Chiropractor Georgetown KY- Lumbar Manipulation

This is Brent of the Brookbush Institute and in this video we’re going to go over manipulations, or high-velocity thrust techniques. I assume that if you’re watching this video you’re watching it for educational purposes, and that you are a licensed professional with high velocity thrust or manipulation techniques in your scope of practice.

If you are not sure, check with your state board. Most physical therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths you’re in the clear. I believe that ATC’s you can’t do manipulations in the United States, although other countries again check your scope.

Of course massage therapists and personal trainers these are generally not within your scope, of course you could continue to watch these videos just for educational purposes, learn a little Anatomy, learn a little biomechanics.

If you’re going to do these techniques please make sure that you have a good rationale for putting your hands on a patient, this should be based on assessment, and if you’re going to assess I’m hoping that you’ll assess, use these interventions and reassess to ensure that you’re getting the result that you’re looking for, and have good reason to continue using this technique.

In this video we’re going to go over a lumbar spine manipulation. I’m going to have my friend a Yvette come out, she’s going to help me demonstrate. Now of course if I’m doing lumbar spine manipulation I’ve done not only passive accessory motion, I’ve probably done something like a subjective exam as well as a movement exam like the overhead squat assessment, and I have some reason to believe that there’s lumbo-pelvic hip complex dysfunction issues, and then I’d like to use continuous interval measures to measure progress, something like goniometry.

Unfortunately in the lumbar spine goniometry isn’t very reliable, so maybe you could work on some of those rotation tests to at least get some sort of visual indicator to see if you are actually making progress with this particular technique.

Now once we get through that and we’re doing our passive accessory motion exam to try to figure out which segment is stiff, you can go back to the lumbar mobilizations video because one of the first things I’m going to do is just a central PA; where I’m going to go ahead and press all the way down to end range, see if it feels normal to me which of course is where the reliability of passive accessory motion exams comes into play.

Obviously you have to feel a lot of different lower-backs to get a good idea of what a lower- back should feel like, but I also want to take into account what a Yvette feels. So does that feel like pressure or pain? Obviously pressure is normal and as long as I don’t feel stiffness then fine.

How about there? All right and I’m just pushing all the way down to end range arthrokinematics, and I do feel a little bit of stiffness in her mid-lumbar spine. So we even have some research to back this up, L5-S1 tends to get a little hypermobile, L4-L5 might get a little hypermobile, L2-L4 we tend to get quite a bit of stiffness.

So for this particular technique I’m actually going to have a Yvette rolling or side facing me. Now some of you have probably seen this technique before, this of course is the rotational manipulation, and I think a lot of people have a very hard time with this technique; and it’s because they get bound up in the details of what the legs are supposed to be doing and what the arms are supposed to be doing, and what the hands are supposed to be doing, and they forget one simple thing, you have to find the lockout position.

So if we’re going for L2-L4 I’m going to get my hands set up with that piano grip, where I have my fingertips on those spinous process or in between those spinous process, and once I find that stiff segment I’m going to now lock up from the bottom using ligamentous lock.

The way I do that is by posteriorly pelvic tilt, right I’m creating a posterior pelvic tilt and creating some lumbar flexion which will pull all of those posterior spine ligament’s tight, that’s why we move this leg.

So what I’m going to do is I’m actually just putting my knee right in the crease of my hip there, so I don’t even have to hold her entire weight of her leg, and I’m going to move up until I feel that segment that I’m trying to manipulate, move on me.

Now I know that’s locked I’m going to go ahead and set this leg down, double-check now that I have it down to make sure it stayed locked. One thing you will find is it’s real easy for people to get them locked up and then you move, and they unwind on you.

So make sure that once you find your ligament lock from the bottom you tell your patient, hey don’t move your lower-body once they get you there. You can see you can move this bottom leg, the reason the bottom leg is straight is to give you something to rotate over.

It really doesn’t have much to do with the manipulation itself. I mean I guess technically we could probably bring both legs up and still make this manipulation happen, but with this bottom leg here I have something to pivot on, and then I can actually bend it a little bit and get her foot hooked up so that once I find that lockout position, Yvette has some pretty good hip mobility here so I had to go up a little further to get that locked out position.

Now I get her set, cool I’m now going to switch hands. Now I have to figure out how to lock out from the top, and the way to do that is to rotate and extend a little bit this way, not huge amounts of extension just a little bit of extension, and what I’m going to do is I’m going to grab a Yvette’s whole arm and I’m going to pull up and back, sliding her arm to the point that I feel that joint lock out.

So I’m rotating all the way up to where my fingers are, so you can even try to get a little bit more, good there we go. Now she’s wound nice and tight. Now what I like to do is come back here I have my thigh where her knee is at, that’s going to help me keep her nice and stable, I’m then going to take this hand, and this hand is going to go between her greater trochanter and her ilium, and this hand I’m going to slide right between her arm.

Now the reason I’m going to do that is because I’m going to use this forearm on as much surface area as I can, like over her PEC. So not over her chest but over her PEC, try to stay off the shoulder you don’t want to give like a really hard anterior to posterior force to the shoulder that’s not going to feel very good either, and once I get set-up, get my hands back in place; now just like I did with like the cervical spine or like I was doing with some of the joints of the foot, you want to kind of mess around just a little bit, a little bit more flexion from the bottom, a little bit more extension from the top.

Get really nice and tight so you can feel that all it’s going to move is those two segments. I’m not saying take all the time in the world, but make sure that your setup is just like any other manipulation -setup is everything.

