RockTape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used at Montgomery Chiropractic Center to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.
True Strapping procedures utilize rigid, non-stretchy material. They may be a highly adhesive tape (leukotape) versus elastic tape (used in the KT technique) as the primary stabilizing taping material. They often require a pre-wrap prior to their application. Goal is to limit range of motion and support/stabilize damaged tissue, including acute muscle strains, ligament sprains and subtle joint instability.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Fascilitation Stretch (PNF)
PNF is a stretching technique used to reduce a muscle spasm or chronic tightness that has affected joint movement, and to eliminate pain points where the tendon attaches to bone. The patient is asked to contract the involved muscle group and hold against the doctor’s resistance. They then are asked to relax allowing the doctor to stretch the affected tissue.
Neuromuscular Re-Education Exercises
A category of exercises designed to improve proprioception (perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body) during daily activities that require standing and sitting. Exercises may range from specific movements on an exercise ball to challenge balance and kinesthetic sense (sense of body position, or the relationship between movement of body parts such as joints, muscles and tendons), to wobble and rocker boards to challenge balance and re-train the proprioceptive portion of the nervous system.
Spinal Stabilization Exercises
A series of exercises and stretches that are used to improve involuntary control of the muscles that provide stability to the spine. Unlike general exercise programs which focus on gross muscle tone and strength, spinal stabilization exercises are tailored to a specific patient’s needs and train the small, fine controlling muscles of the spine. Rehabilitating these muscles can restore optimal spinal function and reduce the risk of re-injury.
Home Exercise Programs
Patients are taught stretches and exercises that can be completed at home to improve their overall fitness and health. Condition specific exercises and stretches are customized to each patient’s physical needs. Handouts of all exercises taught and performed in the office are provided for reference while at home and work.