medicine services compliment our chiropractic care:
Active Release Technique
ART is a patented,
state of the art soft tissue system/movement based manual
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. For more information
Active Release website.
Myofascial Trigger Point/Tender Point Dry Needling is a physical
medicine / adjunctive / physiologic therapeutic and diagnostic
technique/procedure whose purpose is to neutralize dysfunctional
soft tissue and restore or improve muscle and fascial function.
This treatment acts to mechanically disrupt physiologically
locked soft tissue. This is accomplished by inserting by hand
monofilament, sterile, thin gauge needles. These soft tissue
entities in the periphery are influenced by and influence the
central and peripheral nervous systems.
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to
facilitate the body's natural healing process while allowing
support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting
the body's range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a
variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical
conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Tape and the training protocol
have shown results that would have been unheard of using older
methods and materials.
Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
FMS is a ranking and
grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to
normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily
identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These are
issues that can reduce the effects of functional training and
physical conditioning and distort body awareness.
The FMS generates the Functional Movement Screen Score, which is
used to target problems and track progress. This scoring system
is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises
to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.
Exercise professionals monitor the FMS score to track progress
and to identify those exercises that will be most effective to
restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.