All right then I’m going to have a Yvette take a nice deep breath and my manipulation is going to be pulling down this way, well going down this way with this side and that’s it. How did that feel? Yeah not too bad right.

This is one of those ones where I told you to take all the time you need for setup, except don’t take all the time you need for setup because your patients hate it; with that being said how do we how do we bridge those two contradictory statements is yes take all the time you need to set-up, but you need to practice this.

I would grab some friends, grab some colleagues and make sure that before you do this on a patient you’ve had a couple times, to go okay wait how am i adjusting the leg like what am i doing, where are my hands supposed to be.

Okay this is locked up now how do I get this to stay, okay good adjust this leg, alright good now that’s like that. You know you’re going through all this stuff well before you see your first patient, you don’t want this to be a 10-minute setup for your patient.

But if you can get it down to – all right let’s let’s start all the way over, right and we’ll show them what like a normal setup would look like, so let’s start on your back. Alright so if I’m doing this let’s say I have my patient, all right Yvette we’re going to try a little manipulation, all right so it’s going to be one of those quick thrust techniques that I know you love so much.

As you know from some of our other videos Yvette’s not somebody who gets manipulation, she volunteered to model for these videos and we thank her for that but she’s very much a new kind of patient to this stuff.

All right so you did know the cervical spine one though, right like you’ve you’ve seen a couple of them, let’s have you lay on your side. Okay you’re going to face me, now sometimes you end up like this with your patients, just make sure you straighten out their leg, all right and then what I do is I go ahead and set my left hand up and I get my piano grip to figure out where I’m at, all right there’s our sacrum, L5, L4, L3.

Okay I’m going to try to go L4-L3. Now am I necessarily specific or surgical in my approach enough to ensure that it’s L4-L3 no, but you know I’m pretty sure I’m going to be able to get a manipulation from a hypomobile segment.

I’m going to go ahead and pull up from the bottom. All right that’s locked out there, good and I want to make sure I follow that down so you notice here like her foot isn’t really hooked in, so this is where I’ll usually pull this leg so I can get their foot hooked in, because when their foot isn’t hooked in that’s where they tend to like start sliding and then you lose your ligamentous lock from the bottom.

So we’re all nice there, now I’m going to switch my hand put it right where my other fingers were. I’m going to grab your arm, thank you, pull up a little bit this way. If I feel like I need a little bit more extension and rotation I can come up this way a little bit, go ahead and no no don’t help, let your shoulder roll back, and your patients will try to help, don’t let them help you.

All right good, go ahead and one hand like that, so your hands are kind of one hand over your other wrist. So I’m now going to put my forearm in this slot, boom, boom. Alright once I get her locked up, I feel like I got good position here, I’m just going to adjust a little bit more, there we go, there we g,o that feels nice locked up.

Remember it’s down this way, like I’m trying to put my elbow on my back pocket, or going down this way. Nice and locked up, big deep breath, alright and that’s it. I just wanted to show you one more view, I’m going to quickly go through this technique but give you a little bit more of a view of what I see from my side.

So Yvette go ahead and roll towards me, alright you can back up a little bit towards the middle of the table, and I’m going to have her back up or move forward so that when she gets locked up I can still set this knee down, but it’ll still pass the table if I need it.

Alright so you have to feel for that adjustment, but if you remember I feel for the segment that I want to move, I’m going to pull her into a posterior pelvic tilt until I feel the bottom segment move just a little bit so I know that all of the segments below are locked up.

Alright we have pretty good hip mobility here from Yvette so it takes a little bit more hip flexion than you will see on some other people, and then of course I kind of mentioned to you I’ve been moving the bottom leg to get that foot hooked up.

I mean you noticed I used my thigh to move her leg, I don’t use all my upper-body strength to try to do that, it’s just a little energy saver there. Now I switched my hand over I’m going to use my other hand to rotate and extend from the top.

Alright so I can go this way if I have to, I can pull up a little bit this way, good get her all nice and locked up there. Alright and then this hand goes on this wrist, and then you are going to snake this hand through this way, push down this way.

Now this is where adjustment time comes in, right so I’m going to use this forearm in between her iliac crest and her greater trochanter to rotate towards me. I can even laterally flex a little bit, I can move her into flexion with my thigh a little bit using that knee that’s on my thigh, and once they get her all locked up, nice deep breath and then down this way, push down this way, I’m just going to drop in all at once.

Sorry one more deep breath Yvette, and just like so. Alright so there you have it, hopefully with these few times through you can rewatch this video and get this technique down. I think you’ll find it’s very helpful for individuals with a hypo- mobile lumbar spine.

A couple of points to recap, knowing your Anatomy and knowing your biomechanics will certainly help you choose the right technique for the right patient. If you’re unsure whether manipulations are appropriate due to their higher intensity, it’s okay to do mobilizations.

Most research points to manipulations being slightly more effective, but mobilizations being very effective, and of course we have those videos for you if you want to start with those less intense techniques.

Make sure that if you are doing any technique that it is based on assessment, and of course that you’re reassessing ensuring that the technique is effective for the patient that you’re working on, and when it comes to all manual techniques, manipulations maybe more than any other, look for opportunities to get live education.

Although I know videos are convenient and I’m happy to have these up for you to watch, it would be so much more helpful to use those videos as a recap of one-on-one attention with somebody who’s experienced with manipulation techniques.

