Chiropractic Medicine involves various methods of therapeutic manipulation for muscles and bones to provide relief from chronic numbness, tingling and acute pain, including neck and lower back pain, frozen shoulder, muscle tears, rotator cuff tears, pain due to injury, headache pain, etc.
Physiotherapy & Soft Tissue Work
Therapeutic machines and techniques that address muscle spasms, muscle tightness, and muscle pain.
Spinal manipulation – the moving of synovial joints through manipulation and massage – is often used to treat pain in the head, neck, shoulders, back; and to address address numbness, tingling, and scoliosis.
Trigger Point/Well Wave Therapy
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a hands-on treatment that involves identifying trigger points and releasing them to restore alignment and proper body mechanics.
The word “Myofascial” is comprised of “myo” meaning muscle tissue, and “fascial” refers to the connective tissue that ties all of our muscles, bones and other tissues together. When a muscle is stressed or dysfunctional – due to injury, repetitive strain, stress, lifting heavy loads, poor posture, or inactivity – it pulls the bone structure out of alignment. When the body is out of alignment, other muscles compensate in an attempt to stabilize resulting in soreness and often weakness. As a result, correcting these problems often requires working on areas far from the location where pain is experienced. These stressed muscles form tender, often painful trigger points or knots that develop in tight bands of muscle and create poor body mechanics causing pain, dysfunction, and often chronic problems such as bulging discs, sciatic pain, back pain, headache, frozen shoulders, plantar fasciitis.
When a trigger point is located, sustained pressure is applied to gradually decrease the pain and allow the muscle to relax again, and ultimately restore function, range of motion, and good biomechanics over a series of treatments. Chiropractic manipulation that does not address rebalancing and restoring good biomechanics will result in just a temporary correction. We empower our patients with self-care techniques that help them manage chronic conditions between visits and beyond our initial course of treatment. Our average patient is seen for 8 treatments, often feeling significantly better after the first session.
Well Wave Therapy or Trigger Point Shockwave Therapy is a gentle but powerful alternative to traditional hands-on Trigger Point Therapy that uses focused sound waves to efficiently treat trigger points close to the surface as well as deep in muscle tissue. At Brannick Clinic, we find that the Well Wave technology helps our patients heal 50% faster than traditional hands-on work.
We fit custom orthotics to address a variety of biomechanical foot and ankle conditions including flat feet, weak arches, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendon issues and chronic ankle sprains. Using an impression or cast of the foot, we create a device uniquely designed for the comfort and support of the individual.