How We Help
I have a simple formula for helping people with Spine and Chronic Musculoskeletal issues, and the key ingredient is:
I invest TIME in uncovering all prior, current, and possible future "causes of your pain".
I invest TIME in "educating" you so you can understand and then see where you need to change.
I invest TIME in teaching you "Strategies" that are realistic and useful.
I invest TIME in "removing the limitations and roadblocks" to normal movement, body awareness, and ability.
I invest TIME in teaching you how to move and to be "functional".
I invest TIME in "empowering" you to never fear movement again.
I invest TIME in you because the return on that investment is "priceless"!
You may have been to Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and alternative healers and yet still are suffering from Spine and/or Chronic musculoskeletal issues. You may be contemplating surgery as it seems like your last and only option. Your confused, frustrated, and have lost hope that you will ever get better. And you have lost faith in our healthcare system.
If that describes where you are with your condition, then you are not alone.
I've seen thousands of patients that have experienced countless failed treatments, and it was no indication that their condition was untreatable. Quite the opposite, the care they received failed them.
The Corrective Manual Medicine Approach
This is not a one size fits all approach but rather a comprehensive, adaptable, and individualized system designed to uncover the causes of spine and musculoskeletal issues. In the end, pain decreases and functional ability improves which leads to a safe return to all of your favorite activities.
Phase I: (Uncovering Causes)
This phase is often ignored during the treatment process because of the time and effort it takes to uncover hidden causative factors.
Many chronic issues, such as Low Back dysfunction, became chronic because the daily barrage of micro-trauma were never identified and corrected for.
This phase needs to uncover the movements/activities that may be hidden in your activities of daily living that create the continued breakdown of anatomical structures that lead to chronic pain and dysfunction. These destructive movements could be found in work, hobbies, fitness, or simple everyday tasks.
Once these destructive forces have been identified then we need to formulate strategies to modify or eliminate them, or else the continued breakdown that led to dysfunction and pain will continue.
Phase II: (Correcting/Removing Limitations)
A lifetime of micro/macro traumas and the adaptations to life's stressors have led to anatomical and neuro-physiological changes which impact ones ability to move without creating further dysfunction. Imbalances in Range of motion, strength, stability, muscle tone, and co-ordination can all be impacted.
Employing Manual Medicine Techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART), Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Targeted Joint Manipulation, Neuro-Muscular Re-education (NMR), we can effect physical and neuro-physiological changes that can lead to improved body awareness and better coordinated movement. Chronic pain often leads to dysfunctional movement patterns which leads to further breakdown and pain. Restoring ones ability to move without dysfunction is needed to allow for pain-free movement.
Phase III: (Restoring Functional abilities)
By acknowledging the destructive movements in your life, and then removing the barriers for proper movement to occur, a person can then be taught how to move functionally. Functional movement is movement that is useful but also provides a means to an end. It is imperative to teach a person how to move in ways that are not destructive, useful to them, and can be modified to be used in fitness, as well as other activities in their lives. Ultimately, functional movement ties together the first 2 phases so that each person can move and be empowered not to fear re-injury.