Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Sports chiropractors are those who focus their care on injury care, injury prevention and performance.
Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.) is a soft tissue treatment for muscle, nerves, ligaments, fascia and tendons injuries. It is great for treating overuse issues such as micro traumas, hypoxia injuries, collisions, pulls, and tears. These injuries can cause dense scar tissue to form and restrict full range of motion or entrap nerves. A.R.T. treats these conditions by using the hands to feel the tissue and treat using precise tension and specific movements to break up the scar tissue.
Myofascial decompression or cup therapy is a form of myofascial release. Cupping is a form of therapy where cups are placed on the skin using suction. Myofascial decompression works to decompress adhesions for improved flow of blood and nutrient exchange. In a Western medical perspective, the cups are used for the following: mechanical connective tissue change, trigger point release, improving myofascial lines of movement, releasing scar adhesions and scar tissue, increase blood flow & ultimately pain relief and return to function
Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. The technique uses stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Functional Taping, the general goals of athletic taping are to restrict the motion of injured joint, compress soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structure involved in the injury, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process.
Dry Needling is used to help restore normalcy to the body. This technique is a form of trigger point therapy. It utilizes very small diameter metal filament form needles into the belly of taut muscles. The technique is aimed at achieving what is called a “latent twitch response”. This is seen as a twitch of the muscle, that deactivates the trigger point. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain by restoring function and reducing tension within the tissue.