Spinal Adjustments

During a spinal adjustment a joint is taken to the end range of motion, and a little bit more is added. It is very common to hear a popping or clicking noise. However is it not vital to hear this sound in order to have a successful adjustment. This technique improves ones range of motion and overall mobility in the area affected. Spinal adjustments are performed as indicated, on the spine. This includes the cervical spine (neck), upper thoracic region (upper back), lower thoracic region (middle back), or lumbar spine (low back).

Extremity Adjustments

This is the same as a spinal adjustment however it is performed in the hips, knees, ankles (foot/feet), toes, the jaw, shoulders, elbows, wrists (hands), or fingers.

Manual Traction

This can be performed in the low back, upper back, mid back, or neck to provide joint relief by applying distractive forces with a practicioner's hands.

Mechanical Traction

This can be performed in the low back and neck to provide joint relief by applying distractive forces with a device. This is usually performed between 10-15 minutes in order to be considered therapeutic.

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

This is a therapy that is used to help increase propioreceptive input to the brain by challenging it. This can be achieved through wobble board exercises, various other balancing exercises such as: Heel to shin exercises, tandum gait, and single leg stance with eyes open and closed. Along with many others.

Premodulation Therapy

This is a form of electric muscle stimulation in which two bipads(One channel) is used in order to elicit muscle contraction. This is most useful when trigger points are active in order to help the muscle to release from it's tightened position.

Interferential Stimulation

This is a form of electric muscle stimulation in which four quadripads are used in order to elicit muscle contraction and to modulate pain. This is achieved through the use of two channels or currents running diagonally across from each other. This is also a helpful tool to help relax tight musculature, and to re-educate muscles that have become weak and worn down.

Therapeutic Exercises

This includes any stretches: Post-isometric relaxation (PIR), pin and stretch, or active release technique (ART). Also, strengthening exercises with or without resistance. Mackenzie protocol, or William's exercises.

Ultrasound Therapy

This therapy is a multi-faceted technique that is used to reduce pain and inflammation within a certain area. This treatment uses sound waves and vibrational energy to help bring new blood to an area to promote healing. This therapy also has an anti-inflammatory affect, and helps massage the are through the use of the sound head. A cooling effect can also be felt through the use of a special sombra gel that is used to carry out this treatment.

Soft Tissue Mobilization

This includes any joint mobilization that is not taken past it's end range. Also including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to the affected muscles and GRASTON technique.