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An innovative technique that effectively breaks down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Using a tool focuses the force through an area smaller then your finger with less friction. This allows a more efficient treatment. The goal is to trigger an inflammatory healing response. This will stimulate the production of new collagen and proper, more functional, less painful healing. Pin & Stretch Soft tissue technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Problems such as: headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. Most of these conditions are often a result of overused muscles. Benefits of IASTM • Decreases overall time of treatment • Allows faster rehabilitation/recovery • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent • Clients can continue to engage in everyday activities
Release tight muscles almost instantly. Myofascial trigger points and tender points which appear in soft tissue, and are painful sites, reflect abnormal nervous system activity associated with many neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions that are treated in our office. The procedure known as Dry Needling is an important tool for diagnosing, treating and monitoring changes in myofascial trigger/tender points. During this procedure, a sterile, very thin, solid filament needle is inserted into tissue that may be associated with one or a number of your complaints. One or a number of needles may be used, and the procedure may be performed during more than one office visit. The number of needles, and the frequency of the procedure will depend entirely on your condition at each office visit. Benefits of Dry Needling Resolution of symptoms more rapidly and potentiates the effect of the synovial joint manipulation Wide application throughout the body Does not interfere with most drug regimens No contraindication to the frequency of treatment as opposed to steroid injections
NormaTec MVP Recovery System NormaTec’s founder, a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD), recognized the powerful potential of external dynamic compression and its crucial role in healing and recovery. The concept of using external compression to aid the body with its normal circulatory processes has been around since the 1960s; however, the science of compression had no major technological advances during the first 40 years of its use. After trying every available compression pump on the market with only unimpressive clinical results, NormaTec’s founder realized that the key to advancing the technology of external compression is improving the massage pattern. Thus NormaTec developed and patented Sequential Pulse Technology, and the NormaTec Recovery System was born.
Rock Tape First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Michelle Wie, Adrian Peterson and Jason Khalipa, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries. RockTape is made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex. Our practitioners are certified in RockTape because it is the only tape and taping method we found to perform at the level we need it to perform.
Cupping is an ancient form of therapy which dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. Cupping increases blood flow to the muscle on which the cups are placed. Cupping can relieve muscle tension and increase blood flow which can promote cellular repair. Dr. Chris uses a vacuum cupping technique that does not requre fire or heat. Combined with other therapy methods, cupping can be an effective form of pain relief and theraputic healing.