SPINAL & EXTREMITY JOIN MANIPULATION
and why it is a great tool to use
Emphasizes the body's ability
to heal itself.
Chiropractic care emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself. Treatment typically involves manual therapy including spinal and extremity joint manipulation. Other forms of treatment, such as exercise and nutritional counseling, may be used as well. One of the most frequent treatments of chiropractor care is manual manipulation of the vertebrae of your spine or other joints, which is called an ‘adjustment.’
Everybody's Story is Different
This is why we believe in the power of relationship. We don't want to shuffle you in and out of our clinic, checking boxes along the way. We want to walk along side you and help you develop your own path to recovery and being the best version of yourself possible. Regardless of what you're looking for, this is very individualized and specific to you.
At the end of the day, we're here to help you and empower you to
train with passion, recover with intention, and move with purpose.
Spinal manipulation combines moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise, and physical therapy. It’s designed to relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. It’s often used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and headache pain.
Gait analysis is used to identify movement-related abnormalities, pain, or inefficiencies when you walk or run. Gait problems can occur with or without an injury and may affect a person’s movement or balance, worsen an existing injury, or lead to a future injury.
Your initial gait analysis begins with a comprehensive physical examination of how your body moves. We evaluate muscle bulk around your hip joints and look for signs of hip asymmetry and any muscle weakness that causes drooping of the pelvis, as well as signs of limping.
Gait analysis measures your gait cycle, which includes the stance phase, pre-swing phase, and the swing phase. This makes up the entire cycle as you stand, lift your foot off the ground, move the foot forward, and touch that same foot back to the ground. To accomplish the swing phase, the hip, knee, and ankle must flex in order to bring the foot off the ground and move forward.
A consistent method for diagnosis in chiropractic care is called the functional musculoskeletal assessment. In this process, we are able to asses the patient’s overall musculoskeletal condition in looking for the presence of muscle motor inhibition. This involves a muscle that has been rendered immobile due to the lack of proper neurological communication in nerves surrounding that muscle. Muscle motor inhibition results from either physical trauma or a chemical imbalance, often materialized as neurogenic inflammation. When a muscle is afflicted with this condition, the proper range of motion is not attainable which can result in pain and/or discomfort.
Movement screening is the process of analyzing movement for the purpose of understanding how an individual uses their body. The movement strategies they adopt will contribute to their physical performance. Your body was designed to move a certain way based on how your bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles are arranged. How you move this complex system can be influenced by a lot of things.. age, activity level, type of activity, sustained postures, limb length, prior injury, weight, etc.
When someone is interested in training, increasing training, or loading movement, it is important for us to try to understand how your body may handle being under load.
Mobility therapy is a type of physical therapy that aims to restore a patient’s mobility after injury or illness. Restoring mobility not only restores the function of the patient’s joints or limbs, but also improves the general quality of life. Like in other types of physical therapy, mobility therapy involves the use of mechanical force and movements to rehabilitate the affected body part to regain its strength.
Manual therapy is a specialized physical therapy method that uses specific, hands-on techniques without the assistance or use of devices or machines. These are skilled hand movements used to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion of the joint complex; mobilize or manipulate soft tissues & joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction.
Manual physical therapy involves two kinds of movement: soft tissue work and joint mobilization/ manipulation.
Return To Sport
Unfortunately for athletes, injuries are a common occurrence. After an injury, there are various factors to consider prior to an athlete returning to sport. At the point of return to sport, physiological healing ought to have occurred. Things such as pain, swelling, range of motion and strength should be assessed and the athlete should have minimal or no deficits. At TRM we follow a pretty extensive return to sport guideline to ensure your chance at re-injury is as low as possible and that your body is where it needs to be.