The Gonstead Technique

In 1923 Dr. Clarence Gonstead developed the Gonstead System of Chiropractic, which is now the accepted standard for “hands on” spinal adjusting, and one of the leading chiropractic techniques. With a background in mechanical engineering, and a knowledge of how the nervous system works and functions together, Gonstead developed this technique as a specific, thorough, and definite approach to analyze every segment of the spine. Within the Gonstead Technique, each patient is analyzed by instrumentation, digital palpation, motion palpation, visualization, and x-ray scans in order to provide the highest quality of chiropractic care.

Adjustments in the Gonstead Technique are given with the highest care and specificity, wherein only problem areas of the spine are addressed and adjusted. Specific adjustments aid in returning the spinal joints to their proper position and motion, and result in higher nerve functioning and an improved level of health. Gonstead adjustments are proven to be incredibly safe, and the specificity used in them allow for adjustments on individuals ranging from infants to seniors for the greatest possible rehabilitation and spinal health. You can learn more about the Gonstead Technique here, and can call today to see if the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique is the answer to your health concerns.

Cox Flexion Distraction and DTS Disc Decompression

At SpineFit we offer two different types of therapy other than manual instrument adjustment to help with a variety of lower back and neck conditions.

Mechanical and Physiological Effects of Traction Therapy Decompression:

  • Relieve pressure on nerves
  • Unload spine
  • Decreased disc bulging
  • Separate vertebrae

Mobilization:

  • Stretch the ligaments and tendons
  • Stress the capsule, facet joints, and intravertebral discs
  • Migration of nucleus pulpous

Anti-Inflammatory Response:

  • Decrease muscle tone
  • Decrease inflammation

Circulation Improvement:

  • Blood flow to tissues
  • Venous flow away from tissues

Clinical Indications for Traction Therapy:

  • Back pain resulting from herniated, bulging, or protruding discs
  • Discogenic pain
  • Joint pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Hypomobility
  • Compression fractures
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Facet joint disorders
  • Nerve Root Impingement

Clinical Benefits of Traction Therapy:

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Reduced edema
  • Reduced disc herniation
  • Relieve nerve root compression
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased flexibility

Kinseotape/RockTape

RockTape is a special brand of tape known as kinesiology tape, used to treat injuries and improve physical performance in the sports environment. Developed by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, RockTape is used by many internationally known athletes such as Kerri Walsh, Lance Armstrong, and Serena Williams, and is a proven method for treating a variety of physical ailments and preventing injury. For more information, please visit RockTape’s website.

There are many applications and uses for RockTape, including:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Jumper’s Knee (PFS)
  • ACL/MCL Issues
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Groin and Hamstring Pulls
  • Lower Back Issues
  • Shin Splints
  • Tennis and Golf Elbow
  • Pain Associated with Pregnancy
  • Postural Correction
  • Improved Sports Performance

While our use of RockTape cannot ensure that your five-hour marathon will miraculously be trimmed to a three-hour marathon, we do have methods to aid in breaking the three-hour barrier if you are already close. When applied and used correctly, RockTape can help athletes improve their form and decrease their fatigue through increased blood flow and posture while exercising. These are two of the most critical points in increasing performance in any sport, and SpineFit can aid in implementing RockTape into your workout.

Runners and Triathletes

While once a requirement for humanity’s survival, running is now one of the world’s most widely popular competitive sports. With several disciplines, including marathon, middle-distance, cross-country, sprinting, and others, running can have varying intensity on the body. With body weight rising and falling on each step, your feet, ankles, legs, and back can begin to wear under the natural forces of gravity. With this continual force on your body, RockTape can work wonders for injuries and preventative maintenance on your joints and spine, and can aide in bodily coordination and movement. SpineFit’s use of the PowerTaping protocol for runners and triathletes is important before each and every race to allow them to avoid injury and maximize every ounce of energy their body has stored while using it as efficiently as possible.

CrossFit

Since 2010 CrossFit has been working with RockTape athletes to ensure the highest performance and injury prevention possible. With RockTape’s unique unidirectional stretch pattern our patients can expect no reduction in their range of motion. With this and a unique stretch and superior adhesive, athletes can be at top-performance while delaying fatigue, stabilizing joints, and preventing ring and hand burn to promote proper form.

CrossFit athletes have specific needs that differ from other types of athletes, and RockTape aides in specific ways to ensure a higher level of safety and comfortability. RockTape can be used to manage bodily fluids like blood and lymph in order to help with mitigating fatigue and swelling, two effects of the sport that CrossFitters know all too well. Additionally, RockTape can be used to support proper form during workouts by creating a proprioceptive loop that ensures that your “rear touches the grass” during your squats and that you don’t blow up on the next Filthy 50.

RockTape can be used to protect a variety of body parts during workouts, including hands, wrists, and shins during muscle ups and lifting. RockTape aides in increasing blood flow, delaying fatigue, and correcting tracking issues in shoulders and knees, while reducing swelling and stabilizing weak structures such as the lower back, ham strings, and calves. To learn more about RockTape, and how it can increase your performance, schedule a free consultation with us today.