Services we provide
Mobilization of the joints of the body involve positioning a joint in its painful/limited range of motion and providing a gentle pulsatile force. There are multiple benefits including increased lubrication of the joint, breakdown of scar tissue, and decreased pain.
Joint manipulations and spinal adjustments
Adjustments and manipulations to the joints of the spine and extremities is a specialized skill chiropractors have mastered with thousands of hours of practice.
This technique involves maneuvering a joint to end-range and delivering a fast and precise thrust resulting in pressure release in the joint. The goal is to decrease pain, increase range of motion and decrease local inflammation.
Exercise prescription and movement rehabilitation
If adjustments, mobilizations and soft tissue therapies mold the clay, exercise and movement rehabilitation is the kiln that solidifies the form. We prescribe specific exercises and stretches to correct aberrant function and strengthen pain-free movement patterns.
Hands-on soft tissue therapy and Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
Hands-on soft tissue therapy involves working tight and restricted muscles, fascia and surrounding connective tissues with the expressed purpose of realigning scar tissue and decreasing pain. This involves targeted pressure to trigger points and tensioning the muscle through various ranges of motion.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) uses specially crafted medical-grade stainless steel tools to achieve the same goals of hands-on soft tissue therapy in a much more effective and efficient manner. Multiple studies have established IASTM's efficacy in increasing tissue elasticity/length, increasing range of motion, and decreasing pain.
Concussion Management and Baseline Testing
Concussions are one of the most prevalent injuries in sport and can have a serious impact on the developing brain and more than 50% of concussions in sports are not reported. While it is recognized that concussions cannot be fully prevented they can be promptly and appropriately managed thought baseline testing and concussion treatment and rehabilitation.
Rest is no longer best! Concussion management and rehabilitation includes many components such as: manual therapy, vision and vestibular rehab, nutrition and life style changes as well as exercise.
Baseline testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests designed to provide a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can provide healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should an athlete sustain a concussion. This protocol includes: concussion and medical history, symptom score, orientation, auditory memory, concentration, visual tracking and processing speed, balance and reaction time, and strength and motor performance.
Concussions can be very debilitating if not treated correctly so here at Sunshine Valley Family Chiropractic we only offer treatments and rehabilitation based on the most up to-date research. Our goal is to get you back to learn, work and play as quickly and as safely as possible.