At Lowe Sports Chiropractic we strive to remain on the cutting-edge of research and healing techniques. Doing so gives us a greater ability to help our patients truly recover, and in a manner that complements their body’s natural abilities. We always seek to do this with natural interventions.
We carefully research and vet the techniques and products that we incorporate in our care. Some of the methods we use include:
- Chiropractic adjustments (manual or using an activator or Arthrostim)
- Quantum Neurology
- NeuroEmotional Technique
- Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing)
- Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
- Flexion / Distraction
- Kinesio Taping
- Cupping Therapy
- Whole-Food supplements
- Food/Chemical Sensitivity and Toxicity testing
- Functional lab reading/testing
We use both manual adjustments as well as gentle adjusting tools to correct misalignments in the spine and extremities. A subluxation, or misalignment of the vertebral joints of the spine, can cause pain, discomfort, and/or inhibited sensation or function in the area directly around or affected by the nerves branching from that area in the spine. Nerves previously inhibited by these subluxations are then able to communicate more freely with the body, which is essential for optimal health.
We believe strongly in the importance of understanding the complete picture of what is going on with your health. While we use many forms of testing and clinical correlations, one of the important methods that we use to learn about your body is through Applied Kinesiology, also known as Muscle Response Testing, or simply Muscle Testing. Muscle testing is a manual, non-invasive technique, used to retrieve information from the body. It is much like the typical reflex test of the knee wherein tapping on the tendon creates the unconscious knee-jerk response. Like any reflex, it is unrelated to muscle strength and works because of the body’s natural involuntary response to stimuli. It is used as a primary feedback mechanism, that potentially evaluates the structural, chemical, and emotional well-being of the patient. We integrate this kind of assessment to support all of the work we do, from Quantum Neurology to the NeuroEmotional Technique. We feel that it provides a unique and holistic tool to assist in finding the underlying causes of our patient’s health concerns.
You can read more about this technique here.
The nervous system is the master regulator and main communicator of the body. When there is a breakdown in this vital communication system you can have any number of symptoms including pain, weakness, tingling, loss of function, loss of motion, headaches, sensation changes, balance issues, memory deficits, aberrant emotions, digestive issues and more. Our bodies are remarkable and will adapt to the weaknesses that we all have on some level. We may not lose function, but the efficiency at which our bodies perform can be significantly diminished, requiring more of our vital energy to function and go about our day. While great changes can be made through educated standard chiropractic adjustments, we have come to understand that sometimes the nerves need to receive further support. For this reason we have trained in the techniques taught by Quantum Neurology. Quantum Neurology utilizes the power of a low-level red light that oscillates at a very specific frequency. Light therapy has been researched for decades and the development of this specific light and its frequency support the nervous system, promoting healing.
Learn more about Quantum Neurology here.
NeuroEmotional Technique (NET)
Your day to day stress - including money matters, relationships, work, and so on - may be involved in the health issues that you are experiencing. Traumas, unresolved emotions, and protective mechanisms can create what we call “emotional complexes.” Within the body’s physiology, these “complexes,” stored through the body’s use of neuropeptides, can result in any number of undesirable symptoms. Not only is this possible, but the effects on your health could be quite severe, and - if left unchecked - stress can cause significant long-term distress to your overall health. While society tends to divide your emotional well-being from your physical health, we at Lowe Chiropractic are very conscious of the fact that you cannot separate the two. Your body functions biochemically and your emotional responses fall into this category because they are composed of neurochemicals. It is generally recognized that physical experiences and traumas can have significant emotional impacts on us. When you experience emotions there are physical repercussions as well. With this knowledge, we have trained in the NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) to support the alleviation of the psychological and neurological impact that emotions and stresses have on your body. By using NET we can target underlying stressors and facilitate your body’s healing. NET is a psychosomatic/somatopsychic stress reduction intervention aimed at emotional and physical health improvement. It is unbiased and is not based on any specific religious or spiritual affiliation. It is NOT counseling or talk therapy and it is not accompanied by advice on life situations and choices the way a counselor or therapist would provide. NET can greatly complement but does not replace appropriate counseling.
You can read more about this technique here.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, or IASTM, is one method Dr. Lowe uses to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions. Our technique and instruments enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restriction areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. It often allows for faster rehabilitation and when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.
You can learn more about IASTM here.
Kinesio Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. In addition it provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy and chiropractic adjustments. Kinesio tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.
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