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Chiropractic Sports Medicine

Your doctors at EnovAte SportsMed understand the musculoskeletal system and we pride ourselves in our ability in getting the body back to function. Bones provide the structural framework and muscles have the physiological mechanism to assist it in movement. This allows us to run, lift, bend, twist, etc. A skeletal dysfunction (bone or joint) often relates to a functional dysfunction for the soft tissues (muscle, tendon, or ligament), requiring various treatments. An accurate understanding of the dysfunction allows for an accurate recommendation for correction.

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches
At EnovAte SportMed, we only implement modern, research-based chiropractic techniques that are safest and up to date to treat your healthcare condition. Our doctors regularly take continuing educational classes, read current, up to date healthcare articles, and only implement research-based chiropractic treatment protocols. Our clinical focus is on improving tissue functionality, educating patients on the causes of dysfunction, and focusing on preventing re-injury.

How does it help?

Musculoskeletal conditions often require integrating different types of therapies, depending on the source of tissue dysfunction or area of injury. The integration of chiropractic techniques and Myofascial Release Technique (MRT) for soft tissue conditions, along with chiropractic adjustments, allows for a more quick and complete healing process. Long term corrections of these common conditions often require implementing physical rehabilitation to retrain, re-tone, and recondition injured or overworked musculoskeletal structures.

Fascial Manipulation

Fascial Manipulation

Fascial manipulation works through a deep friction in specific points called Centre of Coordination where layers (superficial and deep) of tissue meet. The points are critical for the natural biomechanics of the body. When there is lack of gliding in any of the specific points, this will generate problems in the movement and eventually cause pain.

When an injury occurs to a muscle, tendon, or ligament, it tends to become tight and inflamed. A repair cycle begins to take place, allowing the injured tissue to heal. During the initial stages, friction and inflammation around the injured area increase to protect from further injury. This causes the area to swell, constricting normal blood flow. The body’s natural response to this inflammation is reduced circulation, fibrosis (scar tissue formation) and resulting muscular adhesions (tissues glued together). The use of deep friction at the points where there is increased amounts of density, will free up the fascial layers and in turn restore the glide in the tissue.

What is Fascia?

We have fascia all over our body. Our connective tissue is made of 3 major proteins ( collagen, elastin, and polysaccharide gel). Collagen contribute to the strength and protection to the fascial tissue, elastin’s role is to absorb tensile forces (example is a tendon), and finally polysaccharide gel provides hyaluronic acid (liquid) that lubricates all of them and allows your muscles to be able to slide over each other.

This is a researched base technique and has shown to be effective in clinical data which has been published in 7 different languages. The approach is to take care of the person, not only the muscle, the organ or the articulation as separate entities; listening to the body.

The goal is to set up a tailored treatment to allow the body to fulfill its potential while accepting its limits!

What can it help with?

Different kinds of imbalances can be addressed with Fascial Manipulation. We deal with dysfunction of locomotor system such as:

· Headache
· Intercostal pain
· Radiculitis
· Arthralgia
· Morton’s neuroma
· Carpal tunnel syndrome
· Tendinopathy

Research has also shown fascial dysfunction to be associated with internal dysfunctions resulting in gastritis, asthma, constipation, bloating, cystitis, and circulatory diseases. We suggest you read our blog to for updates and to further investigate this technique.

Articles regarding Fasical Manipulation:

· Ultrasonography in myofascial neck pain: randomized clinical trial for diagnosis and follow-up
· Application of Fascial Manipulation& technique in chronic shoulder pain—Anatomical basis and clinical implications
· RMI study and clinical correlations of ankle retinacula damage and outcomes of ankle sprain

Videos regarding Fasical Manipulation:

FAKTR/Graston Technique

FAKTR / Graston Technique

The FAKTR Concept was developed by Dr. Thomas Hyde and Dr. Greg Doerr, two clinicians with over 20 years of combined experience with chiropractic, rehabilitation and soft tissue manipulation.

The utilization of IASTM is best achieved when there has been some overuse or trauma or when there is trigger point/tension post adjustment. The concept is formulated around increasing new fibroblast or increase new healing properties in a tissue. After an injury or surgery, our body wants to fix itself but the only way it knows how is to lay down haphazard fibers. This is what creates scar tissue. If not addressed, this will limit or decrese ROM, mobility and/or flexibility. Conditions that respond well to FAKTR are as follows:

· Chiropractic adjustments
· Scar tissue/adhesions
· Ligaments sprains
· Muscle strains
· Tendinopathies
· Bursitis
· Fascial syndromes
· Edema reduction
· Nerve entrapment syndromes
· Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)



Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity in the mitochondria- this is the powerhouse of the cells. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete. Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive studies. Our laser effectively treats pain, reduces inflammation, and supports a speedy recovery. This breakthrough technology is scientifically validated, is non-invasive, safe, pain-free, side-effect free, and only takes about eight minutes. The laser often provides immediate results and is proven to speed the healing process. The laser effectively relieves pain associated with:

· Tendon & ligament injuries
· Soft tissue injuries
· Sports Injuries
· Sprains and strains
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Neuromas
· Neurological pain
· Neuropathies
· Tendonitis
· Wounds
· Arthritis
· Post-surgical swelling
· Inflammation
· Degenerative joint conditions
· Pre & post-surgical treatment
· General Pain

What can I expect before and after?

