Chiropractic Adjustments

“One of the most common and well known therapeutic procedures performed by doctors of chiropractic is spinal manipulation (sometimes referred to as a "chiropractic adjustment"). The purpose of spinal manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for an individual. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal. Chiropractic adjustments rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. Compared to other common treatments for pain, such as over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, chiropractic's conservative approach offers a safe and effective option.”


Active Release Techniques® (ART®)

“ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.”


Neurological Integration System® (NIS)

“The Neurological Integration System® is a powerful, non-invasive system of healthcare that allows your practitioner to detect and correct disrupted neurological signals between the brain and body. NIS is based on the neurophysiological principle that the brain determines optimum function of all body systems. The brain is the gateway to control the signal to every cell in the body. From time to time these signals become overloaded, and can in some cases become totally distracted. Now potential function becomes reduced and symptom patterns can evolve. When this happens the brain no longer has full communication with the area of function represented by that signal.”

What happens during an NIS treatment?

“During an NIS treatment your practitioner uses a muscle test* and runs though of series of checks (the NIS system). By contacting specific anatomical contact points** your practitioner is able to identify which signals between the neurology (brain) and physiology (body) are not getting through. These points are similar to those used in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture. For example your practitioner can access information about your liver gland, by contacting the meridian liver pulse on your left hand. Our approach is unique in that we are accessing the intelligence of the brain through muscle testing and using these external anatomical contact points. We do not use any machines, manipulation, drugs/ medications, special diets, or exercises. When a disconnected signal is identified we use a method called integration*** and ‘tap’ a very specific area of the cranium so that the brain is able to restore the signal. Once this happens and communication resumes, the neurology (brain) is able to begin returning your physiology (body) back to its optimum function. So in turn the symptom/s you are experiencing will begin to resolve.”

* Muscle testing has been scientifically validated as an indicator of altered physiological function. D.A Monti, ET AL, 1999.

**We use the Meridian System, a proven series of anatomical contact points used in Chinese Medicine that enable access to glands, organs & muscles.

***NIS is the proprietary research of Neurolink based on the neuro-scientific premise that collective stimulation of both hemispheres of the brain reinforces recognition of the contact points (meridians) being contacted at the time.


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

A soft-tissue injury involves damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and/or fascia somewhere in the body. Common soft-tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, blow to the body resulting in a contusion (ruptured blood vessels/bruising), or overuse of a particular body part. Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising and loss of function. Adhesions within the soft tissue may develop because of repeated strain, surgery, immobilization or other mechanisms. IASTM involves using a range of tools to enable the clinician to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft-tissue dysfunction. Many different materials have been used to make the instrument (i.e., wood, ceramics, plastics, stone and stainless steel).

“Graston® Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrumented-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables doctors to effectively break down scar tissue and myofascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless-steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.”


“FAKTR® (pronounced FACTOR) is a concept, not a technique. The acronym stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab. The concept is to incorporate treatment in the position of provocation (pain, loss of range of motion, feeling of tightness within the fascia/soft tissue) and during motion. These concepts are quick to apply, easy to grasp and produce rapid results.”


Low Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser)

“Low-level laser therapy is the use of low intensity photonic energy as a treatment modality. Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy, with the three primary reactions being, reduction of inflammation, cell function and increased blood flow. Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective modality that has been proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema, and promote healing. Erchonia is the world leader in the field of LLLT technology dedicated to producing safe, effective solutions. Erchonia has remained committed to furthering the advancement of LLLT through scientific and clinical studies and development of their 18 FDA market clearances including Neck and Shoulder Pain.”


Custom Orthotics

“Feet are the foundation of the body—foot imbalance or dysfunction can have ripple effects, transferring imbalance (and pain) to the ankles, legs, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, even the skull. Foot Levelers orthotics are custom-built to balance and support your unique feet and body, and to suit the demands of your individual lifestyle and activities. By balancing and supporting the feet, they help balance and support the spine, which can help relieve pain and improve your body’s overall biomechanics. Foot Levelers crafts custom-made orthotics based on scans made by a high-tech 3D scanner with pinpoint accuracy to protect you, not the masses, using materials especially selected to suit your needs.

Foot Levelers custom orthotics are a research-proven solution for plantar fasciitis, low back pain, ankle sprains/ankle instability, knee pain, and many other musculoskeletal conditions.”


Functional Rehabilitation

Functional rehabilitation combines various techniques to return an injured athlete or individual to an optimal level of performance. It includes strength, flexibility, as well as training focused on coordination of body parts and motion to prepare the individual to return to full participation. The overall goal of functional rehabilitation is to train the patient using three-dimensional movements to prepare the whole body to return to daily activities or sports. This differs from therapies used to address the patient’s symptoms using such modalities as heat, ice, and medication while mainly strengthening the isolated injured muscle. The athlete should begin rehabilitation as soon as the injury allows, and rehabilitation will be injury specific.