ART (Active Release Techniques®)
This technique’s goal is to restore optimal texture, motion, and function of the soft tissue and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. ART is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
Radial “shock waves” apply the energy at specific points of tenderness and then the force of vibration spreads out over a larger area.
This action increases the metabolic activity around the area triggering cellular and biochemical processes. This stimulates the body’s natural healing ability, reducing pain, breaking up adhesions (scar tissue), and triggering reabsorption of calcium deposits. It helps normalize muscle tone through stimulation of the muscle spindle and the Golgi apparatus of the muscle and tendons, and releases endorphins (natural painkillers) by stimulating the skin’s pressure and touch receptors.
Disorders that are treated with Shock Wave Therapy are: Shoulder pain and calcification, Tennis or golfer’s elbow, Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), Shin pain, Achilles tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis (heel pain), Chronic neck, Shoulder and back pain, Trigger points and Fibromyalgia.
Studies show treatment can be more than 90% successful.
Cold Laser Therapy is now at Jonas Chiropractic!
Cold Laser Therapy uses high-powered light to accelerate pain relief and healing, reduce pain and increase wellness. The technique uses a combination of radiances that work synergistically for optimal pain relief and healing.
The benefits of laser therapy include:
A decompression technique excellent for lower back conditions.
A gentle chiropractic technique known for its “low force” – excellent for children and those whose spines require a different approach.
Designed and directed by our staff with state of the art core development as a key to success.
Our certified strength and conditioning specialist combines our extensive knowledge of one’s individual sport to aid in the avoidance of injury or the quick recovery from one.
Pose Running/Gait Analysis
A scientifically based running technique which helps you run faster, more efficiently, and avoid injuries. Video analysis and specific drills aid in the learning process.
Trigger Point Work
Trigger points are hypersensitive, tightened areas, known as taut bands, which can occur in any muscle. Trigger points cause pain, tingling,burning, weakness and other symptoms. They have a special property called referred pain. This work was actually developed by Dr. Janet Travell-Orthopedist to President John F. Kennedy and has been an important component of our treatment plans.
Kinesio Tape is a therapeutic procedure using special tape invented by Japanese Chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase, D.C. Jonas Chiropractic offers Kinesio Tape to help support your Chiropractic Adjustment by supporting muscles and joints while removing congestion (swelling) from areas of inflammation. It gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and Pain Management. Kinseo Tape is a rehabilitative, therapeutic modality. Our professionals are trained in the use of this new and effective taping which aids in reducing swelling, pain and decrease muscle spasm.
We now offer Kinesiotaping which aids in reducing swelling, pain and decreasing muscle spasm. A 2007 study by the Department of Rehabilitation and the University of Warsaw found that muscle strength increased 54% after 24 hours of use. A recent study published in the Journal of Sports Physical Therapy in July 2008 by the US ARMY found Kineotaping helped increases shoulder range of motion in subjects with rotator cuff tendonitis. Most individuals became aware of its importance at the Olympic games, on the shoulders of Kerry Walsh, or by watching Lance Armstrong’s winning Tour de France team. Many amateur and professional skaters and hockey players have found great benefits from its use. The tape is used for pain, weakness and swelling anywhere from the spine to the foot.
Four Major Features of Kinesio Taping:
You may have noticed Kinesio Tape on Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh’s shoulder or read about Kinesio Tape in Lance Armstrong’s, Every Second Counts, where he refers to Kinesio Tape as “Something better than any laser, wrap or electric massager…Special tape that came from Japan and seemed to have special powers. Every morning before the stage, they would tape us up, different parts of our bodies…. George’s back, Chechu’s knees. Sometimes we’d be so wrapped up in hot-pink tape that we’d look like dolls, a bunch of broken dolls. But the next day the pain disappeared–it was gone.”
How Does Kinesio Tape Work?
Conventional athletic tape is designed to restrict the movementt of affected muscles and joints. For this purpose, several layers of tape must be rolled on the affected areas, applying significant pressure and resulting in the obstructuion of the flow of bodily fluids. That is why athletic tape is usually applied before an activity and removed soon there after. On the other hand, Kinesio Taping allows free range of motion in order to allow the body’s own muscular system to heal itself biomechanically. The tape itself is very thin and the wave like glue pattern of the tape allows the skin to virtually be lifted from the affected area and gently massages the area during movement allowing for lymph and circulation improvement along with joint stability
At Jonas Chiropractic, we have combine over 30 years of experience as chiropractors and athletes. A combination of intensive postgraduate education combined with their own years involved in athletics enables them to be unique and specific in their approach to athletic and traumatic injuries.