Return Spinal Rehabilitation Services
Chiropractic Manipulations, or Adjustments, are non-invasive treatment procedures to the joints of the body's spine and/or extremities. The purpose is to relieve pain and to restore joint motion, as well as the overall function of the body. Chiropractic adjustments are quick motions on a restricted joint after removing all the muscle and joint slack They may cause a "popping" sound, which is simply a tiny air pocket in the joint called a cavitation.
Return Spinal Rehabilitation takes the care to provide patients high quality treatments personalized for their unique needs. I am available for house calls or office calls Monday-Saturday upon request.
I provide a variety of treatments including:
Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) Stretches:
Used in conditions involving tight or restricted muscles in any part of the body. Following an isometric contraction (a muscle contraction without much change in the distance between its origin and insertion) the muscle is more relaxed. The postisometric relaxation (PIR) is the immediate decline in neurological activity. Active-assisted stretching uses this decline during PIR to stretch the muscle after its isometric contraction.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Passive and Active Trigger Point Release Therapies:
Trigger point therapy is specifically designed to alleviate trigger points (muscular knots) through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits of the therapy are releasing constricted areas in the muscles, thus alleviating pain. You may experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation:
Electrical muscle stimulation, also called EMS, is a type of therapy in which electrical impulses are generated by a machine and travel through electrodes on the patient's skin and then into their muscles. The electrical impulses mimic the central nervous system's impulses and cause the muscle to contract. Usually, electrical muscle stimulation is used in therapeutic applications.
Passive and Active Muscle Rehabilitation and Strengthening:
Through passive stretches and active motions, targeted muscles and tendons will release from the tight grip they are in when strained or injured. For the purpose of stabilizing the muscles and tendons, strengthening exercises specific to the problem areas are performed.
Kinesio® Taping can be an effective treatment for joint dysfunction, muscle disorders, lymphedema and neurological conditions. Appropriate for many health-related disciplines and practices, Kinesio® Taping may help alleviate pain and facilitate the rehabilitation process.
Keri Walsh with shoulder Kinesio® Taping