Mobility is the ability for the body to move freely both globally and segmentally. Due to a number of reasons, the average person experiences stiffness in different areas like the spine, shoulders, hips, or ankles which leads to an increased risk of injury. Our first approach to care is making sure the areas which are not moving sufficiently regain that mobility. This is accomplished with Chiropractic adjustments and treating the soft tissues with ART.
Stability simply means being able to control the motion you have. Without this ability, spinal discs and joint cartilage get damaged due to constantly getting over stressed in daily life. By gaining stability with corrective exercises, the patient gains a solid foundation with which to improve their strength with much lower risk of injury.
Most injuries come from lacking the strength to support quality movement throughout the day. A lack of strength also prevents people from being able to enjoy most hobbies as well. Gaining strength in the core, hips, shoulders, and grip for example, will spare the uneven wear and tear that shows up as early degeneration. Gaining strength on a foundation that has good mobility and stability will improve a person’s chance to live a long, injury free, happy life.
Each joint in the body has a similar purpose. Whether it is in your wrists, ankles, or your spine, the purpose is movement. However, not all joints move alike. If a joint is identified and found to be not moving correctly, a chiropractic adjustment is given to restore the proper movement and function. Adjustments have many positive consequences including but not limited to the restoration of proper joint movement and the relaxation of surrounding muscles. Left untreated, joints above and below the injury will adapt, causing a global pattern of dysfunction that affects much more than the pain origin. Several consequences can also occur including arthritis and degenerative disc disease.
Active Release Techniques (A.R.T)
This is a hands-on approach to locating and treating muscle and joint injuries. Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) results from direct trauma, or by performing the same movement many times, aka repetitive motion. Examples of those prone to repetitive motion injuries include athletes with knee pain from running, office workers with wrist pain from typing, and manufacturing employees with low back pain from bending and twisting.
Physical Therapy/ Rehabilitation
“If I see a chiropractor once, I will need to go forever.” Our purpose is to empower patients with the knowledge and desire for self sustaining optimal health. Once a patient is pain-free and fully functioning, simple rehabilitation stretches and exercises are given so the patient can maintain their optimal level of functionality. We strive to promote self-management and independence through home exercise programs.
Acupuncture/ Dry Needling
The eastern philosophy of medicine has incorporated acupuncture to treat illnesses for thousands of years. Today in the United States, acupuncture is becoming a widely adopted and utilized approach to healthcare in the complementary and traditional medical models alike. Elite Chiropractic & Physical Therapy utilizes acupuncture and dry needling primarily for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions.
Active Release Techniques (full body certified)
Titleist Performance Institute
Diversified Chiropractic Adjusting
Functional Movement Screen Certified (FMS)
Selective Functional Movement Screen Certified (SFMA)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Treatments