Treatments: What you can expect


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Fascial Manipulation is a treatment that targets the connective tissue that aids in keeping the body in sync. Connective tissue (fascia) manages both structure and function, and without it, your body has neither. Fascia various body structures, but also interpenetrates (merges) them everything connected. For this technique, the doctor uses the tip of the finger, knuckle, or elbow to strum the affected area. This will prove to be uncomfortable, with the goal of loosening hyaluronic acid (HA). HA has a fluid property called thixotropy, where is fluid begins to settle, with will exhibit a more solid-like quality. Fascial Manipulation will aid in removing the densification of HA, thus keeping it in a fluid-like state, allowing more stretch and glide within the fascial sheath.

Trigger point pressure release

Trigger point pressure release is a simple, often effective, manual technique for the treatment of myofascial trigger points (knots). Slowly increasing, gentle to firm, digital pressure is applied to the trigger point until a barrier of tissue resistance is encountered. Constant pressure is maintained until the resistance of the barrier tension decreases. Then pressure is slowly increased to reach a new barrier.

Pin and Stretch Pin and stretch is a technique is a technique where the patient actively or doctor passively moves the affected muscle(s) while the doctor presses or maintains contact on the injured area. This allows the doctor to feel the structure as it moves under their contact, and to effectively treat those restricted muscles, tendons, or ligaments.

IASTM uses double beveled medical grade stainless steel tools to break up fascial restrictions. This may help improve the function of injured areas of your body. Fascial restrictions can affect the way your muscles and tendons work; by breaking up these fascial restrictions, you can expect an increase in flexibility and movement while also decreasing pain.

Screen

A movement screen is performed by the patient (demonstrated and assessed by the doctor) to help gain an understanding of how the patient moves throughout their daily life. This will look at basic movements of the joints, allowing the doctor to plan what movements need to be further assessed.

Analysis A movement analysis will take the information from the movement screen and apply further, more complicated movements to the patients. This will again give the doctor valuable insight into how the muscles are being used and how they are activating or not activating. This information will provide the doctor with the information necessary for hands on treatment, as well as supervised and at home exercises.

Spinal manipulation is a technique where the practitioner uses their hands to apply a controlled thrust (that is, a force of a specific magnitude or degree in a specific direction) to a joint of your spine. Typically, you will hear a “crack” or “pop” associated with the manipulation/adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is for releasing joint restriction/fixation but may also aid to relieve pain, improve generalized stiffness in joints, relieve tension in muscles, and to improve overall mobility.

Many physical ailments lead to inhibition (your ability to elicit a muscle contraction has been reduced) of particular muscles. For example, knee pain often leads to the inhibition of the vastus medialis muscle of the quadriceps—an important muscle for proper patellar (knee cap) tracking and general knee stability.

Target exercises may be used to retrain your nervous system on appropriately contracting a target muscle. This is often achieved by specific movement patterns and goading—or calling attention to the muscle by tapping or scraping it while you attempt to initiate a contraction.

No-Nonsense Service


Your treatment at Flow will always be exactly what you need—no more, no less. The time you spend during treatment is an investment in your health and overall wellness, and because of that, all treatment is 100% tailored to the individual and spent with Dr. Jordon.

You will not:

  • Sit idly on a passive machine (eg. stim/tens or heat/ice).
  • Perform exercises unsupervised or with someone other than the provider.
  • Be left in the dark about what we are doing and why we are doing it.

You can expect, at minimum, 15 minutes of hands-on treatment, followed by strengthening and functional movements (if necessary). On average treatment lasts 30 minutes (not including examination, paperwork, or pre-treatment discussions). My goals will always be your goals: I want you to feel better so your problem(s) do not come back!