CHIROPRACTIC MANIPULATIVE THERAPY
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy or an “adjustment” refers to a high-velocity low-amplitude thrust
(a gentle but firm movement), to help restore function and motion to a joint that has become restricted.
The adjustment also stimulates the nervous system to help reduce pain and relax local musculature.
The “popping’ noise often heard during an adjustment is the release of nitrogen gas from a joint capsule.
Research supports that motion is restored to a restricted joint following Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy,
but no bones are moved for this to happen.
“I would estimate that at least 90% of
world class athletes
use Chiropractic on a regular basis to
prevent injuries and to
improve their performance.”
Sean Atkins Ph.D. Exercise Physiologist
Overuse or injury of muscles can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue
As scar tissue builds up-
Muscles become shorter and weaker resulting in reduced range of motion
Tension on tendons causes tendonitis and loss of strength and pain
Nerves can become trapped causing tingling, numbness and weakness
Scar tissue effects all forms of soft tissue: muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves
And can be the cause of acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, trauma injuries)
Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)