Dr. Williams has undergone hundreds of hours of training in order to properly assess, diagnose and treat, a number of different conditions utilizing Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (Chiropractic Adjustments).
There is a growing body of research to support Chiropractic Adjustments as a safe and highly effective method for treating both acute and chronic pain in the spine and extremities. Dr. Williams typically utilizes Chiropractic Adjustments when there is dysfunction in a joint. Dysfunctional joints can arise from poor biomechanics, muscle imbalances, postural syndrome, joint misalignment, or restrictions in the soft tissue. At Performance Sports Chiropractic, Chiropractic Adjustments are just one way to restore normal joint function and motion in order to relieve pain in the spine and extremities. As with any treatment modality that is employed at the clinic, a thorough examination will be performed in order to determine if this treatment technique is one that will not only be safe for you, but also one that will provide you relief of your symptoms. Please feel free to contact Dr. Williams with any questions you may have about this therapy.
This technique is a soft tissue mobilization technique that is utilized to restore normal motion to the muscle, tendon and ligaments of the affected, symptomatic region. What sets Performance Sports Chiropractic apart from some other clinics you may have experienced is the belief that both joints and soft tissue often need to be addressed concurrently in order to achieve maximum effectiveness within a treatment session. This belief is based on simple anatomical principles of the human body. Muscle and tendon are the primary movers of the joints of the body while ligament acts as a support structure around a joint in order to help provide stability. Any compromise to the soft tissue will inevitably affect proper joint function so it is often necessary to address both the joint dysfunction and soft tissue in order for treatment to be effective and longer lasting. Please feel free to contact Dr. Williams with any questions you may have about this therapy.
INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is yet another soft tissue related technique that Dr. Williams uses to reduce restrictions and adhesions in the muscle, fascia and ligaments. Again, not all chiropractors use this technique but at Performance Sports Chiropractic it is one that can deliver results when it comes to restoring joint motion and increasing function. There are a number of brand name techniques that fall under the category of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and at Performance Sports Chiropractic FAKTR tools are the brand name we use. FAKTR stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation and that brand name fits perfectly with the model and concepts that Dr. Williams believes in. The goal of this technique is to reduce adhesions that can occur at the fascial layer of muscle tissue. When adhesions are removed from the soft tissue increases in fluid flow, like blood and lymph, can occur which can stimulate healing. Please feel free to contact Dr. Williams with any questions you may have about this therapy.
FUNCTIONAL DRY NEEDLING
This technique is one that has garnered amazing results for many patients at Performance Sports Chiropractic. It is yet another tool that can help address soft tissue dysfunction. Dr. Williams uses small gauge needles to target trigger points that can create pain in and around a joint or soft tissue structure. The purpose of this technique is to break up trigger points that may be causing dysfunction. In the process of removing these trigger points we are able to increase blood flow to the area being treated which can increase the rate of healing. Also, by placing needles in the soft tissue the body’s natural healing response is triggered to the area which can then increase the rate of healing. This treatment technique should not be confused with Acupuncture as Acupuncture is a key component of traditional eastern medicine. The only real similarities between Acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling are the use of needles to provide therapy but the actual assessment and treatment vary greatly. Please feel free to contact Dr. Williams with any questions you may have about this therapy.
Kinesio-taping is a technique that has been around for nearly 25 years now. When most think of Kinesio-tape they are reminded of the brightly colored tape that was very visible on many of the athletes in the 2008 Summer Olympics and is now visible on athletes from every major professional sport both in the USA and in countries around the world. There is a reason this tape is used in so many locker rooms and training rooms. IT WORKS! This technique is also one that Dr. Williams uses at Performance Sports Chiropractic for a variety of reasons. The effects of this treatment can be profound in terms of the way it helps connect the sensory system and the brain. The concept for this technique is that by repositioning the skin over injured tissue using the kinesio-tape, that feedback is transmitted back to the brain through the sensory system in the skin. This feedback creates a situation where adaptation and change can occur within the tissue being taped. There are a number of ways to apply Kinesio-tape to achieve various outcomes. Pain relief, postural correction, and lymphatic drainage are some of those outcomes that we hope to achieve when using this treatment modality. Please feel free to contact Dr. Williams with any questions you may have about this therapy.
EXERCISE & REHAB
This piece of the treatment is critical in the concept and model that Dr. Williams uses at Performance Sports Chiropractic. Many of the pain syndromes that patients present with are a result of faulty biomechanics, muscle imbalance, and postural dysfunction. There are sometimes issues that no amount of rubbing, adjusting or needling is going to correct without stabilizing the musculature and correcting the muscle imbalance or weakness that lead to the breakdown of the tissue. Dr. Williams is very highly trained in exercise and rehabilitation as he carries a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Kinesiology-Exercise Science and is also a credentialed Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As part of the personal treatment plan Dr. Williams puts together for each patient there is usually a component of exercise and rehab in order to ensure each patient has tools to help them overcome any muscle weakness or imbalance which will ultimately lead to less pain and longer lasting effects from the treatment sessions. Please feel free to contact Dr. Williams with any questions you may have about this therapy.