+Chiropractic Adjustments

What is Chiropractic?

The bones of the spine called vertebrae are designed to move in concert with one another. Each spinal joint must move properly for optimum performance. When spinal joints do not move properly or become misaligned, they can force other joints to move too much. These restrictions can cause pain, distort normal spinal curves, compromise proper function, and lead to early degeneration or disc injuries. As chiropractors we diagnose, prevent, and treat these spine related problems by realigning the vertebrae using gentle manipulation techniques to decrease pain, relax muscle fibers, and restore range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments are essential for restoring balance, improving performance and increasing flexibility in the body.

Benefits of Care:

  • Pain Relief
  • Increased Mobility
  • Improved Posture
  • Relaxation & Stress Relief
  • Increased Balance & Coordination
  • Enhanced Sport Performance
  • Headache Relief

Evidence Based Clinical Research

1) Improving Range of Motion

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2) Reducing Pain

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3) Decreasing muscle tension/spasm

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4) Improved contractility of spine stabilizing musculature (core muscles)

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+Graston Technique®

What is Graston Technique®?

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. GT is utilized at some 2,150 outpatient facilities and 58 industrial sites, by more than 310 professional and amateur sports organizations, and is part of the curriculum at 59 respected colleges and universities.

Benefits of Care:

  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent Clinical Applications

The Graston Technique® (GT) Instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scar Tissue
  • Trigger Finger
  • Shin Splints

See what experts and researchers have to say about the Graston Technique®

+Active Release Technique

The Gold Standard in Soft Tissue Treatment

What is ART? Active Release Therapy (ART)is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can 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, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

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.

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Articles and Research on Active Release Technique

1. Goss, Kim: Miracle Cure. Muscle Media 2000; Jan. 1997.
2. Mooney, Vert: Overuse Syndromes of the Upper Extremity. Rational and Effective Treatment. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine; Aug. 1998.
3. Ansorage, Rick: New Treatment Relieves Pain of Repetitive Strain. Colorado Springs Gazette.
4. Gallagher, Marty: Sarchev's Release: How Active Release Saved Him From Surgery.
5. Leahy, Michael: Improved Treatments for Carpal Tunnel and Related Syndromes. Chiropractic Sports Medicine; Vol. 9, No. 1, 1995.
6. Stechschulte, Pattie: Gary Roberts: Back on the Ice. Today's Chiropractic; Jan./Feb. 1998.
7. Leahy, Michael: Active Release Techniques, Soft Tissue Methods. Canadian Chiropractic.
8. Falcon, Mike: Avoiding Surgery with ART. Max Sports and Fitness Magazine.
9. Buchberger, Dale: Posterior Superior Glenoid Impingement of the Throwing Shoulder: Evaluation and Management. Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation; Vol. 14, No. 2, 2000.
10. Mooney, Vert: The Role of Active Release Manual Therapy for Upper Extremity Overuse Syndromes- a Preliminary Report. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; Vol. 9, No. 3, 1999.
11. Buchberger, Dale: Scapular Dysfunction Impingement Syndrome as a Cause of Grade 2 Rotator Cuff Tear: A Case Study. Chiropractic Sports Medicine; Vol. 7, No. 2, 1993.
12. Buchberger, Dale: Use of Active Release Techniques in the Postoperative Shoulder: A Case Report. Sports Chiropractic and Rehabilitation; Vol. 13, No. 2,1999.
13. Leahy, Michael: Altered Biomechanics of the Shoulder and Subscapularis. Chiropractic Sports Medicine; Vol. 5, No. 3, 1991.
14. Leahy, Michael: Synoviochondromeaplasia of the Shoulder: A Case Report. Chiropractic Sports Medicine; Vol. 6, No. 1, 1992.v 15. Leahy, Michael: Myofascial Release Technique and Mechanical Compromise of Peripheral Nerves of the Upper Extremity. Chiropractic Sports Medicine; Vol. 6, No. 4, 1992.
16. Pelino, Joseph: Active Release Techniques Soft Tissue Management System, Practice Integration, Expectations and Biomechanics. Canadian Chiropractic; Sept./Oct. 1999.
17. Buchberger, Dale: Median Nerve Entrapment Resulting in Unilateral Action Tremor of the Hand. Sports and Chiropractic Rehabilitation; Vol. 10, No. 4 , 1996.
18. Baer, Jeannine: Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Cyclists: Evaluation and Treatment: A Case Report. Sports and Chiropractic Rehabilitation; Vol. 13, No. 2, 1999.
19. Buchberger, Dale: Introduction of a New Physical Examination Procedure for the Differentiation of Acromioclavicular Joint Lesions and Subacromial Impingement. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics; Vol. 22, No. 5, 1999.
20. Mooney, Vert: Lifestyle Issues, Surgery and Fracture Care, Pediatrics, Future Trends. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine; Dec. 1998.
21. Hammer, Warren: Chiropractic and the "Great Race". Dynamic Chiropractic; Jul. 28, 1997.
22. Ansorage, Rick: Treatment With Muscle. Colorado Springs Gazette; Nov. 4, 1997.
23. Feschuk, Dave: Healing Hands. The Standard; Jul. 30, 1997.
24. Morris, Jim: Mullen Eyes Return Following New Therapy. Calgary Herald; Aug. 2o, 1998.
25. Mathas, Jason: Sarchev's 100% -Solution. Maximum Overheard; 1997.
26. Reese-Mudd: Injured Athletes Say Leahy has the Magic Touch. Colorado Springs Gazette; Aug. 2, 1998.
27. Board, Mike: Roberts Ready to Lace' em Up. Calgary Herald; 1997
28. Routon, Ralph: Local Chiropractor Helps Baily Work Out the Kinks. Colorado Springs Gazette; 1997.
29. Allen, Karen: Loss of Leg Barely Slows Down Cyclist, Runner Paul Martin. USA Today; Jun. 3, 1999.
30. Thompson, Rich: Roberts On Rebound. Boston Herald; Apr. 28, 1999.
31. Castro, Durlan: Tailor Made for Athletes. Long Island Voices; Nov. 1997.
32. Prokopiak, John: The ART of a Better Swing. Health and Fitness; Spring 2000.
33. Castro, Durlan: Active Release Technique.
34. Booth, Michael: A Healing Touch. Now Sports; Apr. 10, 1999.
35. Toneguzzi, Mario: Active Release Technique Helps Top Athletes.
36. Maki, Allen: Mullen Just Wants to Get Healthy, The Long Road to Recovery. The Globe and Mail; May 21, 1999.
37. Grimes, Jamie: Chiropractic Soft Tissue Therapy. Vista Magazine; 1997.
38. Starkman, Randy: Jock Therapy. The Toronto Star; Jan. 17, 1999.
39. Starkman, Randy: Poked and Pummeled to a Speedy Recovery. The Toronto Star; Jan. 17, 1999.
40. Board, Mike: Hockey Comeback, The Next Step. Calgary Herald; May 29, 1997.
41. Dempster, Greg: Hope For Repetitive Strain Injury Sufferers. Journal of Court Reporting; Aug./Oct. 1996.
42. Hill, Jeff: Activity Releasing Pain. The Calgary Sun; Nov. 8, 1999.
43. LeMay, Joe: The Resurrection of Joe LeMay.
44. Pinkowish, Mary: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Relief. Women Sports Illustrated; Nov 2002.
45. Leahy, Michael: Vertebral Artery Tension Test. Colorado Chiropractic Journal; Vol. 3, No. 2, 1998.
46. Rosenquist, Scott: The Chiropractic Treadmill Test. Dynamic Chiropractic, Feb. 24, 1997.
47. Buchberger, D.J. and Hartwell, S.J.: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome in the Overhead Athlete: A Chiropractic Approach. American Journal of Medicine and Sports; May/Jun. 2000.
48. Hartwell-Ford, S.J. and Buchburger, D.: Inferior Subluxation-Basketball. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; 35(5); S209.
49. Buechlein, Glen: My Personal Experience With Active Release Techniques. Powerlifting USA; Vol. 27, No. 2, Oct. 2003.
50. Hooper, Joseph: The Sports Rubdown Comes of Age. Men's Journal; Jul. 2003.
51. Pinkowish, Mary Desmond: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Relief. Sports Illustrated Women; Nov. 2002.
52. Cottrell, Douglas M.: Active Release Techniques-Not Just for Athletes. Energy; Jan./Feb. 2003.
53. Falcon, Mike: Avoiding Surgery with Active Release Technique. Max Sports and Fitness; No. 37, Dec. 2001.
54. Falcon, Mike: Active Release Technique For The Five Most Injured Body Parts. Max Fitness; No. 38, Jan. 2002.

