What to Expect
Everyone who is interested in receiving chiropractic treatment will have a full exam and consultation with the Chiropractor. During this consultation, the patient's condition and health history is discussed in great detail before moving forward with treatment. Once a treatment plan is determined, the patient will have their first session. Patients, who receive adjustments, can expect to experience a reduction of pain and an increase in range of motion. Routine adjustments allow patients to maintain their health and improve the strength in their back, neck, shoulder, and joints. Routine visits also further assist the Chiropractor in understanding a patient’s body, how to improve their discomfort, and seeing the Doctor on a consistent basis helps to develop a positive doctor-patient relationship.
Routine adjustments are common for active patients, athletes, runners, and weekend warriors. It’s also helpful for those who have jobs that require them to constantly be on their feet or move in a routine fashion, such as painting. Constant physical activity can lead to injury or misalignment in the spine or joints.
Keep in mind that inactivity can lead to a loss of strength in the spine and joints as well. Those patients, who live a non-active lifestyle or work at a desk, may also frequently visit the Chiropractor. Routine adjustments are very beneficial to the body and to anyone who is experiencing back or joint pain. It is common for our patients to come in as needed for a routine adjustment. For some, this might be weekly, while for others on a bi-monthly or monthly basis, or as needed or prescribed.
Our trained and skilled chiropractors use a variety of methods to help treat and rehab injuries. This method used will vary depending on the injury location, severity, and pain level. Listed below are some of the common rehab chiropractic techniques we use:
The Mckenzie Approach includes various exercises that stretch the back, legs, and buttocks. A specific exercise used in this method includes laying on the back and pulling the knee, one at a time, toward the chest.
Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization
This treatment involves exercises that begin in a lying position, to standing, to jumping. These movements are designed to move from a resting position to an active position.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Movements that loosen muscle tightness and stiffness. Such therapy may include using a foam roller to massage muscles. Performing these types of exercises increases a patient’s range of motion.
The Graston Technique is a type of therapy that is performed by specialized tools that lightly scrape and massage the skin. This helps break down scar tissue and decreases muscle restriction.
Kinesio Taping Method
This practice involves the taping of muscles to provide support and restriction. This kind of manipulation is helpful for muscles to heal. It is often applied after an adjustment.
Suction cups are used to stretch and release muscle tension that is too deep to massage from the surface. This technique also promotes an increase in blood flow.