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Dr. Livingston and Dr. Gillen pride themselves in the chiropractic techniques listed below
Palmer package includes a variety of techniques that are taught at Palmer College of Chiropractic including:
Blair Upper Cervical:
Blair Upper cervical technique is a unique adjustment that requires a specific set of x-rays. The doctor uses these x-rays to determine a unique listing for you. The adjustment is similar to the Toggle recoil adjustment listed above and also does not include any bending or twisting.
Learn more about Blair at: http://www.blairchiropractic.com/doctorvisit
Soft tissue mobilization:
Soft tissue is everything other than bone in the human body. We provide soft tissue mobilization to muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues known as fascia (the covering of a muscle) and bursa of the body. Soft tissue injuries in the human body respond in a unique manner to injury, once the injury has occurred the soft tissue no longer moves the way it originally did. They body creates fibrous adhesions and scars in the tissue which results in a less elastic tissue that has a decreased range of motion.
These fibrous adhesions are also predisposed to re-injury and are a common cause of pain. This can cause altered biomechanics of the involved area (often around joints) which results in an overall decrease in function of the area. If the muscles in this area tighten or are not moved enough another process can occur and that process is called adaptive shortening. Adaptive shortening is when a muscle is shorter than it should be, which results in decreased range of motion and possibly pain.
Treating this type of injury can be done in multiple ways. The way Dr. Livingston and Dr. Gillen treat these injuries is by moving their hands or instruments through and over the injured area which breaks up the fibrous adhesions. This can also be done while the patient moves the body part or while the doctor moves the body part. This treatment can be modified to be task or sport specific.
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