A licensed chiropractor will apply a quick thrust to a joint, usually the spine, to restore normal movement of the vertebrae and improve function of the body.
Chiropractic Techniques Utilized:
● Activator- A handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low force thrust.
● Extremity Adjusting- An adjustment applied to joints not related to the spine, such as the ankle, elbow, finger(s), hand, hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist.
A type of therapy that uses cups on the skin to create a suction. The cup helps to increase blood flow and circulation to the area which encourages muscle relaxation, increased healing, and pain relief.
E-Stim is when electrodes are placed on the skin and elicit a skeletal muscle contraction to mimic the body’s natural muscle function. The purpose is to strengthen and repair muscle tissue and reduce pain. Benefits include relieving back spasms, strengthen weak muscles, and aid in recovery.
Involves manipulation of the muscle to treat musculoskeletal pain. This is mostly trigger point therapy to relieve tension and increase circulation to the area.
Manual Therapy Techniques Utilized:
● Graston Technique- An instrument assisted technique utilizing specially designed stainless steel tools to breakdown myofascial restrictions and/or scar tissue.
● Myofascial Release- A slow and steady pressure along with sustained stretching to gently soften the fascia over and through the muscles, more effectively releasing the tension throughout.
Chiropractic Care can help athletes increase performance, prevent injury, and decrease healing time. Additionally, proper spinal alignment allows the body to perform at optimal levels.