At the very least grab a colleague, grab a friend and start practising these before you bring them into clinic and start using them on patients and clients. I hope you enjoyed this video. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments box below.

this is run of the brook bush Institute in this video we’re gonna go over manipulations or high-velocity thrust techniques I assume that if you’re watching this video you’re watching it for educational purposes and that you are a licensed professional with high velocity thrust or manipulation techniques in your scope of practice if you are not sure check with your state board most physical therapists chiropractors and osteopaths you’re in the clear I believe that ATC’s you can’t do manipulations in the United States although other countries again check your scope of course massage therapists and personal trainers these are generally not within your scope of course you could continue to watch these videos just for educational purposes learn a little Anatomy learn a little biomechanics if you’re going to do these techniques please make sure that you have a good rationale for putting your hands on a patient this should be based on assessment and if you’re going to assess I’m hoping that you’ll assess use these interventions and reassess to ensure that you’re getting the result that you’re looking for and have good reason to continue using this technique in this video we’re gonna go over a lumbar spine manipulation I’m gonna have my friend a vet come out she’s gonna help me demonstrate now of course if I’m doing lumbar spine manipulation I’ve done not only passive accessory motion I’ve probably done something like a subjective exam as well as a movement exam like the overhead squat assessment and I have some reason to believe that there’s lumbo-pelvic hip complex dysfunction issues and then I’d like to use continuous interval measures to measure progress something like Gani anima tree unfortunately in the lumbar spine Gani AMA tree isn’t very reliable so maybe you guys could work on some of those rotation tests to at least get some sort of visual indicator to see if you are actually making progress with this particular technique now once we get through that and we’re doing our passive accessory motion exam to try to figure out which segment is stiff you guys go back to the lumbar mobilizations video because one of the first things I’m gonna do is just a central PA alright where I’m gonna go ahead and press all the way down to end range see if it feels normal to me which of course is where the reliability of passive accessory motion exams comes into play obviously you have to feel a lot of different Bax to get a good idea of what a low back should feel like but I also want to take into account what a vet feels so does that feel like pressure or pain obviously pressure is normal and as long as I don’t feel stiffness then fine how about there all right and I’m just pushing all the way down to end range Arthur kinematics right and I do feel a little bit of stiffness in like her mid lumbar spine so we even have some research to back this up l5 s1 tends to get a little hypermobile l4 l5 might get a little hypermobile l2 l4 we tend to get quite a bit of stiffness so for this particular technique I’m actually gonna have a vet rollin or side facing me now some of you guys have probably seen this technique before this of course is the rotational manip and I think a lot of people have a very hard time with this technique and it’s because they get bound up in the details of what the legs are supposed to be doing and what the arms are supposed to be doing and what the hands are supposed to be doing and they forget one simple thing you have to find the lockout position right so if we’re going for l2 l4 I’m gonna get my hands set up with that kind of piano grip right where I have my fingertips on those spinous process or in between those spinous process and once I find that stiff segment I’m gonna now lock up from the bottom using ligamentous lock the way I do that is by posterior Lee pelvic tilt right I’m creating a posterior pelvic tilt and creating some lumbar flexion which will pull all of those posterior spinal igg ament’s tight that’s why we move this leg so what I’m gonna do is I’m actually just putting my knee right in the crease of my hip there so I don’t even have to hold her entire weight of her leg and I’m gonna move up until I feel that segment that I’m trying to manipulate move on me now I know that’s locked I’m gonna go ahead and set this leg down double-check now that I have it down to make sure I stayed locked one thing you guys will find is it’s real easy for people like to get them locked up and then you move and they unwind on you right so make sure that once you find your ligament lock from the bottom you tell your patient hey don’t move your lower body once they get you there right and you guys can see you can move this bottom leg the reason the bottom leg is straight is to give you something to rotate over it really doesn’t have much to do with the manipulation itself I mean I guess technically we could probably bring both legs up and still make this manipulation happen but with this bottom leg here I have something to pivot on and then I can actually bend it a little bit and get her foot hooked up so that once I find that lockout position all right that has some pretty good hip mobility here so I had to go up a little further to get that locked out position now I get her set cool I’m not gonna switch hands all right now I got to figure out how to lock out from the top and the way to do that is to rotate and extend a little bit this way not huge amounts of extension just a little bit of extension and what I’m gonna do is I’m going to grab a vets whole arm and I’m gonna pull kind of up and back sliding her arm to the point that I feel that joint lock out right so I’m rotating all the way up to where my fingers are yeah so you can even try to get a little bit more good there we go now she’s wound nice and tight now what I like to do is kind of come back here I have my meat are my thigh where her knee is at right that’s gonna help me keep her nice and stable I’m then gonna take this hand and this hand is gonna go kind of between her greater trochanter and her ilium and this hand I’m gonna slide right between her arm now the reason I’m gonna do that is because I’m gonna use this forearm kind of on as much surface area as I can like over her PEC alright so not over her chest but over her PEC try to stay off the shoulder you don’t want to give like a really hard anterior to posterior force to the shoulder that’s not going to feel very good either and once I get kind of set up get my hands back in place now just like I did with like the cervical spine or like I was doing with some of the joints of the foot like you want to kind of mess around just a little bit a little bit more flexion from the bottom a little bit more extension from the top right get really nice and tight so you can feel that all it’s gonna move is those two segments not saying take all the time in the world but