Services we offer at the Point Loma Chiropractic - PLC San Diego
Chiropractic treatment is effective for muscle spasms of the back and neck, many different types of headaches, and issues involving the joints and tissues of the upper and lower extremities.
Chiropractic treatment includes manipulation and adjustment of body structures, such as the spinal column, so that correct movement can be restored. The doctor will usually make use of other modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, moist heat or ice packs to aid in the manipulation. Finally, a program of therapeutic exercise will be prescribed to maintain optimal performance.
Active Release, or ART, is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. Dr. Sanicki is a certified Active Release Technique practitioner.
Trigger Point Tools
Here at PLC we believe in the team approach to your health. With the use of these state of the art home therapy tools, you and your doctor or therapist can devise a plan to keep you at your peak. We highly recommend the use of these tools for your soft tissue needs.
Does your pain occur only with certain movements? Well, here at PLC we want to get a better understanding of the motions you go through while playing your sport or running. We have incorporated the use of slow-motion cameras for filming you in action. This biomechanical diagnostic tool helps your doctor or therapist better assess your condition.
Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and, to promote health and wellness.
In massage therapy, the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies.
Massage therapy improves function of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and helps improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.
Massage is offered in 30 minute and 60 minute sessions. Packaging is available for multiple sessions.
Therapy Specialists is a Leading provider of physical, occupational, hand and speech therapy. Experienced clinicians work with you to develop a customized programs tailored to meet your needs.
Graston is a soft tissue treatment which aims to decrease muscle soreness and eliminate trigger points within the muscle. The treatment is administered with stainless steel instruments and treats tissue fibrosis and chronic tissue inflammation.
This technique is used widely among professional and recreational athletes. Graston allows for increased freedom of movement and a decrease in chronic muscle tightness and chronic muscle fatigue.
"Made for competition, ROCKTAPE is the only tape engineered to meet the demands of endurance athletes like runners, swimmer and cyclists. Unlike other products, ROCKTAPE can be used both to apply compression to promote recovery, or decompression to relieve pain and swelling. When applied over a stretched muscle, ROCKTAPE lifts the skin which accelerates blood flow. This acceleration increases the amount of oxygen available to the muscles.
Additionally, this increase in circulation promotes lymph drainage and the removal of lactic acid which helps endurance athletes manage fatigue. These combined effects are powerful; as they allow the athlete to go harder for longer periods. And unlike compression garments, ROCKTAPE can be applied to very specific areas of the body, areas that are sometimes hard to reach such as shoulders, knees and joints."
If you are working out 3-5 days a week and aren't seeing the results you desire, then your nutrition may be the one factor holding you back. Nutrition is the #1 change you can make to dramatically transform your body. Sound nutrition fuels your body, increases energy and insures good health. If you are looking to lose weight then resist the latest diet craze and focus on eating the right foods instead. At Body Built for Sport, we work closely with you to customize a nutrition program that fits your training goals. Our aim is to help you reach beyond what you thought you could physically achieve and move you to your highest potential, inside and out. If you aren't feeling energized and empowered on a daily basis, contact us for a free phone consultation.
Geared towards Flexibility, Stability and Performance; as well as injury prevention, balance control and injury care, these exercises are meant to help boost your recovery times and to teach you a way to keep you injury free in the future. Exercises are generally person specific as well as injury specific. Functional Exercises allow for quicken recovery, injury prevention and continued health.
Orthotics by Foot Levelers
Most orthotic companies only support one arch. When only one arch is being supported the problem shifts to another part of your body. Stabilizing Orthotics support the three interconnected arches of your foot. Unlike generic, over-the-counter orthotics, our Stabilizing Orthotics are individually designed for your unique postural problems — not just problems with your feet. We believe that correcting imbalances in your feet can properly align your spine and pelvis. Check out what Foot Levelers can do for you at PLC.
Cold Laser Therapy
LLLT (Low level laser therapy) is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies. Laser therapy can be used any time a patient requests or needs a drug-less procedure for the control of pain, when conventional therapies have been ineffective, or when the acceleration of healing from in-juries is desired.
Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming a medical therapy that can heal wounds and fractures up to 60% faster and also reduce the cost of treatment for many conditions. In the U.K., LLLT has become the treatment of choice for soft tissue "whiplash" injuries and for the treatment of painful post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles pain)
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
Fascial Stretch Therapy(FST) is a unique and pain-free system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on the fascia and joint capsule as the key elements in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief. After a one hour session of Fascial Stretch Therapy, you will immediately feel lighter, more flexible and move with less pain. Stretch Therapy is recommended for people of all walks of life and is very effective for reducing muscular pain associated with sitting for long periods of time, nagging sports injuries and for increasing general mobility. Stretch Therapy combined with various chiropractic treatments can speed up the healing process as well as prevent further injuries.