Category Archive for: ‘Chiropractic’

Feed it, Treat it, Hold it, Load it, Move it- Healing Tendinopathy

Geoff Lecovin, MS., DC., ND., L.Ac., CSCS. CISSN Michael Braccio, DC., DACRB   Tendinopathy Tendinopathy is a broad term describing painful conditions that occur in and around tendons in response to overuse. Research suggests little or no inflammation is present in these conditions, thus treatment modalities aimed at controlling inflammation, such as steroid injections and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, are generally …

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Rapid Injury Healing

Whether you’re an athlete, stay at home mom, or work at a job that can lead to overuse injuries, rapid healing is desirable as it minimizes pain and quickly restores function. Rapid injury healing is an integrative approach that involves: Anti-inflammatory dietary and supplement interventions to minimize the negative effects of inflammation, while at the same time stimulating healing Targeted …

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Reduce Pain, Prevent Injuries and Enhance Performance

In order to reduce pain, prevent injuries and enhance performance you need to have neuromuscular efficiency. Neuromuscular efficiency is the ability of the neuromuscular system to allow agonists, antagonists, synergists, and stabilizers to work synergistically to produce, reduce, and dynamically stabilize movement within the kinetic chain in all three planes of motion. In other words, the length and tension of …

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Do Your Trigger Points Keep Coming Back?

Trigger points are taut palpable bands in or around muscles that can result in either local or referred pain. Latent (“silent”) trigger points tend to accumulate over a lifetime and appear to be the main cause of stiff joints and restricted range of motion. Active trigger points can cause: headaches, neck and jaw pain, low back pain, symptoms of carpal …

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping is the application of a thin, elastic, cotton-based therapeutic tape that can be used to treat a variety of injuries and inflammatory conditions. The tape is designed to mimic the thickness and elasticity of human skin, which enables it to be worn without restricting movement. While the research on Kinesio taping is mixed, clinical/empirical experience has shown it …

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Can You Scrape Your Pain Away?

The skin is an area often overlooked in physical medicine and rehabilitation, which is unfortunate as it is an area rich in mechanoreceptors, known to have a strong influence on tissue tone, cellular communication and movement. Scraping the skin, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), stimulates mechanoreceptors, causing microvascular trauma and capillary hemorrhage, and a  localized inflammatory response that …

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The Core- Beyond The Spine

  The Core consists of structures that make up Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex (LPHC). It includes the lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, abdomen, diaphragm and hips. It is where body’s center of gravity is located and where all movement originates. A strong and efficient core is necessary for maintaining proper muscle balance throughout the entire Human Movement System (Kinetic Chain). Optimal length-tension relationships …

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Got Shoulder Pain?

If you have shoulder pain, you are not alone: Shoulder pain is reported to occur in up to 20% of the general population, with 40% persisting for at least 1 year (Annual cost is about $39 billion) Shoulder impingement is the most prevalent diagnosis, followed by traumatic injuries Altered mechanics at the shoulder joint make it susceptible to degenerative changes …

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Got Knee Pain?

The knee is one of the most commonly injured regions in the body: An estimated 80, 000 to 100, 000 anterior cruciate injuries (ACL) occur annually in the US Approximately 70% of these are non-contact (i.e. related to poor biomechanics) There is a strong correlation with ACL injuries and future arthritis in that knee Functional Anatomy The anatomical location of …

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It Doesn’t Mean Squat. Or Does IT?

The squat is a fundamental movement which is essential for physical activity, whether it be activities of daily living, exercise, or more complex/technical sporting activities. Optimal squat patterns are critical for sport performance, injury risk reduction and to support lifelong physical activity. By deconstructing the technical performance of the squat, this movement can be used as a dynamic screening assessment …

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