Also known as manual manipulation. During an adjustment a controlled force is applied to a joint guiding it through a range of motion. This action restores joint movement and improves function.
When applied to your spine, this treatment is called spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), but the technique can be used on nearly every joint in the body.
Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been well researched and are an effective option in the treament of back and neck pain.
Active Release Techniques (ART®)
ART® is a state-of-the-art movement based massage technique for treating soft tissue injury of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. ART® is a very effective treatment for overuse and sports related injuries.
Abnormal tissues are treated by combining directed tension with specific patient movements. These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART®.
A modern neuro-anatomical approach to this ancient therapy, which re-defines its mechanisms and effects using our current scientific understanding of human physiology. Acupuncture needles stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles which reduce pain and promote well-being.
Contemporary acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment option for neurological and muscular disorders including headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, sciatica, osteoarthritis, trigger points, etc.
Emphasizing home stretching and exercises that compliments passive treatment in the office will help you manage your symptoms, and get back to your activities quickly, while keeping you strong to prevent re-injury.
Personalized home exercise plans are provided in paper or digital form, with detailed instructions and access to high quality video demonstrations.
During a biomechanical evaluation, your performance of certain movements is assessed noting any pain or tightness. These movements are followed by corrective maneuvers aimed at improving the movement, or reducing pain or tightness during the movement.
The results of this evaluation help in developing a personalized treatment approach and home exercise program.