Adjusting, also called joint manipulation or mobilizations, is a tremendously effective tool in addressing restricted joints. Improper movement of joints will interfere with the movement chains of the body and can lead to pain or tissue damage. Chiropractic adjustments safely and effectively restore motion to restricted joints and normalize the movement of the body as a whole.
What is it?
Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. For more information visit the official site of ART www.activerelease.com.
Graston Technique is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
This newest and most advanced form of taping has been shown to have amazing results with athletes, chronic pain, and other muscular or joint issues. We use this technique to support muscle, remove congestion (inflammation), correct and stabilize joint problems, and to activate the body’s natural pain relievers. These benefits have attributed to increased healing time, and increased success in the training and rehabilitation phases of injuries. Kinesio-tape when applied properly can support weak muscles, rehab overused muscles, decrease pressure allowing for the movement of edema (swelling), and apply extra stabilization to the injured area. Kinesio-tape activates the body’s neurological and circulatory pathway, increasing muscle function and the body’s natural ability to heal itself. For more information visit the Kinesio Taping® Association International website at www.kinesiotaping.com.
Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue and joints of the body. The soft tissues include muscle, skin, tendons and associated fascia, ligaments and joint capsules.
Massage has many diverse physiological effects, which are primarily due to the therapist’s hands moving over the body. The different movements can physically stretch muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia, encourage the circulation through the tissue, inhibit muscular spasms and be either sedating or stimulating to the nervous system.