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Chiropractic – a method of treating Dis-ease based on the theory that disease is caused by the interruption of nerve function due to misalignment of the spinal vertebra or other joints of the body. Employs adjustments of the joints for return of normal joint function, removal of misalignment so the body can Heal its self.

Subluxation – the common name given to a misalignment of a spinal vertebra and/or other joints of the body (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles). Believed to be caused by thoughts (stress), trauma(accidents), and/or toxins (pollution).

Adjustment – using trained hands or instruments for the removal of the subluxation to return the body to full communication/function.

Manipulation – a common term used for adjustment.

Acupuncture – the ancient practice of using needles to remove blockage to the flow of Chi (energy) through the bodies’ meridians (12 channels). Used for the treatment of multiple disease processes, vanity (wrinkle and cellulite removal, weight loss, etc), and also for pain removal.

Myo-Fascial Release – between the skin and muscle is a thin layer of connective tissue that prevents the skin/muscle from sticking together, this is Fascia.  When someone has an injury – sprained ankle/wrist, shoulder, foot, fell and scraped their knee/elbow, etc… the body will lay down scar tissue for protection.  This scar tissue tends to invade the fascia causing adhesions between the skin and muscle and these adhesions cause pain in those areas.  Myo-fascial release uses hands, tools, or cupping to remove the scar tissue adhesions so the skin and muscles are once again free to move independently.

Graston – a tool assisted type of myo-fascial release.  Used to remove injuries to the soft tissues –skin, muscle, and tendons.  Frequently used for Carpal-tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis,tennis elbow, golfers elbow, post-surgical scar adhesions, sprained ankles and wrists, any soft tissue injury that is a closed trauma.

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