We offer an array of in house, personalized rehabilitation services to augment our chiropractic care. In addition to physiotherapies designed to reduce pain and inflammation, our rehab specialists will recommend stretching, strengthening, core stabilization, and traction, as well as, specific, progressive exercises tailored to the patient’s needs. These exercises are meant to be performed at home as well as in the office and will help the patient get better faster and stay better longer.
Electrical stimulation, cryo/thermal therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, soft tissue manipulation, myofascial scraping and cupping are prescribed as needed to reduce pain, inflammation and aid in the proper healing of injury.
Class IV Robotic LASER Therapy:
LASER therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. During treatment light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete. Laser therapy is a painless treatment that lasts an average of 8 minutes. You may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application during the procedure. Most people experience positive results in 1 to 3 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 7 to 10 sessions. Generally, swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. The effects of Laser therapy are cumulative; therefore, patients should expect to see progressive improvement as they proceed through their treatment plan. Patients, typically, report temporary relief of pain, inflammation and edema, as well as rapid relief of pain.
Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and extensive studies have produced evidence of:
- Strong anti-inflammatory effect
- Timely healing of sprains & strains
- Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
- Rapid resolution of swollen areas
- Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
Functional Movement Assessment and Rehabilitative Exercise:
Normal, pain free movement is achieved through the integration of whole-body movement patterns. The human body will adapt or create compensatory patterns of movement in response to pain, lack of mobility, and/or loss of motor control. Over time, these changes can lead to more significant dysfunction and/or increased pain and fear of movement. An isolated or regional approach to evaluation is not enough to restore whole function. Pain-free movement is necessary for quality of life. Many components comprise pain-free functional movement, including but not limited to, proper joint ROM, tissue extensibility, motor control, proper breathing strategy, and balance. Impairment of any of these components could alter functional movement, thus creating an opportunity to sustain injury and/or induce pain. The Functional Movement Assessment allows our rehab specialists to identify key dysfunctional movement patterns, in order to tailor specific, progressive therapeutic exercises designed to help the patient get better faster and stay better longer.
Fascial Movement Taping:
Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, RockTape brand fascial movement tape, helps patients with a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular and neurological conditions. By targeting different receptors within the body’s sensory system, RockTape can help alleviate pain. The tape is also elastic and creates a gentle pumping action as the patient moves which reduces inflammation as accumulated fluid is removed from the affected area. RockTape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing. Starting with protocols, which have been refined over years of clinical use, our rehab specialists customize application to meet the needs of the individual patient, helping them get better faster and stay better longer.
Chiropractors approach patient care in a similar manner to that used in conventional medicine. They interview the patient, obtain a detailed health history, perform an examination, tests, and develop a working diagnosis. They then construct a management plan, implement treatment, and monitor the patient’s progress. Chiropractors often treat problems related to the musculoskeletal system.
The manual treatment methods used by chiropractors range from stretching and sustained pressure to specific joint manipulations, which are usually delivered by hand and involve a quick and gentle thrust. The purpose of the manipulations is to improve joint motion and function. Manipulations are most commonly done on the spine, but other parts of the body may also be treated in this way.