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Gonstead Spinal Adjustments
The Gonstead Method has been shown to be the "gold standard" in chiropractic, a standard by which all other chiropractic techniques are measured. It is this superiority and specificity to correcting spinal problems that has drawn our doctors to the Gonstead Method, bringing the best in chiropractic treatment to the northwest suburbs. The Gonstead Method specifically focuses on the health of the disc. When a spinal bone becomes subluxated, the disc (shock absorber between the bones) can be compressed and bulge, thus irritating surrounding spinal nerves. The bone must be realigned for health to be restored. A specific Gonstead adjustment is the most natural, least invasive approach to correcting and improving overall health.
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Extremity adjustments are chiropractic adjustments in joints that are not contained in the spine. Whether caused by arthritis, torn or strained muscles, ligaments, or tendons a dysfunctional joint can be painful and can lead to tissue damage. Extremity adjustments are used in treating TMJ, carpal or tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis and plantar fascitis to name a few.
Joint areas such as hips, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows and wrists can benefit from specific extremity adjustments.
Dr. Van Ness is certified in Active Release Technique (ART) and Mally Extremity Dyskinetics. Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin have both received training in Charrette Extremity Adjusting Protocols for the conservative management of extremity injuries. Dr. Van Ness and Dr. Parkin enjoy helping elite athletes and weekend warriors feel and play their best.
Core stability is an essential determinant of success for all athletes; cyclists, runners, swimmers, golfers, rowers, football, baseball, hockey and rugby players. Even those who are not into sports will benefit from greater core stability. That’s because the body's core muscles are the foundation for all other movement.
The muscles of the torso stabilize the spine and provide a solid foundation for movement in the extremities. These core muscles lie deep within the torso. They generally attach to the spine, pelvis and muscles that support the scapula. When these muscles contract, we stabilize our spine, pelvis and shoulders and create a solid base of support. We are then able to generate powerful movements of the extremities.
The primary benefit of core training is to develop functional fitness - fitness that is essential to both daily living and regular activities. However, training the muscles of the core also corrects postural imbalances that may lead to injuries. Indeed, core stability is now seen as an essential attribute for any player or person who seeks to keep their chances of sports injury or muscle imbalances to the absolute minimum.
Myofascial Release – Medical Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release is a very specific form of massage that has been used successfully for over a hundred years to treat difficult and recurring injuries and pain. In general, myofascial release is used to improve the health of the muscles and fascia, break down scar tissue and restore good posture.