The adjustment is the use of a specific force in a precise direction that helps to restore normal spinal function. The adjustment is applied to a joint that is fixated, or “locked up”. Adjustments are a well-researched form of therapy that is applied in conjunction with other forms of treatment at ProActive Chiropractic. At its core, chiropractic is an understanding that the alignment of the spine affects the overall function of the nervous system. Dr. Friel utilizes a wide variety of techniques depending on the patient’s preference and presenting dysfunction. Techniques include Flexion-Distraction, Gonstead, Diversified, Activator, as well as Webster Technique for prenatal care.
Vibe Plate Vibration Therapy
Vertical vibration therapy is done on a stable stationary platform. There is no wobble, side to side movement or circular motion involved as those are not naturally occurring movements and actually create negative stress on the body. Vibe plate helps to work in conjunction with the effects of gravity to help excite nerves, mobilize joints, promote blood flow, enhance lymphatic flow, and strengthen surrounding musculature among many other benefits. These natural reflexes and responses by the body occur naturally and happen very rapidly. Even the most basic of exercises when performed on the vibe plate will be intensified, using muscles that may have never been used before.
Myofascial Release Technique (M.R.T.)
Myofascial Release Technique is a soft tissue treatment method that focuses on removing tissue tension by applying sustained pressure to “knots” or areas of fibrosis/adhesions to reduce pain and improve functional range of motion. Each session is performed directly on the skin without the use of lotions, oils, creams, or machinery. This allows the chiropractor to be able to manually and accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure. Conditions commonly treated include: Headaches, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, knee problems, elbow pain, and much more. These conditions all have one very important aspect in common, they are the result of repetitive motion or overused muscles.
(Instrument Assisted) Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
This innovative and evidence-based therapeutic treatment technique involves the use of specific applied instruments to help break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions to promote mobilization and maintain optimal range of motion. Fascia is the connective tissue that is found between skin and muscle and is present all over the body. Therefore, when scar tissue or adhesions develop in the fascia, it can make basic movements painful and restricted. This technique is used over multiple visits to increase blood flow and facilitate healing and is clinically proven to achieve faster and better outcomes for both acute and chronic conditions.
Iron Neck is a comprehensive solution to help improve strength and mobility, relieve chronic pain, and prevent injuries to the head, neck, and spine.