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.
The 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.