At Kinetic Integration, we offer a variety of medical and performance services to help you get healthy and stay strong.
Chiropractic care is focused on neuromuscular issues. This is accomplished through exam, diagnosis and treatment. The treatment may consist of manual therapy, including: chiropractic manipulation or adjustment, soft tissue manipulation, stretching, corrective exercise and other forms of rehabilitation.
Common Conditions Treated:
Work Related Injuries
Performance training is a general term that is used to encompass a variety of training techniques that are often associated with athletics. The goal of this type of training is to increase performance and efficiency for an individual. This includes: speed and agility training, along with functional exercises. This type of training not only offers performance benefits, but it also helps to decrease injuries by helping to balance out the body. Athletes are typically performing a high number of repetitions of very complex and specific movements. This can lead to imbalances in the body, which can manifest as injuries.
Manual Therapy Techniques
Active Release Technique® (ART®)
The major technique used will be Active Release Technique® (ART®). ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Instrument based soft tissue treatments will also be administered in the office. These techniques include Graston and SASTM.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions.
Instruments (SASTM) effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions through sound waves. This allows the clinician to treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of pressure, due to square surface concept.
Specific Screens and Assessments
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
The FMS allows for evaluation of patients that are currently not experiencing pain or other symptoms. This screen provides information about the patient’s ability to perform fundamental or basic movements and scores the movements. This gives the provider information on injury risk, return to play following an injury, ability to focus workouts at weak links and provide focus transitional rehabilitation. It is also something that will be implemented with high school teams in preseason screen for injury risk assessment.
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
The SFMA is an assessment for people that are experiencing pain or other symptoms. This is an assessment of regional interdependence. Regional interdependence is the concept of dysfunction in one area creating or causing symptoms in a different area. For example, an ankle sprain that was not properly rehabilitated leading to a decreased range of motion, which creates a compensatory movement and pain in the low back. Treatment focused to the low back area may provide relief for various amounts of time, but unless the ankle is addressed the low back symptoms are likely to reoccur. The SFMA helps to identify those areas that are contributing to the patients overall symptom picture by working to correct the causative areas, not just the painful areas.