How are we different?
At Abshire Chiropractic Sports Center we evaluate the entire musculoskeletal system, not just bones and joints. We realize that most conditions involve disorders of the soft tissue (Muscle, Tendon, Ligament, Fascia), and that can be the primary source of pain. Soft tissue injuries generally occur in two ways: Acute Injury and Repetitive/Micro Trauma. Regardless of the mechanism, the body repairs these damaged areas with fibrous adhesions, or “scar” tissue. This scar tissue causes restriction of muscular and joint motion, inflammation, and pain. Without proper treatment, this can lead to a repetitive injury cycle, which can actually prolong the condition.
Soft Tissue Mobilization\Myofascial Release
Once scar tissue is imbedded into the soft tissue, it must be broken down or “released “in order to restore normal joint and muscular motion. We imply several different techniques to release myofascial adhesions, thereby increasing range of motion and decreasing pain with an immediate and lasting effect.
It’s the same tape that was seen on the shoulder of Gold Medalist Volleyball player Kerry Walsh, and many other athletes, at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. The Kinesio® Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to give support while still maintaining full range of motion. This enables the individual to participate in his/her normal physical activities with functional assistance. The second technique, which is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation, helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow for an entire 24 hour period. Correctional techniques include mechanical, lymphatic, ligament/tendon, fascia, space and functional. Kinesio® Tex Tape can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy and electrical stimulation.
Kinesio® Taping affects the activation of the neurological system and the circulatory system. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body, they also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Consequently, more attention was given to the importance of muscle function in order to activate the body's own healing process. Using an elastic tape, such as Kinesio® Tex Tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Kinesio® Taping is an innovative approach to treating nerves, muscles and organs.
Simply put, joints are made to move. It is how they receive proper nourishment and lubrication. When they don’t, it usually results in pain, inflammation, and compensatory muscle spasm. When necessary, manipulations, or adjustments, are specifically made to restore normal joint motion and reduce restrictions. For patients who choose not to be adjusted, we can use other methods of mobilization to achieve the same goal, without the “popping” sound.
We utilize passive modalities such as Ultrasound and Electric Stimulation to increase circulation, reduce muscle spasm, decrease pain, and make scar tissue more pliable before treatment.
Although we do accept referrals from other physicians, one is not necessary to schedule an appointment.
We realize that every condition that walks through our door cannot be handled through this office alone. If we feel that your condition is not responding to our care, or would be better managed by another physician, we will make the proper referral for you.
X-rays are not included in a new patient exam. After a thorough history and examination, if warranted, imaging will be ordered. If your condition is not responding to care, further imaging may be ordered to further evaluate your condition.
As of June 1, 2019, we will not be providers for most insurance plans. We will continue to be providers for medicare. We will file all insurance as a courtesy for our patients as an "out of network" provider, but we will not mediate between the patient and their insurance carrier. We accept cash, personal checks and most credit cards as forms of payment. To find out our fees, please contact our office.