Chiropractic & Trigger Point Therapy Care
Dr. Johnston uses many different techniques, some of which are uniquely designed for specific problems.
1. Chiropractic Techniques
Dr. Johnston uses traditional Diversified along with low force techniques to ensure treatments are comfortable and safe for everyone. Diversified adjustments involve moderate pressure and are comfortable and safe for everyone. Diversified adjustments involve moderate pressure and are generally associated with a rotating movement of your spine which may or may not be accomplished by a "popping" noise. For those patients who require or prefer a gentler, lower force treatment we use activator and Cox techniques please feel free to call our office with any concerns or questions about treatment options.
2. Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a hands-on bodywork technique used to relieve tension and pain by releasing and lengthening both muscles and fascia. The practitioner applies a steady light force to designated "trigger points" along a muscle group(s). Similar to Shiatsu or acupunture (without the needles). This promotes flexibility, balance and relaxation. This technique is especially effective for relieving stiff neck, chronic headaches, plantar fasciitis and backache. It can also help to repair old injuries by increasing the pliability of scar tissue in muscles and tendons. Sessions are booked for a half or full hour. There is no adjusting of vertebra with this technique which makes it ideal for people who are not good candidates for traditional chiropractic manipulations.
Please call us directly for further information.
3. Supportive Therapies
In addition to Chiropractic treatments and myofascial therapy, we use a number of ancillary modalities to address musculoskeletal damage, thereby speeding up the healing process.
Ultra sound therapy
A therapeutic treatment that uses high frequency sound waves. It increases blood flow, relaxes muscle spasms, massages damaged tissues and speeds up healing. Virtually painless and very relaxing.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS/T.E.N.S.)
A special form of electrical current that is administered at the site of a soft tissue injury. Useful as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling and inflammation.