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Le REVE spinal care and Le REVE Medical clinic are here to serve. We are an innovative pain management, medical & Chiropractic clinic. We are a truly one stop shop determined to relieve your pain faster and keep you pain free longer.
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Questions about our Services
What is Chirorpractic Care?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation (“chiropractic adjustment”) and other joint and soft-tissue therapies. Although it is one of the youngest of the natural healing arts, chiropractic has gained tremendous growth. Chiropractors are trained as non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical specialists of the spine and musculoskeletal system. While many chiropractors acknowledge the important use of medication and surgery in appropriate cases, they do not prescribe drugs or perform any invasive procedures, including injections. The primary treatment administered by chiropractors is spinal manipulation or other manual therapies. Often chiropractors will include exercise prescription, stretching, lifestyle modifications, and/or nutritional counseling in their treatments.
What is High Power Intensity Laser Therapy Pain Management?
For many people with acute or chronic pain, the options offered by traditional doctors are just not good enough. Long- term use of pain killers can cause liver damage, addiction, depression, deadly vascular problems and a low quality of life. Some drugs also require the use of other drugs to offset the side effects of the primary medicine. For some injuries, surgery is recommended but once again, the benefits may not outweigh the disadvantages. A recent study showed that patients who had a fake knee surgery felt as good as those that had a real knee surgery. Both surgery and prescription drug are the best answer for some but there are others who can get better results from a non-invasive treatment like High Power Intensity Laser Therapy.
Over the past 25 years (since Microlight got the first FDA clearance for a therapy laser), HP laser therapy has exploded with many practitioners like chiropractors, acupuncturists, and physical therapists. It has also seen significant growth in use by veterinarians for treating horses and companion pets. These professionals are typically trying to heal the root cause of the problems versus treating the symptoms of the problem. To do this, many have been using low level lasers or high power intensity laser therapy in conjunction with their other treatment modalities. Class III Lasers are called Low Level Lasers.
Le Reve Spinal Care & Pain Management Clinic offers state of the art and most advanced technology for Non-Invasive Class IV FDA approved HIGH INTENSITY LASER THERAPY. HPLT has much deeper tissue penetration power and with wavelength of 980 nm it can heal the injured tissues much faster than class III Low level lasers. The wide spread use of HP lasers in doctor’s offices has given access to the technology to hundreds of thousands of people who are now starting to buy high power intensity lasers for their home.
High intensity Laser Therapy for pain management
Le Reve Spinal Care Clinic in ATLANTA, GA is now accepting patients from all over the United States.
Call us today and find out if you are a candidate for HP Laser Therapy. This treatment option may be for you if your traditional Pain Management or Physical Therapy methods are not working or if a diagnosis of your condition has not been determined. (mystery pain is our specialty)
If you have tried:
Trigger Point Injections, Sacroiliac Joint Blocks, Lumbar Facet Injections, Epidural Steroid Injections, Joint Injections, Acupuncture and nothing has got you the results you would like, HP Laser Therapy is usually prescribed or recommended. HP Laser Therapy has worked with and built alliances with many Pain Management Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Nurse Practitioners, and Acupuncturists alike throughout the past decade.
If you require urgent treatment, we will try to schedule you as soon as possible (usually within 2 – 3 days) call us NOW to schedule your treatment ! (678) 401-3803
HIGH POWER LASER THERAPY TREATS:
Bone regeneration, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Colorectal cancer, Dental pain, Dentin hypersensitivity, Elbow disorders, Fibromyalgia, Herpes labialis, Knee osteoarthritis, Lymphedema, Musculoskeletal dysfunction, Myofascial pain syndrome, Neurological dysfunctions, Pain relief (e.g. acute and chronic low back pain/neck pain, orthodontic pain, shoulder pain), Patella-femoral pain syndrome, Physical therapy (including rehabilitation following carpal tunnel release), Recurrent aphthous stomatitis/ulcers, Rheumatoid arthritis, Shoulder impingement syndrome, Temporomandibular joint disorders, Tinnitus, Wound healing (including diabetic ulcers and gingival healing)
High Intensity laser light therapy is an effective therapeutic modality used for acute and chronic pain relief by promoting healing of injured or damaged tissues.
The word “laser” stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The High Power laser is a light or photon energy with the unique property of penetrating the body in the form of a soothing heat-producing light. laser therapy does not damage cells, but rather changes cellular function by producing beneficial photo-chemicals and photo-biological interactions to improve rate and quality of healing.
Is Laser Light Therapy Safe?
High Power laser therapy is class IV laser therapy and extremely safe and has been approved by the FDA. Overall studies have demonstrated a wide range of beneficial physiological effects for reducing injury damage while increasing the strength of body tissue. Additionally, studies of tissue culture reveal an increased level of endorphins and reduction of inflammatory chemicals.
What Are the Benefits of HIGH INTENSITY LASER THERAPY?
High Power laser is a non-invasive and safe treatment modality for supporting the natural healing process of the body. The photons of laser light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the body’s cells, causing increased production of cellular energy. When the High Power laser light waves penetrate into the tissue, the light waves optimize the immune responses of the blood system. This results in both anti-inflammatory effects and expedited healing times.
The concept is very simple, as the more energy a cell has, the faster that cell heals, which results in a significant decrease in pain symptoms and healing times. In a region where the tissues are injured or damaged, this means there is more energy available for the three stages of healing: inflammation, tissue repair, and remodeling.
ARE YOU IN PAIN? HAVE YOU HAD THIS PAIN FOR MORE THAN FEW MONTHS?
Are you in so much pain that no matter what you do, nothing seems to work? Do you suffer from Arthritis, lower back pain, knee or shoulder pain, tendinitis, or scoliosis? If so, HIGH POWER LASER THERAPY is exactly what you need.
Try our latest low energy healing process to eliminate your pain. We make the healing process of any injuries or old age pains you are experiencing quick, easy, and pain free. Before you know it, you will be back on the golf course making more hole-in-ones than Tiger Woods himself!
The results that you will undoubtedly feel from this process will ensure that you won’t need to come back for monthly or even weekly checkups. At Le Reve Spinal Care & Pain Management Clinic Our goal is for you to be pain free for as long possible!
We all know pain and old aging can be quite a setback for our daily routines; with High Power Laser Therapy, they don’t have to be. Don’t let pain stand in the way of your life any longer. CALL US TODAY ! for more on our High Power Intensity Laser Therapy process, affordable prices, and more.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST HP LASER THERAPY APPOINTMENT:
During this consultation, your practitioner will evaluate your overall health as well as taking the time to sit and discuss the pain that you’ve been having and how long it has been occurring. As everyone experiences pain differently, you will be asked to rate your pain level as well as note whether or not the pain gets worse at certain times or during particular activities, as opposed to others.
Once we have assessed the problems themselves, we will set up a pain management treatment schedule and set goals for the outcomes. Your practitioner will then give you a general overview of the technology used by HP Laser Therapy, how it works and why we use it. After all of that, if you still have questions, we’d be more than happy to tell you more about our company and all of the work we have continuously done to help so many people living in pain.
Overall, an Initial Consultation Assessment with HP Laser Therapy will take a half hour of your time. The reason that we feel this process is so important is to ensure that your fears of paying for a less-than-helpful treatment are put to rest. We delve into your health and level of pain to ensure that we are aware of your individual situation before taking any big steps.
Pain is believed to originate from an ionic differentiation of potassium (K+) and sodium (Na+) ions across a cellular membrane. High Power Intensity Laser 980 nm super-pulsed laser technology increases cellular membrane permeability and causes a reabsorption of sodium and expulsion of potassium molecules, removing the gradient and thus the pain signal at source.
BIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF HIGH POWER LASER THERAPY ON TISSUE:
1. Accelerated Tissue Repair And Cell Growth: Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster.
2. Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, LT is effective on open wounds and burns.
3. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: LT reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
4. Anti-Inflammation: Laser light therapy has an anti-edemic effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
5. Anti-Pain (Analgesic): Laser therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal gland
6. Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilatation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels.
7. Increased Metabolic Activity: Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells
8. Improved Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
9. Immunoregulation: Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobines and lymphocytes. LT is absorbed by chromophones (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine-try-phosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
10. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger point and increase blood circulation in the muscle spindle. Increasing blood circulation will lead to pumping the trapped blood and nutrients out of the muscle cell and into the body circulatory system.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy, also referred to as Physical Therapy (PT), falls under realm of conventional medicine and involves the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a range of disorders and disabilities through the use of physical means.
As primary health care professionals, Physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. With your independence in mind, a physiotherapist’s goal is to restore, maintain and maximize your strength, function, movement and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises and provide essential education about the body, what keeps it from moving well, how to restore mobility and independence and how to avoid or prevent bodily injury.
Conditions Treated By Physiotherapy (PT)
Physiotherapists help manage a broad range of health conditions, including:
Ankle Sprain, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury, Back Pain, Brain Injury, Breast Cancer, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Developmental Delay, Dizziness, Fall Prevention, Fibromyalgia, Knee Injury & Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pelvic Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Post-Surgery Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Sports Injury, Stroke
Physiotherapy begins with an assessment of the patient’s condition. This assessment typically includes a medical history review and a physical examination. Often, the medical history review is considered a subjective examination, while the physical exam is considered objective. Both elements are important to successfully examining and treating the patient.
The assessment stage may, in some cases, involve diagnostic tests to better evaluate the patient’s condition and develop an effective treatment plan.
Treatment is guided by the findings of the assessment. Based on the unique needs of the patient, various physiotherapeutic treatment methods are employed, which may include techniques involving musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and integumentary (outer membrane) systems. Physiotherapeutic treatment methods are constantly evolving as the field grows.
Physical Therapists also provide patients with guidance and recommendations, regarding such things as walking devices and mobility aids. Good physical therapists work diligently to help patients stay informed about their particular conditions and the required treatments, as patient education is key to the success of Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy and its Effective Results
A physiotherapist can do wonders to your body if you are going through a muscular pain. They work with people cooperatively regardless of any age.
They are highly educated with experience and mobilize the people with moving the body part which stops performing or pains a lot. The quality of life is increased due to the effects which the physiotherapist leave on you. The body functions healthier than before which will improve your ability to move around easily. Instead of paying medicine bills, invest in the physiotherapist to see the effective results on your body. It will be worth it for sure after a while when you realize the stability in the body.
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Physiotherapy Treatment Approach
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Exercises are instrumental tool in keeping us healthy. Just like your car, our bodies need regular maintenance to perform optimally. Physiotherapy improves strength, balance, mobility, and overall fitness as well as injury prevention and treatment. Physiotherapists help you restore and improve motion to achieve long-term quality of life.
Physiotherapy Treatments consist of few very effective and commonly used modalities. At Le Reve Spinal Care & Pain Management Clinic we offer most innovated technologies and techniques for physiotherapy modalities. Some of our modalities are as follows:
High Power Intensity Laser Therapy: High power intensity laser light therapy is an effective therapeutic modality used for acute and chronic pain relief by promoting healing of injured or damaged tissues.
he word “laser” stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The high power intensity laser is a light or photon energy with the unique property of penetrating the body in the form of a non-heat-producing light. High power intensity laser therapy does not damage cells, but rather changes cellular function by producing beneficial photo-chemicals and photo-biological interactions to improve rate and quality of healing.
Moist hot packs: are commonly used for the application of superficial heat to the body. Generally, these packs are kept in a heater containing water at about 160 degrees. Superficial heating can help increase local circulation to a depth of about 1 centimeter from the surface of the skin. An option for heating at greater depths is ultrasound. When used on the 100-percent cycle setting, the ultrafast sound waves (hence the name) applied with a specialized machine can produce heat as deep as 3 centimeters. Heating can help with muscle relaxation, increased extensibility (stretchiness) and improved localized circulation. Low level lasers are a newer treatment in the United States that may also improve localized circulation, helpful in the reduction of swelling and pain.
