Chiropractic is a science that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders.
Manipulations (which most people call chiropractic) are only a fraction of the science of chiropractic and one of the techniques that chiropractors, physiotherapists, and osteopaths who practice chiropractic and osteopathy techniques use in their offices.
The purpose of manipulation in therapy is to increase mobility and function in the treated joint with the quick and effective movements of chiropractors / physiotherapists / osteopaths.
Dry needling, often referred to as medical acupuncture, is a special treatment used by physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other highly educated professionals in the field of physical therapy and medicine, with the purpose of reducing pain and increasing mobility in the musculoskeletal system.
The technique is western (not Chinese as most people believe) medicine in which acupuncture needles are used and applied directly into the muscular system of the body to reduce muscle tension, reduce pain in the treated area, initiate tissue regeneration, and increase the mobility of the joint attached to the treated muscle.
The technique is very safe and effective in the hands of a specialist who is properly trained for it.
Medical flossing is a therapy with special rubber bands that we apply to inflamed and painful joints.
Rubber bands temporarily stop venous circulation for a short time and thus increase the movement of soft tissues in order to make it easier for the patient to perform the given movement or exercise while the band is on the treated joint.
These mechanisms instantly reduce pain inside the joint and increase the range of movement in the same treated joint.
Cupping therapy is a therapy that is performed using special ventuses (cups) from which we draw air using a hand pump and create a vacuum at the application site. The vacuum pulls the soft tissue inside the glass and creates a space for the departure of toxic and inflammatory elements with “old” circulation and promotes the bringing of “new” circulation with oxygen, proteins, and other nutrients to the targeted segment of the body.
The goal of cupping is to reduce muscle tension, increase the flow of “old circulation”, increase the flow of “new circulation”, reduce inflammation in the tissue and increase mobility.
Some of the many well-known athletes using this therapy are UFC fighters Conor Mcgregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, the most successful swimmer in history and Olympian Michael Phelps, NBA player Giannis Antetokoumpo and many others.
Kinesiotaping is the application of elastic kinesiological strips used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) in injured joints and muscles of the human body. We use it for the prevention and treatment of specific injuries most commonly related to large joints of the body such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle joint.
The result of the application of kinesiology strips is the reduction of pain and swelling in the treated area, increase in the functionality and mobility of the joint, prevention of further injuries, and improvement in the performance of the athlete.
In our office, we use it as an auxiliary technique to multiply the effects of primary therapies such as dry needling, chiropractic, and therapeutic exercises.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a technique of manual therapy in which the physiotherapist with gentle and long-lasting movements acts on the fascia (connective tissue), and consequently reduces restrictions in it. This improves the range of movement, reduces the tension of fascial restrictions, and reduces or eliminates the pain in the treated segment.
This technique is one of the most gentle techniques in physical therapy because we almost never go beyond the pain limit. Since it is completely painless and does not have any side effects, it is recommended for young children, especially those with scoliosis, kyphosis, and similar problems with posture and spinal deformities.
By releasing the fascia, we release movement and mobility of joints and muscles and establish the normal functioning of the musculoskeletal system.
Complete rehabilitation after surgeries, injuries, and other syndromes of the musculoskeletal system through which you are guided by a highly specialized physiotherapist.
Physical rehabilitation includes all the necessary therapy modalities used for treating a particular diagnosis or condition. We use the classic exercises of strengthening, flexibility, and mobility. We do stretching exercises. Also, we use special treatments of Chiropractic, Dry needling, Medical Flossing, Cupping, Kinesiotaping, and MFR as needed.
All for the purpose of permanent recovery and early return of the patient to everyday life and obligations.
This program is ideal after:
- injury to all muscles and joints in the body
- disorders and diseases of the spine
- hip and knee surgery
- ankle sprains
- overstrain syndrome such as tennis elbow or jumping knee
- limited mobility and pain in the shoulder joint
- disc herniation operations