Most of the time Chiropractor is more concern on correcting the alignment of the spine neuromusculoskeletal system but our clinic focus on both the spine and muscle because from our perspective the muscle is also important aspect for body alignment and balance that if it’s not been released properly, it will cause misalignment in your posture which result in affecting on the spine that why many patient come to seek our aid at the clinic. In Painaway clinic our therapist we have many ways to release your muscle by providing Manual therapy, Myofascial release, Deep Tissue Massage, Stretching, Laser therapy, Ultrasound therapy, Deep tissue vibration, Mobilization, Acupuncture and Dry needling. We also giving advice and exercise to the patient. After releasing the muscle, we will then focus on Spine and Pelvis manipulation because if the muscles are not released the spine and pelvis may come back to the same condition in short time.
We use combination of Manual therapy, Stretching, Mobilization, Manipulation and Advice to treat the range of musculoskeletal injuries such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and leg pain. First, we start by asking patient the medical, health and lifestyle question to find out more about the condition of the patient. Then, we begin to do the assessment on the patient by observing the movement of the patient, hand on assessment on the back to identify the alignment of patient’s spine. We also check for the imbalance, stiffness and weakness of patient’s muscle by using posture report. After that we will put the information we got together, find the root cause of patient condition and properly explain it to the patient. Next, we will make a treatment plan by choosing the suitable treatment for the patient condition, if patient agree we will start the treatment for the patient such as Deep Tissue Massage for tight and shorten deep muscle that cause imbalance, pelvis and manipulation for body alignment, Mobilization for the joint or even Dry needling “acupuncture technique to get rid of the muscle knot or “trigger point” . After the treatment, we will give the stretching and strengthening exercise that suitable for the patient to help with their recovery and preventing any future problem.
Our clinic deal with many kinds of condition every and here is some example of the condition.
The condition such as sciatic pain may come from tightness of the deep muscle around lower back of hip area such as Multifidus and Piriformis muscle. However, chiropractor may only focus on manipulation of the spine resulting in prolonged or persisting condition. In our clinic we focus more on the muscle part, we believed that muscle and spine are inseparable matter if we can’t separate we normally start by releasing these muscles by using deep tissue massage, acupuncture or Physical therapy machine to relieve the sciatic pain then we will use the manipulation technique to reduce the tension in Lumbar spine and Pelvis. Our treatment will help the patient achieve the ideal posture and balance muscle that will benefit them in the long run.
For Round shoulder, we mainly focus on releasing of Upper back and Chest muscle such as Levator scapulae, Upper trapezius, Pectoralis Major and Minor. Then, we can strengthen the middle back muscle such as Rhomboids muscle. After that we can do the manipulation around T-Spine to improve on patient posture and advice the patient to strengthen the middle back muscle to prevent the problem from coming back.
In conclusion, physiotherapists and chiropractors both work with patients who are experiencing pain. The key difference between these professionals is their treatment methods. Chiropractors focus on aligning of the spine, spinal function and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body in response to its environment. Physiotherapists focus on the interaction between your muscular, skeletal and nervous systems to see what could be contributing to your issue resulting in more holistic approach.