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Rob Thiry Chiropractor Boise neck and back pain

Services Offered

  • Chiropractic adjustments

  • Auto accident injury rehabilitation

  • Muscle stimulation

  • Graston  

  • Active release

  • Therapeutic ultrasound

  • Flexion/ distraction decompression

  • Stretching / strengthening programs

Chiropractic adjustment is a procedure in which trained chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.

Auto Accident Injury Rehabilitation - This treatment includes

  • chiropractic adjustments to restore proper joint function and motion

  • soft tissue treatments including muscle stimulation and active release to help reduce spasm and inflammation

  • Graston and therapeutic ultrasound to promote healing and reduce scar tissue

  • flexion / distraction to improve joint function and proper joint motion

  • proper stretching and strengthening programs. 

Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS or e-stim) is a therapy designed to simulate what happens in the body when you voluntarily contract and release a muscle many times in a row. This process strengthens and repairs tissue, particularly muscles which have become shortened, weakened, or atrophied due to injury or disease. During electrical muscle stimulation, the doctor secures electrode pads to your skin. He then turns a dial or presses a button on an electrical muscle stimulation device, a console that’s either plugged into the wall or battery-operated. This machine generates electric impulses that stimulate your skeletal muscles to contract. An e-stim device has various settings, meaning the contractions may be barely noticeable or they may feel, and look, like involuntary muscle twitches.

Graston is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization. It is one of a number of manual therapy approaches that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently. This therapy is designed to help the doctor identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue. Graston provides a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.

Active Release Therapy (or ART) is a soft tissue treatment that uses movement and direct pressure on the soft tissue to relieve tension, spasm, and adhesions. 

Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used in chiropractic treatment and physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These tissues include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves and vibration for treatment of inner tissues, muscle, and skeleton. It uses sound waves above the human hearing capacity for treatment.

Flexion-Distraction is a therapeutic technique used to treat people with a variety of pain syndromes that have not responded to other treatment approaches. It is a gentle, chiropractic treatment procedure utilized for spinal pain, back and neck pain, arm and leg pain.

Flexion-Distraction is a safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients whose conditions do not demand surgical intervention. The doctor is in control of the treatment movements at all times.

The flexion-distraction adjustive procedure is performed on a uniquely designed table that is based on a distractive force (supplied with the contact hand) combined with table motion. Flexion-Distraction technique restores normal physiological range of motion to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal joints. Flexion-distraction manipulation is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure which works with the body's natural design to aid it in healing properly.

Stretching/strengthening programs are educational sessions that explain the proper stretches or exercise for an individual’s condition. The doctor demonstrates the stretches/exercises recommended with the patient to be sure the patient is doing the stretch/exercise in the proper form. Stretches and exercises help get muscles to relax, improve muscle function and strengthen the muscles to reduce the risk of future injury.

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