Our highly trained doctors at Premier Sports and Spine Center create individualized chiropractic and rehabilitation treatment plans for our patients. We draw upon a large knowledge base of different treatment techniques in order to combine therapies for the most effective, efficient, and long term resolution to non-sports or sports related injuries.
Below is our list of some of the various services and techniques we offer.
When you have a musculoskeletal injury, your soft tissues are affected by direct injury, guarding and splinting or due to compensation. This is why the identification of each specific tissue that is injured is important in order to reach full resolution of an injury. Soft tissues include: muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, fascia, and nerves. The treatment of these structures is known as soft tissue mobilization.
- Sports Massage
- Active Release Technique ® 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. Headaches, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. (Read more)
- Transverse Friction Massage (TFM) Transverse Friction Massage, otherwise known as TFM, is a deep tissue technique that is performed at the site of the injury in order to breakdown scar tissue and remodel it to be a more flexible, pliable, and a more functional tissue. The application of TFM leads to immediate pain relief – the patient experiences a numbing effect during the friction and reassessment immediately after the session shows reduction in pain and increase in strength and mobility. This technique is valuable in treating muscle, tendon, and ligamentous injuries in both acute and chronic conditions. (Read More)
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, otherwise known as PNF, is an advanced form of flexibility training that involves both active stretching and isometric contraction of the muscle group being targeted. PNF exercises are based on the stretch reflex which is caused by stimulation of the golgi tendon and muscle spindles. This stimulation results in impulses being sent to the brain, which leads to the contraction and relaxation of muscles. When a body part is injured, there is a delay in the stimulation of the muscle spindles and golgi tendons resulting in weakness of the muscle. PNF exercises help to re-educate the motor units which are lost due to the injury. Improved flexibility leads to better biomechanics, reduces fatigue, and helps to prevent overuse injuries. (Read More)
- Myofascial Release (MFR) Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the typical imaging studies such as X-Ray and MRI. MFR affects change in the Myofascial structures by stretching, elongating fascia, and/or mobilizing adhesive tissues and ultimately helps change body posture. (Read More)
- FAKTR-PM FAKTR-PM stands for “Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion.” It was developed to help speed recovery from chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes and has also been shown to work extremely well to treat acute musculoskeletal/fascial conditions. (Read More)
Physical medicine and rehabilitation involves the management of disorders that alter the function and performance of the patient. Emphasis is placed on the optimization of function through the combined use of physical modalities, physical training with therapeutic exercise, movement and activity modification, adaptive equipment and assistive device, orthotics (braces), and experiential training approaches. We provide specific rehabilitation services for patients suffering sports injuries and general orthopedic problems. People with these conditions are typically looking for experienced specialists who are uniquely qualified to solve simple and complex conditions involving the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. (Read More)
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy
Chiropractic is a health care discipline that focuses on the relationship between musculoskeletal structure and body function and how this relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. The broad term “spinal manipulative therapy” incorporates all types of manual techniques, including chiropractic. Complimentary/Accessory Therapies Therapeutic Ultrasound Taping There are various taping procedures to prevent injury or aid in the rehabilitation process. The type of taping technique chosen by your physician is determined by the stage of your healing process and by the amount of support needed to continue activity. At Premier Sports and Spine Center our doctors are trained to use Kinesio Tape, Rock Tape, Spider Tech, SPRT taping and are able to perform regular athletic taping in the clinical setting. (Read More) Custom Exercise/Training Programs At Premier Sports and Spine Center, our doctors are qualified to write custom training programs for runners, triathletes, duathletes, as well as for other sports. The doctors at Premier Sports and Spine Center are also able to write customized strength and conditioning programs for individuals and teams. In addition, we offer a revolutionary “Coach the Coach” Program in which we train coaches on how to prevent ACL injuries in high-risk sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, and Lacrosse. Please contact us to learn more about our fully customized training and exercise programs as well as the “Coach the Coach” Program. (Read More)