Chiropractic combined with state of the art diagnostic and soft tissue therapy for profound results.
Chiropractic for me is an especially sensitive approach to working with the body, perhaps due to my previous training as a musician and a pianist. My methods are aimed at using just the right amount of pressure to produce the desired effect.
For this reason, I spend significantly more time with patients than the average chiropractor and combine traditional chiropractic care with soft tissue therapies. My experience is that patients recover faster as a result, and the treatment is more efficient and long lasting.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique providers (ART) treatinjuries, repetitive trauma, overuse of muscles, sports injuries, and ergonomic issues that cause soft tissue to shorten and build up dense layers of scar tissue. These result in altered joint function, weakness and pain.
With Active Release Technique I use my hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and mobility of your soft tissue. Then I take the affected body part through a range of motions while pressing into the muscle. This works to break up knots, fibrous adhesions, and tightness.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment
The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control problem.
This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.
Upledger Craniosacral Therapy employs light touch to encourage the flow of cerebrospinal fluid – the cushioning lubricant that buffers the brain cortex and the spinal cord. This fluid also shuttles metabolic waste away from the central nervous system. Increasing this flow allows your spine to function with greater ease and recover more rapidly from injury and stress on the system.
Gentle touch, applied to the base of the neck and along the spine, is very subtle, so there is nothing you need to do but enjoy the resulting relaxation that ensues.