Ultrasound: can also be applied with a pulse setting of less than 100 percent (continuously producing sound waves). The effects of this treatment reach the same depth, about 3 centimeters, but don’t produce heat. Without heating, the sound waves simply vibrate the tissue cells like those of the muscles, tendons or ligaments. This vibration may improve pain and tissue extensibility.
Cold treatments (cryotherapy): can range from ice or gel packs to ice massage. The two primary goals of cryotherapy are to reduce pain and decrease circulation. Pain reduction occurs from the slowing of nerve fibers carrying the message of pain to the brain. Decreased circulation helps decrease swelling by keeping fluid from building up as the inflammatory process progresses.
Electrical stimulation: Electricity is applied, in a very controlled way, to the surface of the skin through adhesive electrodes. The electrical current stimulates certain receptors in the skin that can override the sensation of pain from the site of injury. This works in much the same way as rubbing an injured area decreases the feeling of pain after a sudden impact. Electricity can also be used for other effects, including producing muscle contractions for muscle reeducation or delivering medication through the skin. Electrical stimulation used for muscle reeducation is designed to help muscles regain strength and control after a surgery or nerve injury.
Iontophoresis: is a very specific form of electrical stimulation showing significantly improved safety and convenience for patients. It uses a low level electrical current to help push a pain and anti-inflammatory medication (often dexamethasone) through the skin to an area of injury without use of a needle for injection. The treatment works only for treatment areas that are within 1 centimeter of the skin surface (elbow tendons, knee tendons, ankles, etc.).
As with any treatment, you must consider the best choice. Many of these treatments are for pain reduction and some for the specific goal of healing. It is rare that the treatments listed above are the only modalities used. Addressing the causes of the of the pain (usually related to how the body moves) is the most important aspect of rehabilitation and treatment. Again, your therapist or health practitioner should give you clear therapeutic reasons and options to get you get back to your normal life and activity.
What is Active Release Technique?
Active Release Technique (ART) is a movement-based massage technique that works on soft tissue. ART was created in 1984 by Michael Leahy, a Chiropractor and Aeronautical Engineer. This non-invasive treatment is designed to restore proper muscle function and movement, to enable the body to perform at its most efficient level.
ART is used to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves, which might otherwise need to be addressed by painful surgeries requiring an extended recovery period.
Scientific evidence shows that injury, trauma, over-exercise or repetitive stress can cause the formations of adhesions to muscles, nerves and connective tissue, causing symptoms such as pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and reduced range of motion. When adhesions build up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered and nerves can be compressed. As a result, tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, pain and poor mobility.
Specific conditions that can be treated with ART include headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, other peripheral nerve entrapments, shin splints, sciatica, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the joints.
Active Release Technique has clearly defined treatment protocols, with over 500 different moves. This allows practitioners to properly identify and correct specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
Active Release Technique is most commonly used to treat conditions related to these adhesions or scar tissue in overused muscles. The goal of ART is to restore the smooth movement of tissues and to release any trapped nerves or blood vessels. Patients can range in age from children to seniors and from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Even office workers, laborers, housewives and many others have benefited from Active Release Technique.
An Active Release Technique Session
A typical ART session consists of both examination and treatment. Dr. Amir will use his hands to evaluate the tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are then treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
The number of treatments needed to resolve a problem varies greatly with the individual and his or her specific condition. The average number of visits is between 6 and 12, though many patients experience noticeable relief after just a few sessions.
What is a typical Visit like?
On your initial visit, your chiropractor should perform a thorough examination, reviewing your past health, family and social history as well as your past/current treatments and medications. If indicated, your chiropractor may order imaging such as X-ray, MRI or CT.
Once a proper diagnosis has been established, your chiropractic physician should thoroughly review your condition with you and initiate a treatment plan that may consist of spinal manipulation or other manual therapies, exercise prescription, stretching, lifestyle modifications, and/or nutritional counseling. Subsequent treatment sessions typically last about 20 minutes. However, depending upon the depth and scope of care necessary, ranges of treatment duration may vary.
