Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. It is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Click here to learn more about the science, logic, and procedure behind chiropractic manipulation.
While chiropractic manipulation is an extremely effective modality to restore proper function in the spine, we are often left with additional muscle, ligament, and other soft tissue injuries. Adhesions and scarring in and between these tissues can hinder performance and lead to greater levels of tightness, tension, inflammation, and arthritis. Active Release Techniques, or ART, is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Click Here to learn more about Active Release Techniques.
Massage therapy is a helpful – often integral – part of the process of returning your body to full function and health. Whether it’s to have some relaxing time to yourself, to work out some serious muscular issues, or anywhere in between, our highly-trained and highly-skilled massage therapist will address your specific needs. Gwen is a nationally certified massage therapist who specializes in Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Active Isolated Stretching. Call us to book your massage today!
Without correct muscular strength and proper firing patters, joint and soft tissue mobility cannot by themselves fix our dysfunction. If there is no support structure around the spine to dissipate the forces heading towards the core, you may continue to have pain and symptoms in their joints, nerves, and muscles. A thorough functional assessment will help identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. In addition to “core” exercises to support the spine, Dr. Butwin will implement proprioceptive training, muscle activation techniques, and full body functional movements to help enhance movement patterns, improve your performance, and ensure correct programming and muscle firing patterns.
Nutrition & Supplements
To truly address all facets of health, we must move beyond just mobility and stability, but also contro inflammation and pain at the molecular level. Dr. Butwin has undergone extensive nutrition and biochemistry training and frequently gives lectures on diet, supplements, detoxification, inflammatory foods, and other nutritional topics for local businesses and organizations. The clinic will have a supply of essential vitamins and supplements from “nutraceutical” firms. These advanced, research-based, quality-controlled firms only sell to doctors, and we believe their products to be the most well-researched, high-quality, ethically produced, and effective nutritional supplements in the world.
“The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions by re-educating the neuromuscular system, reducing pain, preventing injury, and promoting improved circulation and healing.” (Source: kinesiotaping.com) Dr. Butwin is experienced in the kinesiotaping method and has found utility in taping his patients for conditions ranging from plantar fasciitis to rotator cuff strains.