Doctors of chiropractic spend four years studying and mastering the art of their chiropractic technique after completing a four-year undergraduate degree. The focus is put on spinal alignment and proper movement. This creates a functional, healthy spine, which starts the path of an overall healthy body.
Chiropractors use an adjustment to restore motion and function in their patients' spine. By adjusting the spine and extremities, movement and proper communication with the nervous system are restored and allow the body to heal as nature intended.
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Our chiropractors utilize various techniques and tailored to each individual based on comfort and effectiveness. An emphasis is put on implementing evidence-based chiropractic techniques and treatments.
Kinesiotaping gained popularity in the summer 2012 Olympic Games when Kerri Walsh-Jennings wore it on her shoulder to win the gold in beach volleyball. Since then, many product lines, like rock tape and KT tape, have advanced the product and its application. When applied properly, it increases lymphatic drainage and improves the body's proprioception to return to full function faster. Kinesio tape is flexible and latex-free and is applied to soft tissues to promote stability by selectively inhibiting or facilitating muscle firing.
While traditional white athletic tape promotes the joint's stability by inhibiting its movement, Kinesio tape was designed with movement in mind by distributing forces to nearby areas. It can also be applied to the skin to promote microscopic lifting of the fascia, allowing by-products of inflammation to be removed quickly. Kinesio taping works well in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and other soft tissue work.
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) is a soft tissue technique that utilizes instruments to improve the restoration and healing of soft tissue pathologies. This idea stemmed from the original Graston technique, the first in the field of instrument-assisted soft tissue work. You can find many different techniques, with all implementing instruments to increase range of motion, decrease pain, and enhance athletic performance. When scar tissue develops from an injury, it forms in an unorganized manner, leading to a decreased motion range. This technique complements chiropractic adjustment and can lead to longer periods and increased healing time.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser)
Laser therapy is a safe and effective form of therapy combined with chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work, and other therapies. It implements pain relief and healing through light energy. It is a non-invasive way to increase joint flexibility, control inflammation, and to promote healing. Lasers deliver light energy to damaged cells to increase ATP synthesis at a micro-level and heal cells faster.
This technology has been used in Europe for decades and has recently made its way to the United States. The BEMER signal positively influences the horse's body by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. It promotes comfort by reducing stress, relaxing muscles, promotes quicker recovery, regenerates muscle tissue, and allows for efficient hydration through lymphatic drainage.
Exercise & Stretching
Just like the homework you completed in school to supplement your learning, a proper recovery can require a bit more work at home. By implementing exercises and stretching, your recovery time will decrease, and your animals' potential to re-injure themselves will decrease. Adjustments last longer when the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the joint (80% of the joint's stabilization) are strong.