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When diagnosing injury, it is important to determine whether the injury is sudden or acute or whether it is repetitive such as a strain or sprain, where a twisting or over-extension of a joint can strain muscle or tendon or sprain a ligament. Depending on the severity of the tear in the tissue, the treatment may range from a day of rest to surgery. One common overuse syndrome is Tendinosis, commonly known as Tendinitis, where tendons become inflamed from repetitive use. Dr. Brooks will perform a comprehensive assessment before engaging in a personalized treatment option. Her holistic method will be communicated to you thoroughly so you can be an active participant in your healing process. The following are the services that Limestone City Chiropractic offers:

Activator Method

One of the most common therapeutic intervention options used, the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique uses a hand-held spring activated instrument to deliver a gentle, low-force pulse to the spine, moving vertebrae without causing injury. The technique is considered safe for patients of all ages. www.activator.com

Graston Technique (certified)

An instrument-assisted mobilization of the soft tissue between muscles that enables the doctor to properly detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function of joints. Many professional sports teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLB use the technique as do many university sports and hospital-based outpatient programs. www.grastontechnique.com

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are an insole-like device inserted into your shoes designed to reduce strain and stress on your body by bringing your feet and spine into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Orthotics are designed to treat localized foot pain, bunions or hammer toes, arch/heel pain, leg/knee pain, hip, back pain and neck pain. www.customorthotic.ca

Compression Hosiery

Specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence and slow progression of venous disorders such as blood clots or inflammation of the leg veins, swelling of the legs and ankles, and varicose veins. Compression stockings use stronger elastics to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet which gradually become less constrictive towards the knees and thighs. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet. www.sigvaris.com

Sports Injury

Participation in sports and exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, however when one doesn’t hydrate or stretch properly or they overdo it, injury can commonly occur in the shoulders, spine, low back, hips, knees, ankles, and elbows. Care in the case of repetitive injuries will include the following: rest, ice for acute pain or heat for chronic pain and joint manipulation to reduce pain and aid in your recovery.

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Active Release Therapy (certified)

Based on massage techniques, this is a treatment for soft tissues which have been over-used and suffer from pulls, tears, micro-trauma, and hypoxia. Dr. Brooks evaluates texture, tightness and movement of your muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves and then directs tension to those points on your body. It is used to treat conditions such as headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, sciatica, knee problems, and tennis elbow. www.activerelease.com

Thompson Drop Table

A chiropractic technique focusing on leg length analysis to address the full spine. It employs an adjustment table which lowers the part of the body that corresponds to the spinal area that is being adjusted. The technique is not painful and requires little force on the body. www.thompsonchiropractictechnique.com

Cox-Flexion Distraction Technique

Flexion Distraction is the gentle, safe, controlled treatment for spinal pain relief, where the lumbar portion (lower back) gently drops to add passive flexion into the typically extended lumbar spine. Flexion distraction can drop intradiscal pressures and widens the spinal canal all while improving motion to the spinal joints, too! www.coxtechnic.com

Diversified

This chiropractic technique is the principal manipulation/adjustment procedure taught at all chiropractic schools. This technique involves the manual adjustment of the spine through high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts that are often accompanied by a ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ sound. The technique’s objective is to restore proper range of movement and alignment of the spine and joints. En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diversified_technique

IFC(aka Electrotherapy)

Electrotherapy is used for relaxing muscle spasms, increasing of local blood circulation, rehabilitating muscle, maintaining and increasing range of motion and to preventing and minimizing disuse atrophy. This muscle relaxation technique includes the application of electrodes to the skin at certain points of the body which deliver small electrical pulses. It is used prior to chiropractic adjustments to allow for simpler release and longer holding adjustments. IFC also triggers endorphins which act as a natural analgesic. www.electrotherapy.org

Ultrasound

Ultrasound has been a therapeutic practice for over 50 years, especially for sports rehabilitation. Ultrasonic waves are applied to the region of the injury. As the ultrasound waves pass into the affected issue, heat is generated thus increasing the mobility of the ligaments, tendons, and scar tissues. The heating is also known to reduce pain and muscle spasms and promote healing. This process is expected to reduce the healing time of your injury. En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasound