Dragonfly SpineDr. Barbara Pfyl

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Soft Tissue Techniques

Soft tissue therapy is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Using the Soft Tissue Technique, firm pressure is directly applied to specific areas to relax hypertonic muscles and stretch tight fascial structures. Massage techniques may also be used as part of a treatment application. Sustained pressure can also be used to alleviate tight areas within muscles and fascia.

Rehabilitation

Through the use of various stretches and exercises, rehabilitation is used to strengthen the parts of body that influence posture and movement. It is through practicing rehabilitation that we aim to correct poor posture  and imbalanced movements in a way the completely resolves the problem as well as minimizing the chance of their reoccurring in the future.

Massage Therapy

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity.

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Diversified Technique

The most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors, Diversified Technique is charactered by a high-velocity, low amplitude thrust. Quick and shallow thrusts often result in a cavitation of a joint, causing the popping noise that is often associated with chiropractic adjustments. The objective of this technique is to restore movement and alignment to the spine as well as restore health to joints suffering from joint dysfunction.

Whiplash

Describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck. Cervical acceleration-deceleration" (CAD) describes the mechanism of the injury, while the term "whiplash associated disorders" (WAD) describes the injury and symptoms.

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