Chiropractic manipulation is used to restore and improve joint mobility and alignment. A chiropractic adjustment can be done to any joint in the body, including the upper and lower extremities. After an adjustment our bodies are stimulated to release endorphins, which aids in decreased pain and relaxation. Maintaining and improving healthy joint mobility and alignment is not only important in athletic performance, but it improves bone health and soft tissue health.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Dry needling is a technique used to treat myofascial trigger points and is similar to acupuncture. However, dry needling focuses on the trigger points, which are palpable sources of pain, rather than the traditional meridians accessed through acupuncture. A typical dry needling session at ESSM takes anywhere from twenty minutes to forty-five minutes depending the complexity of the case and the number of areas being worked on. We often combine dry needling with chiropractic adjustments and advanced soft tissue treatment.