Patients experience a reduction in pain and stiffness through increased blood flow and range of motion.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Jacob Klein, incorporates a multitude of complementary procedures within chiropractic manipulation, such as Active Release Technique, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Applied Kinesiology.
Patients at Recalibrate have options for effective treatment plans.
Myo means “of relating to the muscles” and fascia is the supportive, connective tissue that surrounds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber, and muscle.
The manual therapy technique of myofascial release alleviates pain in specific areas called trigger points. These trigger points are thought to restrict muscle and joint movements, contributing to muscle pain.
Clinicians use myofascial release to reduce pain through gentle massage which opens these stiff and tense areas.
Applied Kinesiology uses muscle-based testing to determine the strength and weakness of an individual’s condition.
At Recalibrate Physical Therapy, we apply it as a roadmap to determine where specific muscular imbalances are affecting the acute or chronic condition.
By testing muscles in different positions:
- Face up and down
- Lying on either side
We can find where the imbalance is most prevalent. Wherever the imbalance is located will affect the mechanisms throughout the body, i.e., the lower body can affect the upper body, and vice versa.
Active Release Technique
Active Release (ART) is a soft tissue technique that focuses on relieving tissue tension in the spine, head and neck, and extremities. Individuals suffering from musculoskeletal issues often see improvement from ART because of its focus on muscles and ligaments.
During treatment, a clinician keeps contact with the affected muscles, keeping them short for “pinning” and then elongating when actively moving to release the tension buildup due to dysfunction.
Using ART, we’re able to help remove adhesion build-up in muscles and keep the overall musculoskeletal system in fully functional order.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial sacral therapy is a gentle-touch manual release technique. During the appointment, a clinician uses a light touch to the skull to help the movement of blood and CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid) in and around the central nervous system.
The cranial bones are always moving at a micro level, neurologically affecting biomechanical processes within the body. Our team uses their hands to softly shift skull bones into alignment and eliminate tension from the spinal cord.