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CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES & TECHNIQUES EL DORADO HILLS

BASED IN EL DORADO HILLS, YOU CAN TRUST NORCAL SPINE & SPORT FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND TREATMENTS

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS EL DORADO HILLS

What is an Adjustment? An adjustment is a specifically applied force to a joint that may exhibit a decrease in normal motion. An adjustment is used to restore normal motion, decrease pain and decrease muscle tightness. The adjustment is applied using either the Doctor’s hands and sometimes with the use of an instrument known as an Activator.

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented and complete soft tissue injury management system, developed and taught by Dr. Mike Leahy of Colorado Springs, with over 500 protocols that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Many conditions, such as headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow are but a few of the conditions that can be resolved with ART It is different than massage in that you actively move your muscle as the doctor applies tension to that muscle. This separates scar tissue that is inhibiting the free movement of your muscles and other tissues.

GRASTON TECHNIQUE

Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique® and FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab), is a myofascial therapy system that incorporates patented tools to effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis and chronic inflammation.  It involves the use of a special stainless steel instrument to mobilize your soft tissue, enabling us to detect and treat scar tissue that restricts the normal function of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Completion of the program demonstrates expertise in advanced principles and the implementation of rehabilitative methods and treatments geared at achieving optimal results

CHIROPRACTIC EXTREMITY TECHNIQUE

Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP), is a practical objective-based solution for treating the extremities taught by Dr. Kevin Hearon of Idaho, the foremost leader in Chiropractic extremity diagnosis, technique and management.  Completion of the program demonstrates proficiency in advanced principles of TMJ, ribs, shoulder girdle, upper extremity manipulation, lower extremity manipulation, extremity rehabilitation, advanced principles of foot, gait, and orthotics, soft tissue methods for the spine and extremities, and global assessment of the extremities

PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC (WEBSTER TECHNIQUE)

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 so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.

The theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women is that sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia).  Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.  The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.

GOLF BIOMECHANICS (TITLEIST PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE (TPI))

TPI is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.

Since its inception in 2003, TPI has studied thousands of golfers ranging from the top professional Tour players to weekend enthusiasts. An incredible amount of data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels has been gathered during this time. Using this data, TPI discovered how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, TPI has analyzed how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury.

TPI’s mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on The Body-Swing Connection through its one of a kind ‘TPI Certified’ educational program. This program was developed by founders Dr. Greg Rose and Dave Phillips along with a 52-member advisory staff of industry leading experts. Five unique fields of study are offered for TPI Certification: Golf, Medical, Fitness, Power and Junior Development. Currently, there are over 15,000 TPI Certified professionals in 58 countries assisting players of all skill levels.

ROCKTAPE/KINESIOTAPE

RockTape/Kinesio ® Taping is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, RockTape/Kinesio ® Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The RockTape/Kinesio ® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, RockTape/Kinesio ® Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin.  This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.

CLASS IV LASER THERAPY

Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.

Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation. Laser therapy provides concrete benefits to your patients and your practice. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions and post surgical pain.

Laser Therapy allows you to provide your patients with a diverse portfolio of options when determining the best way to approach an injury challenge. This unique therapy can be used as…

  • An adjunct to prescription drugs
  •  substitute for surgery
  • A pre-surgery treatment
  •  post-surgery treatment to accelerate healing
  • A long-term pain management system
  • Acute injury treatment

Laser therapy has been adopted as an essential pain management tool by athletic trainers in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA and Olympic teams. LiteCure Medical is the preferred laser therapy manufacturer of professional trainers because it delivers consistent results. Elite athletes consistently rejoin the team faster when this energizing treatment is part of the treatment plan.

ULTRASOUND THERAPY

We use ultrasound to heat your muscles and the surrounding tissues to reduce muscle spasm, reduce pain, increase blood flow, increasing metabolism and healing, decrease joint stiffness, and to increase the flexibility of scar tissue that may be present in injured tissues.

There are three primary benefits to ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area. The second is the decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscles tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened.

DECOMPRESSION/TRACTION TECHNIQUE

This is a technique to reduce the pressure on the nerves that exit your spinal column. By carefully separating (distracting) your spinal joints, we are able to increase the size of the “hole” from which the nerve exits. This takes the pressure off the nerve, reducing or eliminating pain, numbness, and tingling as well as relieves stress to the disc and joint.

CRYOTHERAPY

Ice is used typically when you have a new injury. When it is new, it is in its most inflamed state. It’s sensitive to the touch and very painful. Ice numbs the pain, decreases blood flow to the area and reduces inflammation, providing you with relief.

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY

We use it to apply a mild electrical current into the tissues of your body. This electrical current causes your nerves to activate and your muscles to contract in a safe and controlled manner. We use electrical stim to control pain, swelling, muscle spasm, and depending upon how we set it up it also has effects similar to ice or heat.

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