Chiropractic care is a regulated health care profession which focuses on the spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system.
Chiropractors provide care through evidence and clinical expertise to diagnosis and treat issues that limit your body's movements.
Chiropractors utilize a patient-centered approach to providing care through non-invasive manual therapies.
One of the most frequent treatments a chiropractor uses is manual manipulation of the vertebrae of your spine or other joints, which is called an ‘adjustment.’
To perform an adjustment, your chiropractor will use their hands to apply controlled force to your joint and guide it through a range of motion. This action restores your joint’s natural function.
The foundation of acupuncture lies in the rich traditions of Chinese medicine. Modern acupuncture has become a widely embraced technique employed by manual practitioners. This method entails the insertion of thin, sterile needles into different bodily structures, including muscles, joints, and ligaments. The specifics of needle insertion, such as the number, depth, and duration, vary based on the condition being addressed.
The primary aim of acupuncture is multifaceted: to diminish pain signals, alleviate muscle tension, enhance blood circulation, soothe the nervous system, and foster healing in both acute and chronic disorders. It serves as a gentle alternative to hands-on treatments, offering a nuanced approach to wellness.
Sports or Kinesiology Taping
Sports or kinesiology tape is a semi-rigid tape crafted from a blend of cotton, nylon, and a non-irritating adhesive.
Engineered to resist water and sweat, this tape serves diverse purposes in both sports and daily activities. With a design that mimics the skin's elasticity, it establishes a microscopic space between the skin and underlying tissues, including sensory or pain receptors, connective tissue, muscle,
Frequently employed to enhance joint proprioception, alleviate swelling and pain, boost lymphatic flow, and offer additional support to injured tissues, sports tape proves to be a versatile aid for various applications.
Patients are provided individualized at-home exercise programs using Physitrack to help restore tissue or joint function, develop mobility, strengthen muscle groups, and perform their activities of daily living or sport.
It is critical to injury recovery, prevention, and building independence.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM is a skilled myofascial intervention that utilizes stainless steel instruments with beveled edges, conforming to various body areas.
It identifies and treats soft tissue disorders by manipulating the skin and myofascial structures.
This technique is employed to break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions, promoting blood flow, reducing muscle spasms, and enhancing tissue mobility and healing.
Therapeutic ultrasound used in physical therapy to address musculoskeletal concerns, including pain, tissue injury, and muscle spasms.
The process involves passing an electric current through crystals in the ultrasound probe or wand, causing vibrations that generate waves.
These waves penetrate the skin, reaching deeper body tissues to transfer energy, resulting in therapeutic effects such as reduced swelling and inflammation, improved blood flow, and enhanced tissue healing.
Interferential Current Therapy
Interferential current therapy (IFC) uses high-frequency signals to penetrate the skin to reach deep muscle tissues.
Electrodes placed around the injured area transmit painless electrical impulses, stimulating underlying tissue and nerves. Frequencies have been shown to stimulate endorphins and their analgesic effects.
IFC is also useful in reducing pain, inflammation, edema, and muscle spasms. It is also used for chronic pain, joint stiffness, and post-surgery recovery.
Cupping therapy aims to alleviate musculoskeletal pain, by using suction to increase blood flow to specific areas.
This traditional method, originating in China and West Asia, involves placing cups on different body parts, creating a vacuum that pulls the skin upward.
It enhances skin blood circulation, alters the biomechanical properties of the skin, raises pain thresholds, improves local anaerobic metabolism, reduces inflammation, and boosts cellular activity.