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We use a number of highly effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and optimize performance. The approach we use is based on our evidence, judgement and years of experience. Our doctors are trained in: Activator, Diversified, Extremity, Gonstead, Thompson (drop), and SOT.
The energy delivered during the Chiropractic adjustment may produce a slight "popping" sound from the shifting of carbon dioxide gas and fluids in the joint. Keep in mind we incorporate a very mild pressure in the form of the adjustment and is very light and should not produce any discomfort.
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Biomechanics and Gait Analysis:
When walking or running we do not realize the impact it has on our body so we have devised a system in place to analyze your gait imbalances. Typically it is best done when patients come prepared to either run or walk in comfortable sneakers or shoes. We evaluate your gait forward and back and then from a side profile to get the most information about any dysfunction you may have. We then discussion your dysfunction and how to correct for those imbalances. Sometimes it is as easy as freeing up a "tight" muscle with its adhesions and fixations or activating certain muscle groups. This can be the difference of keeping you in motion without pain. For repetitive athletes like runners and cyclists, this type of evaluation can reduce fatigue during training and competition while preventing muscle strains and daily aches and pains.
Extra-spinal or Upper and Lower Extremity Adjusting
The chiropractic adjustment approach that works so well with the spine can be applied to other joints of the body including the shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, toes and ribs. Remember that every articulation of your skeletal system is prone fixations and restrictions that can impair function and your range of motion. Our doctors are especially experienced with extremity adjustments since a large portion their clinical experience has dealt with treating amateur, semi-professional and professional athletes.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Low Volt Electrical Muscle Stimulation is used to reduce edema, adhesions and muscle spasm. It also has a positive effect on pain and provides passive exercise and relax the tissue.
Heat is generally applied in an attempt to decrease pain and relax the tissue. In doing so, it also helps decrease muscle spasm and joint stiffness. This will result in increased muscle and flexibility. Cold is generally applied in an attempt to reduce inflammation by cooling the body tissue thereby causing a vasoconstriction and decreasing tissue metabolism. Pain and swelling reduction is also the desired effect.
Therapeutic US produces thermal and nonthermal effects. Thermal effects include increased collagen extensibility, alterations in blood flow, changes in nerve conduction velocity, increased cell membrane permeability, increased tissue metabolism and increased pain threshold. Non thermal effects of US include increased cell membrane permeability, increased intracellular calcium, increased rate of protein synthesis by fibroblasts, production of stronger collagen fibers, altered enzymatic activity, accelerated angiogenesis, increased macrophage responsiveness, accelerated bone healing, increased release of inflammatory mediators..., and decreased length of the inflammatory stage of tissue healing.