Other Treatments

GRASTON TECHNIQUE®

FLEXION DISTRACTION THERAPY

THERAPEUTIC STRETCH

REHABILITATION/STABILIZATION EXERCISES

SPINAL/PELVIC STABILIZERS (CUSTOM ORTHOTICS)

Graston Technique®
Graston Technique® is an advanced form of myofascial release. Soft-tissue dysfunction, which includes scar tissue, adhesions and restrictions, results in pain, weakness and functional limitation for the patient. Graston Technique® uses patented stainless steel instruments, which are contoured to complement the body's shapes and curves. The instruments are designed to facilitate a clinician's hands, not replace them. The Graston Instruments, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician’s hands allowing the clinician to isolate adhesions and restrictions, and precisely treat them. The Graston Instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions. The Graston Technique is being used by more than 35 professional and amateur sports organizations. Click here to learn more about Graston.

Flexion and Distraction Therapy (F/D)
Flexion-Distraction is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure that works with the body's natural ability for proper healing of disc and joint related injuries. Flexion – Distraction requires a special table for effective use of the technique. The table provides for spinal traction (lengthening) with subsequent flexion movements of the lumbar spine. It is a very safe, effective, conservative approach for disc injuries, low back and leg pain symptoms, and a definite alternative to explore if disc surgery has been recommended. Non-disc related conditions causing back pain (facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, sprain/strain, scoliosis, sacroiliac syndrome, or stenosis) benefit from F/D.

Therapeutic Stretch
Stretching is an activity that can both help the proper healing process. Muscles can be tight for several reasons: 1.Pain: Painful, muscles tighten to take pressure off the painful structure. 2. Scar tissue: Scar tissue acts like glue in a muscle and will not stretch as much as it should, limiting muscle length. 3 Fatigue: When muscles become fatigued, they tighten. Once the cause is determined for the decreased flexibility, therapeutic stretching along with the prescribed soft tissue treatment can help to break down larger adhesions and help with proper alignment of the healed fibers. The goal is to fully restore proper flexibility to the injured area.

Rehabilitation and Stabilization Exercises:
Injury causes faulty movement patterns in the body. These imbalances or alterations in your movement system will lead to over-active and under-active muscular relationships causing increased stress on the joints and muscle tissue. The increased stress leads to movement dysfunctions and eventually pain and injury in your muscles and joints. Such injury includes cartilage tears, degeneration, arthritis, and disc herniations. By eliminating your weak points and strengthening your structural integrity, Rehabilitation and Stabilization Exercises gives you a strong foundation on which to build your new body. Our training is designed to:

· eliminate pain and improve mobility, balance, stability, strength, and power

· "rewire the software” that directs your body’s movement habits to enhance overall health and restore optimal function.

Spinal / Pelvic Stabilizers (Custom Orthotics

Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.

The foot is constructed with three arches which, when properly maintained, give exceptional supportive strength. These three arches form a supporting vault that distributes the weight of the entire body. If there is compromise of one arch in the foot, the other arches must compensate and are subject to additional stresses, which usually leads to further compromise.

It’s a chain reaction.

Healthcare professionals know alleviating pain in one part of your body often requires treating a different part. The pain you feel in your neck or low back could be caused by a misalignment in your spine that is caused by unbalanced positioning in your feet.

By stabilizing and balancing your feet, orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. Our orthotics complement your healthcare professional’s treatment when you stand, walk, and live your active lifestyle

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