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.
ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE™
ART™ is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back 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. Overused muscles can be a result of a single traumatic event, athletics, work-related injuries, and postural and gate patterns.
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.
Both Dr. Gonzales and Dr. Macri are certified with the Colorado Chiropractic Association to do Pre-Participation exams for school activities in the State of Colorado. Our Pre-Participation exams are also used for summer camps and other extra-curricular activities.
It is important to schedule the exams at least a month before the start of the sport or activity in case more testing or referral to a specialist is indicated.
Click the link above to contact us or call 303-670-8902 to request a Sports Physical.
VA MUSCULOSKELETAL DISABILITY EXAMS
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will give a Military Disability Rating for each service-connected condition a service member has. In order to apply for VA benefits supporting documents need to be collected including service records, medical records and a current exam (DBQ). The doctor performing the exam needs to be familiar with the process and proper documentation. The doctors at Evergreen Spine and Sports Medicine (ESSM) are specialists in the examination and evaluation of the musculoskeletal system. The doctors are also familiar with the required process and evaluation for musculoskeletal disability ratings for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Here are the steps to scheduling a DBQ exam at ESSM:
Gather all service records.
Gather all previous medical records including exams, treatments, imaging (X-rays, MRIs, CTs, Ultrasounds), lab tests, etc.
Call 303-670-8902 or email to request intake paperwork for a DBQ exam. Make sure to indicate how many areas will be evaluated.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 303-670-3580 with all service records, medical records, and intake paperwork.
The staff at ESSM will call you to schedule your exam.
For any questions or for more information click on the link above to contact the staff at ESSM.