Dr. Christensen and her rehabilitation staff do not only rely on adjustments to correct a
patient’s problem. We believe strongly in using an integrated
multifaceted approach of treating a neuromusculoskeletal condition. The
chiropractic adjustment is a very effective and powerful treatment. However, in
many situations, adjusting does not correct imbalances and dysfunction in the
“soft tissues” including: muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even nerves.
We implement manual therapy techniques to effectively treat the
soft tissues; such as treatments based on the clinically proven Active Release
Technique (ART) and Injury Recall Technique (IRT), as well as Applied Kinesiology (AK). By complementing adjusting or solely
using these soft tissue techniques, we can produce fast, effective, and long lasting
results for patient’s problems.
final stage of team "Christensen's" integrated treatment
model is the prescription of specific progressive rehabilitative exercises.
Rehabilitative/Stabilization exercises are often necessary to help the patient
"hold" the effects of chiropractic manipulation and soft tissue
treatment. Whereas chiropractic manipulation in conjunction with soft tissue
treatment will help to eliminate pain and restore proper function,
rehabilitative/stabilization exercises will allow the patient to improve
strength and function to prevent future injuries. After proper instruction, patients feel exercises
working their bodies in a whole different way compared to
exercising using incorrect posture and muscle activation.