A Chiropractic Adjustment adjustment is very quick force delivery by the doctors hands or instrument to an affected joint that has lost its normal function or biomechanics. This commonly produces a popping noise which is a rapid release of gas from the joint. When the joint is stuck, fixated or misaligned it is not functioning the way that it is designed. The adjustment allows the body to start the healing process, removing the inflammation and allowing synovial fluid(lubrication and nutrients to the joint) to take affect.
Dr. Davis utilized targeted massage therapy techniques such as myofascial and trigger point release during his adjustments. These are utilized to restore proper function to the muscles allowing the adjustment to take place more easily. Muscles are what move our bodies and we have many through out our spine. If you do not regularly work the muscular tension surrounding the spine then the adjustment itself can be difficult and non lasting
Therapeutic exercises are specific exercises meant for correcting specific problems. Depending the matter of your concern, your chiropractor may give you a list of exercises to perform to reduce discomfort. The focus of therapeutic exercise is to regain flexibility, strength, and endurance related to specific physical problems. Therapeutic exercise aims to improve, restore, and prevent loss of physical function. It can also improve a patient’s overall health, fitness, and sense of well- being
Soft tissue injuries include damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia which is the connective tissue that runs through our entire bodies. Most commonly, these injuries occur from strains, sprains and chronic over use injuries. These injuries can cause inflammation, pain, and loss of range of motion. These chronic repeating injuries can cause adhesions to form. Tools are utilized to help remove these adhesions. This is IASTM, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.