In basic terms, the spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation refers to the process in which the doctor of chiropractic skillfully applies controlled force into one or more "subluxated" vertebrae of the spine. The adjustment is also frequently used in the pelvic region to normalize the sacroiliac joints. The adjustment is usually delivered using the hands or through the use of a specialized mechanical tool.
The adjustment is a safe, natural, noninvasive procedure used by the chiropractor to restore and improve health. Learning the art of adjusting is a skill that requires years of study and practice. Chiropractic doctors are the only health care professionals trained to deliver the chiropractic adjustment. Spinal adjustments by any other individual or health care professional have been shown to be dangerous and less effective.
PMR 1000 Percussion Machine
Chiropractic care coupled with our state of the art soft tissue therapy allows athletes to recover from tightness, muscle fatigue and injury faster than any other treatment available. More importantly it will help prevent injuries from occurring in the future.
How do we accomplish all this?
- Chiropractic Adjustments to improve mobility and ensure the nervous system is functioning at 100%
- Pro Muscle Release 1000 percussion machine puts off approximately 3000 revolutions per minute and penetrates through all 3 muscle layers. Massage by hand is able to perform around 30 to 40 strokes a minute and is unable to address the deeper muscles. Therefore the percussion machine is exponentially more affective at:
o Increasing blood flow to injured area
o Increasing lymphatic drainage
o Breaking up scar tissue, adhesions and “knots”
o Increasing range of motion
o Increasing power output
Bones and soft tissues work together to provide not only movement but also stabilization. When one or more of these are compromised, it will negatively affect the action of the structures it is meant to work in concert with. This will cause a wide array of restrictions whether in motion or function, which is when we start to see compensations and ultimately injuries. Our goal is to make sure that there are no restrictions within the joints, connective tissue, or skeletal muscle, and this is what will give you the optimal performance that you want!
Some common injuries we treat are knee injuries, ankle sprains, rotator cuff strains, impingement syndromes, muscle strains, bursitis, IT band syndrome, sciatica, tendonitis, TMJ syndrome, muscle tightness, delayed onset muscle soreness, headaches, low back pain, neck pain, mid back pain and postural issues.
A pneumatic compression device does much more than static compression alone can do. Static compression helps prevent the formation of edema and reduces swelling by exerting external pressure on the injury. The pressure inhibits the loss of fluid from vessels in the damaged tissues and makes it more difficult for them to accumulate. While this is useful, a pneumatic compression device enhances the benefits of static compression and offers even more reasons for athletes to use one to treat a sports injury. Thousands of physicians, physical therapists, and teams in virtually every professional sport choose Game Ready because:
- Compression Makes Therapeutic Cold Even Colder: A pneumatic compression device that uses body-conforming cold compression wraps covers more surface area and improves skin contact. This increases the density of tissue that comes in contact with therapeutic cold and enables it to reach its coldest temperature more quickly. Infrared thermal imaging has also shown that when active compression is used, cold penetrates deeper and lasts longer than with static compression.
- Active Pumping Removes More Fluid: Excess fluid surrounding the injury contributes to swelling, which can reduce range of motion and slow down the healing process. A pneumatic compression device actively pumps away these excess fluids and reduces swelling better than static compression is able to. Active compression also optimizes lymphatic drainage, which carries cellular waste products away from the area.
- Injured Tissues Get More Oxygen: Cells need oxygen to repair themselves and multiply. The demand for oxygen is even higher in injured tissue than it is for healthy cells, so it is crucial to ensure a healthy blood supply. Active compression increases blood flow, which therefore increases the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the injured area. Blood also carries the necessary nutrients for cells to go through the healing process, so the better the blood flow, the faster cells get what they need to thrive.
- Healing Happens Faster: All of these benefits combine to accelerate the healing process, which means athletes can safely return to activity more quickly. A pneumatic compression device helps stimulate tissue repair to that sprains, strains, and muscle tears can heal more quickly.
- Click here to read clinical studies cold and compression therapy
LiteCure LCT 1000, Class IV Laser
Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions and post surgical pain. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.
Most patients see results within 3 to 5 short treatments. LiteCure Medical lasers work by flooding the tissue with photons, which energizes cells resulting in increased circulation to the injured area and ultimately pain reduction.
Laser therapy allows your body to utilize it’s own healing powers by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel a soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation.
The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab. NormaTec uses patented PULSE technology that helps athletes recover faster between trainings and after performance.
NormaTec systems include a control unit and attachments which go on the legs, arms, or hips. They use compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery with our patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern. When you use their systems, you will first experience a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments are molded to your exact body shape. The session will then begin by compressing your feet, hands, or upper quad (depending on which attachment you are using). Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your limb.
NormaTec systems are backed by clinical studies and research. Click here to learn more.