Techniques

 

At Arcand Chiropractic, we are firm believers that every patient brings their own story and presents their problems in different ways. In such a case, treatment options can vary from patient to patient. We are proud to offer a multitude of treatment options to our patients, allowing for optimal results for each individual. 

Joint Manipulation

The basis of Chiropractic care.  Our doctors are able to locate any joint restrictions throughout the body by utlizing either motion palpation or leg length analysis. Identifying these restrictions allows us to treat the affeceted area and restore normal motion. This is either performed manually, with the use of Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) blocks,  or with the use of a gentle yet effective tool known as an Activator. 

Myofascial Release

Treating the myofascial system is important piece to Chiropractic care.  Poor posture and faulty movement patterns can lead to tight and often inhibited muscles that ultimately affect joint motion.  Our doctors utilize many different methods of treating this connective tissue, including soft tissue manipulation, Post-Isometric Relaxation (PIR) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).  PIR is a technique which focuses on relaxing overactive muscles through guided movements. IASTM utilizes tools that when used correctly by a clinician can break up chronically tightened muscles and myofascial adhesions, leading to pain relief and proper muscular function.  

Functional Rehabilitation

While patients can be treated with joint manipulation from Chiropractic Physicians and feel great afterwards, it is not uncommon for symptoms to reappear within a set period of time. This can be due to a deeper issue of faulty movement patterns or poor biomechanics. Identifying these patterns through functional movement screens allows us to identify weak or inhibited muscle groups and properly work with the patient to improve stability and kinetic function. 

Sacro-Occipital Technique

Developed by it’s founder, Dr. Bertand DeJarnette, this technique is an analysis and a gentle non-force adjustment using pelvis blocks and cranial adjusting, which addresses chronic and acute conditions.

Applied Kinesiology

Developed by Dr. George Goodheart, this technique utilizes the evaluation of muscle strength and weakness in evaluating body conditions. It serves as a communication system with the body to relay information on what is needed for treatment.

Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.)

Dr. Milton Morter of Arkansas developed this technique which evaluates how emotional stress, especially from a past experience, has an effect on the body physically and surfaces as body symptoms. It is a system of evaluating the Mind – Body connection and treat the underlying cause.

Kinesio® Tape

Kinesio® Taping is a useful technique with many differnt applications. Elastic functional tape is used over any area of the body in need of muscle activation/deactivation in order to improve kinetic dysfunction. It can also be ultilized to improve lymph flow in cases of swelling or bruising.