make sure that your setup is just like any other manipulation setup is everything all right then I’m gonna have a vet take a nice deep breath and my manipulation is gonna be pulling down this way well going down this way with this side and that’s it how’d that feel yeah not too bad right really guys this is one of those ones why I told you take all the time you need for setup except don’t take all the time you need for setup because your patients hate it with that being said all right so how do we how do we bridge those two contradictory statements is yes take all the time you need to set up but you guys need to practice this right I would grab some friends grab some colleagues and make sure that before you do this on a patient you’ve had a couple times to go okay wait how am i adjusting the leg like what am i doing we’re on my hands supposed to be okay this is locked up now how do I get this to stay okay good adjust this leg alright good now that’s like that you know you you’re going through all this stuff well before you see your first patient you don’t want this to be a 10-minute setup for your patient but if you can get it down – all right let’s let’s start all the way over right and we’ll show them what like a normal setup would look like so let’s start on your back alright so if I’m doing this let’s say I have my patient all right event we’re gonna try a little manipulation all right so it’s gonna be one of those quick thrusts techniques that I know you love so much as you guys know from some of our other videos that’s not somebody who gets manipulation she volunteered to model for these videos and we thank her for that but she’s very much a new kind of patient to this stuff all right so you did know the cervical spine one though right like you’ve you’ve seen a couple of them let’s have you lay on your side okay you’re gonna face me now sometimes you you end up like this with your patients just make sure you straighten out their leg all right and then what I do is I go ahead and set my left hand up right and I get my piano grip to figure out where I’m at all right there’s our sacrum well five four l3 okay I’m gonna I’m gonna try to kind of go l4 all three now am I necessarily specific or surgical in my approach enough to ensure that it’s all for all three no but you know I’m pretty sure I’m gonna be able to get a man it from a from a hypo mobile segment I’m gonna go ahead and pull up from the bottom all right that’s locked out there good and I want to make sure I follow that down so you notice here like her foot isn’t really hooked in so this is where I’ll usually kind of I’ll pull this leg so I can get their foot hooked in because when their foot isn’t hooked in that’s where they tend to like start sliding and then you lose your ligamentous lock from the from the bottom all right so we’re all all nice there now I’m gonna switch my hand put a right where my other fingers were I’m gonna grab your arm thank you pull up a little bit this way I feel like I need a little bit more extension and rotation I can kind of come up this way a little bit go ahead and no no don’t help let your shoulder roll back and your patients will try to help don’t let them help you all right good go ahead and one hand like that so your hands are kind of one hand over your other wrist right so I’m now gonna put my forearm in this slot boom boom alright once I get her locked up I feel like I got good position here I’m just gonna adjust a little bit more there we go there we go that feels nice locked up remember it’s down this way like I’m trying to put my elbow on my back pocket while going down this way nice locked up big deep breath alright and that’s it I just wanted to show you guys one more view I’m gonna quickly go through this technique but give you a little bit more of a view of what I see from my side so that go ahead and roll towards me alright you can back up a little bit towards the middle of the table and I’m gonna have her back up or move forward so that when she gets locked up I can still set this knee down but it’ll still pass the table if I need it alright so you guys kind of have to feel for that adjustment but if you guys remember I feel for the segment that I want to move I’m gonna pull her into a posterior pelvic tilt until I feel the bottom segment move just a little bit so I know that all of the segments below are locked up alright we have pretty good hip mobility here from a vet so it takes a little bit more hip flexion than you guys will see on some other people and then of course I kind of mentioned to you guys I’ve been moving the bottom leg to get that foot hooked up I mean you guys kind of noticed I move might use my thigh to move her leg I don’t use all my upper body strength to try to do that it’s just a little energy saver there alright now I switched my hand over I’m gonna use my other hand to rotate and extend from the top alright so I can go this way if I have to I can pull up a little bit this way good get her all nice and locked up there alright and then this hand goes on this wrist and then you guys are gonna snake this hand through this way push down this way now this is where adjustment time comes in right so I’m going to use this forearm in between her iliac crest and her greater trochanter to kind of rotate towards me I can even laterally flex a little bit I can move or in a flexion with my thigh a little bit using that knee that’s on my thigh and once they get her all locked up nice deep breath and then down this way push down this way I’m just gonna kind of drop in all at once sorry one more deep breath of it and just like so alright so there you guys have it hopefully with these few times through you guys can rewatch this video and get this technique down I think you’ll find it’s very helpful for individuals with a hypo mobile lumbar spine a couple of points to recap knowing your Anatomy and knowing your biomechanics will certainly help you choose the right technique for the right patient if you’re unsure whether manipulations are appropriate due to their higher intensity it’s okay to do mobilizations most research points to manipulations being slightly more effective but mobilizations being very effective and of course we have those videos for you if you want to start with those less intense techniques make sure that if you are doing any technique that is based on assessment and of course that you’re reassessing ensuring that the technique is effective for the patient that you’re working on and when it comes to all manual techniques guys manipulations maybe more than any other look for opportunities to get live education although I know videos are convenient and I’m happy to have these up for you guys to watch it would be so much more helpful to use those videos as a recap of one-on-one attention with somebody who’s experienced with manipulation techniques at the very least grab a colleague grab a friend and start practicing these before you bring them into clinic and start using them on patients and clients I hope you enjoyed this video if you have any questions please leave them in the comments box below you

