What is Chiropractic Care?

The purpose of chiropractic care is to keep the skeletal system in line and functioning freely. At Summit Sports and Spine, we personalize your care to help restore and maintain normal joint, muscle, and nervous system function. Improving function is the key to long-term pain relief; failure to restore function means any pain relief is temporary and increases the risk of chronic pain.

Chiropractors use controlled forces—called adjustments—when the body is unable to overcome restrictions around joints. Such restrictions include muscle spasm, swelling (inflammation), scar tissue, and pain. Prior to an adjustment, a thorough exam is performed. This examination identifies restricted joints, whether or not they are painful or not. Adjustments specifically applied to these joints can restore motion when the body’s own muscles cannot. Adjustments help relieve pain as well as restore and maintain normal movement, biomechanics, and function.

What does it do?

The controlled force of an adjustment safely generates the energy needed to overcome such restrictions and takes a joint back to its normal, full range of motion. Our taping and functional rehabilitation programs are used to further prolong the benefits of our chiropractic programs. Therapeutic taping methods are 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. We primarily use Rocktape for this, but are also certified and have used Kinesiotaping, and SpiderTech.

The number of visits a patient will need for a complete treatment plan varies greatly, depending on the problem, age, and health of the individual. At Summit Sports and Spine, we cater our treatment program to the individual’s goals. Once the treatment plan is completed, the patient can make the choice to continue with a preventive maintenance program. Chiropractic preventive maintenance helps maintain good health, much like going to the dentist regularly prevents cavities.

Most athletes optimize their health for better performance by using some form of regular chiropractic care. We specialize in optimizing athletic biomechanics by using SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) to identify areas of dysfunction before they become systematic.