The most important page for future patients
What we do to help you heal from your injuries.
The treatments that we provide are unique and can be difficult to understand without firsthand experience. This page is dedicated to help explain why the treatment you will receive in our clinic effective and what makes it unique. Please keep in mind that we know you may have questions and that Dr. Martin is happy to meet with you and answer your questions with no obligation.
Proper diagnosis of your injuries is always Dr. Martinís first concern. His detailed evaluation maps out the treatment plan by providing the following important information to both himself and the patient alike:
The body has an amazing innate ability to heal from injuries. What you will find as a patient in our clinic is that it takes only a little of the correct therapy for the body to heal rapidly from muscle and skeletal injuries.
- If your symptoms are truly related to your spine and that his care will be effective.
- The severity of the injury which will be used with each visit to gauge your response to the treatment.
- Which spinal motions increase strain and injury. This is an extremely important step which limits what Dr. Martin can do, but most importantly, allows Dr. Martin to really focus on what will heal your injuries.
Dr. Martin has found that a gentle adjusting style coupled with the rest of his treatment is the most effective combination for his patients. All adjusting is performed within the limitations of the body at each treatment. This means that Dr. Martin is focused on working with your body and itís response to injury, the ultimate combination to promote healing!
Think about if you injured your elbow and it hurt to extend it fully.
Traction and Decompression:
Would you want your physician to force it into that painful position to regain motion, or would you want him or her to heal your elbow and restore the motion naturally?
Would you want him or her to treat both elbows as if they were both injured or maximize your time by focusing on the correct side?
Dr. Martin is the kind of physician who focuses on injury resolution with minimal pain or side effects. He focuses his treatment on the injury knowing that treating your left side wonít help if itís the right side thatís injured.
When youíre suffering from a neck or back injury, doesnít it sound nice to stretch out your spine and relieve some of the pressure? Dr. Martin has found through his evaluation and tracking, that treatment as simple and relaxing as gentle traction of the neck and back can provide immediate, noticeable results. The goal is to reduce that pressure and increase local circulation to the injury to promote healing. What matters the most to our patients is the immediate differences in their movement and the beginning of reduction in their pain and symptoms.
Rehabilitation and Stretching:
Once your injury has healed, Dr. Martinís next and final goal is to provide you with the tools and information to prevent new injuries. Core strengthening that Dr. Martin uses with his patients consists of simple, at home exercises that focus on increasing the bodyís natural ďback braceĒ. The goal of this portion of care is to increase the bodyís awareness and use of these muscles to help prevent future injuries.
The stretching portion of care spans from beginning to end. Your involvement in your care starts with complimentary stretches that assist your treatment and can later be used as part of your rehabilitation to help maintain a good range of motion in your neck and back. Dr. Martin has found that incorporating exercises too early in care can aggravate a patientís injury, but typically, certain active stretches can be performed by his patients to help maintain activity while still promoting healing.
In all cases, Dr. Martinís goal is to keep you as active as he can while your injuries heal.
The subtle differences between therapeutic massage and a typical relaxation massage may be difficult for prospective patients to understand. Similar to the chiropractic care, massage care is done within the range of what the body can tolerate during each phase of care. This means that as a patient, you wonít find yourself tensing because of pain or discomfort. Massage sessions are focused which allows the therapist suffiecient time to truly warm and relax an injured area before applying deeper, therapeutic pressure.
Styles of massage utilized include: Swedish, sports, lymphatic drainage, trigger point, and others.