What is Chiropractic Sports Medicine?
Chiropractic Medicine at DOC utilizes a blended approach of ancient hands-on therapies combined with progressive sports medicine techniques utilized to decrease your healing time, while minimizing your overall visits. Joint manipulation or “adjustments” are the classic Chiropractic therapy, but our team also specializes in physical rehabilitation techniques of strengthening, stretching and mobility training to make your recovery as fast as possible. We offer the best of both worlds, western medicine research and natural healing science into one wholistic approach, aimed at getting you fast results.
Manipulative & Mobilization Therapy
Graston Technique® is a patented deep tissue treatment performed with specialty instruments. These instruments help detect tense tissue treat it with deep pressure and tactile focus. The use of Graston Technique® enables our physical therapy and chiropractic team to treat areas with unrivaled precision. The technique uses flat stainless-steel instruments to scrape the outer layers of skin. This scraping stimulates blood flow and releases tension in muscle knots. Practitioners who wish to practice this technique are certified. Dr. St. Pierre is a certified Graston Technique® professional and has trained others in the technique.
The practice of cupping works by creating a vacuum that suctions your skin. This suction causes the skin to rise and swell. This rising and swelling stimulates your blood vessels, promoting blood flow and enhancing relaxation. Our providers also use this therapy to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Dry needling is a specialized technique that focuses on targeting trigger points in the muscular system. Our providers target trigger points using hollow-core hypodermic needles, resulting in muscle pain relief. They use this common therapeutic method for myofasical pain syndromes and other muscle-related discomfort. Dry needling stimulates the muscles to relieve tension at the root.
Helping a patient get moving again is the goal, but the soft tissue you are working with needs to be responsive in order to promote a faster and more effective recovery. DOC providers blend treatment with training to find the best results based on a patient’s diagnosis.