Chiropractic Adjustment (Joint manipulation)
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractor typically uses his/her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to reduce pain and restore or enhance joint function. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
ART (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.
The Graston Technique (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions.
Similar to Graston Technique, ConnecTX is an advanced instrument–assisted, soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) therapy developed by chiropractic clinicians and academicians to detect and treat painful scar tissue and fascial restrictions. ConnecTX emollient is a proprietary blend of therapeutic oils and vitamin E specially formulated to provide a smooth, friction-appropriate interface between the patient’s skin and the instrument for a comfortable treatment application.
Therapeutic exercises can include th following:
Static Stretching involves a gradual and controlled elongation of the muscle though the full range of motion (without pain), which is held for 15-30 seconds.
PFS Stretching. Postfacilitation stretching is a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) technique used to treat chronic tight muscles. This method is an isometric contraction held for 7-10 seconds followed by 12-20 seconds of stretching. The goal is to increase range of motion and muscle length.
PIR Stretching. Postisometric relaxation stretching has been used for “muscle energy procedures” or techniques (MET) for joint mobilization to increased range of motion by relaxing muscular spasm which limit joint range of motion. A muscle is brought to slight resistance at end range and is held for 10 seconds, after which the patient relaxes the muscle. The relaxation stretch may last for 10 seconds or more until a new barrier is reached.
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