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Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
A chiropractor is a doctor specializing in the musculoskeletal (MSK) system -- the muscles and joints of the human body. Muscle and joint dysfunction can cause irritation of the associated nerve, so chiropractors treat the nervous system as well. Chiropractors treat nerve irritation by identification and correction of the muscle or joint dysfunction responsible, fixing the root cause of the problem. Chiropractors identify and correct mechanical muscle and joint pain by restoration of functional movement. This is accomplished with a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. Chiropractors use a variety of manual techniques for muscles and joints all over the body, but are most well known for manipulation of the joints of the spine. Through physical education, chiropractors empower patients to participate in their own recovery. At Pollack Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, all chiropractic patients are prescribed an appropriate (individualized) stretching and strengthening program designed to restore functional range of motion to their area of injury.
A registered massage therapist uses a variety of manual techniques to treat the soft-tissues of the body, meaning the muscles and surrounding connective tissues. Massage therapy reduces muscular pain and promotes healing and recovery of injured or weakened muscles. Massage therapy improves range of motion by relaxing muscles and removing restrictions in the surrounding connective tissues.
Kinesio Taping ®
"Kinesio Taping®" differs from traditional athletic taping in that it does not restrict the range of motion of the supported joint. Traditional athletic tape is inelastic because it is designed to stabilize an injured joint. Kinesio Tape® is elastic because it is designed to support the muscle that moves the joint, thus supporting the injured joint without restricting range of motion. Therefore, Kinesio Taping® provides joint stability indirectly. Kinesio Taping® also stimulates the somatosensory system, which facilitates neuromuscular function. This is why many athletes choose to tape in the absence of dysfunction, simply to enhance performance and prevent injury. Kinesio Taping® also alleviates pain and bruising as it facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.
Ultrasound is commonly used for diagnostic imaging, but can also be used as a therapeutic modality in the treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) injury. Ultrasound reduces pain and promotes healing by flushing out swelling (edema) and increasing blood flow to the targeted area. Ultrasound helps break down scar tissue which can limit the range of motion of the injured joint. Ultrasound transmits energy waves to the treated tissues which enhances cellular metabolism. Like laser therapy, this added energy (in the form of light or ultrasonic waves) is used by the cells of the injured tissue to facilitate healing.