The initiation of a muscle contraction occurs much like a switch turning on a light. Electrical energy is transferred via the nervous system from the brain to the muscles. Your body has many “switches,” each connected with its own separate “wires.” When your body is functioning properly all of the switches are connected and each muscle will contract on demand. This allows the body to function very efficiently.
Due to stress, trauma or overuse, the electrical connections can become altered, creating a reaction in the body similar to that of loose or broken wires in a light switch. The result? Your muscles function improperly and other muscles begin to compensate. Over time, these compensation patterns produce altered alignment in the joint, leading to joint instability and discomfort. Pain is the last symptom that something is wrong.
Muscle pain and joint instability can be eliminated and even prevented by getting your muscles to function properly. Range-of-motion evaluations and comprehensive muscle testing allow us to identify muscular imbalances and poor neurological connections. We then use a variety of state-of-the-art treatments and techniques to restore the proper neural connections and correct the muscular imbalances. Specific exercises are provided to help you reinforce and maintain these connections.
Treatments provide the ability for the body to function the way it was designed to function. They do not wear off like most medicines, electrical stimulation, heat or ice. On the contrary, they increase your body’s own healing power and enhance that process.
One of the many treatments we use is the therapeutic medical laser. This laser is designed to heal tissue aliments by injecting billions of photons of visible and invisible laser deep into tissue structures. Tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophones and cytochromes located in the mitochondria of a cell, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy for the cell. This chemical energy is utilized by the tissue on a cellular level to significantly accelerate the healing process and reduce pain in the body naturally.
The laser sends light (photons) into your injured tissues. No heat is generated so it is safe anywhere on the body. The FDA has approved the device, and the technology has been used for over 30 years in Europe, Asia and Canada with great success. It was made available in the United States after 12 years of study and research.