Rehabilitation and chiropractic are perfect partners in the delivery of quality neuromusculoskeletal health care.
We encourage our patients to take a more “pro active” approach at resolving their problems because research shows that the old way of passive care and medicine alone shows high recurrence rates. Manipulation and exercise are the two methods that have become the standard of care. Active and passive care is an art that Dr. Miller and Dr. Morris incorporate into each individual’s treatment plan.
Active Release Techniques, also known as A.R.T., are a patented set of state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage techniques that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Patients are often amazed at how quickly their chronic problems are resolved. Active Release has proven its effectiveness over and over in its ability to get athletes back to the sport as well as improve performance.
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Active Release Techniques is good for:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, plantar fascitis, tendonitis, priformis syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and many more.
Light therapy is an advanced therapy that uses photons, the basic unit of light, to carry energy to a biological area which stimulates tissue repair and pain relief.
Light(photons) applied to tissue » Absorption in the Mitochondria and cell Membrane by Chromophores » Elevation of ATP synthesis; Formation of low amounts of ROS (reactive oxygen species) » DNA & RNA synthesis; protein synthesis; mitosis, and cell proliferation » tissue repair and pain relief.
Cold Laser Therapy is good for:
Muscle spasms, osteoarthritis, nerve pain, tendonitis, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries.
Just as the name says our orthotics are made “custom” for you. We use a state of the art scanner to take detailed measurements of your foot in order to design the very best fitting orthotic possible.
Orthotics provide added support to increase your overall postural balance. We use Foot Levelers, the industry leader in orthotics and developer of the Spinal Pelvic Stabilizer. Over the past several years Dr. Miller and Dr. Morris have helped hundreds of patients. They have treated patients of all ages and activity levels, from top athletes trying to get that extra edge to factory workers standing on hard floors all day.
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Custom Orthotics is good for:
Flat feet, plantar fasciitis, ankle and foot pain or repetitive sprains.
Neurological tests, or nerve conduction studies, are important in diagnosing problems related to nerves, muscles, spinal cord or the brain. These tests measure the speed and intensity of electrical signals through nerves and calculate the time and velocity in which muscles respond to these impulses.
Because nerves actually produce small amounts of electricity, their activity can be affected by disease, injury, or other conditions. Diagnosis is extremely important in helping your doctor develop your treatment plan.
Our neurological tests help in diagnosing: -Pinched Nerves -Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -Tarsal Tunnel -Spinal Cord Dysfunction -Nerve disorders and Neuromuscular Disorders.
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EMG/NCV Nerve testing is good for:
Diagnosing problems related to nerves, muscles, spinal cord or the brain.
Flexion distraction is another form of manipulation that uses a specific table to create spinal distraction (separation of the vertebrae). This advanced procedure is not meant to replace any of the valid, successful techniques of Chiropractic but rather it is an additional therapy in the armamentarium of the Chiropractic doctor.
Flexion Distraction is good for:
Failed back surgery, disc herniation, Sciatica issues, whiplash, and many more.
Functional rehabilitation is not just the building of muscle strength and endurance. It is creating and establishing complex movement patterns as well as strength, endurance and flexibility.
We believe that restoring optimal function is the most important component in eliminating pain and preventing injury.
After an injury, the body’s muscles, joints and other tissues guard and function incorrectly as a short term protective mechanism to the injured area. This dysfunction must be correctly diagnosed and addressed in order to completely recover and prevent reoccurrence. There is much more to long term successful treatment of musculoskeletal conditions than just getting the patient out of “pain.”
Functional Rehabilitation is good for:
Repairing and restoring strength and endurance to dysfunctional muscles, joints and tissue as a result of an injury.
A piece of equipment commonly used by Chiropractors is the interferential current machine. This machine produces electrical currents that pass through the affected area of the patient. The current tends to penetrate deeper than other electrical modalities and has a number of physiological effects that have therapeutic value.
The physiological effects include:
an increase in localized blood flow which can improve healing by reducing swelling and as a result helps remove damaged tissue and bring nutrients necessary for healing to the injured area
the stimulation of local nerve cells that can have a pain reducing/anaesthetic effect due to potentially blocking the transmission of the pain signals (pain gate mechanism) or by stimulating the release of pain reducing endorphins (opiod mechanism)
some degree of muscle stimulation as to reduce muscle spasm
During treatment patient will feel a tingling or ‘pins and needles’ sensation at the contact area of the electrodes and may also feel the tingling sensation throughout the area being treated. This sensation may continue for a brief period following treatment as well. The intensity of the current should be increased within the patient’s comfort level. A stronger current will usually have a more beneficial effect but the intensity should not be turned up so high as to cause pain.
Interferential Current is good for:
Joint injury syndrome, increasing circulation, pre and post-orthopedic surgery, pain control of various origins
Manipulation is performed to correct a dysfunctional joint and increase its range of motion. The majority of manipulation is done to the spine but can be performed to any joint in the body such as hip, wrist, shoulder, etc. Manipulation should be performed with only as little force as is required. It is a subtle, gentle and controlled procedure that can be performed on nearly every injured joint in the body in various ways. Manipulative procedures range from very gentle, non-force mobilizations to more intense adjustments in which audible sounds are heard. Not all manipulation procedures are appropriate for all patients or conditions. Proper diagnosis is important to determine what will work best for the individual situation.
Joint Manipulation is good for:
Nerve irritability, muscle spasm, limited joint range of motion, joint pain, arthritis.
Poor posture creates muscle imbalances, in-coordination, and other dysfunctions. These problems can be identified by postural analysis, gait analysis, muscle length tests, and evaluation of key movement patterns. These imbalances are many times the reason why pain recurs and conditions become chronic. Our focus is to treat and educate patients on how they can correct these problems whether it be while working at the office or working around the house.
Postural Training is good for:
Alleviating muscle imbalances, in-coordination and other dysfunctions by correcting posture.
Our office is equipped with cardiovascular equipment as well as strength training bands, tubing and stability balls. Research shows that to achieve lasting pain relief it is imperative to strengthen weak and dysfunctional muscles. Although sometimes muscle are more painful in the short-term, therapeutic exercise is the key to long-term pain relief. Our programs are designed on an individual basis and specific for each condition. We also prescribe “low-tech” at home programs that can be done easily in minutes and still offer the remarkable benefits some people think can only come from an expensive gym membership and fancy equipment.
Therapeutic Exercise is good for:
Mobilizing joints, improving muscle and exercise strength and endurance, improving circulation and more.
Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality that has been used by Chiropractors since the 1940s. Ultrasound is applied using a round-headed wand or probe that is put in direct contact with the patient’s skin. Ultrasound can produce many effects other than just the potential heating effect. It has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to some studies, promote bone fracture healing.
Ultrasound is good for:
Reducing inflammation and swelling, promoting bone fracture healing.