Most people experience positive results in 4 to 6 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 7 to 10 sessions. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. As the treatments are accumulative, therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan. It is critical that once you start, you complete the course of treatments recommended by your doctor or symptoms are likely to reoccur.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment performed by inserting a thin filament (a short fine needle) onto the surface of the body in order to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle “trigger points”, fascia, tendons and ligaments) and restore proper function. Nodules, or knots, and tight bands that develop in the muscle create localized pain or send pain signals to other locations. The affected muscles become locked and cannot function normally, which restricts movement and causes chronic pain.

Nodules develop from overuse, trauma, poor posture, lack of exercise, sleep disturbances, vitamin deficiencies, joint arthritis or nerves compressed at the spine and other locations. These painful areas contain biochemicals that cause pain to the local nerves and decreased blood flow, or ischemia, which causes the muscle fibers to lock. When inserted, the thin filament short-circuits the pain cycle and allows for the muscle to release to its normal length thereby increasing circulation, reducing swelling and eliminating the noxious effect on the local nerves. Restorative Healthcare offers this treatment to all patients and is especially popular amongst our professional athletes from all corners of the globe.

Therapeutic Rehab

At EnovAte SportsMed, we address your biomechanical and soft tissue conditions, we must also pay extremely close attention to rehabilitating the injured or dysfunctional tissues. Rehabilitation therapy’s focus is to retrain, re-tone, and recondition weakened, injured, or overworked structures, addressing functional deficits. This helps to prevent or reduce the chance of re-injury!

Too often patients that have gone to other clinics, and who been treated for months, yet still are having the same symptoms or problems. Complete resolution of these musculoskeletal conditions often requires integrating different types of therapies, depending on the source of tissue dysfunction. The integration of soft tissue techniques (Active Release Therapy, Fascial Manipulation, and Stretching) for soft tissue conditions, along with specific chiropractic adjustments for bone and joint structural misalignments, allows for a more quick and complete healing process. Long-term corrections of these common conditions often require implementing physical rehabilitation to retrain, r-tone, and recondition injured or overworked musculoskeletal structures.

We use a variety of rehab protocols specific to each individual patient’s needs. We use a variety of equipment that most people already have in their homes such as swiss exercise balls, TheraBand, dumbbells, yoga mats, etc. We try to integrate rehab recommendations with activities throughout your day at home, work, or even in the car. Gain results by changing your approach.

Spinal Decompression Using the Practice of ELDOA

Spinal Decompression Using the Practice of ELDOA™

With an injured or weakened disc, these compressive forces push the inside softer layer through the small tears or fissures into the outside layer. This ultimately results in nerve root pressure. The area can become painful and the injury will usually worsen over time. The pressure from the bulge or herniation puts pressure on the sensitive nerve roots and decreases blood flow to the injured area, causing pain.

Weakened or injured discs are susceptible to further injury, in large part, due to compressive forces. Each disc has two main parts: an inside softer layer, and an outside harder layer. As the disc becomes injured, the harder, outer layer becomes dry and weakened. Small tears or fissures further weaken the outer layer of the disc.

Eldoa is as a method created by a French osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer, DO the ELDOA (Etirements Longitudinaux aves Decoaptition Osteo-Articulair). The concept behind this approach is to actively create space (decompression) within the spinal joint space. Compression and articular blockage can cause pain, degenerative changes (arthritis), with time, neurological conditions. The Eldoa postures are highly effective solutions to the conditions that are caused by spinal compression.

At EvnovAte SportsMed we find out what the specific diagnosis are related to the spine using our imaging center to shoot your MRI, Xray, and/or CT Scan. After obtaining the results, we choose the best exercise posture for where the spine needs it most. During the exercise, the myofascial tension solicits a postural normalization. Improvement of joint mechanics, increased blood, reduced pressure on the disc, reduction of pain, and improved posture. With enough of the treatments and we see you are progressing; we give you homework to maintain your spine. This will empower you, improve your overall well-being and create awareness. At EnovAte SportsMed, our approach is to get you moving as soon as soon as you can within your limits!

Contact us to book a session with us if you are suffering from pain in your spine.

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