Chiropractic Services for Optimal Health
Chiropractic is a type of primary healthcare that specializes in the treatment of muscular-skeletal pain and dysfunction. The main focus of sports chiropractic care is not only to diagnose your condition but more importantly to find and correct the underlying cause of your pain. By looking at your movement patterns, how you coordinate basic movements, Ryan Slaughter Chiropractic can determine where there are joint restrictions and once those are identified they can be treated using a combination of joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilization and exercise rehabilitation.
We provide unparalleled care to individuals seeking to recover from injury, restore function, and maximize their optimal health. Our team strives to help you achieve results that will get you back to your active lifestyle.
Our Approach to Treatment in 3 Steps:
The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system designed to assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in patients with known musculoskeletal pain. This technique allows Dr. Ryan to identify key problematic areas that affect a variety of conditions.
The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source. SMFA focus is on assessment of patterns of movement that are responsible for pain that allow us to identify main problem of the patient.
We use range of motion, and specific muscle testing to pinpoint areas of myofascial tension and/or muscular imbalance. Then use a variety of advanced manual techniques including trigger point and acupressure release for immediate relief of pain, muscle tension, and dysfunction.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM):
Made popular by the Graston Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) uses a metal instrument to find and break down increased tension and scar tissue within the muscles and the fascia (connective tissue).
Other muscle release techniques utilized:
Percussion massage (hypervolt)
Rocktape/ Kinesiology Taping:
Kinesiology taping methods use and elastic tape to help provide stability and feedback about your joint movement and posture. The tape stimulates the nervous system through nerve endings in the skin and fascia that provided constant feedback to the brain.
Exercises are a necessary part of treatment. Once the problem is identified and corrected, the body needs to be re-educated on how to use the restored Range of Motion and move efficiently again. Without therapeutic exercises, the compensatory patterns (tightness and pain) will often return. These fundamental exercises help reinforce proper mechanics of joint movement.