Therapies & Treatments
Chiropractic & Physical Medicine
Chiropractic care restores proper biomechanical motion to restricted joints resulting in decreased pain, increased the range of motion, and decreased muscle guarding.
Think of a series of links in a chain. Each link or junction is responsible for a certain share of the entire motion. When a few those links are rusty or restricted, the other links make up for the lack of movement through the whole system and may wear out. The chiropractic adjustment can restore that lost motion.
During your treatment, we’ll use a number of different physical medicine modalities to maximize your rate of healing and lessen your chance of reinjury.
Neurodynamics or nerve flossing is a specialized diagnostic and treatment technique that targets nerve disorders which are usually expressed as numbness, tingling, or pain. This self- and guided technique helps eliminate symptoms associated with common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and arm pain. Treatment and protocols are based on the work of leading expert Michael Shacklock, physician and author of the book Clinical Neurodynamics.
When people hear about ultrasound, they usually think of a prenatal screening where they get to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl. This ultrasound functions on a therapeutic frequency instead of a diagnostic one.
There are three primary benefits to ultrasound:
- Speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area.
- The decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema.
- The gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Our office calls this E-Stim. This therapeutic device provides a low-level electrical impulse that stimulates the underlying nerve fibers and blocks pain signals to the brain. They also cause the brain to release endorphins which are your body’s natural analgesic.
As your body begins to heal, we will begin rebuilding it with the use of specific, custom exercises that create a stable foundation, lessen your chance of reinjury, and improve your overall function.
When coupled with massage therapy and corrective exercise, you have a complete system to return an individual back to their full potential.
In its simplest form, massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body through a varied system of techniques that include effleurage (gliding movement), compressions, petrissage (kneading movement) and friction. Additionally, massage therapists may engage in methods such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release as well as active and passive movements of the joints through practices such as joint mobilizations and stretching to assist in increasing range of motion in areas that need to be targeted.
Provides an increase in circulation and lymph thereby helping maintain an optimum state of health for soft tissue
Assists in reducing hypertonicity of the muscles, creating improved tone, flexibility and promotes overall muscle balance.
Increases self-awareness of the body thus reducing the likelihood of chronic problems.
Contributes to the body’s natural healing process by decreasing muscle soreness and reducing inflammation and edema as well as improve/regain muscular balance by decreasing muscle cramping and spasms.
Promotes mental relaxation thereby decreasing stress
Chiropractic and Massage: The Medical World’s Peanut Butter and Jelly
The human being is a systematized, patterned whole and the combination of massage therapy and chiropractic aim to restore balance and wholeness. While both professions in separate provide many solutions to today’s ailments, the blending of the two creates both longer lasting effects as well as even speedier recovery time. During your massage sessions here at Post Rehab Solutions know that you are in good hands via a staff of licensed massage therapists that are directed by our board-certified doctors to be tailored to your specific condition to achieve the best results possible.
Conditions that Benefit from the Unification of the Two:
- Back pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and stress-related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains & sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Nerve-induced pain, such as sciatica, elbow pain, bulging and herniated discs
Orthotics are generally known as a form of a shoe insert that supports the foot’s muscles and joints and helps ease pain that can be caused by ailments such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, bursitis or tendonitis.
How do you know if you need orthotics?
The only way to be sure is to talk to a doctor. However, there a few questions that you can ask yourself to see if it is something you need to bring up at your next visit:
- Do you have severe foot or heel pain? Is the pain greater right when you get up in the morning? One of the causes of heel and foot pain is plantar fasciitis which can be correct with both physical therapy and orthotics.
- Do you have an abnormally high or low arch? The average shoe may not provide the proper arch support needed and this is where orthotic can help.
- Do you stand for more than 5-6 hours a day? Overuse of the plantar fascia of the foot can cause inflammation and foot pain. Orthotics can assist by relieving the stress that is placed on the bottom of the foot from standing all day.
- Have you had an injury to a part of your lower limbs? An injury to a hip, knee, calf or ankle can throw off your gait (how you walk). Orthotics can help correct the overcompensation.
- Look at the bootom of your shoes. Is the tread more worn out on the outside of the shoe or the inside of the shoe? If a shoe is showing wear and tear on the inside of the shoe this denotes that the foot and ankle are over pronating. If the shoe is worn on the outside tread, this means that there are signs of the foot or ankle over suppinating. Both of these conditions can be corrected with orthotics.
What is the cost and is it covered under your insurance plan?
If you are looking to purchase your orthotics outright, it is a cost of $325 per pair. Some insurance companies will cover 1-2 pairs of orthotics per year at varying rates. If you are looking to use your insurance we can look into your benefits to get a better idea of your cost.
How are our orthotics different?
We are glad that you asked! The most common way to provide orthotics is by preparing a plaster mold of your feet that is sent out and the inserts are then made. These types of orthotics only take into account of your feet in a standing state. However, you want your inserts to be supportive not just while you are standing but also when you are in motion. This is where we are different.
Our office uses a state of the art GaitScan plate that you not only stand on, but walk across. This pressure sensing data is then sent to a computer program from which the doctor can see where you are distributing your weight while standing as well as in motion. In addition, the GaitScan is a useful tool to detect other lower limb imbalances as well as flaws in your biomechanics that could lead to potential ailments over time. After collecting the data, we then send it off to our insert producers who then custom build your orthotics. This is different from the plaster cast because your orthotic will be made for you based on the biometric science of your foot standing and in motion.