& ADJUNCT TREATMENTS
Tranquil Performance is a facility that utilizes a range of treatment strategies to provide pain relief. We stress the importance of activity or exercise modification and NOT traditional bed rest. By utilizing a partnership of passive care, such as a chiropractic manipulation, and active care, such as corrective exercise, we have a positive effect on the entire human locomotor system, which is vital for long lasting pain relief. At Tranquil Performance we strongly believe that it is important to get one patient well, than to provide inferior care to several patients. Stop in and get the one-on-one attention you deserve.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Golfers & Tennis Elbow
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Whiplash Injuries... and many more...
All of our patients receive one-on-one hands-on treatment with Dr. Joe. Example treatment session may involve a chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue work, such as Active Release Technique or Graston and corrective exercises. The goal of each treatment session is to not only alleviate pain but to improve the way the body moves and to decrease the likelihood of recurrences.
TREATMENT STRATEGIES WE USE
Soft Tissue Treatments:
Active Release Technique
Kinesio Taping Method
POSTURAL & MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT
The body is just a series of stackable joints. Each joint or series of joints have a specific function. The function of the joints alternate between mobility and stability. Injuries relate closely to joint dysfunction. Problems at one joint usually show up as pain in the joint above or below. In the case of the low back, if the hips don't move well, the lumbar spine will, resulting in low back pain. In the case of the knee, if the ankle doesn't move well, the knee will, resulting in knee pain.
JOINTS = PRIMARY NEEDS
Ankle = Mobility
Knee = Stability
Hip = Mobility
Lumbar Spine = Stability
Thoracic Spine = Mobility
Scapula = Stability
Glenohumeral = Mobility
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN
By screening basic human movement patterns, functional limitations, weaknesses and imbalances can be identified. Once these weak links are identified, chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue treatment and corrective exercises are assigned to improve the quality of movement. When this is accomplished the individual will have greater movement efficiency, which will lead to improved performance and decrease in injury potential at work, sports or activities of daily living.
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate. MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available. A key feature is the initial assessment, a safe and reliable way to reach an accurate diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan. Expensive tests such as MRI’s are often unnecessary. Certified MDT clinicians are able to rapidly determine whether the method will be effective for each patient.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH MCKENZIE METHOD
IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR ME?
- Are there periods in the day when you have no pain? Even 10 minutes?
- Have you had more than one episode of low back pain or neck pain over the past few months or years?
- Do you feel worse during or immediately after prolonged sitting/bending; as in washing dishes, vacuuming, gardening, watching tv?
If yes, then McKenzie may help you.
WHAT DOES A MCKENZIE METHOD TREATMENT INVOLVE?
You will be asked to perform certain movements and rest in certain positions. How your symptoms and range of motion changes with these movements provides the clinician with information they can use to treat your pain. Specific exercises and advice on postures to adopt and postures to temporarily avoid are then prescribed.
" NEUROMOBILIZATION "
Your nervous system is divided into two parts, the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system are the nerves that exit your spinal cord and travel through your body to your arms, trunk, and legs. These nerves communicate information from your body to your brain to tell it what is going on. They sense things like temperature, pain, pressure, and position. The peripheral nerves also communicate information from your brain to your muscles, telling them to move or relax. After an injury, these peripheral nerves may become tight, pinched, adhered, and damaged. This damage may result in scar tissue developing around the nerve leading to tightness, pain, or tingling in that area where the nerve travels. If the damaged nerve travels all the way down your leg, this may limit your ability to fully move the joints of your hips, knees, or ankles.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH NERVE FLOSSING
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Golfers & Tennis Elbow
Peripheral Nerve Entrapments:
and many more...
WHAT IS NERVE FLOSSING?
Imagine the nerve like a piece of dental floss. You can tug on both ends, which is a stretch. Or you could tug on one end at a time and move it side to side, that’s flossing. Instead of running between teeth and gums, your nerves are sliding through and around muscles throughout your body. If the nerve is damaged and scarred it cannot move freely, resulting in pain, tightness, numbness, and tingling.
HOW DOES NERVE FLOSSING EASE PAIN?
By "un-sticking," the nerves that are trapped. Over use and chronic injuries cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, nerves can become trapped and adhered to muscles.
" MOBILIZATION WITH MOVEMENT "
The Mulligan Manual Therapy Concept is a therapeutic approach developed by Brian Mulligan. The technique involves manual “repositioning” of the affected joint by the therapist in order to restore function and remove pain. During the examination the therapist will determine if a joint restriction, range of motion loss, or pain is being generated by a joint. Then, the therapist will assist in repositioning of that joint, using their hands or a belt, in order to provide a situation that allows the patient to move further through the range of motion and reduce pain.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED WITH MULLIGAN TECHNIQUE
Range of Motion Restrictions
and many more...
WHAT IS THE MULLIGAN TECHNIQUE?
"Mobilization With Movement."
It uses a seat belt type device which enhances the doctor’s ability to distract and isolate joints for more intensive movement than would otherwise be available. Usually combined with other treatments, such as, soft tissue work and corrective exercises, the Mulligan technique can and often times is a catalyst to a more full and rapid recovery.
CAN I BENEFIT FROM THIS TECHNIQUE?
This treatment approach may benefit any patient with a joint related pain and/or a range of motion restriction related to a joint problem.