Erchonia Laser, Graston Technique and Soft Tissue Mobilization

The primary focus at Islandwide Chiropractic, P.C. is the soft tissue component of injuries.  Soft tissues are muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursae, fascia and nerves.  The treatment of these structures is known as Soft Tissue Mobilization.  When trauma occurs, whether it is a single event or repeated microtrauma over time, inflammation follows.  Inflammation leads to scar tissue formation within the muscle, between muscles and surrounding layers of connective tissue.  Scar tissue formation decreased the ability of muscles to lengthen and contract normally, which leads to decreased range of motion.  Decreased range of motion within a muscle can result in faulty biomechanics.  The scar tissue can cause pain and predispose you to re-injury.  Additionally, pain can lead to muscle guarding in order to protect the injured area.  If prolong guarding occurs the muscle can lose its normal length.  The purpose of Soft Tissue Mobilization is to restore the normal texture, flexibility and function to the affected soft tissue.  It includes several techniques such as Active Release Techniques (ART) and Graston technique.

Joint Manipulation

Joint Manipulation is a passive musculoskeletal procedure performed by the doctor to create a stretch to the joint.  The effects of joint manipulation include relief from musculoskeletal pain, a shorter recovery time from sprains, an increase in range of motion and positive influences the nervous system.

Physical Rehabilitation

Philosophy behind our rehabilitation program is to assist the natural healing process of the body.  The course of rehabilitation chosen by the treating doctor will positively influence the repair process in order to expedite recovery and to restore normal range of motion, muscular strength and endurance, neuromuscular control, Cardiorespiratory endurance.

Graston Technique (GT) is a soft tissue technique designate to remove scar tissue and increase muscular mobility.  GT is also used to re-initiate the inflammatory process by introducing small amounts of microtrauma to the soft tissue.  This results in a new flow of blood, and nutrients to the injury soft tissue to re-stimulate the healing cascade within the dysfunctional soft tissue.  For more information please visit www.grastontechnique.com

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Muscular Stretching

PNF stretching is an advanced form of flexibility training and is considered to be the fastest and most effective way to increase static and flexibility.  Overall PNF flexibility stretching reduces post workout muscle soreness, decreases muscularskeletal injury, increases range of motion, and improves muscular strength and coordination.

Erchonia Laser

Low level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over forty years to relieve pain, remove scar tissue and heal wounds.

On January 17th 2002, the firstU.S. (LLLT) company, Erchonia received FDA clearance through clinical trials.  Erchonia Laser is shown to heal muscles, skin and nerves 66% faster than any other laser on the market today.

What does Erchonia Laser do?

Erchonia Laser, works at the cell level.  Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) to run the body and heal tissue.  All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP, it’s like gasoline to a car.  Erchonia Laser stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called mitochondria to produce higher amounts of ATP.  Thus with more ATP tissues can heal faster and therefore relief comes quicker.

 Conditions Erchonia Laser treats

Acute and chronic pain

  • Neuropathy
  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve and disc pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Scars and scar tissue