+Traction / Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Traction is constant or intermittent pulling force applied to the spine to gradually stretch the spine. Traction therapy stretches muscles and ligaments and increases the space between the vertebrae. Separating the vertebrae significantly reduces pressure on the disc. This promotes retraction of the herniated material, as well as increasing the intake of fluid, oxygen and other nutrients necessary for healing the disc. Traction / Spinal Decompression therapy is an effective form of therapy for neck and low back pain related to bulging disc, degenerative disc and in some cases herniated disc.

Therapeutic Benefits (As per Evidence Through Clinical Research):

1. Restoration of disc height with associated reduction of pain

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2. Reduction of pressure on a pinched nerve (herniated discs, spinal stenosis)

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3. Reducing the size of disc herniations

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4. Maintenance of proper hydration of the intervertebral disc through proper fluid exchange Research Link:

+PNF Stretching Technique

PNF is an acronym for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation this stretching technique combines passive stretching and isometric stretching in order to achieve optimal flexibility. PNF is used to supplement daily stretching to make quick gains in range of motion to help athletes improve performance. Good range of motion promotes better biomechanics, reduced fatigue and helps to prevent overuse injuries.

+Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation is a therapy used for multiple therapeutic effects including, decreasing pain, promotion of tissue healing, reduction of muscle spasms and decreased swelling. It has been shown to be most effective in acute conditions such as, muscle strains or spasms, tendonitis and neuropathy. There is also evidence of therapeutic effects in several chronic conditions including fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes.

+Kinesio Taping

Kinesio tape is specially designed to reduce pain, swelling and bruising, and gives neurological feedback to the muscle, joint, tendon to facilitate a muscular contraction. Unlike conventional athletic tape, kinesiotape stretches and contracts with each movement of the body, helping the nervous system maintain awareness of the area through a process called proprioception. This allows normal unrestricted movements while still being able to provide a therapeutic effect.

+Nutritional Counseling

"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." Hippocrates, 400 B.C.

We provide specific recommendations on healthy food choices and nutritional supplements to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Whether your goal is weight loss, a healthier lifestyle, or learning more about the healing properties of food, Dr. McClintock can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

Weight Loss & Detox Program - On the Standard Process Detox Program, the average person will lose 10-12 and upon completion of the purification program, you will have a different mindset about food, your body, and your health. You may experience some or all of the following:

  • Weight reduction
  • Increased energy/vitality
  • Improved digestion
  • Less bloating
  • Clearer skin
  • Shinier hair
  • Clearer thinking
  • Disappearance or lessening of past conditions (PMS, digestive problems, etc.)
  • Better sleep

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