CHIROPRACTOR IN TALLAHASSEE
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Pathway Wellness Chiropractic in Tallahassee, FL provides well-researched and beneficial services that help eliminate sources of bodily discomfort.
Services include Chiropractic Manipulation, McKenzie Technique, Graston Technique, Manual Muscle Release Technique, and Corrective Exercise.
Contact Pathway Wellness today to meet a physician who will listen to your concerns and introduce solutions focused on enhancing overall wellness. Your initial exam and recommended treatment can be completed during the same appointment.
Dr. Dustin Bledsoe, DC is currently accepting new patients, so call 850.386.8282.
Chiropractic manipulation also referred to as chiropractic adjustment, is performed by trained chiropractors who use their hands or a small instrument to provide a controlled force to the spinal joint.
This procedure aims to promote the body’s physical function and improve the overall spinal motion. Before starting the procedure, your chiropractor will take your detailed history and ask relevant questions, after which they will perform a physical exam.
After taking all the required measures, the chiropractor will place you in a particular position, which will help treat your target area easily.
Chiropractic manipulation involves multiple techniques – the popular and effective one being the Diversified Technique.
Pathway Wellness chiropractors in Tallahassee, FL believe in providing the maximum benefit to their patients and use this technique to treat various joint and mobility disorders of the body.
The McKenzie Technique
The Mckenzie Technique is also referred to as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and is popularly used to diagnose and treat a plethora of muscular and skeletal disorders.
These may belong to different body regions, including the lower back, extremities, and even the neck. Despite its many uses, it is most commonly used to treat back pain. This is because it allows posture correction and high-frequency repeated exercise movements.
Two highly experienced and trained Chiropractors at Pathway Wellness, Dr. Farrah and Dr. Bledsoe, have successfully used the McKenzie Treatment Protocols to treat herniated, bulging, and dysfunctional discs found in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
The Graston Technique, which may also be known as Soft Tissue Instrument Assisted Mobilization, is a popular form of therapy and is opted by many chiropractors to treat several conditions.
It is essentially a form of manual therapy that combines massage techniques with the use of specialized instruments.
By doing this, the chiropractor attempts to diagnose and identify regions in the body that are causing the restriction to movements and remove them.
Other than removing scar tissue, the Graston technique also allows the stretching of connective tissues, which helps rearrange the soft tissues and allows reduction of the movement restrictions.
As a result, Gratin Technique has become one of the most popular instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques.
Manual Muscle Release Techniques
Manual Muscle Release Technique, more commonly known as Active Release Technique, is a form of manual therapy designed for the recovery of soft tissue functions. It involves the removal of scar tissue which is the main culprit of weakness, muscle stiffness, pain, and unusual sensations in the body.
This technique is effective for conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, and Achilles Tendonitis. All of these are associated with soft tissue involvement in the distal areas of the body.
Dr. Bledsoe at Pathway Wellness is certified and highly experienced in the Active Release Technique.
Corrective Exercises performed by chiropractors in Tallahassee, FL require a detailed understanding of the body’s mechanics, kinesiology, and anatomy. This allows them to fix the imbalances during movements and exercise and promote the quality of everyday mobility.
In addition, these exercises allow chiropractors to assess the root cause of the imbalance in movements and the patterns causing the lack of balance, posture, and body coordination.
Once the root cause has been identified, the individual can correct this via stretching, foam rolling, and total body movements. The correction of the functional movements reduces the constant stress being put on their body –and hence prevents the onset of any future injury.
Pathway Wellness does more than treat patients. Patient education is key, as is sending patients home with at least one new exercise or practice they can perform to improve long-term health.
Dry Needling – Chiropractor Tallahassee, FL
Dry needling is a popular procedure that uses fine filiform needles. These solid needles are repeatedly inserted inside the fascia and muscles in a fan-like pattern underneath the skin.
This procedure is conducted without using any liquid or fluid of any kind, which is why it is known as ‘dry’ needling.
Why is Dry Needling Conducted?
The basic purpose of dry needling is to trigger certain points in the body to treat different disorders.
These trigger points may either be latent or active, depending on their ability to cause immediate pain. Moreover, these trigger points may be superficially located on the skin or deeper inside, depending on the patient’s requirement.
The advantage of deeper, intramuscular dry needling over superficial is that it allows more efficient and long-lasting physical therapy effects.
What Are the Proven Benefits of Dry Needling?
Studies have shown dry needling to be effective for muscular and skeletal pain relief along with improving the range of movements causing local twitch response.
It can also lead to the regulation of central pain pathways and restoration of neuromuscular and myofascial tissue functions caused by the mechanical reduction of peripheral nociceptive inputs.
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2425 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308