In addition to Chiropractic treatments, Dr. Erickson is qualified to administer Active Release Technique muscle therapy. This treatment provides dramatic results, and fewer than 1 in 50 chiropractors are qualified to practice it.
Treatments Offered in Our Irvine Office
The best and fastest results are usually acheived through a combination of Chiropractic and muscle treatment modalities which address the interaction between the spine and joints and the muscles and nerves which affect, and are affected by, these joints.
The word adjustment describes hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore joints to a more normal position and motion. Chiropractic adjustments are not limited to the correction of spinal joints — nearly all of the body’s joints can be adjusted using tried and true Chiropractic methods. It improves joint flexibility and restores strength to areas weakened by misalignment. It also alleviates the strain on surrounding muscles that are overworked by trying to pull a stiff or misaligned joint back into its proper place.
Active Release Technique (ART) Muscle Therapy
Injuries resulting from over-used muscles often respond best to Active Release Technique therapy, a treatment method that offers immediate and dramatic results. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with this type of treatment. It is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, fascia, nerves) system.
How Does Active Release Technique Work?
The Active Release Technique doctor uses his hands to evaluate the injured soft tissue. Then, precisely applied tension is combined with specific patient movements. Treatment is an interactive process involving both doctor and patientt, and every Active Release Technique session is actually a unique combination of examination and treatment. Patients will often notice improvement in their levels of pain, flexibility and strength within seconds following the treatment.
Massage and Deep Tissue Work
Muscles play a vital role in both stabilizing and moving the joints of the body. This is why muscle problems are nearly always involved with joint dysfunction. The most common form of muscle dysfunction is a muscle spasm, which is the body’s response to protect an injured area from further harm. Many massage techniques have been developed over the centuries to combat this problem – several of which are used extensively by our staff of muscle therapists.
DRX9000 Spinal Decompression
This painless, non-surgical treatment provides relief to severe back and neck pain sufferers by gently reducing the pressure within spinal discs. The bones of the spine are slowly and methodically separated using the state-of-the-art DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Unit.
DRX9000 Spinal Decompression is effective in treating