Stephen A. Antinoro, D.c.
Functional Therapeutic Exercise: In the past few years there has been a revolution in thought relative to rehabilitative exercise programs. Research has shown that more often than not, painless dysfunction in the muscular system will result in pain and symptoms. These dysfunctions are detectable as faulty movement patterns exhibited by the patient during simple screening tests and postural evaluations performed in our office. The exercises we utilize are not the standard '3 sets of 10 reps' that were a staple of gym goers and athletic trainers of the past. These exercises are not really physically strenuous, as they emphasize quality of movement, not quantity. In other words, the benefits derived from proper form far exceed the cosmetic benefits of more sets, reps and weight. Basically working out does not improve muscle balance when individual muscles are isolated.
Spinal Manipulation: Spinal manipulation, also called spinal adjustment or SMT, has been the cornerstone of Chiropractic care since its beginnings in 1895. It's what distinguishes Chiropractic from other physical medicine disciplines and makes it unique. It's what, in many cases, provides immediate relief of back, neck an extremity pain. It's safety and effectiveness have been verified again and again in multiple peer reviewed scientific publications as being superior to other methods of treatment. When combined with other modalities that we offer, treatment plans that used to take 6-8 weeks are dramatically reduced, usually to 6-8 visits sometimes even less.
Are you 30 years old and feel like you're 50? Or 50 and feel like your 70? Are you experiencing frequent episodes of back, neck, shoulder or hip pain without apparent cause? The care programs that we custom design for your unique set of circumstances can literally *bulletproof* your body against the aches and pains that you face on a daily basis, and get you back to looking and feeling more like your age again. Maybe even better than your age!
Graston Technique: This technique is performed with patented stainless-steel instruments designed to detect and treat soft-tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation in order to reduce pain and restore function. When connective tissue, such as muscles, ligaments or tendons become restricted or scarred, it can result in pain, tenderness, loss of flexibility and motion. Treatment may also include the use of heat, ice, muscle re-education and rehabilitation exercises to restore patients to their pre-injury level of activity.
Spinal decompression: Spinal decompression is a non-surgical, traction based treatment for herniated or bulging discs in the neck and low back. Anyone who has back, neck, arm or leg pain caused by degenerated or damaged discs may be helped by spinal decompression. These conditions include herniated or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, facet syndrome, spondylosis, or even failed spinal surgery. The treatments, in almost all cases, are completely painless.