At Turning Point Chiropractic we use the most progressive and unique techniques and therapies to make sure our patients recover faster and stay healthy longer. Depending on the condition you present with there are a variety of different therapies that can help to speed the recovery process. Here are a few of the more popular techniques that we utilize. If you have any questions about our techniques or would like more information, call us at (518) 584-9500.
The adjustment is the fundamental backbone of chiropractic and the most powerful tool we use at our Saratoga Springs office. Dr. Adam is trained to identify joints that are not moving correctly (subluxated) and gently move them through the proper range of motion allowing for an increase in movement and a decrease in pain. To learn more about adjustments, click HERE.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of therapy that utilizes high frequency sound waves to penetrate deep into the tissue. These sound waves help to break up scar tissue and promote lymphatic drainage, as well as reduce muscle spasms. In 2002, Busse et al. published a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reporting ultrasound can heal a non-surgical fracture up to 64 days faster than no intervention at all. In 1999, Ebenbichler et al. published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine stating ultrasound reduced the amount of calcium and improve range of motion and power in individuals suffering from calcific tendonitis of the shoulder.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
This type of therapy uses light electrical pulses which are transmitted to specific areas of the body through electrodes placed on the skin. There are many different types of electrical stimulation. Some are more beneficial for pain relief others reduce inflammation. Then there are those specific for muscle spasm and if necessary cause muscles to contract in order to reduce muscle atrophy.
Research has shown tremendous healing power of cold laser for many conditions. For example: rotator cuff injury, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, tennis elbow pain, golfers elbow, muscle strains, whiplash and more. The cold laser is a major healing modality Turning Point Chiropractic has to offer.
Generally speaking cold laser can help to:
- Relieves acute and chronic pain
- Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
- Increases blood supply
- Stimulates the immune system
- Stimulates nerve function
- Develops collagen and muscle tissue
- Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
- Promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
- Reduces inflammation (swelling)
The BEST thing about Cold Laser (besides taking away your pain and healing the injured tissue), is that it doesn’t hurt at all. In fact, most patients report feeling only a slight tingling or warmth … if anything at all!
In Short: The cold laser addresses the SOFT TISSUES (Nerves, tendons, ligaments, muscles, etc.) and it takes away pain & swelling and actually HEALS injured tissue WITHOUT the major potential side effects and poor success rates of risky drugs and surgery!
Chiropractors commonly prescribe specific strengthening exercises for their patients with whiplash, low back pain, neck pain, and leg pain. These exercises can decrease pain, prevent muscle deterioration, promote joint health, increase strength, stability and range of motion, and protect against new or recurring injuries. Our Saratoga Springs chiropractors will perform these exercises with you one on one.
Following an injury, therapeutic stretching is an important way to prevent scar tissue from forming. Even after the injury has healed, maintaining a regular stretching program helps keep tissues flexible, increases mobility, and protects you from new injuries. Like exercise, your chiropractor will instruct you on proper stretching techniques and will supervise you until you are comfortable enough to do them on your own.