Chiropractic Rehabilitation Treatment Modalities
There are several treatment modalities used in chiropractic. Your doctor will choose the combination of treatments best suited to healing the underlying condition that’s causing your pain.
Manual therapy helps facilitate soft tissue healing and promotes functional improvements. It is different from massage and involves soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, trigger points, and range of motion stretching to increase muscle function and decrease pain.
At Shields Chiropractic, our patients love working with our trained manual therapists, receiving one-on-one personalized treatment. Our therapists often recommend specific exercise routines that can be done at home to assist with healing.
In addition, our manual therapists provide patient education — teaching you about your body, how you should move, and how to prevent injury. During phase 2 of your care, we’ll provide exercises and stretches to help you actively participate in your care.
Cold laser therapy for pain uses a low-level laser to reduce inflammation, heal injured tissues, and reduce healing time — all at a cellular level. We use this for both acute and chronic pain management. Cold laser therapy is pain-free and very effective in helping our patients feel better faster.
RockTape® or KT Tape® is used to lift the skin and decompress layers of fascia (thin connective tissue), allowing improved movement of lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic fluid transports white blood cells for healing and removes cellular debris and bacteria. By reducing pressure on the tissues, pain is reduced.
Chiropractic treatment utilizes multiple approaches to help you realize your optimal wellness. Nutritional supplements may be suggested as part of your holistic health plan. We recommend Standard Process Supplements for safe and effective nutritional support.
Core Stabilizing Therapy
You may have heard the phrase “core strength” when referring to exercise or fitness. Core strength is also important in chiropractic treatment. We use core stabilizing therapy to help you use the core muscles of your stomach and back to better support your spine.
Depending on your condition, we may also recommend therapeutic exercises and stretching, spinal traction, massage, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS), ultrasound, diet and nutritional counseling, or lifestyle modification.