At Turning Point Chiropractic, treatment therapies are used on almost every patient to help expedite the healing process and keep patients healthy longer. Our cutting edge therapies are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Kinesio-Tape helps alleviate pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This effect therepy provides superior lift for improved circulation of the lymphatic fluid and blood. The end result is that pressure and irritation are taken off the neural and sensory receptors, thereby reducing pain. It is an elite therapeutic and performance product allowing superior results and benefits.
Benefits of Kinesiology Tape:
The key benefit of Kinesio-Tape is to reduce and prevent contraction of the affected muscle. It accomplishes this by helping to increase the natural blood flow around the muscle, facilitating the natural healing process.
Kinesio-Tape can be used to reduce localized swelling associated with surgery. To athletes, the real benefit is that it helps individuals continue with their normal daily routine and sports activities or speeds up the healing process so there’s less off-time spent.
Kinesio Taping is being used on Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams, David Beckam, Robby Ginepri and Justine Henin, not to mention the current crop of Olympiads including Martin Plavins and of course, Kerri Walsh.
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.
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.
Soft Tissue Mobilization(Graston)
Soft tissue mobilization has been around for centuries, but in the past 20 years the science behind the technique has resulted in huge patient benefits. At Turning Point Chiropractic, Dr. Favro uses surgical stainless steel instruments to gently remove and scar tissue restriction in the muscles, tendons or ligaments. By removing the scare tissue the structure is able to perform as it was designed, thus eliminating pain and increasing range of motion. This technique is great for stubborn spots that massage therapy or stretching cannot get to.
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!
Therapeutic Exercises and Stretches
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.