Chiropractic is the leading alternative health care field which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the nervous system. The primary goal is to restore normal joint and soft tissue mobility to areas that are restricted. This helps relieve pain, relaxes spasming muscles, frees up scar tissue, restores proper joint function and improves the nervous system by manipulating both the spine and extremities. Chiropractic care is safe for infants, children, pregnant females and adults. Dr. Alexander is trained in many techniques including Diversified, Flexion/Distraction, Thompson Drop, Activator, and Extremity adjustments which he tailors to the individual patient’s needs and body type to deliver the most effective treatment.
Graston® Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a form of manual therapy designed to treat soft tissue disorders. As a certified Graston provider, Dr. Alexander uses this technique to effectively treat new injuries as well as chronic conditions. One of the most exciting aspects of this treatment is the significant improvement that occurs even in cases where other treatments have failed. Graston® Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a soft-tissue treatment that utilizes stainless steel instruments to comb over and breakup areas of fibrous scar tissue. After these adhesions are broken up, the body absorbs them allowing the body to heal properly decreaseing pain and improving function. To learn more, please visit www.grastontechnique.com.
Myofascial release is a state of the art soft tissue technique which treats conditions with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and tennis elbow are a few examples of the conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with myofascial release.
Dr. Alexander prescribes his patients exercises designed specifically for their individual needs to help rehabilitate and then strengthen muscle groups related to their condition. A specific portion of the clinic is dedicated to exercise so patients can ensure the best possible outcome. Depending on the condition, these exercises, in addition to other treatments, can improve and speed recovery by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be functioning improperly due to improper use or repetitive stress.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of other treatments, Alexander Chiropractic provides the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Mechanical traction