A Chiropractic Adjustment is designed to get the joints moving again. By restoring proper joint and muscle function with healthy movement it will reduce pain and create a more efficient body. Adjustments can also help improve muscle function and increase motion in the spine and joints of the body.
Massage therapy has become increasingly popular over the years. If you never had a massage, it’s time to give it a try. Not only is massage therapy a luxurious and relaxing experience, but it also provides a variety of health benefits that can improve our physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
If you are unsure about the more traditional manual adjustments, the PulStar is an amazing option for light force chiropractic adjustments. Some instances when we use the PulStar are: Post back surgery, osteoporosis, and severe degenerative joint disease.
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue therapy designed to rid injured areas of scar tissue. Here at Lake Effect Chiropractic, we incorporate ART in our treatment of musculoskeletal disorders to remedy injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow, headaches, and back pain. All of these conditions tend to have one thing in common: the result of an overused muscle.
Without a full range of motion and proper use of joints, our backs, necks and joints become stiff and less mobile, leading to pain, greater loss of movement and dysfunction. The McKenzie method is a standardized assessment tool, defining and classifying movement problems and recommending appropriate treatment.
Many people avoid fitness and exercise because of a fear of being hurt, or they just don’t know what to do. However, when you’re injured, exercise and targeted movement are among the most effective forms of treatment.
Therapeutic and reabilitative exercises don’t have to be boring – they can be healthy, sustainable, and a fun way to recuperate from an injury and live a healthier life!
Our chiropractors are trained in many approaches for soft tissue therapies. One of them utilizes specific stainless-steel or ceramic instruments for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
Special tools are used in an approach called instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, or IASTM for short, aka scraping. IASTM therapeutically restores proper range of motion and soft tissue health back to the body.
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal. Improved healing time, pain reduction, increased blood circulation and decreased swelling are the major effects of laser energy.
Summus Medical Lasers are designed to target the body's optimal light absorbing complexes to treat pain and accelerate the healing process.
Compression therapy is designed to increase blood flow to speed up recovery from workouts or from injuries. This therapy involves NormTec Boots that help this process and increase recovery time.
You may have seen athletes on television with odd, circle-shaped marks on
their shoulder or low back, similar to an octopus’s suction cups. The pressure inside the cups is altered to create suction on the skin where they rest. The suction created by the cups is thought to help improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote