Joint Manipulation & Mobilization
In this section, you can get more specific and outline the various therapies and techniques employed by your practitioners within each discipline represented at your health clinic. Clients will be able to see at a glance exactly what you offer, leaving no questions unanswered!
Active Release Techniques®
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue movement based 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 tissues.
Various factors leading to tissue overuse can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
Every ART® session is a combination of examination and treatment. We evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART®. They allow us to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
MedX Low Level Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy is a modality that uses light energy on a specific wavelength to penetrate deep into tissue. This light energy is absorbed by the various tissues in the body (muscles, joints, ligaments) and is transferred into biochemical energy. As a result, there is a decrease in swelling, acceleration in healing time, and an increase in the pain threshold due to the release of endorphins (morphine-like substances that inhibit the sensation of pain). This increase in pain threshold also allows for increased tolerance to manual therapies, such as Active Release Techniques®, to help you get the results you need. Therapeutic Laser is very safe and has been proven very effective in the treatment osteoarthritis, muscle strains and sports injuries, just to name a few.
Originally developed by athletes, Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
The curvilinear edge of the patented Graston Technique® instruments combines with their concave/convex shapes to mold the instruments to various contours of the body. This design allows for ease of treatment, minimal stress to the clinician's hands and maximum tissue penetration.
The Graston Technique® instruments, much like a tuning fork, resonate in the clinician's hands allowing them to isolate adhesions and restrictions and treat them very precisely. Since the metal surface of the instruments does not compress as do the fat pads of the finger, deeper restrictions can be accessed and treated. When explaining the properties of the instruments, we often use the analogy of a stethoscope. Just as a stethoscope amplifies what the human ear can hear, so do the instruments increase significantly what the human hands can feel.