Dry needling is a technique that uses an acupuncture needle, or solid filament needle, to treat a wide variety of conditions. Scar tissue, migraines, whiplash, tension headache, cervicogenic headaches, low back pain, neck pain, radiating pain from a disc herniation, any tendinopathy, acute or chronic pain and recovery post athletics. Electrical stimulation can also be added to the needles drastically reducing pain and improving healing times. The needle is inserted into the affected area in order to cause a reaction to improve healing.
Also known as Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, Graston is a technique that uses 6 instruments designed for different areas of the body to help break down scar tissue in order to allow tissue to heal appropriately. This therapy is also great for tendinopathies as any kind, scar tissue, headaches and reduction of healing times.
This is a hands-on approach that can use a variety of stretching, rehabilitation exercises, trigger point release, breathing pattern correction, bracing strategies, movement assessments, performance tests or taping if needed. Traction tables, rolling tables, vibration guns, ultrasound, ice packs or heat are not used.
The Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician is a certification that requires annual training in concussion and sports medicine. This training provided the assessment methods required to analyze the specific needs of an athlete.
Often referred to as Physical Therapy, corrective exercise or therapeutic exercise. This could be utilizing exercises to enhance spinal stability, reduce load or increase load at the injured area. Teaching a back pained patient how to get out of a chair pain-free are the same techniques used for heavy back squats. The goal is to find what the person needs to resolve the condition and not prescribe mindless exercises that do not show improvement.
This is not for everyone. This is designed for an athlete who keeps getting injured and can’t find a therapy that resolves the condition. This involves an in-depth assessment that involves a movement evaluation, performance screening, individual demands required for the sport, injury history, review of imaging (if applicable), training/programming, goals, time frames for competition and rehabilitation program. Nutrition, blood work, sleep and supplements are also considered. This assessment is 90-120 minutes.