All of our doctors attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, the fountainhead of chiropractic care. We practice a combination of techniques to make sure we give the patient the adjustment they need. Chiropractic Techniques would include but not limited to:
- Impulse IQ instrument adjustment
We pride our selves in giving each patient the right adjustment at the right time.
In combination with the adjustment we utilize other services to optimize the healing process. These techniques would include:
- Active Release Technique
- Massage Therapy
- Corrective Exercises
- Nutritional Counseling
- Dry Needling
- Functional Movement Sytem
Active Release Technique (ART)
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
HOW DO OVERUSE CONDITIONS OCCUR?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
- acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
- accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
WHAT IS AN ART® TREATMENT LIKE?
Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Consumer Survey, 78 percent of individuals claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (50 percent) or stress (28 percent) related.
A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more. Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness regimen.
25 reasons to get a massage:
- Relieve stress
- Relieve postoperative pain
- Reduce anxiety
- Manage low-back pain
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Enhance exercise performance
- Relieve tension headaches
- Sleep better
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Improve balance in older adults
- Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
At Active Health Chiropractic, we teach our patients how to perform special “blueprint” exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care and spinal correction plan. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractor will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.
The goal of Active Health Chiropractic is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional counseling not only by our experienced chiropractic health professionals, but also our Registered Dietician, we can assist a patient on their return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? We can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs.
Dry needling is a method whereby solid filament needles are introduced into the skin and tissues below, with the term ‘dry needling’ coined to differentiate it from ‘injection needling’ where something is injected into tissue with a hyperdermic syringe.
Dry needling is a unique procedure intended to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to further tissue damage and increased pain. When combined with conventional treatment options, dry needling can be an influential method to accelerate pain reduction, healing and the restoration of normal tissue function.
Functional Movement System
Every fitness pro and performance coach needs the ultimate competitive advantage. Whether your focus is optimizing training, maximizing client retention, enhancing communication, or all of the above, the screen is the starting line, your roadmap, your blueprint.
But what does it mean to MOVE WELL? The screen eliminates the guessing game and tells you what movement quality really is by measuring seven fundamental movements that are key to daily life. It scores individuals in a simple way to determine if their movement patterns are optimal, acceptable or dysfunctional.
To establish a baseline, you need an objective filter—and the screen is your user-friendly, reliable tool. In FMS Level 1, learn how to administer the Functional Movement Screen, your essential reference point. Then unlock and discover the FMS algorithm that turns screen results into enhancements, not only on the training floor and athletic field, but also in every scenario and adventure life takes you…and your clients.