck, etc.)
- And much more!
Our chiropractors use a number of treatment approaches as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy:
- Soft tissue therapies
- Biomedical acupuncture
Myofascial Release Technique (Active Release Technique)
Myofascial release therapy (with a brand name of ART) is a soft-tissue treatment technique targeting muscles and connective tissue (fascia, tendons, ligaments).
The practitioner uses his/her hands to apply tension to the involved tissue while the patient is guided through specific movements. Myofascial release is used to address abnormal tension in muscles and fascia that may be contributing pain, restricted movement, diminished local tissue healing and blood perfusion, and irritation/entrapment of nerves.
For more information, please visit the Active Release Technique website.
Athletic and functional tape applications are used as an adjunct to therapy.
Athletic tape is firm and inelastic and therefore better suited to restrict movement that may lead to injury or irritation of an underlying condition. Functional tape (e.g. Rocktape, Spidertech, Kin Tape) is elastic in nature and therefore does not restrict movement. These tape applications can be to reduce pain perception, enhance positional awareness (proprioception), act as a postural reminder, and reduce swelling and bruising.
For more information check out the RockTape website.
Doctors of chiropractic are primary care providers, a referral is not required to visit a chiropractor.