Chiropractic Technique Descriptions
Chiropractic uses multiple techniques to restore normal joint range of motion and muscle function, decrease pain and inflammation, and improve overall body posture. Chiropractic treatments may include:
The most common adjustment technique used by chiropractors is Diversified Technique, where a high-velocity, low amplitude (fast and small) thrust is directed through a specific joint in order to restore proper movement and alignment of the spine or joints of the extremities. Lighter adjustments can be delivered through the use of sections that drop away as the adjustive thrust is applied.
Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT)
Postural imbalances, joint restrictions, repetitive movements, and sports injuries can often lead to strained, tight, and sore muscles. MRT is a soft tissue therapy that reorganizes the fibers of fascia, muscles, and tendons in order to eliminate pain and increase range of motion through tissue relaxation and improved circulation.
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy (IASTT)
Overtime, chronically tight muscles and tendons become inflamed and form scar tissue – also called adhesions – in order to protect the tissue from further damage and injury. The weight and design of various instruments allows for effective removal of scar tissue and adhesions within the body’s soft tissues that may cause pain, impair your normal range of motion, and produce inflammation. The frictional nature of IASTT promotes healing through increased blood flow to and from the area. Some conditions that benefit from IASTT include carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and post-surgical scarring.
Fascial Movement Taping
Muscles not only produce body movement, but also control the circulation of venous flow, lymph flow, and body temperature. Taping gives stability and support to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation or range of motion. Fascial Movement Taping is a unique blend of movement assessment and analysis, postural control, and performance enhancement techniques that are based on clinically proven methods for rehabilitation, posture, edema (swelling), pain control, and sports performance.
The Webster Technique is a specific, safe, and gentle chiropractic adjustment that is used to improve pelvic function in pregnant women. It is believed that this technique can reduce uterine torsion and intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.