We Excel In Chiropractic Care
The joint is a dynamic complex comprised of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and bone. Nothing acts alone and all have influence on other tissues and systems of the body. Everything in the body is dynamically connected. Everything is assessed and treated with consideration to function of all the parts.
Active Release Technique
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, 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.
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Massage
This technique is used on muscles and ligaments that are heavily scarred from repetitive injury. The intention is to break down scar tissue and to stimulate local inflammation for tissue remodeling.
A chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is the act of putting a precise, controlled force through a restricted joint in an effort to restore normal mobility and function of the joint and surrounding musculature. The adjustment typically results in a ‘cracking’ or ‘popping’ sound. The joints in your spine contain a fluid called synovial fluid. The brief movement creates a vacuum within the joint, causing some of the dissolved gases in the synovial fluid to come out of solution and form a gas bubble. This creates the audible sound typically heard with an adjustment.
The movement of the spine and movement of the extremities are not separate. Underlying joint dysfunctions are very commonly found in extremity joints. For instance, the shoulder, upper back and neck all move together. Dysfunction of one component often leads to problems with others.