Industry leaders in sports chiropractic care, our doctors of chiropractic are experts at musculoskeletal injury diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention.
Placing an emphasis on proper biomechanics, our chiropractic evaluations include many standard examination procedures that then differentiate into more specific and intense evaluation techniques. Our providers understand that the issue you are experiencing may have a root cause that is not where you are experiencing your current pain or weakness.
Many people seek chiropractic care for the first time to resolve persistent back, neck, hip pain, and migraines. Chiropractic care is an ideal alternative to pain relief if you’d like to avoid prescription medication, surgery, or any other invasive medical treatments. Chiropractic care can help solve or relieve a wide range of problems, including:
• Back and neck pain
• Chronic headaches
• Bulging or herniated discs
• Sciatic nerve pain
• Degenerative arthritis
• Chronic pain disorders
• Sports-related injuries
• Repetitive stress injuries
The PMST Difference
While a general chiropractor might ask you to point to where it hurts or bend over to determine which movements increase your pain, our chiropractors may have you perform more complex movements as he or she analyzes the way your body moves, from; your shoulders, obliques, hips and knees, down to your ankles, even if these areas seem pain-free.
For instance - When walking, does each leg move with equal freedom and fluidity? Is one side of the body stronger than the other? When performing a squat, do the knees remain centered or does a weak point cause one side of the body to shift slightly?
These types of observations are essential, as they provide clues as to where the root cause of your pain or mechanical inadequacy may lie, and what the proper individualized treatment plan may be. Once the best treatment plan has been determined, our chiropractors will utilize manipulation and adjustments, as well as active release techniques, in effort to alleviate your pain. Depending on the exact diagnosis, other treatment methods, such as; acupuncture, trigger point therapy, dry needling, and cupping, may also be utilized. All this, while working hand in hand with our primary care team, physical therapists, massage therapists and strength trainers, you can be sure you will receive the best in care - every time.
Whether you’re a professional athlete who’s suffered an injury or an orthopedic patient who needs assistance following surgery, we are here to help.
From assessing nagging pain to advanced outpatient physical therapy, we provide therapy for all musculoskeletal issues related to the spine and extremities. Our services include outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, post-operative care, spine care and rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and work-related rehabilitation.
Adjustments, or manipulations, as they are often referred to, involve the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have shifted out of place for a number of reasons, ranging from normal daily activity to trauma, such as that from a car accident, for example.
When these vertebrae are out of place, the overall effect is systemic, ranging from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves & systems in the body from the brain, we cannot function at our peak levels.
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system and movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. 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.
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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, AKA Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT), is an FDA approved NEW technology, which incorporates the use of shock waves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shock wave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The word “extra-corporeal” means “outside the body”, and refers to the fact that the shock waves are generated outside the body. This treatment is completely painless.
Massage does more than create a pleasant sensation to the skin; it works the soft tissue (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system, improving the elimination of waste throughout the body. The combination of regular chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy greatly increases the body’s ability to heal.
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The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue, instrument-assisted, mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/gently scraping the skin. This therapy is designed to help the practitioner both identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up existing scar tissue.
Dry Needling is a term for a treatment procedure that involves advancing a thin filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a ‘Trigger Point’. When the needle enters the trigger point, it causes a local twitch response, or spasm. This twitch response allows the trigger point to release, and the muscle to relax; thus reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle.
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Performance Medicine & Sports Therapy is proud to offer you access to our Cryotherapy chamber. Cryotherapy significantly improves recovery time for athletes, helps treat skin conditions, and aids in weight loss. Brief, cold exposure has been widely studied as an effective modality for treating a wide range of conditions, from inflammatory rheumatic disorders to neurological dysfunction.
NeuroKinetic Therapy® corrective movement system is a sophisticated bodywork modality that can be used as both an assessment and rehabilitative technique for low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, and other injuries.