At Advanced Chirosport we take great pride in providing the finest care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different service offered in our clinic, but please call us at 972-578-2225 if you have any questions!
Advanced Soft Tissue Treatments
Active Release Techniques
ART is a soft tissue movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves. Migraines, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just some of the conditions that can be resolved rapidly and permanently with ART.
Fascial Distortion Model
"FDM stands for Fascial Distortion Model. It’s called a ‘model’ because it isn’t a technique. It’s actually a treatment model in which virtually all soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal complaints, are viewed through 1 or more of the 6 different types of alterations to the body’s connective tissues. FDM has no protocols to memorize. Yet, FDM contains a detailed physical assessment, which leads to a specific diagnosis, and provides objective outcomes. The patient’s verbal and physical descriptions, coupled with the mechanism of injury and relevant orthopedic tests, will lead the practitioner to the proper form of soft tissue treatment. And for this reason, no other soft tissue approach can reproduce the outcomes repetitively across the board as well as we can!" - Dr. Stephen Typaldos, DO, Founder of FDM
Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a 'Trigger Point’. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the feeling of discomfort can vary drastically from patient to patient. Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp -- which is often referred to as a 'twitch response’. The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms, and response of the tissue. Along with the health of the tissue, the expertise of the practitioner can also attribute to the variation of outcome and/or discomfort. The patient may only feel the cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment. A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the patient's symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, thereby reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle. Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, overall health of the patient, and experience level of the practitioner. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.
Movements are used to determine the best method of treatment to help allieviate pain and establish corrective exercise to help prevent future pain.
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
SFMA is a set of 7 full body movement tests used to establish movement patterns associated with squatting and bending. The tests are used to find "impairments" of movement that may not be painful but when corrected can help improve areas of pain. This allows for individualized exercise prescription.
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing state of the art chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before. As chiropractors who care about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, our doctors have years of training, expertise, and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health and wellness.
At Advanced Chirosport, we teach our patients how to perform special "blueprint" exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your chiropractic care. In addition to skeletal misalignment, you may be experiencing pain that is caused by muscles and connective tissues which are out of their proper place. Other types of pain such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches are caused by muscles and tissues that are being used improperly, causing injuries over time. In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced chiropractors will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.