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Therapies and Services

Dr. Tonso and the staff of Avenues Health Center are equipped to provide a variety of services and therapies to help you.

Chiropractic Manipulation

A common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as a “spinal manipulation,” or “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of a chiropractic manipulation, more commonly known as an adjustment, is to restore proper joint motion.

Occasionally, joints become hypomobile or restricted in their movement. This can be caused by a single traumatic event or repetitive stress, such as poor posture. Manipulation of the affected joint helps restore proper joint motion, decreasing inflammation, pain, and muscle tightness.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy RoomMassage therapy is commonly used to improve healing and decrease muscle spasms. Our massage therapists use a variety of methods to help restore proper joint motion and muscle tension. Massage therapy is often used in conjunction with chiropractic manipulation to get patients back to full health as quickly as possible. Be sure to ask which massage therapists may be best for your specific problem as they all have their own specialties.

Interferential Current

Interferential current administers electrical impulses to tissues, which may be in pain, inflamed, or tight. Many patients find interferential current to be relaxing. The electrical impulses relieve discomfort and promote soft-tissue healing by getting the body to secrete pain-relieving endorphins.

Kinesio Taping Method

kinesiotapeThe Kinesio Taping Method uses an elastic tape to support and stabilize muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It’s used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.

Recently gained notoriety with its extensive use in the Olympics, it is different than traditional white athletic tape. Athletic tape is used to restrict movement, which may also obstruct nutrient and blood flow to injuries.

Lumbar Flexion-Distraction Therapy

Flexion-Distraction is a treatment utilized for neck and back pain that involves distraction of the spine with controlled movements by the doctor. This can help increase the flow of nutrients to injured areas and/or move spinal disc material that may be causing pain.

decompression tableSpinal Decompression

Often times patients have neck or back pain that results from having compressed nerves, disc herniations, or disc bulges.

Avenues Health Center administers a state-of-the-art spinal decompression machine that distracts specific areas of the spine. This relieves pressure on spinal nerves, increases nutrient flow, and decreases pain associated with spinal disc problems.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound stimulates tissue beneath the skin’s surface using sound waves. Ultrasound helps to reduce swelling and increase blood circulation. This reduces the pain from an injury and promotes faster healing. Our article on ultrasound explains in depth how therapeutic ultrasound specifically helps with injuries.

Rehabilitation

Patients are regularly shown specific rehabilitation exercises that will help correct any muscle imbalances, stabilize areas of excess mobility, increase mobility in tight areas, and fully heal the area of injury. Rehabilitation exercises are a vital step towards ensuring the cause of the problem is fixed. Without the proper exercises pain will often reoccur since the cause of the ailment was not properly addressed. This is why we emphasize the importance of these exercises to our patients both in treatment and at home.

{PJ} Chiropractor performs functional movement screeningFunctional Movement Screening

Functional Movement Screening™ is a quantifiable assessment of functional movements. This screening is used to detect biomechanical imbalances and asymmetries in the body that have been shown to increase the chance of injury. This screening is then used by the practitioner to selectively choose specific rehabilitative exercises that will correct these biomechanical faults. The reduction in biomechanical faults and increase in quantifiable score has been shown to decrease chance of injury and improve the peak performance threshold in athletes.

Call Avenues Health Center to find out which treatment is right for you.


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