The Activator is the most widely used chiropractic instrument. Studies show improvement with the Activator Method. It also has been compared to other techniques and proven to be just as effective. This means that for many patients an Activator adjustment could very well lead to the same outcome as a manual adjustment. This offers chiropractors and patients an alternative to manual adjusting when it is preferred for clinical reasons.
ART (Active Release Technique)
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue therapy designed to rid injured areas of scar tissue. Here at Sparta Chiropractic & Wellness Center we incorporate ART in our treatment of musculoskeletal disorders to remedy injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow, headaches, and back pain. All of theses conditions tend to have one thing in common: the result of an overused muscle.
We are all prone to over-using muscles while at work and in our daily lives, no matter the occupation. Overuse Syndrome is common in our society. As a result of our work duties, athletic events and daily lives, we are all at risk of developing this syndrome due to repetitive stresses on the same structures. These stresses may not be painful at first, but the body learns to compensate for long term use resulting in the soft tissue adapting and changing over time.
The goal of the Diversified Technique is to reduce nerve interference. There are no special or unique procedures needed. Patients are assessed using these various mechanisms: history and basic examination (orthopedic and neurologic), palpation, x-ray, leg checks and reflex procedures as well as others.
The procedure involves analyzing the full spine and extremities. The majority of adjustments used in Diversified are manual adjustments, HVLA (high velocity, low amplitude), or long lever manipulations aimed at cavitating the joint and creating an audible release. This sound is known by patients as the “popping” or “cracking” sound associated with adjustments. Some chiropractors utilize specialized equipment such as drop tables or pelvic blocks.
AK Applied Kinesiology
Here at Sparta Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we are proud to assist patients with applied kinesiology. We serve patients in Sparta, NJ and the surrounding communities.
Applied kinesiology is a method of diagnosis and treatment that is based on various muscle weaknesses, which can signal distant internal issues such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances, or another organ or gland problems. We are able to correct these muscle weaknesses and help you heal properly.
If you do have any imbalances in your muscles, this may be the reason that you are experiencing pain. By finding the cause of your pain, we can help correct the problem and help you so that you no longer experience this pain again.
When you first visit us, we will speak to you and get a detailed medical history from you. This will better assist us in helping you heal and finding out exactly what may be the cause of your issues. We may do additional testing as well.
Next, we will look at your posture, gait, and range of motion. After these tests are completed, our friendly and educated chiropractor will speak with you further about the next steps. We want you to live a pain-free life and will work with you in order to accomplish this.
Our practice is stocked with all of the latest technology to ensure we are able to serve you the best that we can. We are always available to answer any questions that you have. We know that the human body and how it works can be confusing. We are here to make it clear to you and help you in any way that we can.request an appointment