Using soft touch and non-invasive techniques, these methods focus on releasing restrictions in the connective tissue and fascia throughout the body to improve blood flow and relieve pain.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on therapy that uses soft touch to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. “Cranial” refers to the head, “sacral” refers to the sacrum, or tail of the spine. CST focuses on the brain and spinal cord and the connective tissue and fluids that surround them.
Myofascial Unwinding refers to a release of the muscle, fascia and the connective tissues of the body. Fascia is the fabric that binds our bodies together. It weaves throughout the body, as intricate as a cobweb in some areas and thick and fibrous in others. Tendons are examples of the thickest fascia in our bodies. This technique also uses soft touch to locate fascial restrictions and uses your own body movement to help release them.
Accu Spina IDD Therapy® (otherwise known as spinal decompression) is a non-surgical, non-invasive, safe and painless treatment protocol. This therapy can effectively treat a variey of conditions including herniated/bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, low back pain, radiculopathy, sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis, headaches, thoracic outlet syndrome, and hypolordosis of the cervical spine. IDD Therapy® will provide you with a decreased recovery time compared to surgery, which will allow you to resume back to your normal daily activities sooner and with less pain. The machine works by targeting a specific angle of distraction at the vertebral level in question. Over the course of 25-30 minutes you will experience periods of gentle distraction of the spine with a pumping action and then relaxation. The purpose of the patented pumping action is to pull out waste from within the disc and replenish it with fresh fluid, oxygen, and nutrients. By rehydrating the disc there will be less pressure put on the nerve causing your pain, a reduction in the herniation, and overall healing in the affected area. This specific machine is the only one of its kind in the Northland and is FDA cleared.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT), also called photobiomodulation, “cold lasers,” or “nonthermal lasers,” refers to the use of red beam or near infrared lasers with a wavelength between 600 and 1000nm and power from 5-500mW. In contrast, lasers used in surgery typically use 300 Watts.
When applied to the skin, these lasers produce no sensation and do not burn the skin. Due to the low absorption by human skin, it is suggested that the laser can penetrate deeply into the tissues where it has a photo biostimulation effect. Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy, causing reduction of inflammation, cell regeneration, and increased blood flow. Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective modality that has been proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema, and promote healing. This therapy can be used to treat a variety of symptoms including low back pain, sciatic pain, sprains and strains, TMJ, and joint pain.