Chiropractic Equipment and Products
Chiropractic Equipment including the activator tool is a small handheld spring-loaded instrument which delivers a small impulse to the spine. The aim is to produce enough force to move the vertebrae with minimal pressure. The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a chiropractic treatment method and device that is an alternative to manual manipulation of the spine or extremity joints. The hand-held device quickly and easily applies a small amount of pressure to the vertebrae to correct misalignment’s. The activator provides a gentle low-force chiropractic tool known as the Activator to make adjustments along the spine. Children and patients suffering from arthritis, degeneration, and osteoporosis, who may not be able to receive traditional chiropractic adjustments, or women that are expecting may choose choose this method of adjustments — Pregnant patients and older patients with bone-weakening conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis particularly find comfort with the gentle nature of an Activator adjustment over traditional methods. BIO-FREEZE Bio-freeze is a greaseless, stainless pain relieving gel with a vanishing scent. It provides temporary relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with arthritis, backache, sprains and strains.
One of the best ways to prevent and heal injuries is to strengthen the muscles around them using chiropractic equipment. A large portion of injuries can be prevented by properly strengthening both your muscles and joints. If you do sustain an injury, strength training can help heal it faster by strengthening the muscles affected and speeding up recovery time. Strength training is more useful and more efficient than most people realize, and a valuable component of fitness and most injury rehabilitation Strength training is the only method of building muscle mass and strength, and it is the final step in a progression of rehabilitative exercise. Rehabilitation is about breaking recovery down into “baby steps.” For the severely injured, the first step is the easiest of all possible exercises: simply moving. After that, mobilizing and stretching. Then comes some endurance training: lower load, higher reps, just to get comfortable with loaded movements again. When you are close to full recovery strength training is an ideal final. That is how to lay the foundation and get back to normal movement. HOT AND COLD PACKS Hot or cold packs — or sometimes a combination the two — can provide relief for sore muscles and joints.
Cold Packs and Cold Therapy (Cryotherapy)
Cold numbs sore areas. It is especially helpful for the pain and swelling of an arthritis flare or joint injury. Ice therapy reduces pain & muscle spasm Cold may reduce inflammation by decreasing the blood circulation. Slowing the blood flow and other fluids into the injured tissue reduces swelling, muscle spasm, pain and inflammation. Ice packs are good for helping to relieve pain. That’s because the icy temperatures help to numb the area so that you feel less pain. Meanwhile, those cold temperatures slow down the cellular functions in the affected area, which may help prevent further tissue damage and limit bleeding.
Hot Packs and Heat Therapy
Heat therapy increases circulation (blood flow), effectively relaxing muscles and helps to reduce the stiffness in joints and relieve muscle spasms. Heat packs are also helpful for increasing flexibility and facilitating proper stretching. Stimulating blood flow to injured areas once swelling has gone down promotes healing and speeds recovery of damaged tissue. The warmth decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion which helps you become easier to adjust. PINWHEEL The pinwheel is to test for sensory changes. The pinwheel is a precision machined stainless steel rotating spur (steel wheel option only) designed for neurological use. It was designed to test nerve reactions as it glides across the skin. It helps in evaluation of paresthesias along different parts of the body whether increased or decreased. It also helps to isolate which spinal nerves may be affected. TUNING FORKS Tuning forks check for auditory changes and hearing loss. We utilize different tuning forks to address deficiencies in both high and low frequency changes. STATIONARY BIKE, TREADMILL, ELLIPTICAL Consider your recovery as the perfect opportunity to show some love to muscles that don’t get as much action as when you were uninjured. Combat the common adverse effects of losing leg muscle by building up some muscle in other areas of the body. Keep in mind that the bigger the muscle group you work, the bigger its potential as a metabolism booster will be.
Recumbent Bike (provides back support)
SPINNER BIKE AERODYNE BIKE works your arms and legs at the same time People with joint problems may want to try riding a stationary bike instead of running, as a low impact way to stay in shape. Chiropractic equipment, such as riding a stationary bike does not put a lot of strain on the knees and lower back. Someone with an ankle or foot injury can train on a stationary bike as part of their rehabilitation program, since they cannot run on a track or treadmill.
One of our most popular types of exercise chiropractic equipment is the treadmill, which provides a straightforward, efficient aerobic workout. For many, treadmills are a good choice to begin a new exercise routine because walking is well tolerated by most individuals regardless of fitness level and for most back conditions. As strength and endurance are developed, the treadmill can be used for jogging and/or for interval training.
The elliptical machine features two pedals that move in a smooth, uninterrupted circular motion that allows for an impact-free workout. This chiropractic equipment can be beneficial for individuals with injuries or weaknesses in their knees, ankles, hips and lower back. Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine.
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