Spinal Manipulation & Mobilization
Spinal manipulation and mobilization techniques are a non-invasive, therapeutic treatment for neck, back and extremity pain or discomfort, as well as osteoarthritis and migraines.
Spinal Manipulation is the traditional high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust that often results in an audible "pop," as your provider uses their hands to apply controlled force to a specific joint, while the body is positioned in a specific way.
Alternatively, Spinal Mobilization is a low-force or gentle chiropractic technique that can be applied after careful consideration of the patient's pathology, size, comfort level, and/or preference.
Active Release Technique®
ART is a patented, state of the art soft-tissue-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.
Every ART session includes both examination and treatment. Your certified ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
Graston Technique® treats scar tissue, which limits range of motion, and in many instances causes pain, that can prevent normal muscle function. Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables your provider to effectively detect and treat scar tissue anywhere in the body.
Graston® tools are stainless steel instruments used to "comb over" and "catch" on any fibrotic tissue present, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments are used to break up the scar tissue and improve function.
Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic method designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process by providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
Kinesiology taping techniques have a "lifting" effect on the skin that can alleviate pain, facilitate lymphatic drainage and decrease inflammation. Kinesiology tape is latex-free, waterproof and wearable for days at a time.
Corrective exercise is a functional movement system that generally includes a series of specific micro-exercises to aid in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries to your major joints, such as the knee, ankle, hip, shoulder, etc...
Your Upright Health provider will determine which exercises are appropriate for you, assist you with performing them correctly during your visit and educate you on how and when to perform them at home, for best results.
Flexion-Distraction is a therapeutic technique used to treat a variety of pain symptoms that don't seem to respond well to other treatment approaches. Flexion-Distraction is a painless, non-invasive procedure performed using a special treatment table that allows the practitioner to gently stretch and bend the spine in various directions while your provider applies gentle pressure to specific areas of the spine. The specialized table moves in a smooth, rhythmic motion - there are no "jerking" movements at all with the Flexion-Distraction technique.
Muscle therapy or therapeutic massage is the manual manipulation of superficial and deep layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process and promote relaxation and well-being.
This type of soft tissue therapy can provide many benefits, ranging from general stress reduction to severe pain relief through corrective muscle therapy techniques, like deep-tissue, trigger point therapy or myofascial release. Your muscle therapist will consult with you before each session to understand your preferences and desired outcome(s).
- Chair Session: ($20) A 15-minute muscle therapy session conducted fully clothed, in the comfort of a massage chair to release superficial muscle tension, usually preceding your chiropractic appointment.
- Muscle Therapy Session: ($40) A 30-minute session that usually includes a variety of muscle therapy techniques to yield the most relief, generally focused on 1-2 areas of the body.
- Extended Muscle Therapy Session: ($75) A 60-minute session that includes a variety of muscle therapy techniques to yield the most relief, generally focused on 2-3 areas of the body.
- Full-body Muscle Therapy Session: ($110) A 90-minute session that includes a variety of muscle therapy techniques to yield the most relief for the whole body.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle manual massage treatment technique that employs four basic stokes designed to manipulate lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels with the goal of increasing their activity and promote the flow of lymph. Manual Lymph Drainage is an effective way to manage swelling caused by lymphedema.
Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (Sports Physical)
Most middle and high school sports activities require student athletes to complete a Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE). A PPE is a clinical examination used to evaluate a student's physical ability to safely participate in sports or a specific sport. The standard exam covers personal health history, family health history, injury identification, risk assessment and internal organ assessment. Your Upright Health provider will also assess if any musculoskeletal issues are present.
What you put into your body on a daily basis can have a greater impact on your health than anything else you do. There are many myths, fads and just plain misinformation about food that make it difficult to really know what’s good for you and what’s not – and to make it even more complicated, that answer isn’t the same for everyone. Your Upright Health provider can help you develop (And stick to!) eating habits that will have a positive effect on your specific health goals.
Marathon Preparedness is a series of treatments, pre and post marathon, aimed at reducing adverse effects from pre-existing issues, preventing new injuries, optimizing overall performance, as well as a speedy recovery from the marathon itself. Your sessions can include traditional adjustments, Active Release and Graston Techniques, kinesiology taping, Corrective Exercise, stretching and muscle therapy, as you and your Upright Health provider deem appropriate.
The Marathon Preparedness Package includes:
- Initial exam
- Eight pre-event Extended Care Sessions
- Full-body Muscle Therapy Session
- Two post-event Extended Care Sessions
- OmegaGenics EPA 720 (120 Capsules)
- Magnesium Citrate (120 Tablets)
- Bromezyme (60 Capsules)
- 20% off all available professional-grade supplements