Dr. Creighton treats muscular and structural components of conditions you may experience after working or playing hard by incorporating soft tissue release work with chiropractic adjustments. She will help you feel better quickly, set you up with a home-care program, and get you on your way.
Myofascial release is the use of elongation, massage, spray/stretch techniques to relieve adhesions and restrictions in the muscle tissue. Trigger points can be caused by a number of factors, including acute or chronic muscle overload, activation by other trigger points, disease, psycho-emotional disorders, direct trauma to the region, and radiculopathy.
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A variety of manual therapy techniques can be applied, specific to the patient, the condition, and the presentation.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, It has also been shown to improve function in patients with osteoarthritis.
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surfacre of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, and patients who have sustained physical injujry.
Acupressure (a blend of "acupuncture" and "pressure") is an alternative medicine technique derived from acupuncture. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Acupoints used in treatment may or may not be in the same area of the body as the targeted symptom. The Traditional Chinese Medicine theory for the selection of such points and their effectiveness is that they work by stimulating the meridian system to bring about relief by rebalancing yin, yang and qi (also spelled "chi"). This theory is based on the paradigm of Traditional Chinese Medicine .