At Redefined Joint + Muscle, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our BETTENDORF office.
- Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)
- Laser Therapy
- Kinesiotaping, Spider taping
- FMS (pre-sport injury prediction) Events for Your Athletic Team
We provide spinal correction utilizing gentle chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Lake, Walden and Dirck have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Active Release Therapy, A.R.T.
Active Release Techniques is a soft tissue management system which is so different that it has been granted a medical patent. A.R.T. providers use the hands on therapy for a wide variety of conditions involving soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia (the fibrous tissues that hold muscles together) and trapped nerves. Active Release treatments have been very effective with many post surgical cases as well as repetitive strain, workplace and sports injury cases.
The goal of A.R.T. is to relieve pain and dysfunction. The basic premise is that scar tissue builds up at the injury site, trapping nerves or preventing tendons, ligaments and muscles from working properly. It’s as if your muscles are velcroed together when they should be moving smoothly across one another. The practitioner finds the scar tissue and breaks up the adhesions by putting manual tension on it while moving the muscle through a full range of motion, to “release” the problem area.
Laser Therapy is a class IV therapeutic laser designed to deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of light at a variable wattage and output that induces photochemical reactions with therapeutic benefits. The physiological benefits include:
-enhanced tissue healing
Laser therapy has been around since the early 1970s in Europe and has been FDA approved in the United States since 2005. The treatment itself is painless as the laser energy increases circulation, thereby drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. As the metabolic activity of the cell is increased, the body is able to efficiently reduce the mechanisms that cause pain while at the same time jump starting the healing process to repair the damaged or inflamed tissue.
Laser Therapy is effective and useful for these common conditions:
-post surgical recovery
-carpal tunnel syndrome
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We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.