When many patients think of manual therapy, they most likely picture a day spa with soothing music. What many don't realize is they can reap all of the pain relief and wellness benefits of this practice right here in our clinic.
Common Manual Therapy Techniques, Practices, and Benefits
It is important to realize that not all manual techniques and therapists are the same. By receiving a treatment at a chiropractic office, a patient knows they are in the hands of professionals trained in muscle, spine, and back pain management.
There are several different facets to this therapeutic technique. However, the most common technique used at Natural Care Chiropractic is Myofascial Release. This generally involves gentle but sustained pressure on the body without using oils, machines, or other techniques. Anyone who has ever had a muscle knot in their back, shoulders, or neck is probably pretty familiar with this practice. Myofascial Release is one of the most effective ways to eliminate swelling and muscle pain when combined with chiropractic spinal adjustment and other similar treatments. Most patients see a difference after their first treatment.
At Natural Care Chiropractic, we also offer patients advice in several different stretching protocols and exercise techniques, designed to increase the function of the musculoskeletal system, eliminate pain, and promote
We also offer the benefit of having pregnancy trained therapists available at our clinic. The intense strain placed on a woman's body during all phases of pregnancy (but especially in the third trimester) can cause intense discomfort and pain. Due to the sensitive nature of the position of the unborn child and pressure points within the body, not all manual therapists are qualified to handle this type of patient. Our trained and certified staff can provide relief from pain and increase movement during some of the most uncomfortable times during your pregnancy. This style has been proven to increase the mobility of many women and even help ease recuperation after birth.range of movement.
The primary function of lymph nodes is to filter and purify the lymph. The lymph nodes produce various types of lymphocytes. Lymphocytes destroy harmful substances within the body, and are a big part of the immune system. The lymph nodes reabsorb about 40% of the liquid content of the lymph. This makes the lymph much thicker. Because of this thickening and the filtering process, the lymph nodes offer the greatest resistance to the flow of lymph. In fact the lymph nodes offer about 15 times more resistance than the vessels themselves. Lymphatic drainage can help overcome this resistance and get the lymph flowing. By performing lymphatic drainage massage correctly, the therapists at Natural Care Chiropractic can stimulate the opening of the initial lymphatic and increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. The body is a matrix of intertwined muscles, joints and tendons. Trigger point therapy taps into the body’s internal web of muscles and tissues to unlock common chronic and injury-related pains caused by tension and stress.
If you suffer from tight muscles due to long hours at the computer, headaches, back pain, strain injuries, foot pain or hip pain, trigger point therapy might be the best treatment for you. The results and benefits of trigger point therapy are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment.
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