Chiropractic is concerned primarily with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. As one of healthcare’s fastest growing professions globally, chiropractic has earned recognition for its remarkable effectiveness through the use of natural, nonsurgical and drugless methods of treatment.
In the United States, chiropractic is the third largest primary healthcare profession, surpassed in numbers only by physicians and dentists. It is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative healthcare professions. Doctors of chiropractic refer patients to and receive referrals from many healthcare professionals. Often chiropractic can provide safe and effective treatment without drugs or surgery for a wide range of health conditions.
In addition to orthopedic and muscular conditions we are a sports injury treatment center. We treat the following: hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, TMJ, foot, ankle, knee, hip, and pelvic complaints. We treat headaches, pinched nerves, sciatic pain, numbness, tingling, radiculopathy, whiplash, carpal tunnel, sprains, strains, tendinitis, repetitive stress injuries, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff impingement, and sports injuries.
In comparison to other treatments: “Manual-thrust manipulation provides greater short-term reductions in self-reported disability and pain compared with usual medical care. 94% of the manual-thrust manipulation group achieved greater than 30% reduction in pain compared with 69% of usual medical care.” Schneider et al (2015), Spine Journal
“Reduced odds of surgery were observed for…those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers [with back injuries] who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor.”
Keeney et al (2012), Spine Journal
“Acute and chronic chiropractic patients experienced better outcomes in pain, functional disability, and patient satisfaction; clinically important differences in pain and disability improvement were found for chronic patients.”
Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
“In our randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effectiveness of manual therapy, physical therapy, and continued care by a general practitioner in patients with nonspecific neck pain. The success rate at seven weeks was twice as high for the manual therapy group (68.3 percent) as for the continued care group (general practitioner). Manual therapy scored better than physical therapy on all outcome measures. Patients receiving manual therapy had fewer absences from work than patients receiving physical therapy or continued care, and manual therapy and physical therapy each resulted in statistically significant less analgesic use than continued care.”
Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine
Also known as instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Graston helps to break up deep scar tissue and adhesions and promotes a significantly faster recovery time. Benefits it has: Faster rehabilitation and recovery, Decrease treatment time,Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent, Reduced need for anti-inflamatory medication.
This is a therapeutic taping technique designed to offer support to injured areas, while still allowing full range of motion. The taping method alleviates pain, reduces inflammation, assists in lymphatic drainage and guides the new ligament, tendon and fascial fibers in to the proper orientation.
This is a hands-on approach to rehabilitative exercise with the goal of stretching and strengthening injured muscles.
Therapeutic exercises refers to a wide range of physical activities that focus on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexiblity, stability and balance. The goal of therapeutic exercises is to return an injured patient to a fully functioning, pain-free state and they are specific to each patient.
The Functional Movement Screen
(FMS) is a tool used to identify asymmetries which result in functional movement deficiencies. The FMS aims to identify imbalances in mobility and stability during seven fundamental movement patterns. These movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic locomotor, manipulative and stabilizing movements by placing an individual in extreme positions where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate mobility and motor control is not utilized. Once these deficiencies have been identified through the FMS Screen, a program of corrective exercises is then developed with the goal of preventing musculoskeletal injuries. The FMS consists of seven movement patterns which require mobility and stability.