Our goal is to get you back to doing what you love, stronger than when you started with us. Typically, care begins with soft tissue treatments like active release technique, massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments. As you progress through our care, we can shift our focus to strengthening around the corrections we've made. We also show you how to stabilize these corrections so you can become independent in your care.
Next, we'll conduct a visual assessment, orthopedic testing and hands-on treatment. These methods and tools will help us identify which areas to focus our care.
Our chiropractors use a variety of therapeutic modalities and techniques to facilitate healing, improve posture, increase your range of motion, break down scar tissue and restore optimal function.
Available in our San Diego office, the K laser has three main functions:
- reduce pain
- reduce inflammation
- enhance tissue healing
These benefits occur in both hard and soft tissues making it ideal to treat muscles, ligaments, tendons and even bones. This is achieved by increasing the microcirculation to the injured tissues as well as increasing the oxygen to the area. Lastly, the laser increases the amount of ATP produced by the cell, so no matter the cell type, it functions at a higher level.
Shockwave is an incredibly effective tool for reducing pain and accelerating the healing process. The shock is a physical sound wave rather than electrical. This shockwave triggers a release in scarred or fibrotic tissue. By increasing the metabolic activity in the area, we can stimulate and accelerate the healing process.
Although this tool shares a lot of overlap with k-laser therapy, the applications are different, and we always provide the most up-to-date and current modalities for our San Diego patients. The K laser is great for patients unable to withstand much physical touch or pressure while shockwave can block the transmission of pain and can effectively break down scar tissue and even calcification.
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. Cold laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., so a number of conditions can be treated by cold laser therapy.
First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesio tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. While the use of kinesio tape is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that kinesio tape is effective for the treatment of a variety of problems, not just sport injuries.