Dr. Redman and I have always found the chiropractic adjustment to be very useful and helpful, but when it comes to clinical practice and some of our own injuries, we have found ART to be the ingredient missing with traditional chiropractic care. With soft tissue injuries, it is important to work directly on the the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are injured or affected by an injury. My own shoulder injury in my martial arts training taught me how important this was – a chiropractic adjustment to my shoulder did not alleviate my shoulder pain. Directly working on the muscles and tissues affected by my injury were the only thing that alleviated my shoulder pain. In our office, we regularly see patients that make significant improvements with a combination of traditional chiropractic care and soft tissue work.
Dr. Redman and I believe that movement and mobility are important keys to maintaining health, recovering from injury, and preventing injury. During the course of your care at BodyWorks, we always give recommended stretching, mobility, and strengthening exercises and tips to take home with you.