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Pregnancy Prenatal Back Pain Chiropractic Jen Rollins

When we became pregnant, I could not function anymore because I could not even lift my daughter because my back would hurt so bad. We found out that he was sunny-side up (in utero) so he was in the wrong position the whole time and without Dr.

Christianson I don’t know if I would have even been able to walk or function at all. I would never think you would go to a chiropractic office and get prenatal that helps turn a baby. After seeing Dr.

Christianson for my back, my son came out perfectly healthy. I can completely CrossFit. I’ve run two half-marathons since I had my son. I would 100% recommend COOR Wellness. COOR Wellness offers so much more than just chiropractic work.

My name is Jen, I’m an active runner and mom, I love working out, family time, and friends, and I’m a patient at COOR Wellness. when we became pregnant I could not function anymore because I could not even lift my daughter because my back would hurt her so bad we found out that he was sunny-side up so he was in the wrong position the whole time and without dr.

Christiansen I don’t know if I would have even been able to walk or function at all I would never think you would go to a chiropractic office and get prenatal that helps turn abate after seeing dr.

Christiansen for my back my son came out perfectly healthy I can completely CrossFit I’ve ran now two half marathon since I’ve had my son I would 100% recommend core wellness core wellness offers so much more than just chiropractic work my name is Jen I’m an active runner and mom I love working out family time and friends and I’m a patient at core wellness [Music]

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Chiropractic Is a Good Idea During and After Pregnancy

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If you’re pregnant or say if you have kids, even a newborn, should you think about chiropractic care? Well that’s exactly what we’re talking with our Costal Expert about today. Joining me now is Dr.

Allison Arvin who is a chiropractor with The Joint Chiropractic. Hi, Dr. Arvin, it’s great to see you. Nice to see you too, Natalie. So let’s jump right in because you know when a person is pregnant that might be something that they don’t always think about, chiropractic care.

So why should women get adjusted when they’re pregnant? Absolutely, I mean your body is going through a lot of changes when you’re pregnant, and some of them you can see. Obviously that adorable little baby bump is just growing right away, but some of them are actually deep down on a physiologic level, like a hormonal level, and those influence too.

Between both of those there’s a tremendous need for chiropractic. I’m gonna elaborate just a little bit more about that. As that baby bump grows you’ve got a lot of weight out all in one place, right out in front, and it shows up really quickly over time and when it shows up that fast you tend to have a little more strain on the low back.

That’s why pregnant women have a hard time sometimes they have back pain when they’re sleeping or if they’re standing for too long, that sort of thing. That’s typically what happens is the weights pulling that far forward.

And then the hormonal changes that are happening on the inside are really happening because you’re creating different things. So your body’s secreting a hormone called relaxin, something it has and lower levels normally but during pregnancy it kind of ups the ante a little bit, and you have more relaxin that’s actually coming out and it does as the name suggests it relaxes things, and as it starts to relax things what actually happens is that normal integrity of the ligaments changes.

So normally they’re there to kind of limit your movement, but we need them to stretch and give a lot more. So as the relaxants working you lose temporarily that structural integrity that you had, and so because of that you feel the effects of gravity and you feel how much strain that belly is putting on you towards the end of pregnancy, more and more.

And that’s why more doctors are actually recommending chiropractic care to their patients during pregnancy. And of course we do know that pregnancy is one of the biggest changes that woman can actually go through or experience.

But as you mentioned I mean, chiropractic care can sometimes make you have a more comfortable pregnancy. So can you elaborate a little bit more on that. Absolutely, I mean we were just talking about some of the pains, low back aching is a pretty common one but you can also have pain shooting down your legs which is commonly cone known as like sciatic-type symptoms.

You can have fingertip numbness that carpal tunnel type symptom, you can get headaches at different times, you can get heartburn, all sorts of things, and chiropractics been shown to be helpful with almost all of them, which is just wonderful news.

But my favorite and this might shock you a little bit, my favorite one overall has nothing to do with symptoms during pregnancy, it has everything to do with labor. With labor? Absolutely. And that is music to a lot of ears out there.

Yes and that is proven. There is medical research out there, they did a study where they compared women who were getting adjusted regularly throughout their pregnancy, versus those who weren’t. And they found that the women who were getting adjusted in their pregnancy were actually having shorter labor times, yes.

That is definitely good to know. So let’s talk about how it works, because I know that there may be some pregnant folks out there right now, pregnant women watching our show right now and they may have never even dreamed of getting adjusted during a pregnancy.

So how does it work? I mean is it something that’s going to be painful? Absolutely not. It normally feels wonderful, you almost feel like you get kind of addicted to that when you’re pregnant because so few things actually give you relief, and this one really does.

But what we’re doing even though we’re giving you some great relief, we’re actually optimizing the pelvis for the best ability to move. So we talked a little bit about that relaxin and picture the bottom part of your pelvis, you have your tailbone sitting here, and those two big pelvic bones that kind of look like elephant ears.

Right. And you look at the spine they’re sitting there and those three things are all attached and they need to kind of expand and flex evenly from side to side, and they especially need to do that when you go to deliver that baby.

So if one area is stuck and not really moving very well, and that relaxants taking effect you got everything else kind of slipping and sliding in this area is not, so you end up with kind of a twisted like oblong oval shape and no baby’s comfortable getting born that way.

Most babies aren’t even comfortable getting head down in that position. So that really could bring on some complications. Absolutely some things you wouldn’t expect. It sounds like it’s all about getting your body ready for this process to take place.

Absolutely and that that easily explains why it shortens labor times, I mean you’re ready to go. Let me ask you this. What age would you say is the youngest that you have adjusted or that you know that can be adjusted? I worked on my daughter hours after she was born in the hospital.

