Chiropractic adjustments are done by the chiropractor. Adjustments correct spinal subluxations and dysfunction. Adjustments are to improve spinal alignment and motion. The adjustment done by a chiropractor should relieve any pressure or pain felt by the patient. Adjustments have also been known to reduce headaches, jaw pain, carpal tunnel, and sciatica. Adjustments take on average 15 minutes with the chiropractor.
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific point on the body most often by inserting thin needles through the skin at various depths. When used together acupuncture and modern medicine have the potential to support, strengthen and nurture the body towards health and well-being. Practitioners of the ancient medical practice have experienced clinical success with a variety of health issues.
Massage therapy is a technique that manipulates the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Massage therapists use their hands, fingers, forearms, and elbows to relax the soft tissues. Massage therapy is used to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, therefore decreasing pain. Massage therapy is also used to decrease stress in the body. Massage therapy is also known to improve patients sleep. There are two options offered in our office, either a 30 minute massage or a full hour massage.
Medical or commonly called clinical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem you may have that has been diagnosed by a medical doctor and or chiropractor. Medical massages are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist and our chiropractor to create the appropriate plan to achieve a specific outcome.
How does Medical differ from Spa massage? Continue reading to find out.
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 where the suction facilitates healing with blood flow. Cupping is a long practiced treatment that may help ease the symptoms of both temporary and chronic health conditions.
Dry Needling is an invasive procedure where a filiform needle is used to penetrate the skin and release underlying hyper irritable spots in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissues to help manage neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, or IASTM, which is a manual therapy that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage. This therapy is designed to help identify the areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue.
Neuromuscular reeducation is a therapeutic technique. This procedure improves posture, coordination and balance. This method uses relaxation, massage of pressure points and movement therapy to achieve rehabilitation. There is evidence to show neuromuscular reeducation improves or restores long-term physical function.