All of our patients receive a set of simple exercises they can perform, while some may require the use of specialized equipment to isolate or strengthen and enhance the stability of the spine. Usually this type of treatment allows a greater gap between treatment sessions as the healing process is expedited. Some injuries however, like car accidents, work, or sports injuries, may require a more initial intensive form of treatment.
We find that this partnership intensifies the recovery time and relieves the patient’s pain faster. It is a win-win treatment plan.
The combined effectiveness of chiropractic, physical therapy, and exercise rehabilitation can help improve motion, increase muscle strength, enhance coordination and balance, and prevent your original health problem from returning repeatedly. Overall, manipulation has the advantage of reducing pain, decreasing medication, rapidly advancing physical therapy and requiring fewer passive modalities.
Our doctors and therapists use a hands-on approach along within conjunction specific modalities as needed. The most commonly used therapeutic procedures/modalities are:
Manual Hands-on TherapyConsists of Myofascial release techniques, stretching of restricted structures and specific strengthening of weak muscles, soft tissue and joint mobilization/manipulation, and muscle energy. They help restore your back, neck, or other painful areas to the youthful pain-free resilience.
Pain ManagementUse of moist heat, cryotherapy, ultrasound, phonophoresis, Iontophoresis, and Massage Therapy.
Therapeutic ExercisesCustomized for each condition and may include gentle stretch therapy, isometrics, aggressive strength training, and./or therapeutic stretching for strengthening, stabilizing, and stretching restricted structures to restore normal pain-free range of motion. These exercises will improve movement and proper muscle balance.
Postural CorrectionsThis addresses behavior modification, postural exercise, and self-awareness. We concentrate on correcting musculoskeletal derangements.
Home Management ProgramA short and detailed home exercise program corresponding to the appropriate stage of condition, which includes the do’s and don’ts of self-management.
Common Problems and Conditions
We treat common problems and conditions ranging from sprains and strains, to headaches, back disorders, sports injuries and sports medicine, tendonitis and spinal conditions such as scoliosis, spinal stenosis, herniated discs of the neck (cervical spine) or lower back (lumbar spine), post-operative surgery, and acute and chronic pain.
We also treat most orthopedic conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, chondromalacia patella, ACL and PCL knee reconstruction, meniscus/ ligament injuries, fractures, gait abnormalities, cervical and lumbar radiculapathy (pain that travels to either the arms or legs), adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tear, reflex dystrophy, and de Quervain’s syndrome.
Dr. Laboret is not just knowledgeable in anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of the body, he is a dedicated licensed professional, highly trained to deal with people who are experiencing a variety of physical complaints, including neck and back pain, herniated discs, arthritis, and painful accidents.
Disclaimer: The preceding is to provide information about physical therapies and the benefits that may be derived. It is not intended to claim a cure for any disease or condition. It should not take the place of health advice or treatment.