When recovering from trauma, some form of movement and life activity must be utilized for full resolution of the problem. This will insure optimal healing and diminish recovery time. Even after acute injury attempting to use the uninjured parts will speed up healing.
ART credentialed provider
While anyone can claim to practice Active Release Techniques, the protocols are so specific that only a credentialed practitioner that is well versed in their application will get the desired results. All FitWell doctors are credentialed in ART.
The biomechanics of two-legged human movement and all of its ramifications. Understanding and implementing the most efficient and effective use of this posture is crucial to maintain optimal musculoskeletal health.
Cumulative Injury Cycle
(see diagram) a closed loop series of events that describes the stages of any trauma. Weak and tight tissues cause internal friction-pressure and tension. This causes decreased circulation and edema (swelling). Adhesion and fibrosis occur as a result of the decreased oxygen available. When the friction-pressure-tension factor is severe enough, tearing or crushing can occur either by external or increased internal forces. Inflammation results from the tissue injury and begins the adhesion process, leading to weak and tight tissues. Here the cycle would begin repeating itself.
Diversified Chiropractic Techniques
Adjusting procedures based on acombination of other models. Most especially utilizing the idea that while there is an ideal disposition for the spine, each person has there own “normal” spine, based on healthy motion and forces of stress.
An excellent practice of postural integration thatencourages the use of subtle body movements and postures in order to achieve and maintain more effective and efficient movement.
Far superior to machines, the use of free weights with proper form and technique requires the use of the stabilizing and neutralizing muscles. Movements that more closely resemble human body activities can be performed with free weights, making them highly effective as a tool for progressive rehabilitation.
Many times the underlying cause of headaches is due to the inordinate amount of structural stress caused by postural distortion and all its’ implications. Active Release Techniques and complete chiropractic care are very effective for this condition.
The formula is: I = N x F / A x R where the factors are:
I = Insult to tissues
N = Number of repetitions
F = Force or tension of each repetition as a percent of maximum muscle strength
A = Amplitude of each repetition
R = Relaxation time (lack of pressure/tension on tissues between repetitions)
Logan Basic Technique
In part, this system takes into account the effects of gravity on the spine and its related structure. Based on the idea that the sacrum is the biomechanical keystone of the body because it supports the body and allows for locomotion.
Weighted balls that when used as resistance can moreclosely replicate normal human movements. Used for exercises that require balance and coordination, factors directly related to the stabilizing and neutralizing muscles.
A very basic training concept that operates under the idea that the only way the body will strengthen and grow is to very methodically change training factors such as intensity and format. Developed form the idea that no one can “peak” all year round and that we actually will see better gains if we do not let the body settle into the same routine day after day, week after week, etc.
Rather than relying solely on therapy that takes place in the office, patients are encouraged to take part in their own healing. We find that it is the activities which a person does or does not do outside the office that are the determining factors when it comes to predicting the outcome of treatment.
soft tissue injury
Trauma to the tissues of the body which includes ligaments, muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves and blood vessels. This causes adhesions to form in and between these structures, which diminishes healthy movement and function. They are best treated with Active Release Techniques soft tissue management protocols.
Swiss ball exercises
Use of a fully inflated exercise ball is an extremely valuable tool in rehabilitating and maintaining optimal strength of stabilizing and neutralizing musculature. Neuromechanically, the more unstable the training environment, the more positive effect the exercise movement will have.
Identified by the body as acute injury, repetitive motion or constant pressure and tension. Whether the instigating factor is accident, surgery or some other form of physical compromise, the results are the same; scar tissue will form.
Vertebral Subluxation Complex
The series of events and systemic changes which occur with joint dysfunction. The altered motion at the joint level (kinesiopathology) has muscular, neurologic, vascular and connective tissue implications.which must be addressed. The inflammatory response involved has anatomic, physiologic and biochemical components as well.
Extremely beneficial in all its forms. Helpful in regaining and maintaining musculoskeletal flexibility and visceral vitality. Perhaps it’s most overlooked benefit is the use of isometric contraction combined with postures that encourage balance and coordination. These are the factors most important in maintaining healthy posture.