The Chiropractic adjustment is the foundation of the treatment for almost every patient. The goal with the adjustment is to apply gentle force to specific segments of the spine, or extremities, in order to restore proper motion to the joint. This takes stress off the bones and cartilage of the spine and improves the health of these tissues, and in doing so optimizes the function of the nervous system.
Active Release Technique is a hands on treatment to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia aimed at improving function of these tissues. This is accomplished by performing a massage type treatment in conjunction with active ranges of motion to restore better relative motion between these tissues as well as restoring proper blood flow to areas that have become starved of adequate perfusion. With these combined results, the patient will experience decreased tension and tenderness in the muscles and will improve the results seen with the Adjustment.
Cupping and IASTM (Instrament Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation) are often used in combination with the deep tissue therapy. The reason behind this, is that these treatment tools are great at decreasing sensitivity of the superficial pain receptors that are not addressed with the deep tissue. IASTM has been shown in studies to increase the activity of Fibroblasts, which simulates the production of more collangen. Because of this increase in fibroblast activity, we an create less scar tissue and quicker healing from common tendonitis issues like tennis elbow and Jumper’s knee. Cupping is fantastic at restoring better mobility of the fascial layers around the neck and back that get tight from poor posture as well.
In addition to treatment, each patient will have the option to be taught a 10 – 20 minute routine of specific exercises to accelerate the healing of the tissues by improving global mobility and segmental stability. While at the clinic, these routines will include use of resistance bands, kettlebells, and body weight movements, but Dr. Dunaway will teach each patient how to modify their routine so it can be performed at home on a daily basis. By offering this service, it allows Dr. Dunaway to give the patients more control of their recovery time, allows the patient to begin developing good lifelong habits, and decreases the number of visits needed to see results.
If you are looking to get some top notch guidance with programming body maintenance or help with training pain free, but don't live around the Clarksville/Nashville area, this options is for you! You can choose to engages a single session or a 4 session program with Dr. Dunaway.
This option will allow us to go through your history, perform a movement assessment appropriate for your condition, and develop a general plan of attack to support proper healing and function. Typically this includes a daily 10-15 minute routine and a list of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for the gym and/or sport. This includes a 7 day window of open e-mail communication to answer any questions, altering the program if needed to ensure maximal effectiveness.
This option will essentially start with maintenance routines to support and facilitate pain relief for better function of problem area. However, with the follow up visits we begin to develop similar plans for areas that may not be symptomatic but leading to, or contributing to, the issues you are dealing with. This program is great for long standing issues that seem to be spreading to other areas which makes engaging fitness with any degree of intensity very difficult. Help with programming restorative fitness aspects to your current training will also be covered over the course of the entire program with continued follow up online support. This program typically runs 10-12 weeks.