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Chiropractic Manipulation and Mobilization

Chiropractic Manipulation and Mobilization Chiropractors use spinal or joint manipulation (also called adjustment) to restore the mobility of the spine and peripheral joints. During the adjustment, a small noise, called cavitation or popping, can be heard. This is the sound of gas trapped within the joint being released by the [...]

Chiropractic Manipulation and Mobilization

Detecting and Treating Trigger Points

Detecting and Treating Trigger Points Trigger points, more commonly known as knots, are small areas of tension in the muscles which are usually caused by a muscle injury, repetitive movements or poor posture. The pain can be located directly at the trigger point or a certain distance away. For example, [...]

Detecting and Treating Trigger Points

Graston Technique®

Graston Technique® Graston Technique® effectively detects and treats injuries to soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fasciae. When the soft tissue is injured, scar tissue (or adhesions) often forms, preventing normal function of the muscle, tendon or ligament. Graston Technique® consists of sliding specially designed stainless steel [...]

Graston Technique®

Rehabilitation Exercises

Rehabilitation Exercises I prescribe customized rehabilitation exercises in order to optimize recovery and healing. Stretching and strengthening exercises, which take very little time and can easily be done at home, are often essential to speed healing and/or avoid recurrence. These exercises are explained and demonstrated during the chiropractic visit. I [...]

Rehabilitation Exercises

Kinésio Taping

Kinesio Taping Kinesio Taping® is a taping technique that applies latex-free adhesive tape over and around the affected muscles and joints. Contrary to more conventional taping methods, because of its elasticity, Kinesio Taping® is able to provide support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of [...]

Kinésio Taping

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies Electric current is used to relieve pain in a variety of therapies: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), interferential current therapy (IFC) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (EMS). It does so by increasing blood circulation and stimulating the muscles. The low-voltage electrical current used in these therapies flows through electrodes [...]

Complementary Therapies

Other Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques

Other Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques Other soft tissue techniques may also be used. Manual massage relaxes muscles, reduces swelling and increases blood flow. Transverse friction massage (also known as cross- fibre friction) consists of rapidly rubbing the muscle, tendon or ligament fibres in order to break down adhesions or scar [...]

Other Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques