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(Diversified technique) Throughout his clinical experience, Dr. Martinez has found great success in implementing a diversified adjustment for his patients treatments. The diversified chiropractic technique involves the application of a “HVLA” (High velocity, low amplitude) thrust. Which allows each adjustment to be performed uniquely each time, via implementation of various techniques in order achieve the desired goals of repairing joint dysfunction, restoration of spinal alignment, and enhancement of proper movement. This approach can be performed successfully on the spine, both upper and lower extremities.
The Leander technique involves adjusting the spine, and stretching the muscles around the spine, using a motorized table. These adjustments are performed gently, making for a more enjoyable patient experience.
Patients who prefer this technique include pregnant women, or those who have osteoporosis or lower back pain. The Leander technique is a particularly safe and effective non-surgical alternative for managing herniated discs, and for treating sciatica.
The Leander technique has been proven to:
· Reduce pressure inside the spinal disc
· Reduce pressure on the spinal nerves
· Return motion to spinal joints
· Widen the spinal canal
How Does the Leander Technique Help to Manage Disc Injury?
The gentle, pumping rhythm of the table places the spinal disc under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect. Because of this negative pressure, disc material that has protruded, or herniated, is pulled back within the normal confines of the disc, which allows healing to occur.
This technique can help move the disc away from the nerve, which reduces inflammation of the nerve root, and eventually any associated pain, pins and needles, numbness, or weakness of the leg.
If you’re afraid or nervous of having your neck adjusted, Dr. Martinez has your back and has a solution. This treatment method uses the Activator adjusting instrument, which is an alternative to traditional manipulation utilizing a high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) thrust, such as the Diversified technique. This instrument allows Dr. Martinez to provide a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.
⁃ It has been postulated of two theoretical advantages of an Activator instrument-assisted treatment.
⁃ 1. High speed. The instrument is so quick that the body’s muscles are less likely to tense in response, and resist the treatment. The lack of muscle resistance may facilitate the treatment’s effectiveness.
⁃ 2. Controlled force. The applied force is localized and does not put the joint in any compromised positions, such as bending or twisting.
What is the Y-strap? Originally got its name via the body axis (Y-axis) where the forces of treatment takes place in. This vertical axis is in line with the head, spine, and legs.
The y-strap is placed underneath the base of the skull, once secured in place, the HVLA thrust will be performed. This stretching of the spine via pulling the skull in Y-axis will result in a decompression force in the vertebral discs. This can be beneficial and relieving for many patients due to the daily compressive forces we get from gravity. As result it is typical for patients to feel great after receiving pulling force on their spine.
Is the Y-strap safe?
Yes, because essentially all rotation and lateral flexion have been removed while force is being applied. Rather the amount of force that is required will depend on a patient’s stature, spinal condition and also physical condition. This is why it is always important to have a professional who is experienced in assessment and treatment.
During his education, Dr. Martinez knew that it was also very important not only address misalignments in the spine or in the extremities (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet). But also the soft-issue structures that support them that include muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Our body is a dynamic machine, that can develop scar tissue and myofascial lesions from everyday activities, sports related injuries, and even surgery. He became certified in the FAKTR technique, providing a dynamic approach to break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue with the help of a surgical grade stainless steel tool. These microtraumas will stimulate a local inflammatory response that will initiate reabsorption of scar tissue. A cascade of healing activities will result in remodeling of the affected soft-tissue structures.
Patients every now and then will notice that their feeling tight or their flexibility has notably reduced. By applying pressure on specific parts of the muscles that feel stiff, then followed by elongating the muscle. This will help in loosening up the parts of the body in which has been affected.
An ancient form of therapy that dates back for thousands of years. In present time clinicians, clinicians will utilize special cups on the skin for a few minutes to create a suction affect. This form of therapy has been beneficial with pain, blood flow, inflammation, and relaxation. Various thoughts have supported the efficacy, essentially it helps with lifting of stagnation within the body. This in turn allows the body to circulate the waste out, and results in healthier body.
Percussion therapy aims to target specific areas that feel achy and also allow deeper reach within the muscle when compared to other forms like vibration therapy. This will allow recovery by an increased amount of blood flow and oxygen to area of concern. Some other benefits that have been noted include improved range of motion, and decreased muscular soreness. But basically patients always enjoy how it feels.
Even though spinal alignment is top priority, it also important to strengthen or rehab the muscles and soft tissue structures that support it. There are various ways when deciding a proper rehab protocol. So it will always be individualized on the the patients needs and goals. Protocols that include increasing mobility in specific regions of the body, improving balance, or designing a programs for resitance training.
A therapeutic technique that has been implemented for almost 40 years. Typically utilized for patients that have intervertebral disc injuries that include disc bulges, herniations, and protrusions. Also it has great benefits for patients who are in prolonged positions as result from working at home. This specific technique is utilized both in office and also as take home exercises to manage both neck and low back pain. While in office proper assessment will help determine what subgroup does a patient classifies in. These include Postural syndrome, Derangement Syndrome, or Dysfunction syndrome. Regardless a treatment can be created specifically to each patient that they can be able reduce and manage their own pain.
E-stim uses electrical pulses to mimic the action of signals coming from neurons (cells in your nervous system). These mild electrical currents target either muscles or nerves.
E-stim therapy for muscle recovery sends signals to targeted muscles to make them contract. (Flexing your biceps is a form of muscle contraction.) By causing repeated muscle contractions, blood flow improves, helping repair injured muscles.Those muscles also improve their strength through repeated cycles of contraction and relaxation. E-stim can also “train” muscles to respond to the body’s natural signals to contract.
A result of modern times, that may include long extended periods of time at our desks, or even looking down at our mobile phones on daily basis, can lead to cause one vertebra or even a whole region, to cause misalignments. When we develop postural distortions, it may put excessive stress on the nervous system. The added stress to our nervous system will influence our overall health, and cause complications. Dr Martinez is able to implement structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture. He will use a technique that is used in conjunction with spinal decompression, to help combat today’s society’s new dilemma. The result will reduce muscular stiffness, while improving quality of life.
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