An adjustment is when a trained chiropractor applies a well-controlled force to a pre-determined joint of the body in a specific direction that the joint is restricted in.
This improves joint mobility, decreases pain, reduces muscle spasm, and provides a short term window for neuromuscular re-education while pain is inhibited.
We understand how to utilize the adjustment with your condition and the role the adjustment has with soft tissue and rehab.
Soft Tissue Treatment
We utilize a variety of soft tissue techniques to support you through your injury. Muscle stripping is a technique used by chiropractors and other manual therapists which involves using their hands or a tool to apply pressure along muscle and fascial fibers while the muscle is being actively or passively stretched/lengthened.
These techniques encourage organized healing of tissues and fascia and a decreased sense of pain. It allows for increased mobility in the fascia itself and an increased mobility between the different fascial layers.
We understand that soft tissue impacts bones and joints and that complete healing involves multiple aspects of the site of injury. In addition to mobilizing and adjusting joints, we address the soft tissue imbalances that may otherwise lead to prolongation of the pain and injury experience.
Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression works by gently stretching a targeted area of the spine determined by your doctor. Utilizing different angle of pull changes the force and position of the spine.
This change takes pressure off of the spinal discs, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine and mobilizing these areas to help decrease pain. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Our clinic provides this specialized treatment in collaboration with other methods to help patients with compressive disorders of the spine avoid potential surgical interventions.
Functional rehab is used in addition to your care in at Movement Clinic after the doctor has made careful evaluations of the way you move. Once the doctor is able to identify areas of weakness or dysfunction that are likely leading to your symptoms, you will be lead through a series of movements that are specific to your condition and your goals.
These movements are chosen in order to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility in the planes of motion that were found to be dysfunctional or painful. This not only helps you achieve a more permanent solution to your pain but gives an improved sense of confidence in your ability to move well and pain free.
We understand that true muscle or joint injury not only requires mobility but also stability. We provide state of the art rehab that targets the areas that you specifically are deficient.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the doctor puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create a suction of your soft tissue near an injured or healing area.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels within the tissue.
We use cupping to complement care for soft tissue related conditions. We understand the physiologic effects that cupping has on the body and use it to help speed up the healing process for your specific condition.
Clinical fitness is an intelligent fitness design that enables the body to move optimally in every range of motion that the human body is designed to move in. Whether recovering from an injury, trying to prevent future injury, or wanting to become a better, more athletic version of yourself, clinical fitness is the solution.
Personalized training with a plan made just for you. Full attention for a knowledgeable trainer that is familiar with you and your personal goals.
We have expert trainers and health care providers that are familiar with you and your goals. We design a plan that is made just for you so that you can become the best version of yourself.
Small Group Fitness
Small group training consists of groups of four people that complete a workout as a team under the direction of a corrective exercise specialist or trainer.
Training with a group allows individuals to get extra support and motivation from other team members while also not losing valuable insight and attention from the trainer. It gives the feel of 1-on-1 training, but with the support of a whole team.
Yoga is an effective and gentle way to not only increase mobility, but also recruit muscles of stability, which is vital for injury rehab. In addition, yoga has shown to help reduce stress and bring awareness to the mind and body.
We believe that yoga is an awesome step to take after finishing up injury rehab. It is a great form of physical and mental self-care that will act as a building block to a healthy, pain free life, and help in keeping your body injury free in the future.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
E-stim uses electrical pulses to mimic the action of signals coming from neurons (cells in your nervous system). These mild electrical currents target either muscles or nerves. E-stim therapy for muscle recovery sends signals to targeted muscles to make them contract. (Flexing your biceps is a form of muscle contraction.)
Electrical muscle stimulation is provided to encourage movement of constricted muscle and tendon, decrease painful contraction/relieve muscle spasm, increase muscle movement to increase blood and lymph circulation, and remove edema.
We understand that there is a time and place for modalities that focus on decreasing pain. We use this opportunity to decrease pain so that we can advance you through your care as quickly as possible rather than simply filling your time with electrical conduction through muscles and tissues.