Between two bones there is a joint. Surrounding each joint is a capsule of connective tissue. We carefully assess every joint for restriction and lack of motion. Adjustment help increase motion in the joint, stimulating receptors, release endorphins, and help prime the area for decreased pain with exercise.
Myofascial Release Technique
Muscles can have a build-up of chemicals and be stimulated by a nerve that translates pain to your brain. Myofascial release technique aims to stimulate blood circulation to the area of pain, decrease sensitivity, and give you a window of lower pain sensations to allow you to move more.
Soft Tissue Cupping
This Western approach to cupping focuses on the decompressive properties of the vacuum created under the cup’s surface on the skin. The goal is to draw blood to the area and cause controlled inflammation in the region to stimulate healing and temporarily decrease pain, allowing you to have less pain with movement.
Fascia is a layer of connective tissue that covers all muscles from your head to your toe. Fascial Manipulation© is a technique that focuses of the various planes of fascia throughout your body.The goal is to restore proper gliding between fascial layers by assessing the fascia above and below the site of pain and treat those areas. Treatment includes sustained pressure and movement in the area of restriction until increased gliding is achieved.
Muscles control your movement. With careful assessment, we can determine which muscles need more help. Rehab exercises are aimed to focus on certain muscles to increase your awareness when you move. Exercises are shown to profoundly change perceptions of pain, increase body awareness, and reduce risks for injury. It’s all about teaching your mind and your body to connect.
Kinesio tape has become wildly popular in professional athletics and the Olympics. It aims to decompress tissue in areas of swelling and stimulate the nerves on the skin as a long lasting sensation to decrease pain. It is made of a unmedicated cotton and nylon blend and the adhesive is latex-free. It can be worn for several days and get wet without losing it’s function.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)
Similar to myofascial release technique, IASTM employs the use of a medical grade stainless steel tool with beveled edges. The technique involves scraping the surface of the skin to stimulate blood circulation and down regulate pain sensation in the area.
Physically traumatic events such as car accidents, sporting injuries, or even roller coasters can often cause concussions and go undiagnosed. Concussion evaluation includes an assessment and management with modifications of daily activities until you’re feeling 100% again.