Few chiropractic clinics in Tamarac FL offer as wide a range of chiropractic services as Back to Mind. However, we believe that by offering you as many treatment services as possible in one location, we can eliminate the need for our patients to visit several doctors to get the kind of care they need to get on the road to better health. Below you’ll find a brief description of the many chiropractic services offered in our clinic.
Range of Motion/Postural/ Functional Capacity Analysis
Before any treatment can begin, a chiropractor will need to perform some analyses to determine the severity of the pain and determine what may be the cause. In a range of motion analysis, the chiropractor may move a joint through its full range of motion to determine resistance and pain. In a postural analysis, the chiropractor will look to see if there are any imbalances in posture that may be causing pain. In some cases, patients are not aware of their limitations and will need an assessment of what functionalities they can and cannot do while on the job. At Back to Mind we have the right program to perform this assessment and to report back to our patients’ employer(s) or insurance company.
This form of treatment is one of the leading long-term treatment options for low back (lumbar) and cervical neck problems. It works by slowly and gently stretching the spine, and creating a negative pressure in the discs (decompression), which helps in reducing pressure that may be placed on compressed discs and vertebrae.
At Back to Mind we offer various types of massage therapy, including aqua massage, chair massage, and myofascial release therapy. Each type differs in its purpose, from soothing and relaxing the muscles to releasing the restrictions placed within the fascial network. The goal with all of our massage services is relief of pain and sense of healing.
Often referred to as just an “adjustment” by a chiropractor, this services requires manual manipulation of the spinal bones. The purpose is to correct the positioning and alignment of the vertebral bones. Proper vertebral alignment is very important to a patient’s general health.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (Interferential Therapy)
This form of treatment delivers currents to deep tissues through the use of kilohertz-carrier-frequency pulsed or sinusoidal currents to overcome the impedance offered by the skin. EMS is used for muscle related pains, such as sore muscles, tight muscles, or spastic muscles. It is used to prevent or reduce muscle atrophy, by increasing range of motion, muscle strength, and blood flow to the muscles. It can also help with muscle endurance.
This form of treatment may be performed alone, but is usually done in conjunction with massage, stretching, and other forms of chiropractic treatment. Ultrasound therapy works by using sound waves to transmit heat to the treated tissues. It’s meant to provide pain relief and increase tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown.
Using a digital foot scanner, we are able to determine what postural imbalances may be present and provide our patients with custom-made insoles that could help them achieve better posture. Accommodative orthotics are softer and meant to provide additional cushioning and support. Functional orthotics are designed to control abnormal motion.
For patients who are not ready to perform exercises affected by gravity and weight-bearing tolerance, this form of rehabilitative therapy is ideal. Aquatherapy takes place in a warm water pool and allows patients to go through exercises more easily, since the buoyancy of the water reduces the stress of body weight. Patients are able to tolerate more activity and experience easier gains in range of motion, helping them to improve overall body strength and conditioning during post-rehab.If you’re interested in finding out more about the services available at our Tamarac FL facility, please be sure to call us today!