South Austin Chiropractic Services
We value a thorough orthopedic and neurological exam for every part of the body that has sustained trauma or is showing dysfunction. Using traditional orthopedic and neurological tests with Functional Movement Assessments and muscle testing, Dr. Massey is able to pinpoint where the problem is coming from and how to treat it.
Dr. Massey uses a variety of chiropractic techniques to find the best way to adjust your unique body. She is trained in Diversified manual adjusting, Advanced Activator Protocol, Logan Basic, Webster, and Cranial Sacral. The chiropractic adjustment is an important treatment used to improve healing by stimulating specific nerves and remove neurological blockages/interference to the body.
Fascia is the tissue that covers all the structures in your body. It can be damaged when traumatic injuries, surgeries, or chronic postural distortions occur. Dr. Massey uses the following myofascial release techniques: Graston, FAKTR, ART, FDM, PIR, and Cupping. It is important to incorporate myofascial treatments in cases that do not respond appropriately to standard medical care because fascia covers every muscle and nerve in the body and connects these structures together.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is tailored to support acute inflammation and reduce pain by using a specific light wavelength frequency (830nm) to stimulate ATP production and regeneration at a cellular level.
Flexion Distraction Therapy
Flexion distraction is a decompression technique highly effective for treating low back pain, sciatica and symptoms from lumbar disc herniations. This utilizes a special table that slowly stretches the spine and stimulates the body to produce natural joint lubricant for the lumbar discs and facets. This area of the spine does not receive as much oxygenated blood if it is not moving adequately. By improving movement at a spinal level, it will help these tissues receive more nutrients from the blood and improve healing.
Using Applied Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Massey is able to help you tailor a nutritional plan to support your body and your health goals. Every body is unique and will benefit from a customized nutritional plan that includes dietary/lifestyle modifications and supplements to help the body heal more efficiently.
Exercises for specific muscle groups are key components to help prevent injuries and make lasting, permanent corrections to the body’s nervous system and structure. Recommended home exercises are customized by Dr. Massey and included in every patient’s treatment plan.