There are a variety of chiropractic techniques that are utilized at McNamara Health & Wellness. Each patient is evaluated for their own specific condition which leads to some of these more common techniques to be utilized for their treatment.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Techniques is a new non-invasive treatment, designed to restore proper muscle function and movement to enable the body to perform at its most efficient level. Whether you’re playing golf, running, sitting at your desk or caring for your children, improved heath equals enhanced performance and less pain.
What is the Active Release Techniques(ART)?
The Active Release Techniques (ART) is a soft tissue management system created in 1984 by Michael Leahy, Doctor of Chiropractic and Aeronautical Engineer. The system is based on scientific evidence that following injury sustained by trauma, exercise or repetitive stress, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue develop adhesions. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and reduced range of motion.
Flexion Distraction Technique
For patients who have had back surgery and are still in pain because of it, or are just looking to speed their recovery, the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique provides a safe method for their improved rehabilitation.
The aim of this technique is to realign the vertebra and restore the body’s proper nerve functioning. The chiropractors at McNamara Health & Wellness does this by applying gentle pressure to specific areas of the back and stretching the lower spine, which decompresses the discs and decreases inflammation.
The Graston Technique can help decrease overall time of treatment, faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication and can help resolve chronic conditions thought to be permanent
The Graston Technique is an interdisciplinary treatment technique used by nearly 5000 clinicians-including athletic trainers, chiropractors, hand therapists, occupational and physical therapists, including McNamara Health & Wellness
The Graston Technique advantages for the patient
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
- Continues to engage in everyday activities