What is Spinal Manipulation?
Spinal manipulation is an intervention commonly administered by chiropractors or physical therapists with the goal of restoring proper joint function and decreasing pain. This therapy is most often done by hand (manually) in the form of a high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust, or, in some cases, with the use of a special instrument or specifically designed table. Clinicians perform HVLA spinal manipulation by applying a rapid thrust to a targeted joint. Often when this is completed, a popping or clicking sound called “joint cavitation” occurs. This is thought to occur as a result of pressure changes within the normal fluid of the joint and is considered a natural and generally pain-free response.
Spinal mobilization, a similar form of manual therapy, is often interchangeably utilized with spinal manipulation. The goal of spinal mobilization is the same as spinal manipulation; to restore proper joint function and decrease pain. Spinal mobilization is typically performed by hand (manually) in the form of a lower-velocity low-amplitude thrust compared to HVLA spinal manipulation.
Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Me?
Chiropractors typically treat musculoskeletal ailments, particularly spine related disorders. Common conditions by chiropractors include:
Mechanical/Non-Specific Back or Neck Pain, Muscle or Soft Tissue Pain Syndromes, Sprains/Strains of the Spine, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Intervertebral Disc Disorders, Certain Types of Headache, Controlled, Radiculopathies of Spinal Origin, Sciatica, Whiplash, Pregnancy Related Back Pain
What is the Graston Technique?
The Graston Technique® Instruments, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:
Achilles Tendinosis/itis (ankle pain), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain), Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain), Fibromyalgia, Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (tennis elbow), Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain), Medial Epicondylosis/itis (golfer’s elbow), Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain), Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain), Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (shoulder pain), Scar Tissue, Shin Splints, Trigger Finger, Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)
Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique® (GT) is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post surgical. GT can help you enjoy life again.
Our unique technique and instruments enable physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, and hand therapists to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation and to administer effective range of motion maintenance programs.
The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help the clinician identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring range of motion and eliminating the associated pain. It will help transform your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
Graston Technique® Advantages
While clinicians have choices in the marketplace, a GT-trained clinician has made a career investment in the best soft-tissue mobilization technique available. GT’s commitment to very high educational standards ensures you will receive the best treatment possible.
Decreases overall time of treatment
Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
Obviously, treating a soft-tissue injury can, at times, be uncomfortable. However, the use of GT instruments allows the clinician to better administer the level of pressure applied. While bruising is not the intent, soreness can occur during treatment. GT clinicians are trained to recognize these symptoms and adjust treatment intensity to minimize their occurrence, while realizing the benefits of the technique.
GT does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective. Please inform your clinician if you are experiencing discomfort anytime during treatment. Patients usually receive two treatments per week during a four-to-five week period. Most patients have a positive response by the third to fourth treatment.
Graston Technique® is accepted nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients, as one of the most effective treatments for rehabilitation and range of motion maintenance, especially when combined with other treatment modalities such as exercise. Contact your health care provider today or locate one here to find out if you can benefit from GT.
Graston Technique® is clinically proven to achieve faster and better patient outcomes in treating the following:
Achilles Tendinosis/itis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cervical Sprain/Strain (Neck Pain), Fibromyalgia, Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (Tennis Elbow), Lumbar Sprain/Strain (Back Pain), Medial Epicondylosis/itis (Golfer’s Elbow), Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain), Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain), Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (Shoulder Pain), Scar Tissue, Shin Splints, Trigger Finger, Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)
Michael Phelps: The Greatest American Hero
by Selene Yeager
DETAILS | August 2012
“My trainer, Keenan [Robinson], uses Graston tools, these little metal crowbars. He carves them into my shoulder blades, my back, my knee, my hamstrings – wherever I’m really tight – to loosen things up.”
