Is a world-renowned movement assessment system used to diagnose and treat all musculoskeletal injuries. This exercise based approach is effective for chronic spinal pain, acute athletic injuries, headaches, sciatica, numbness, shoulder impingement, ligament sprains, MVA injuries etc. Through a well-reasoned assessment, specific exercises and advice will be prescribed to resolve your symptoms. Often repeated movements in a specific direction can correct the mechanics therefore decreasing pain and improving function. If the problem is more difficult some hands on techniques will be utilized until you can self manage. As you will be able to lessen your pain and improve your mobility with the exercises you will get better faster and need fewer visits. You will be actively involved in your care and have a thorough understanding of the tools needed to treat yourself. You will receive guidance that takes you to a full recovery. Your knowledge of how to treat the problem will prevent future reoccurrences. You’ll be able to rapidly deal with symptoms on your own if they ever reoccur.
If utilized correctly the achievable goals of the McKenzie method are to:
An instrument based form of manual treatment that is designed to effectively remove adhesion without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. It’s also one of the few instruments on the market that has a proper hands-on training program to teach the provider exactly where and how to treat your problem. Common conditions in which IAR is more effective than MAR or ART are tendinitis of the Achilles and elbows (tendinopathy), forearm pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, anterior shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. Find out more at www.instrumentadhesionrelease.com.
Is one of the leading soft tissue treatments to reduce scar tissue/adhesion. Adhesion is one of the most common causes of pain, but unfortunately it is a condition that is often overlooked. Adhesion acts like glue among muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and even nerves. As a result, this reduces flexibility, strength, and stability to the body. Adhesion along nerves can cause numbness, burning, aching, tension, tingling, and in some cases weakness. This is called nerve entrapment and can happen in an estimated 156 locations throughout the body. Learn more about adhesion and nerve entrapment on our problems page.
Sometimes we need a jab to get moving. Literally.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and Trigger Point Dry Needling are treatments that uses acupuncture needles to address problems with nerves and muscles.
When nerves are injured or irritated, they become supersensitive, and the muscles they supply become shortened and tight. Dr. Chan Gunn, from Vancouver, found that by inserting an acupuncture needle into the tender muscle, the muscle will contract, and then relax or lengthen. This decreases compression on the nerve, and voilà, less pain.
Not just anybody can perform this treatment. Lisa, our certified Gunn IMS practitioner has been trained to recognize the physical signs of neuropathic pain. After a thorough medical history and physical exam, she’ll be able to determine if IMS is an appropriate treatment for you.
Trigger Point Dry Needling creates changes to muscles and connective tissue (fascia) near the needled areas. It also stimulates nerves to help release the body’s own painkillers. Mary is certified in Dry Needling.
Are you interested in trying IMS or TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING administered by our certified practitioners? Call us at (780) 460-7384 or email us at email@example.com.