Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. In addition to joint and spinal manipulation, chiropractors apply techniques such as traction/decompression, myofascial release, Graston technique, Dry Needling and exercise instruction, to help provide pain relief from common back, neck and other joint injuries.
Dry Needling is a very effective adjunctive treatment incorporated at Virginia Sport & Spine Institute although it is only one piece of an effective treatment plan. Once the muscles have been “reset” it is then important to retrain them through stretching, posture training and strengthening. We will also look to identify any aggravating and environmental factors that may influence your rate of recovery.
The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility or a stability/motor control problem.
Become more proactive in your health care and recovery with our corrective rehabilitation program designed just for you. Combine it with myofascial treatment and Chiropractic and get back to 100% even faster. Corrective exercises will be demonstrated and performed to assure proper form and effectiveness of the movements.
Distraction is a beneficial treatment option for conditions that do not tolerate traditional chiropractic manipulation or patients who prefer a more gentle approach. It is also a effective treatment for spinal conditions like disc herniations, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis and failed back surgical syndrome. Our facility offers a state of the art Cox 8 Table to perform this gentle, safe, evidence-based, hands on doctor-controlled treatment.
The Graston Technique (GT) is an innovative form of instrument-aided tissue mobilization that lets our clinicians effectively break down the fascial restrictions in order to promote healing. Healing and recovery of fibrous or scarred tissues is rather slow. This is primarily due to low blood supply across the fibrous tissue. The aim of the Graston Technique is to create micro-traumas at the damaged tissue in enhance healing.