Chiropractic is another health discipline that works on the musculoskeletal system and its impact on the nervous system. Its most common technique is called an “adjustment” - or manipulative therapy. It helps to restore joint alignment and restore mobility, as well as helping to restore the nervous system’s input to the body.

Active Release Therapy (ART)

ART is an soft tissue release technique often utilized in conjunction with chiropractic.

It is a patented technique that works on relieving tissue tension by working on adhesions and fibrosis. The clinician uses manual therapy to apply pressure to the area of tenderness while the patient is instructed to move through their range of motion - working from a shortened to lengthened position. This helps to restore range of motion and can even help free nerves that have become entrapped by adhesions.

Graston Technique

Graston is another soft tissue treatment technique that can be used in conjunction with chiropractic or physical therapy. The most identifiable thing about Graston is that it is an instrument-assisted technique - that is, it utilizes specially designed tools to release the target

tissues. These tools focus on releasing scar tissue and fascial restrictions, helping to restore pain-free movement and function.