Chiropractic is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. If your structure—your bones—are off, then the muscles attached to that structure can’t perform optimally. They will strain and tense and over-exert themselves to try to overcompensate for the tweaks in your skeletal structure, and as a result, you’ll find yourself hurting. Being out of alignment can cause nervous system dysfunction as well as general health disruptions as well. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation to keep you feeling pain free. At Fisher Chiropractic, we work with you to understand your pain points and develop a path for physical alignment and pain-free living. Whether you are a professional or experienced athlete, a weekend warrior, or more inclined to lounge than lunge, chiropractic is a drug-free way to achieve better health and performance.
Chiropractic traction is one of the most widely used and accepted treatments for spinal, muscle and skeletal pain. This therapy is used when the chiropractor believes it will be beneficial to gently pull apart the vertebrae slightly. The term “traction” applies to the use of weights and other forces to treat skeletal and muscular disorders, pinched or compressed nerves and injuries to the joints, vertebrae, muscles and ligaments by stretching the muscles and ligaments and increasing the space between vertebrae.
Dating back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures, CUPPING is a recovery tool generally utilizing either glass or silicone cups. The cups are used to create local suction on the skin. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system.
NormaTec is the leader in rapid recovery—systems give a competitive edge to the world’s elite athletes, coaches, and trainers. The goal is to establish recovery as an integral part of every athlete’s training, and we feel NormaTec systems are the best way to accomplish that. The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab to help athletes recover faster between trainings and after performance.
ROCKTAPE is a performance enhancement tape and is designed for athletes that want a little edge in their game. ROCKTAPE helps athletes manage fatigue by promoting better circulation. It can also be used to stabilize muscles and joints that have been sprained or hurt. Unlike braces and sleeves that constrain and reduce blood flow, ROCKTAPE can provide support and stability while increasing blood flow to encourage oxygenation and promote lymph drainage, which helps remove lactic acid. These functions provide the athlete with additional endurance and help promote recovery.
Gainz Recovery center has the full line of Hyperice products. Hyperice recovery systems provides athletes with a set of tools that improve performance by accelerating recovery time, preventing injury, and enhancing the body’s ability to move more efficiently. All Hyperice products are developed and tested to meet the standards of the world’s best athletes.
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 Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a manual therapy protocol that utilizes specially designed stainless-steel instruments to assist in detecting and treating areas exhibiting scar tissue, soft tissue restriction, adhesions, or chronic inflammation. These instruments, which can detect soft tissue restrictions altering the musculoskeletal system, will decrease pain, increase range of motion, and enhance athletic performance.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA)
MUA also referred to as medication-assisted manipulation (MAM), is a non-invasive procedure that is generally used when spinal stretches and maneuvers are too painful due to muscle spasms and/or excessive scar tissue. This method may be recommended to relieve chronic neck and backpain when other treatments have not worked. The goal of this is to increase range of motion and decrease pain. The use of anesthesia and other medications during spinal MUA aims to: sedate the pain-perceiving nerves that have been irritated due to spinal dysfunction, achieve complete muscle relaxation (no more conscious or unconscious muscle guarding to avoid more pain), and if present, shut off the muscle spasm cycle
Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby throughout pregnancy and birth. More women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy and recognize this area of expertise through Webster Certification. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.