Manipulation is the cornerstone of chiropractic care, but it is not the only form of treatment.
Our office offers decompression therapy for patients who suffer from herniated or bulging discs. Our office has also been successful in treating many patients with neck or low back disc problems that would have required surgery. Of course no treatment is 100% successful and some patients respond better than others.
Active Release Technique or ART
ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/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. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Graston myofascial release
Dr. Painter is certified to utilize Graston instruments to treat a variety of soft tissue problems. Graston technique is based on the theory that vigorous stimulation of the soft tissue increases blood flow to the injured soft tissue which speeds up the recovery time. This method seems to work best for certain cases of shoulder problems, tennis ad golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis, and Achilles tendonitis ad other soft tissue and tendon problems.
Passive therapies such as heat, ice, ultrasound, muscle stimulation can be helpful in the treatment process.
Our office is located inside Precision Fitness; this allows us to offer you several avenues for strengthening your weakened areas that may contribute to re-injury. Dr. Painter often prescribes “low tec” home exercises that require little or no special equipment.