Elevated Chiropractic provides chiropractic treatments, sports medicine care, exercise rehabilitation and health information for those ranging from elite athletes to weekend warriors.
Chiropractic adjustments — also called spinal manipulations — involve moving a joint beyond its usual range of motion but not beyond the range of motion the joint is designed to move, anatomically speaking. You often will hear a popping or cracking noise during chiropractic adjustment as the joint is manipulated. The popping noise is gas being released from the joint capsule as it moves. The goal of chiropractic adjustment is to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, remove nerve interference and impingement and improve your body's physical function. Extremity injuries can also benefit from chiropractic adjustments.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft tissue therapy involves the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. These injuries can be due to acute trauma or repetitive strains. The treatments usually consist of manual pressure of areas of sore and/or tight muscles. Sometimes the muscle will be lengthened or shortened during the treatment to get the greatest effect.
Graston Technique uses stainless steel instruments to perform a specialized form of massage that is designed to help the practitioner identify and break up areas of restriction and scar tissue. Using cross-friction massage which involves brushing or rubbing against the grain of the scar tissue the practitioner re-introduces small amounts of trauma to the affected area. This temporarily causes inflammation in the area, which in turn increases the rate and amount of blood flow. The theory is that this process helps initiate and promote the healing process of the affected region.
Kinesio Tape 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. It allows the body to move through its normal range of motion while supporting the areas of injury. It also provides extended soft tissue stimulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered in the chiropractic office. By targeting different receptors within the skin, it can alleviate pain and facilitate lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin under the tape.
Using the patient's symptoms and diagnosis, we can develop an exercise rehabilitation plan increase mobility, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability and recurrence. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. This type of therapy will help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being. The cups can either be left in place or moved along the soft tissue. Redness and/or bruising is a common side effect.
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