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Know more about additional techniques

ART  - Active Release Technique

chiropractor releasing a forearm with ART

This procedure aims to either contract or shorten the muscle fibers that are being treated, followed by pressure applied by the chiropractor on the muscles and subsequent stretching of that muscle. The technique relax tissues and break down myofascial adhesions or fibrosis.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique

chiropractor releasing muscles with a metal tool

A metal tool is used to rub on the client's skin to detect the presence of granulations and irregularities in the muscles or fascia, especially in compromised tissue areas. The friction breaks down scar tissue and fibrosis, allowing muscles to contract and fascia to slide without interference, thus reducing pain and stiffness. This technique is also applied in cases of tissue swelling, producing a draining effect. The increase in blood flow to the affected areas is beneficial for bringing more nutrition and draining fluids related to inflammation, accelerating healing. It is especially recommended for conditions such as tendinopathies, tendonitis, sprains, adhesions, and myofascial syndromes.

Neurodynamics / Neural mobilization

Eduardo executing neural mobilization in the arm

This technique is ideal for patients who have experienced a herniated disc crisis with radiculopathy that has already been treated, but peripheral symptoms like numbness and pins and needles in the arms and legs still persist. It is also beneficial in cases where there has been trauma and unconventional sensations continue to linger. ​Specifically focused on the nerves, this gentle technique allows for the release of adhesions between nerves and muscles/fascia and surrounding tissues, promoting intraneural drainage. As a result, it improves the transmission of impulses along the entire path of the body's nerves alleviating lingering symptoms and enhance overall nerve function.

Nimmo Receptor Tonus Technique

Eduardo applying pressure in specific sentitive muscles of the head and neck

This is another of our additional techniques that is often applied to muscles and sensitive areas aiming to relax the musculature through the precise application of pressure for 5 to 7 seconds on identified trigger points. This procedure interrupts the cycle of tension, the body's protective reaction and prolonged pain. Minor spasms may occur during and after the procedure, leading to a sense of relief.


chiropractor applying kinesiotape in a patient's body to treat tendinitis

The application of these cotton tapes varies according to specific needs and techniques used. It can restrict excessive movement when necessary, reduce pain, promote bodily fluid drainage, improve posture and stabilize joints, all by triggering beneficial neurological responses that enhance the body's adaptability to its environment. It is common to see athletes using these tapes to enhance their mobility and protect the region during their sports.


Eduardo using the speeder tool in a patient's foot for treatment

The use of a speeder is not a specific technique but rather a resource utilized by chiropractors to mobilize extremities such as the shoulders feet and anklest. It follows the same principles as Thompson Technique, including high velocity, low amplitude movement and correction of subluxation occurs when the device stops and the joint continues oscillating until reaching its optimal position.


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