Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive, and natural method of health care for the spine and all the joints in the body. Chiropractic manipulation releases joint restrictions to restore normal range of motion. Restrictions cause friction and increased stress on the normal joint function. This increased friction may cause inflammation, pain, or wear and tear of the joints.
It is very important to restore joint function if you are experiencing pain and/or disability as a result of these joint restrictions, particularly if you have been experiencing repeated episodes of pain or disability. Repeated episodes often lead to chronic problems which affect the surrounding structures: such as the joint capsules, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented movement based soft tissue technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. ART can quickly and permanently resolve many common issues from headaches to carpal tunnel syndrome to tennis elbow. Many of these issues are a result of overused muscles and ART can be the answer. Click here to read more and watch educational videos on ART.
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. We realize the importance of specialized, individual treatment for athletes, so Northwest Spine & Sport has a distinct entity focused on their treatment.
Both our doctors have completed Master's degrees in Exercise and Sports Science. Specializing in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, they have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine and are ready to treat you!
Rehabilitative training is used to help relearn proper movement patterns that are lost after an injury. By performing corrective exercises we can retrain your nervous system on how to stabilize, and mobilize your musculoskeletal system properly. Often when we are injured, our body copes by guarding itself which leads to poor movement and weakness, which in turn can lead to further injures. Our trainer will perform an exam to determine the functionally driven, movement based exercises that you can do comfortably at home, at work, or at the gym. By relearning proper movement patterns you will be on the right track for recovery, preventing future injuries, and returning to the lifestyle that you love.
There are 4 stages of our rehabilitation program:
Phase 1: Reset
Retrain motor patterns to ensure the body is moving properly
Phase 2: Restore
Increase mobility to restore pain-free range of motion in joints
Phase 3: Activate
- Increase stability of joints to further reduce stiffness of areas that are overworking to compensate
- Create a strong core for the shoulders and hips to “plug into”, allowing them to be more mobile
- Increase activation of proper muscles to improve firing pattern and lower risk of future injury
Phase 4: Performance
Sports Massage is aimed at supporting you, the athelete, in order to maintain and improve performance and mobility. Helping to keep soft tissues supple in order to minimize tears or strains, Sports Massage also aids in tissue rebounding after your game or a hard practice. Marked by kneading, percussive, compression, and stretching techniques, Sports Massage is an incredibly beneficial part of your training routine.
Myofascial Release is a unique stretching technique used at NW Spine & Sport to treat a variety of soft tissue problems. Repetitive strain injures the fascia (connective tissue found throughout your body surrounding muscles, nerves, organs, etc.) causing scar tissue formation, but Myofascial Release breaks down this scarring. Progress with your treatment is measured by a decrease in pain and improvement in your muscle function.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of treatment done by using lotion or oil and utilizing deep kneading, muscle stripping, and pressure to reduce muscle tension, break down scar tissue and decrease pain. This therapeutic muscle work can significantly reduce many common aches and pains.
Cupping therapy is the application of suction to the body, creating negative pressure rather than compression. Negative pressure is lifting the tissues away from the body, where compression is pushing into the body. Suction cups facilitate soft tissue release, loosen and lift connective tissue, break up and drain stagnation, and increase blood and lymph flow to the tissues. Cupping Therapy may be used for a variety of conditions, ask your Therapist if cupping therapy is right for you.