Treatments

We believe in a Balanced and holistic approach to treatment. The best outcomes may be achieved by a combination of treatment approaches like chiropractic, physical therapy, or massage.

Every condition or injury and patient has unique needs for treatment. Thus, we are here to critically think and determine the best course of care for each individual. After all, what good is treatment if it isn’t working towards your unique goals.

On day one, we work closely with each patient to gain full understanding of their underlying issues and health history. This allows us to determine the best treatments to get them on the path to recovery.

Common Treatment Techniques

Therapeutic exercise

A very useful tool! We use this with almost every patient we see. This is the best type of treatment for almost every orthopedic condition. Working closely with a member of our team, a treatment plan will be created to progressively rehabilitate the injured tissue.

Manual Therapy

Includes soft tissue mobilization, adjustments or joint manipulation, and passive range of motion or stretching. Manual therapy can be extremely effective in reducing pain, increasing movement, and allowing the patient to participate more fully in their rehabilitation with less discomfort.

Neuromuscular Re-education

Includes things like balance training, agility work, and plyometrics. Aims to improve signaling and accuracy from joint, tendon, and ligament sensors to the brain. This can help to make the injured area feel more stable and increase muscle activation.

Return to Sport and Functional Training

We will help break down a complex task into parts to help train the patient to reach their goals. This allows for a step-by-step and safe return to function. By discharge, our goal is to help you become a better version of yourself.

Pain science education

Pain is an amazingly complex experience. We dedicate treatment time to help every patient understand and take control over their pain. This is especially helpful with patients experiencing chronic pain.

Stages of Care

1. RESET

Symptom relief is the first stage of care for most patients.  Treatments focus on techniques and therapies which most quickly and effectively reduce pain and other discomfort, allowing the majority of individuals to continue their daily activities.

Modalities that reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasm are used during this stage and may be combined with manual therapy and gentle active exercises

2. REHAB

The second stage of care consists of correcting the impairments discovered during the evaluation. This may include manual therapy (including manipulation), therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic activities, and gait training.  

This stage may also include advice on lifestyle modifications to promote overall well being. While office visits often includes both manual therapy as well as exercises, it is imperative that we address the whole person. We will likely ask about and give advice on other important factors in healing including ergonomics, nutrition, sleep, and training regimen. 

It is extremely important that the patient comply with the home program given by the doctor. Tissues and structures that are not fully rehabilitated are prone to future problems. Patients should also be aware that once pain and discomfort have subsided, tissue healing and  is often times incomplete and is prone to re-injury.

3. PERFORM

Once the tissues are healed, it is usually recommended the patient continue with wellness visits. Monthly check-ins with their chiropractor helps to ensure optimal spinal health. Research studies have show that monthly chiropractic visits significantly reduce the number of back and neck pain episodes per year. Chiropractic checkups provide similar benefits to the spine that dental checkups provide to the teeth. The goal of wellness visits is catching minor problems and disturbances before they have the opportunity to cause pain and disability.  

We also offer training services led by our physical therapists. These sessions will build on what is learned through rehabilitation to improve strength, performance, and flexibility. If you aren’t a previous patient, a comprehensive performance exam will be performed to determine functional deficits that may be affecting performance. Training sessions will be designed to help clients reach individual goals whether that’s achieving a new personal best or just staying active and healthy.

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