PROFESSIONAL SERVICESProfessional services include chiropractic, sports injury evaluations and diagnosis, physical and manual therapies for musculoskeletal dysfunction, sports conditioning, pre and post-operative therapy, Graston Technique®, D-M-S, Rapid Release Technique, Kinesio-taping®, physiotherapy modalities, exercise rehabilitation, physical exams, pre-participation sports physicals, commercial driver physicals/drug testing, and custom-fitted orthotics.
Chiropractic adjustments help eliminate interference that prevents your body from healing itself. Misaligned vertebrae interfere with your nervous system, which affects organs and muscles throughout your body. Dr. Llantada treats the underlying problem, which can alleviate painful symptoms and more importantly, helps the body function properly and heal itself.
Consists of many different types of treatment including: ice, electric stimulation, ultrasound, laser therapy, heat, diathermy, myofascial therapies, etc. . Physiotherapy treatments are very effective in reducing the amount of swelling, inflammation, muscle spasms, muscle adhesions, trigger points and edema that is usually associated with and complicated most musculoskeletal complaints.
The combined effectiveness of chiropractic, physiotherapy, and exercise rehabilitation can help improve motion, increase muscle strength, and enhance coordination and balance. Personalized protocols depending on the patient’s condition, age, well-being and goals will determine the type of exercise rehabilitation to be administered.
✓Therapeutic Exercises - Stretching vs. Strengthening
When patients suffers an injury, the muscle tends to tighten causing pain and affecting other tissues while influencing movement patterns. Identifying dysfunctional movement patterns is key in healing the injury effectively. In cases involving chronic joint pain due to old injuries, degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) or deconditioning, strategically stretching and or strengthening certain muscles may help the patient regain motion and function with less pain. Dr. Rumel identifies the muscles that are affecting movement and then helps restore motion in order to regain strength and stabilize the patient’s condition.
Flexion / distraction therapy creates a gentle traction effect on the intervertebral disc, (the disc between the vertebrae) which research has shown creates a portfolio of benefits. Unlike decompression therapy, which is axial distraction, this therapy uses movement whether side to side or in flexion along with distraction. This approach has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of the symptoms associated with degenerative arthritis, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, subluxation, sprain/strain, facet tropism, facet syndrome, transitional segment, discogenic spondyloarthrosis, disc herniation, etc.
✓Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
• LLLT is a laser or LED light therapy that improves tissue repair (skin wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, nerves), reduces inflammation and reduces pain wherever the beam is applied. Usually applied by a doctor, therapist or technician, treatments typically take 1 - 10 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week.
• LLLT works predominately on a protein in mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase) to increase ATP and reduce oxidative stress. A cascade of mitochondrial and intracellular downstream effects lead to improved tissue repair and reduced inflammation.
The Kinesio® Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused or tired muscles, and support muscles in movement on a 24-hour-a-day basis. It is not a restrictive type of taping and allows for full range of motion. In contrast, traditional sports or athletic taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during an athletic event. Kinesio® Tex Tape is used to treat anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in-between.
✓Nutrition and Supplements
Dr. Llantada includes clinical nutrition recommendations in his practice by assessing the patient's case history through a comprehensive history/examination and a review of the patient’s current diet and medications. He advises the use of supplements and nutrition to help the body function more efficiently ranging in conditions from pain and inflammation to cholesterol maintenance and weight loss.
✓Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) and Rapid Release Technology (RRT)
The DMS along with RRT are forms of manual therapy that uses percussion, mechanical vibrations that reach deep into the muscle tissue to stimulate proprioceptive functions. Both devices provides deep muscle tissue with kinetic forms of percussion and concussion vibration, which in turn facilitates the patient or athlete with the benefits of: increased circulation, reduced pain, faster rehabilitation from injury, increased lymphatic flow, break up of muscular scar tissue, tissue regeneration, soft and active tissue release. This in turn promotes a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.
✓Manual Therapy (soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization) Graston Technique
The Graston Technique 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.
The therapy is designed to help the practitioner identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue. The general goals of the therapy are to reduce the patient's pain and increase function through a combination of:
• Breaking down the scar tissue and fascia restrictions that are usually associated with some form of trauma to the soft tissue (e.g., a strained muscle or a pulled ligament, tendon, or fascia).
• Reducing restrictions by stretching connective tissue in an attempt to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated (e.g., muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments).
• Promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue.