Chiropractic care is an holistic health care concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
RAPID RELEASE THERAPY
A true State-of-the-art technology, there is simply no other device like the Rapid Release – it targets scar tissue and adhesions with resonant frequency compression waves. Like an opera singer shattering a glass with her voice, the Rapid Release shatters the scar tissue.
Rapid Release also releases Myo-Fascial trigger points and knots while increasing circulation, relaxing muscles and releasing stress and tension. This allows for better adjustments by the chiropractor.
Rapid Release uniquely vibrates at a speed capable of eliciting the Tonic Vibration Reflex. Rapid Release results in measurable results from quick, but impactful, 2 to 3 minute sessions. We highly recommend adding this to your chiropractic treatment.
Therapeutic exercise, also known as rehabilitation, is used to strengthen the musculature in the human body and increase range of motion. It is important to strengthen the muscle that surround the spine in order to prevent upper or low back injuries.
At Daly City Chiropractic, we utilize different exercise tools in our office, which allows us to rehabilitate every muscle in the body. Therapeutic exercise is often implemented near the end of the treatment plan in order to stabilize the spine after a series of spinal manipulations.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscles. Trigger point therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. This procedure is performed by our licensed chiropractors.
First developed by a doctor looking to alleviate his grandmother’s arthritis pain, Biofreeze is now one of the most effective treatments to pain available. We currently stock Biofreeze at both of our locations.
The active ingredient in Biofreeze is menthol, which is blended with a number of inactive, yet synergistic ingredients. The final product offers quick, effective relief from pain, without having to resort to prescription drug use. Biofreeze can thus be thought of as a natural solutions, and its potential for negatively affecting the body is very slim.
Biofreeze’s primary application is as relief for arthritis pain, which is not surprising, consider that this is exactly the purpose for which the doctor developed it in the first place.
Biofreeze’s unique, cooling formulation is also comforting to a number of other maladies. People suffering from simple problems, such as sore muscles and muscle sprains, as well as more debilitating back, shoulder and neck pain can greatly benefit from using Biofreeze. Likewise, Biofreeze is effective at reducing pain in the ankle, knee, hip and elbow joints, and helping to lessen effects of muscular strains.
Biofreeze is often being used in conjunction with chiropractic therapy, to further enhance the effect of pain relief.
Massage therapy is the working of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage therapy can often be delivered thorough different styles and techniques:
Swedish massage technique administers a total of five long, flowing strokes throughout the Massage. These five strokes are Sliding, Kneading, Rhythmic Tapping, Friction, and Vibration. Swedish Massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, relieving joint stiffness, and improving knee function.
Shiatsu a traditional, hands on form of Massage Therapy originating from Japan (shi in Japanese means finger, while atsu means pressure.) Recommended for the avid Massage Therapy recipient, Shiatsu is considered an intermediate-level type of Massage, as it incorporates a combination of both Deep-Tissue and Acupressure techniques, while at times holding various positions of stretching.
Acupressure is a light pressure that applied to specific points to help balance the body and the mind. Through thousands of years of careful observation, practitioners of traditional Asian medicine have cataloged hundreds of points on the body where stimulation can release tension and increase circulation.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure’s beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus’s on the deepest layers of muscle and release tension in over stressed areas. When your muscles are severely knotted, this therapeutic treatment ‘s designed to break it up.