Spinal & Extremity Manipulative Therapy
At Victory Chiropractic, we provide our patients with multiple non-invasive conservative therapies.
Spinal & Extremity Manipulation is a procedure in which your chiropractor will use his hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal/extremity joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustments are to correct structural/postural alignment, improve your body's physical function, provide relief of musculoskeletal pain, decrease recovery time with acute injuries, and increase range of motion.
The Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables your Doctor of Chiropractic to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Benefits include a decrease in overall time of treatment, faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication, and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent.
Myofascial release therapy utilizes gentle, kneading manipulation that softly stretches, softens, lengthens the soft tissue. This approach is a safe and effective hands-on technique that will provide pain relief, relieve muscle spasms, increase range of motion, decrease inflammation, and increase lymphatic flow throughout the entire body.
At Victory Chiropractic, we prescribe specific exercises to our patients to help correct back, neck, and extremity problems. These exercises can help prevent muscle deterioration and atrophy, promote joint health, reduce pain, increase strength, stability and range of motion, and protect against new or recurring injuries.
Electrical muscle stimulation is used to decrease muscle spasms, pain and inflammation. The muscles in the body use ATP as an energy source in order to contract and relax. Electrical muscle stimulation is designed to decrease the ATP stored in the muscle, thus allowing the muscle to relax. Utilizing this modality early in treatment helps your Doctor be able to perform joint manipulation easier as the surrounding area is more relaxed. Heat or Ice is often used in conjunction with electrical stimulation in order to either reduce muscle spasms or to decrease pain and inflammation.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Heat packs are used to decrease muscle spasms, which relax the muscles, allowing for a better chiropractic adjustment. We utilize hydrocollator packs, which are immersed in hot water and allow for a deeper heat penetration into the muscle tissue. Heat therapy also allows for increased blood flow to an injured area, resulting in faster healing times. Ice packs are readily used in the clinic to decrease pain and inflammation. Ice is used in acute conditions in order to cause vasoconstriction within the tissues, allowing the area of injury to heal faster.
Kinesio Tape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Benefits of Kinesio-tape include reduction of pain, re-educate the neuromuscular system, optimize performance, prevent injury, and promote improved circulation and healing.
Ultrasound therapy is a pain-free procedure. Therapeutic ultrasound uses acoustic waves to deliver direct relief to the targeted tissues and troubled areas to reduce muscle pain and increase muscle and joint movement. Ultrasound therapy help to reduce stiffness, swelling, and pain while increasing blood circulation. Ultrasound therapy may be used alone or coupled with therapeutic massage, stretching, heat, or chiropractic procedures.