Joint and Muscle Pain
Injuries can happen to any part of the body at any time. Treating mechanical injuries to joints is a two part process. Part One is reducing the pain. Part Two is find out what caused the pain to show up in the first place.
Part One is reducing the pain.
Injuries that are new with actual tissue damage need time to heal. When the tissue is actually injured, we need create an environment to optimize the healing process so the body can repair itself quickly. Luckily, not all pain is actually tissue damage. We can help you determine when you need a break and when you can train on.
Part Two is finding out what caused the stress on the tissue to create damage.
Traumatic things like contact injuries, sports collisions, falls, automobile accidents, etc. unfortunately are just a case of bad luck. Traumatic injuries are often the most emotionally challenging.
Non-traumatic injuries require assessment to determine the cause of the painful stress. They are often caused by postural problems, stress, or repetitive movements. We must identify the origin of the pain and encompass both the pain complaint and origin if we want the treatment to last. For some advice about postural issues, check out our article on posture here.
Neck and Back Pain
The reality is most of us are going to experience neck or back pain at some point in our lives. We can help you figure out the source of your back and neck pain and make suggestions to help you adapt your habits and exercise to keep it away.
The shoulder is amazing in its capabilities of strength and movement freedom. With that freedom comes responsibility and things happen. It often gets injured when there are restrictions in other areas in the body including the neck, thoracic spine, ribs, and even the hip.
Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, I don't do either of those elbow pain….
Those tendon bundles and nerves can get irritated often. It can be from over-training, postural, or occasionally a referral from the neck. In any case, we can help you calm them down.
Wrist and hand
The wrist and hand are amazing joints with their abilities to perform such beautifully intricate and simultaneously powerful movements. Unfortunately, when it gets injured the rehab progress can seem just as complicated. We can aid in this healing process through mild strengthening exercises and some of our manual techniques.
hip and pelvis
The powerhouse of the body. If you want to move well you need to be able to control your hips. Whether it’s a glute activation issue, hip labral pathology,, impingement, or arthritis we can help you regain the strength and movement needed in this powerful joint.
For specific exercises to help strengthen your hip/pelvis, we have posted videos on our exercise page.
The knee is the central joint for the majority of the muscles in the leg. It is very intricate in the nature of the layering of muscles and ligaments. This is why you hear of knee injuries very commonly, especially in sports. Luckily, modern science has provided us with numerous tools and manual tests to determine how to properly treat specific injuries to the knee.
Ankle and Foot
The most mobile and load-bearing joint is the ankle! It takes on the full weight on the body at all times and allows our bodies to move forward with each and every step. Ankle injuries can take a toll on mobility since it takes 6-12 weeks to heal these injuries. Luckily we love treating the ankle so have no fear!