A revolutionary technology for the management of muscle and tendon disorders; the research is showing that shockwave therapy has success rates of 77% to 91%, depending on the condition. Developed in the mid-80’s to break up kidney stones, it is now used in sports medicine to treat plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee and low back injuries.
Shockwave therapy applies high-energy, sound waves (this is not the ultrasound you may have had at other offices) to injured muscle, tendon and bone to promote bone and tendon regeneration, increased blood vessel growth, decrease in scar tissue and tissue adhesions, and a decrease in pain sensitivity. Where most therapies treat new injuries, shockwave is extremely effective at treating chronic injuries that have been present for months to years. Many chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons around the world are starting to use this treatment for tissue therapy to stabilize their patient’s condition and create longer lasting results.
Massage therapy is the practice of kneading or manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft-tissue in order to improve their wellbeing or health. It is a form of manual therapy that includes holding, moving, and applying pressure to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
Some benefits of massage and myotherapy include:
- reduced muscle tension & improved circulation
- stimulation of the lymphatic system
- reduction of stress hormones
- increased joint mobility and flexibilit
We are happy that you are seeking chiropractic care, but we also know that many of the things you do outside of our office are contributing to your injury, therefore, we teach our patients exercises and stretches designed to strengthen and correct their own unique problem. In addition, we discuss proper office setup, sitting and lounging posture, vehicle set up and sleeping postures. This information helps our patients to heal faster, but more importantly it helps to prevent these injuries or other injuries from occurring in the future.