At Back in Motion, the three main focuses for treatment are chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapies, and therapeutic exercise. By using a combination of these three treatments, most injuries that are capable of being treated through conservative health care can be relieved.

In order to determine which therapies will best work for your conditions, the doctor will first perform a comprehensive assessment on you, which will include reviewing your health history and performing a physical examination.

Upon finishing the assessment, the doctor will discuss a treatment plan with you to ensure that you are receiving treatments that the doctor has found to be the most beneficial to your condition. This will also ensure that you as a patient are comfortable with the treatments being administered.

Chiropractic Adjustments

The chiropractic adjustment, also known amongst the health care community as spinal manipulative therapy, is the classic chiropractic treatment. This therapy is often focused on the joints of the spine, but can also be applied on many other joints in the body, including the wrists. elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees, and hips. The purpose of this treatment is to ensure healthy joint motion. This is accomplished by moving a joint to its end range of motion, and then using a small quick movement within the body's normal limits, restoring motion.

Soft Tissue Therapies

Soft tissue therapies focus on treating the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia in the body. Repetitive motions performed at work or at home can place stress on various parts in the body and cause long term discomfort. Therapies such as massage, cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy (IASTM), stretching, and myofascial release can help to relieve muscle tension and restore your body's range of motion and normal function. Soft tissue therapies work well with chiropractic adjustments and often enhance the effects of treatment.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is the key aspect used in the office to help put you in control of your health. After assessing your condition, the doctor will choose exercises for you to complete at home after receiving instruction on how to properly perform it before leaving the clinic. Your progress with the exercises will be checked on during follow up visits to find out when you can be advanced to a different exercise. This will help allow you to manage your pain and other symptoms on your own, as well as help prevent future injuries.

Nutritional Counseling

A hidden component to many conditions is nutritional intake. Food intolerances are present in many people and they go undetected for long periods of time. Food intolerances can cause a variety of symptoms including headaches. If patients are unresponsive to manual therapies, then removing foods that commonly cause issues from your diet may help to solve an issue where a hands on therapy was unsuccessful. You should eat your normal diet for one week and record all the foods that you consume and bring the food record to your appointment.

Conditions that can benefit from care

Many physical conditions can be treated successfully with the combination of services that are offered at Back in Motion.
These conditions include

  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • TMJ / Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Neck pain
  • Cervical disc herniations
  • Cervical radiculopathy / tingling in the arms
  • Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff impingement
  • Bicipital tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow / lateral epicondylitis
  • Golfer's elbow / medial epicondylitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Mid back pain
  • Rib joint dysfunction
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Low back pain
  • Core instability
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Patellofemoral stress syndrome
  • Shin splints / medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis