Chiropractic is a treatment modality that focuses on mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Most often used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, like back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches, the most common therapeutic procedure is “spinal manipulation,”also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints. Manipulation or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, helps to restore mobility, and reduce pain and muscle tightness. Chiropractic adjustment is a foundation element of our treatment plans, but effective treatment of most conditions requires addressing structures of the soft tissue as well.
Fascial Manipulation is a soft-tissue therapeutic procedure developed in Europe to treat painful or limited movement caused by adhesions of the deep fascia. Fascia is a web-like connective tissue structure that wraps and penetrates muscles as well as surrounding and locating organs. Problems in the fascia can produce pain far from the center of the adhesion itself. Diagnosis of fascial issues is made in part by analyzing movement in a variety of planes. By precisely identifying issues and manipulating the fascia we can restore full-range and pain-free movement.
Active Release Techniques is a soft-tissue therapy we use to treat certain cases showing problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. It differs from Fascial Manipulation in that the treatment itself is administered directly to the affected muscles and tendons while they are taken through a specific range of motion involving both contraction and extension.
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Aequa Sportscare® is a comprehensive system to improve performance by tuning the body to make it more resilient to the stresses of physical activity. It focuses on bringing muscles and joints into balance using manual chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue techniques.