I’ve seen adults, athletes get adjusted and and that kind of thing but I can’t imagine a newborn being adjusted. It is not the same at all I mean, yes they have a spine, and yes we’re checking to see what’s out of alignment so that we can correct it.

But the corrections are they match the size of the child, so if we’re working on an infant a lot of times parents will tell me it looks like you just held my child. And although all the time I’m working away I’m seeing what’s out of place and I’m just letting the baby kind of move and as I hold pressure on areas that are stuck they can kind of actually move it on their own.

I’m just creating the little fulcrum to actually get that movement. I want to thank you Dr. Arvin for joining us today and providing us with all the information that you did. It’s is great to see you.

You too. If you’d like more information on The Joint Chiropractic or any of our Coastal Experts just go to our web page at WSAV.com [Music] if you’re pregnant or say if you have kids even a newborn should you think about chiropractic care well that’s exactly what we’re talking with our costal expert about today joining me now is dr.

allison arvind who is a chiropractor with the joint chiropractic hi dr. Arvind it’s great to see you nice to see you too Natalie so let’s jump right in because you know when a person is pregnant that might be something that they don’t always think about chiropractic care so why should women get adjusted when they’re pregnant absolutely I mean your body is going through a lot of changes when you’re pregnant and some of them you can see obviously that adorable little baby bump is just growing right away but some of them are actually deep down on a physiologic level like a hormonal level and those influence – between both of those there’s a tremendous need for chiropractic I’m gonna elaborate just a little bit more about that as that baby bump grows you’ve got a lot of weight out all in one place right out in front and it shows up really quickly over time and when it shows up that fast you tend to have a little more strain on the low back that’s why pregnant women have a hard time sometimes their back pain when they’re sleeping or if they’re standing for too long that sort of thing that’s that’s typically what happens is the weights pulling that far forward and then the hormonal changes that are happening on the inside are really happening because you’re creating different things so your body’s secreting a hormone called relaxin something it has and lower levels normally but during pregnancy it kind of ups the ante a little bit and you have more relaxed in that’s actually coming out and it does as the name suggests it relaxes things and as it starts to relax things what actually happens is that normal integrity of the ligaments changes so normally they’re there to kind of limit your movement but we need them to stretch and give a lot more so as the relaxants working you lose temporarily that structural integrity that you had and so because of that you feel the effects of gravity and you feel how much strain that belly is putting on you towards the end of pregnancy more and more and that’s why more doctors are actually recommending chiropractic care to their patients and we do know that pregnancy is one of the biggest changes that woman can actually go through or experience but as you mentioned I mean chiropractic care can sometimes make you have a more comfortable pregnancy so can you elaborate a little bit more on that absolutely I mean we were just talking about some of the pains low back aching is a pretty common one but you can also have pain shooting down your legs which is commonly cone known as like sciatic type symptoms you can have fingertip numbness that carpal tunnel type symptom you can get headaches at different times you can get heartburn all sorts of things and chiropractics been shown to be helpful with almost all of them which is just wonderful news but my favorite and this might shock you a little bit my favorite one overall has nothing to do with symptoms during pregnancy it has everything to do with labor with labor absolutely and that is music to a lot of years yes Aaron and that is proven there is medical research out there they did a study where they compared women who were getting adjusted regularly throughout their pregnancy versus those who weren’t and they found that the women who were getting adjusted in their pregnancy were actually having shorter labor times yes that is definitely good to know so let’s talk about how it works because yeah I know that there may be some pregnant folks out there right now pregnant women watching our show right now and they may have never even dreamed of getting adjusted during a pregnancy and so how does it work I mean is it something that’s going to be painful absolutely not normally feels wonderful you almost feel like you get kind of addicted to that when you’re pregnant because so few things actually give you relief and this one really does but what we’re doing even though we’re giving you some great relief we’re actually optimizing the pelvis for the best ability to move so we talked a little bit about that relaxin and picture the bottom part of your pelvis you have your tailbone sitting here and those two big pelvic bones that kind of look like elephant ears right and you look at the spine they’re sitting there and those three things are all attached and they need to kind of expand and flex evenly from side to side and they especially need to do that when you go to deliver that baby so if one area is stuck and not really moving very well and that relaxants taking effect you got everything else kind of slipping and sliding in this area is not so you end up with kind of a twisted like oblong oval shape and no baby’s comfortable getting born that way most babies aren’t even comfortable getting head down in that position that really so bring on some complications absolutely some things to be hey it sounds like it’s all about getting your body ready for this process to take place absolutely and that that easily explains why it shortens labor times I mean you’re ready to go let me know yeah this what age would you say it’s the youngest that you have adjusted or that you know that can be adjusted I worked on my daughter hours after she was born in the hospital I’ve seen adults athletes get adjusted and and that kind of thing but I can’t imagine a newborn being adjusted it is not the same at all I mean yes they have a spine and yes we’re checking to see what’s out of alignment so that we can correct it but the corrections are they match the size of the child so if we’re working on an infant a lot of times parents will tell me it looks like you just held my child and although all the time I’m working away I’m seeing what’s out of place and I’m just letting the baby kind of move and as I hold pressure on areas that are stuck they can kind of actually move it on their own I’m just creating the little fulcrum to actually get that movement I want to thank you dr.

Arvind for joining us today and providing us with all the information that you did is great to see you you too if you’d like more information on the joint chiropractic or any of our coastal experts just go to our web page at WUSA v.

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Chiropractic Adjustment: Neck & Shoulders

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Hi I’m dr. David Russ chiropractor and neuromuscular therapist in Portland Oregon. Today we’re, going to demonstrate a neck and upper-back treatment on Matt Matt has some symptoms of stiffness and mild pain in his neck and upper back and a history of right shoulder injury and dislocation.

I like to start often with the patient’s seated. It gives me a chance to feel how their spine bears weight when they’re sitting, and I’m just going to feel each vertebra one by one feel it through its range of motion and see where any restrictions or fixations might Be at the same time, I’m feeling the musculature for trigger points, irritable areas, scar, tissue, tight, short muscles or areas that might be weak from overuse.

You sensitive here right here, oversee right here that’s, tender mm-hmm. We have three vertebrae in a row that are stuck together. We call that a fixation they’re, not moving in relationship to each other.

So a part of the goals of our treatment today are going to be to get that get that fixation moving and when she’s. Laying on his back, I’ll, get a better sense of exactly which one of these vertebrae needs to be adjusted, but one of them right here in the upper left so come lay facedown, please, with him face down.

I’m. Taking a survey of all of his muscles and his upper back and neck, it’s. A nice trigger point right here and I’m just going to compress and hold that for about a minute. Some nice deep breaths here good feel it loosening up already.

Does that referring thing anywhere in that or is it just right there? It was just right there and there’s. Another one right here. You feel a nice long top band in the muscle. It has a little nodule right in the center of it right there.

We’re, just gonna get that little nodule moving get the blood flow through it restore circulation and the trigger point will resolve usually in a day or two. The latissimus dorsi runs from here starts on this big thick fascial band, called the thoracolumbar fossa up to here and then rolls out tucks underneath his armpit here.

His lower trapezius starts on his 12 thoracic and runs up diagonally. This way, taking up this whole space and it’s, going to attach to his shoulder blade here and we’re. The two muscles cross right here.

You can see it’s, chunky it’s very common. This is a really common sight for trigger points to form right here where the lower trapezius muscle comes up and the latissimus dorsi muscle comes around these two muscles get stuck together and that creates a decrease in circulation to the muscle tissue muscle, tissue, gets compromised and Trigger points form in order to treat that you have to get those two muscles moving in relation to each other.

So let’s. Get some movement in here, Matt, okay, you’re gonna bring your elbow down, and then you’re gonna bring your elbow up just like this. I want you to do that five or six times so as he does that I’m, holding the lower trapezius up off of the latissimus and getting them to move in relation to each other free up.

A lot of movement in the shoulder in the neck one more time, good, let it rest just like that. I’m gonna lower you down, not sure if my mic is gonna pick up a crack. If I adjust this back, but I just put a towel here, somebody has don’t slide.

Okay, take some breaths in and out good bring it out. These are adjustments for the fixation I found when he was sitting up. We’re gonna look at this right, shoulder a little more okay, I didn’t, feel some referral to my left scales like you were, having the position and adjusted okay.

How’s? The spot right here? Okay, is that referring anywhere no just right there? Okay, so if your shoulder feels uncomfortable or vulnerable in any of these positions, just let me know. Okay, I’m feeling a little guarded towards the top okay.

Thank you. How’s this? It’s just like that. That’s better. This is his infraspinatus muscle and Terry’s minor two, really important muscles in the rotator cuff that I’ve stuck together and that’s, really restricting movement of his shoulder.

So today I would just want to start the process of getting these moving in relation to each other. You can’t. Do it all in one treatment, so just six or eight passes right through that little stuck area while encouraging and coaxing a little more movement out of his shoulder joint and that’s.

All we would want to do at once, so we can see his right shoulder is rolled forward and in a little bit indicating some tightness and shortness of his pectoral muscle, and that might be the original cause of the injury.

It might just be part of his body’s, way of compensating and guarding for a problem elsewhere, but either way we can’t. Let his shoulder just adapt that posture and stay there, because that’s going to create problems in his neck and upper back.

We can see a trigger point here in his pectoral muscle. Can you see it snapping a little bit there on the camera right there and that’s very characteristic of a trigger point or a little hyper contracted area of the muscle? In a trigger point, you get a few muscle fibers that are more contracted than the ones around it and that pulls on the connective tissue and blocks off circulation can create pain, changes.

The range of motion and the posture of the muscle and just creates all kinds of problems they’re very easy to treat if you can find them. It’s, just compression a little traction and get that little group of muscle, fibers.

Moving usually just about a half a minute to a minute of treatment and it’ll clear up in a couple of days, we’re gonna add a little movement to this treatment. Here again, I’m gonna move your arm. I want you to tell me if it feels uncomfortable, unstable, okay, so, as his pectoral muscle is rolling the shoulder in and forward, I want to just coax that muscle up and back a little bit just getting a few degrees right here, working that muscle that pectoral Muscle in that trigger point against the movement, getting some lengthening and opening in the connective tissue lengthening and opening in the shoulder restoring circulation in the end, it’s, the circulation and the movement that heals the tissue.

So that’s. Really the goal of most soft tissue therapy restore movement, restore circulation and the muscle will get better. This is a lot easier on a male, not a female. We have to do this with them, laying on their side and, of course, everybody’s always covered when they’re in here right here we have a vertebra that needs to be adjusted here.

It’s. The fourth cervical and it has shifted to the left and back so we’re, going to set it up with a little tension. Moving forward into the right make sure his head stays as close to neutral as we can and just give it a push so that’s, a demonstration of a cervical upper back and shoulder treatment.

Everybody needs something a little different, depending on their condition and their needs, but this is what a lot of our treatments here look like. Thank you, Matt really appreciate it.

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Graston Technique Treatment for Achilles Tendon Injury – Chiropractor Georgetown KY- Sports Chiropractor

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We thought you would enjoy this article we found on YouTube about the Gastron technique  used on Achilles tendon.

we’re talking about the graston technique and we’ve done a few videos on the graston technique. We’re, going to continue that series today.

We’re working with Mackenzie burns here and we’re, going to be talking about graston technique for the calf and specifically for the Achilles tendon. So what we would call Achilles tendinitis, so we always start with a little bit of amoliant to reduce the friction.

On the skin surface. You’re. Going to put this on now. Graston technique has its own amoliant that you can buy from them. You can also use other things as well. I found that the Moyet they have works pretty good, and so I like to use that it doesn’t absorb into the skin quite so easily a couple different graston instruments that I would use for achilles tendinitis.

Okay, this we call the gt5 and you’ll, see head as a a concave surface, and the treatment edge is not too aggressive. So as we apply the grasped and treatment, what I feel is areas that feel smooth and also areas that feel gritty and restricted.

Now you’ll, feel a gritty, gravel road, restricted feeling in an area that has had a lot of repetitive stress. Maybe an area that’s been injured before, where the superficial layer of the fascia has remodeled in response to that injury, and so at first I like to scan through the entire area and identify these areas.

Now you’ll notice that almost right away, we get some red blocking that’s, where the blood flow is being increased. This is tremendous for increasing circulation and promoting healing. Now in McKenzie in particular.

Here I can feel the most gritty area right down where the Achilles tendon starts to to insert into her heel bone her calcaneus here and so that area. I would focus on more than the rest as it is the grittiest now.

If I wanted to get more focused with this treatment, I would switch instruments and I would use a convex surface. So what you’re going to notice is that this one? I’m, going to get a more focused surface area and this one has a more broad surface area, and so, with this she’s, going to feel it a little bit more intense.

And how important to remember is that, as we’re remodeling, these soft tissues, they can be tender. The first visit or two of graston technique is always the toughest and the most uncomfortable, but then you notice the benefits and it’s.

Definitely well worth it, so we would frame down and work right around the Achilles tendon as it inserts here and McKenzie. Oh, it was a a high level skier back in Oregon, and so she ‘ S definitely got some things going on from wearing those ski boots and competing at a high level, but you’ll notice, right away, just the firestick red appearance of the Achilles tendon there as we promote the healing right in there.

So the graston technique, a couple things that I focus on as a practitioner is scanning. The whole area identifying which area has the most adhesions, making sure that we’re, going both directions all through the fashio, because it does feel different and you will catch different areas that are restricted in there.

A common graston treatment is going to last anywhere from about three to seven minutes, sometimes longer than that, depending on how big of an area that we’re, treating and typically, I would work an area about this big in one day now she had Achilles tendonitis or calcaneal apophysitis, or a strained calf.

I would also want to work into the bottom of the foot as well. We’ll, save that for another video, but this is what graston technique looks like okay and what it the procedure behind it. So dr. John Wilhelm, at pro chiropractic, demonstrating graston technique.

If you want to see more videos, click the links right below, we have a lot of videos that demonstrate the different, unique treatments we provide, including the graston technique. And if you’d, like a special report on rest and technique, be sure to click the link on our website below or go to ProCare oh em T com.

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Chiropractic Adjustments EXPLAINED – CHIROPRACTOR IN GEORGETOWN KY

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Everyone’s crack their knuckles before, but have you ever wondered what the sound you’re hearing actually is today I’m going to go through what happens to your body when you get a chiropractic adjustment.

I’m dr. Jenn from strengthen you. Your fitness is therapy experts. First, I’ll. Go through what an adjustment actually is. We call it spinal, manipulative therapy or SMT it’s, actually a high velocity, low amplitude thrust.

That is applied to a joint. Basically, what that means is that it’s, a quick but not forceful, thrust applied to the joint. This is why someone my size is able to adjust someone much larger, because it’s.

All about the quickness of the adjustment and not about the force that you’re, providing next, I’m, going to talk about what a joint is. A joint is two bones coming together. Usually it’s, surrounded by a capsule and in that capsule there’s, fluid which allows the joints to glide smoothly past each other.

Every joint within our body is designed to move in a certain range of motion. Our elbow moves differently than, for example, our neck, our mid-back and our low back. We call this our active range of motion, and this is a range of motion that we ourselves are able to move so, for example, twisting side to side.

We are able to get through the active range of motion. We also have a passive range of motion that we ourselves are not able to engage that’s, why we need therapist or chiropractors to help us attain that range of motion as well.

An adjustment aims to restore proper movement and range of motion in a joint that is restricted or not moving properly. In most cases, during an adjustment, an audible pop or the cracking sound is heard when a joint is adjusted or moved quickly.

An air bubble may be released from the fluid inside the capsule that causes the audible popping or cracking sound. In most cases, this sound is audible and loud, but it’s not associated with pain at all.

Most adjustments are pain-free. Chiropractic adjustments are not only beneficial when you’re experiencing pain, or you have severe symptoms. They’re, also great for maintenance and prevention. I’m dr.

Jenn from strengthen you and remember you only one strategy away from crushing your fitness goals.

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