Rarely is a joint truly out of place. Rather, what often happens is that a joint loses movement. I use a variety of techniques to restore proper motion to hypo-mobile segments, reduce pain, restore circulation, and normalize muscle tone.
Some of these techniques employ a gentle, shallow pressure while others may use a range of motion and pressure.
I employ muscle techniques to normalize muscle activation, stabilize joints, and relieve pain.
Active Muscle Release: trapping the affected tissue with thumb or fingers and then moving the tissue from its shortened position to an elongated position.
Post-Isometric Relaxation: contracting a tense muscle isometrically against resistance and then encouraging it to lengthen during a period of complete voluntary relaxation.
Ischemic Compression: applying direct pressure to a trigger point in the muscle, followed by releasing the pressure. This technique reduces tension, restores circulation and promotes healing.
Myofascial Release (John Barnes Myofascial Release Technique): applying gentle sustained pressure into connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Therapeutic exercises are prescribed exercises specific to each patientís condition and ability. The exercises correct impairment, improve muscles function, and/or maintain a state of well-being.
Additionally, I equip my patient with innovative techniques for maintaining proper posture, improving lifting mechanics or workouts, and determining Doís and Doníts related to certain jobs or daily activities.
The effectiveness of this treatment protocol depends on the patientís commitment to their therapeutic exercises and doctorís recommendations.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used to treat the following conditions:
Bulging discs or Herniated discs
Radiating arm pain or leg pain
Degenerative disc disease
Cycles of decompression and partial relaxation are applied to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. This technique improves segmental mobility at targeted segments and thus may reduce pressure on adjacent nerve roots, the thecal sac, or both. The process occurs slowly and incrementally with each treatment, but cumulatively over 4-8 weeks, the results can be dramatic.