Unlike many chiropractors that only address joint pain, Muscle & Joint Clinic incorporates state-of-the-art techniques and complementary therapies, including on-site massage and physiotherapy sessions, to address both muscles and joints. This integrative treatment helps to ensure long-term, pain-free mobility – while also reducing the chances of re-injury.
Muscle and bones are meant to move. Overuse, however, causes pain and injuries, resulting in joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments becoming stiff and infiltrated with scar tissue. If you’re in pain, it’s essential to re-integrate your muscles and bones for long-term health.
Muscle & Joint Clinic focuses on three keys to living pain-free: releasing tight muscles, remobilizing stiff joints, and restoring muscle strength.
Releasing Tight Muscles
The first step to living pain-free is to release tight muscles that impact a patient’s ability to move properly. This is done through treatments that directly manipulate muscle tissue including:
- Therapeutic massage
- Active Release Technique (ART)
- Acoustic Compression Therapy (ACT)
- Graston/FAKTR Techniques
- Soft tissue management
- Kinesiology taping
- Shockwave Therapy or Acoustic Compression Therapy (ACT)
Remobilizing Stiff Joints
The second step to living pain-free is to remobilize stiff joints to address cumulative trauma and get joints and tissues moving normally. This is done through treatments that help to realign joints including:
- Instrument-assisted adjustment
- Recommended stretching
- Other activities depending upon the type of pain or injury
Restoring Muscle Strength
The third step to living pain-free is to restore muscle strength to minimize compensation patterns, and prevent injuries from coming back. This is done through treatments designed to build strength including:
- Muscle or muscle group-specific rehabilitation
- Core strength building
- Pilates exercises
Muscle & Joint Clinic’s patient-centric approach partners with patients to ensure that treatment and rehabilitation will allow them to get back to their usual activities, pain-free. Call our office at 415-488-5372 to schedule an appointment today.