According to the American Chiropractic Association, “Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Research has proven chiropractic to be both effective and cost-effective.
The services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs)—which may include spinal adjustments or manipulation, rehabilitation, exercises, nutrition recommendations and ergonomic and lifestyle suggestions—can in some cases provide a healthy, natural alternative to mainstream drugs and surgery…or complement and enhance care from your medical provider.”
Active Release Technique (ART®)
This technique combines active stretches with stripping massage to reduce muscular adhesions (“knots”) and to reduce swelling, inflammation and soreness. ART minimizes recovery time and maximizes function after an injury.
Graston Technique ®
This innovative form of soft tissue mobilization utilizes specifically designed metal instruments to assist in treating soft tissue injuries. This technique enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and release fascial restrictions that develop between muscles.
Kinesio Taping ® / RockTape
These rehabilitative taping methods have been developed to provide bio-mechanical support while maintaining full range of motion. These methods also re-educate the neuromuscular system, enhance performance, prevent injury, and aid injury recovery.