During your rehabilitation, we will assess
your improvement by conducting a functional activity assessment. This
will provide your chiropractic physician and physical therapist with valuable information to help him/her
release you back to full activity. It may also be used to determine
return to athletic activity and/or establish an injury prevention
Joint mobilization is a skilled manual therapy technique aimed at improving joint range of motion and reducing pain. It is often used in conjunction with other manual therapy techniques.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Range of motion, flexibility, recovery time, and performance can be improved using Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Beveled edge stainless steel instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions, adhesions and tissue allowing full functional restoration to occur.
Cupping is a safe, non-invasive, ancient form of alternative medicine in which the chiropractor or therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. We use a pump as a vacuum to draw skin into the cup. This causes your skin to rise and redden as the blood vessels expand. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups were placed. Patients receive this treatment for many reasons, including to help with pain, inflammation, and blood flow, as well as relaxation and well-being. It draws the skin away from the muscle tissue, increasing the flow of fluid in the space between the two, therefore improving the healing process, promoting healthy tissue, and decreasing pain levels.
Pin and Stretch
Pin and stretch is a soft tissue procedure, which allows the
chiropractic physician, physical therapist and/or physical therapy assistant to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves in a manner that reduces soft tissue adhesions and muscle tightness, to improve flexibility and range of motion.
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 MCC to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic and neuromuscular 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 chiropractic physician, physical therapist and/or physical therapy assistant 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.
Core Stabilization Program
We provide an appropriate program for core activation and development with all of our physical therapy programs.
For all lower extremity patients, we provide an in-depth analysis of your walking pattern and compare it to standard gait patterns. This provides us with valuable information to help correct your walking pattern and treat your specific problem. We will also provide assistance with the proper fitting and use of ambulatory devices such as crutches, canes and walkers.
We apply our active sports medicine wellness approach to injury management through therapeutic exercise. We provide a solid program for muscle development, flexibility, postural improvement balance training and muscle imbalance correction.
offer a very active sports medicine approach to injury management. We
use modalities to aid in your care. Some of these modalities include
cryotherapy (cold), ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.