Scar tissue is the result of over-use or under-use of your body. It finds its way into joints (the area between bones) and into muscles. Scar tissue can form after an accident, as the body attempts to heal you, or from chronic poor posture or even repetitive movements. Scar tissue is harder than healthy tissue and as it accumulates will decrease your flexibility. This is one reason most of us loose flexibility as we age! To make matters worse inflammation can get trapped in the scar tissue and hurt! Chiropractors remove scar tissue and inflammation improving flexibility, getting rid of pain and helping you stay healthy and young!
Chiropractors use spinal manipulation (AKA 'the adjustment') to remove scar tissue and inflammation from the joints (between the bones). The chiropractor uses active muscle release to remove scar tissue and inflammation from the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
As you can imagine this helps remove pain; even chronic pain. Chiropractic is great at treating most musculo-skeletal conditions. A short list of conditions we treat includes muscle pain, headaches (migraines included!), sciatica, disc hernias, impingement syndrome, tendonitis, tennis or golfer’s elbow, runner's knee, plantar fasciitis and shin splints!
Because chiropractors removes scar tissue and inflammation from the joints, we are the only health care providers that actually improve your posture as you get older! Of course, this has added health benefits.
By the way, the science of chiropractic is supported by prestigious medical and chiropractic journals. Please see our science page for more...
Deep Tissue Massage
Village Chiropractic and Massage offers comprehensive health care. This includes massage! Our massage therapists are certified by the state and specialize in deep tissue massage. Deep tissue massage is great at treating chronic conditions or just helping you relax after a long day!
The doctor will create personalized physiotherapy exercises for you. These include stretching and strengthening exercises.
Types of exercises include....
1. Mckenzie Exercises: Designed by physiotherapists to help heal an intervertrebral disc hernia. These exercises help to take disc pressure off of the spinal cord allowing chiropractic to better heal the disc.
2. Postural Exercises: Most of us spend too much time on the computer, driving, sitting, doing dishes or slouching. This results in poor posture and leads to degenerative changes to our spine as we age. Scar tissue in the joints (between the bones) and muscles prevent us from correcting our own postures. Chiropractic removes this scar tissue. Postural exercises strengthen your back muscles and stretch your front muscles. Combining chiropractic with postural exercises will bring your spine back into alignment keeping you healthy and feeling young!
3. General Stretches: Our chiropractic patients will also be taught personalized stretches for the upper and lower body. These are great for relaxing the muscles or as your after exercise stretches.
4. Specific Rehabilitation Stretches: Those patients suffering from sciatica, a disc hernia or runner's knee will be taught stretches to rehabilitate these conditions.
Active Muscle Release
Active muscle release is a type of deep tissue massage. Most soft tissue injuries occur during muscle lengthening. Active release is able to restore normal soft tissue function by focusing on that lengthening phase removing scar tissue from muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which also releases trapped inflammation. Active release is very effective at treating headaches, tendinitis, carpal tunnel, sciatica, tennis elbow, runner's knee and other ailments of the musculoskeletal system.