Anchor Sports Chiropractic
Chiropractic adjustments have a tremendous potential to patients. From a neurological and mechanics perspective, a unique, low-force approach to chiropractic can have an instantaneous and long-lasting response. In conjunction with other therapeutic techniques, the adjustments can help you move more efficiently and in essence, enhance your overall performance and decrease pain. Whether you're a professional athlete or struggling with movement related pain, studies have shown that when combined with physical rehabilitation therapies, chiropractic care can improve your balance, coordination, strength and reach your full potential.
Active Release Technique
Widely used in the athletic population, Active Release Technique (ART) is a hands-on, soft tissue technique developed to treat soft tissue injuries. ART allows for rapid and lasting recovery when delivered appropriately. It can be used to recover from musculoskeletal injuries such as a muscle strain, tennis/golfer's elbow, sprained ankle, neck and low back pain. Addressing the surrounding tissues is important to decrease overall pain and improve performance.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
IASTM is a technique used to treat ligaments, tendons and myofascial injuries. At Anchor Sports Chiropractic, we use Functional Soft Tissue (Featuring FAKTR) as an evaluation and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction. This technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to treat soft tissue restrictions or adhesions. FAKTR can be used to treat common hamstring strains, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and ankle sprains.
With his experience working in a multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Mike possesses a strong background in rehabilitation using therapeutic and performance exercises. In severe cases, Dr. Mike has helped patients avoid costly surgeries that may involve lengthy recovery times. Way too often, people underestimate the true potential of an individualized exercise prescription that addresses specific mobility and stability. Each exercise and every repetition must have purpose to be effective.
Cupping Decompression Therapy
Myofascial cupping decompression therapy can be useful in the treatment of both acute and chronic injuries. Although it generated popularity during the 2016 Summer Olympics, cupping has been used for hundreds of years. Decompression therapy can be used on anyone from an elite athlete to a 50-year-old desk worker with low back pain. Patients tend to feel an initial discomfort when the cups are applied but many feel immediate relief and improve function with increase range of motion.
Sports Taping/Kinesiology Taping
Athletic sports and kinesio taping has been part of Dr. Mike's arsenal since he entered into sports medicine almost a decade ago. As an athletic trainer treating athletes, taping was widely used as an adjunct to therapeutic modalities and sports rehabilitation exercise. Kinesio tape can be applied for neuromuscular facilitation and lymphatic drainage. This type of taping can be used in patients experiencing shoulder impingement or trochanteric bursitis (hip). Athletic tape is primarily used to limit range motion and provide support (sprained ankle, wrist pain, or knee sprain).