Runner Kathleen Jobes Rebounds From Torn Hamstring, Looking Toward Olympic Trials
by Kelly Huth
The Express-Times | April 2013
Eisenberg says she’s been treating Jobes since 2012, focusing on the Graston technique, stretching and strengthening exercises with an emphasis on eccentric exercises (an active contraction of muscle while it’s being lengthened).
Positive Sign for Recovery
San Francisco 49ers Ian Williams posts video of his post-surgical rehabilitation
SB Nation | March 2015
As you can see from the video, Williams is having therapy on his left ankle and lower leg. Some were curious what type of therapy was being done. It looked to me to be the Graston technique, when specific tools are used to detect and relieve adhesions from muscle and tendons. Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that adhere or bind two organs or tissues together.
Note from GT: For all football fans, we’d like to clarify that GT does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective. We encourage all patients to inform their clinician when they experience discomfort during treatment. For most patients, treatment time is usually no more than 10 minutes per region. We’re proud the 49ers use Graston Technique® and we hope they have a winning season!
What is Cupping Technique?
Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The Chinese have been doing this since ancient times by using heat inside glass or bamboo cups. Nowadays, cupping sets use suction to create the vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to form in the area and help the healing in that area.
Ancient Chinese medicine have believed that the body contains “Meridians”. These meridians are pathways in the body which the energy of life called Qi (“chi”) flows through. It flows through every body part, tissue, and organ. Cupping therapy is mainly performed on one’s back because there are five meridians on your back. When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body.
Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin.
Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back 3500 years and it is still used today by many alternative medicine practitioners. New advancements in technology and materials have been integrated with cupping therapies and its uses now range for many different treatments and applications.
How Cupping Therapy Works?
The benefits of cupping are to release toxins and get rid of disease in the body, the bruising you may notice is not a bruise like someone damaging but more of dead blood coming to the surface, the more you cup that area the lighter and healthier it becomes. If there is just redness, it’s also creating blood flow in the area to facilitate healing. Cupping is great for stimulating blood flow, and moving lymph and loosening fascia for a speedy recovery.
A wonderful ancient technique has found its place in the modern world of healing. Cupping Therapy is based on the common practice of Chinese cupping therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience its subtle power.
By creating suction and negative pressure, Cupping Therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Cupping Therapy is versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.
It wakes the body up and makes it feel invigorated, at the same time producing a profound level of healing through nervous system sedation.
It stimulates the skin by increasing circulation while separating fused tissue layers and draining lymph to promote a smooth appearance and healthy glow.
It works deeper by loosening adhesions, facilitating the muscles to operate more independently and stimulating healthy elimination of accumulated debris in the tissues, organs and systems. Cupping therapy works by reducing the pain we feel in our bodies.
In alternative medicine, pain is believed to be caused by problems relating to your Qi flow. This can be related to stress in the body, imbalances of hormones and fluids, lack of blood flow, and temperature in the muscles and joints. When a suction cup is place on a problem area, the vacuum pull of the cup creates warmth and circulation in the area. Very soon, you will feel that the pain is reduced.
In Chinese medicine, all the organs are connected together. So if you have a problem with one organ, it can affect the health of other parts of your body. For example, it is believed that the kidneys are connected to a person’s aging. A person with an imbalance or disease in the kidneys will experience more graying of the hair, wrinkled and dry skin, etc.
The use of cupping therapy has many benefits and can be applied in many treatments.
Cupping can be great for many conditions, these are some examples:
Stimulates whole body relaxation response (parasympathetic response), Sciatica, Promoting a feeling of lightness and relief of pressure, Constipation, IBS, diarrhea, Headaches, Back Pain, Arthritis, Detoxifies metabolic debris in muscle tissue, fascia, and skin, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Fatigue
Promotes healing in scar tissue and chronic injury sites, Skin Problems, Period cramps
Weight problems, Stimulates oxygenation and detoxification of blood, Increases range of motion, breaks up adhesions, Increases lymphatic drainage & promotes circulation
What is I.V. Therapy?
This is fastest and most efficient way to provide needed fluids, electrolytes, medications, along with any vitamins that you might need. Book an appointment today and get feel restored with maximum hydration now.