We have a licensed physical therapy department. Our office can work on a referral of your provider and communicate with them directly for you. Whether it is neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee or ankle, we are here to serve you. One on one, individualized care unique to your needs, makes your care personal and effective.
We offer myofascial therapies in both the physical therapy and the chiropractic clinics. Myofascial Release therapy (aka MFR) serves to increase your ability to move in more normal, pain-free ranges of motion; to allow your body to move more freely; and to reduce the physical stress to your body so you can better enjoy your daily life. Patients often mistakenly say their visit was the best “massage” they ever had; that’s because it was actually MFR. We let them think what they want as they recommend us to their families, friends and co-workers.
Cryotherapy is a term that describes the application of ice packs, cold towels and compression to reduce the temperature of tissues directly on or below the surface of the skin.
Surface cooling restricts blood vessels, numbs painful areas and helps relax tight muscles and spasms. Cold temperatures reduce nerve transmissions of painful symptoms and provide temporary relief.
It is a therapeutic treatment to aid in the relief of pain and the promotion of soft tissue healing.
Tiny amounts of electrical impulses are induced into the tissues in the vicinity of the injury. Where these waves intersect below the surface of the skin, a low-frequency stimulation is created. This prompts the body to secrete endorphins and other natural painkillers to help relieve pain.
Massage is a term describing a variety of techniques using the hands to stimulate or soothe soft tissue of the body for therapeutic circulation and relaxation purposes.
Massage works by kneading and stroking muscles to relax them and uses friction to stimulate soft tissue. These therapies are primarily for relaxation and to increase circulation.
Mechanical Traction Therapy
Mechanical Traction Therapy, as practiced in our office, are highly successful, non-surgical alternative procedures for relieving upper back and arm or lower back and leg pain.
Mechanical Traction Therapy is a non-surgical procedure that effectively treats disabling low back, neck, and radiating leg and arm pain. This therapy effectively relieves pain associated with disc herniations, degenerative discs, posterior facet syndromes by decompressing of spinal discs and facet joints; that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning. Traction therapy effectively enhances the healing process and renders quick, effective and often amazing pain relief that enables most patients to return to a more active lifestyle sooner.
Hydrocollator packs, warm moist towels, heating pads are often used to help raise the temperature of soft tissue directly below the surface of the skin.
Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface, relaxing tissues and can temporarily relieve painful symptoms. Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles with heat is helpful in itself. It is also beneficial before or after chiropractic adjustments, exercises and other treatments.