Health, Wellness, & Screening

SELECTIVE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

“The SFMA is the movement based diagnostic system, designed to clinically assess 7 fundamental movement patterns in those with known musculoskeletal pain. The assessment provides an efficient method to systematically find the cause of symptoms, not just the source, by logically breaking down dysfunctional patterns and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability / motor control problem.”

“This systematic process allows clinicians to clearly match their intervention to the main problem of the patient. This model efficiently integrates the concepts of altered motor control, the neurodevelopmental perspective, and regional interdependence into musculoskeletal practice.”

So what does that mean exactly? The SFMA allows us to treat your problems not your pain. Pain relief is the goal of the majority of our patients. Finding out WHY is our goal.

For more information please visit: http://www.functionalmovement.com/certification/sfma

Graston Technique

Graston is instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Graston makes use of stainless steel tools that have been engineered with beveled treatment edges. Graston is used to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions in patients. Dr. Holmes uses Graston to improve a patient’s range of motion, tissue flexibility and muscle activation. This is often used in conjunction with ART to address the patient’s soft tissue aspect of their diagnosis.

GRASTON® CAN HELP WITH ….

  • Arthritis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Back Pain/Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot Pain/Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer’s/Rennis Elbow
  • Hand Injuries
  • Headache
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Dysfunction
  • Knee And Leg Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Running Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Throwing Injuries
  • TMJ Pain
  • Weight Lifting Injuries
  • Whiplash

For more information please visit: http://www.grastontechnique.com/patients

FACT SHEET ABOUT ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES
Dr. Christopher Holmes
Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Physician & Active Release Techniques® Provider
732-970-3888

WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES?

Active Release Techniques (ART®) is a patented, hands-on, soft tissue treatment that locates and breaks down the scar tissue and adhesions, which cause pain, stiffness, weakness, numbness, and physical dysfunction. ART® is used both for the treatment of acute and chronic injuries and for the improvement of athletic performance. (*Abelson and Abelson, Release Your Pain).

WHAT ART® IS NOT:

  • It is not chiropractic. (They work extremely well together)
  • It is not massage therapy. (They work well together)
  • It is not physical therapy. (They work well together)
  • It is not surgery.
GOAL OF ART®:

  1. To restore optimal soft tissue movement.
  2. Restore soft-tissue strength, flexibility, and function.
  3. Release soft-tissue restrictions, entrapped nerves, or restricted circulatory or lymphatic structures.

ART® CAN HELP WITH ….

  • Arthritis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Back Pain/Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot Pain/Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer’s/Rennis Elbow
  • Hand Injuries
  • Headache
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Dysfunction
  • Knee And Leg Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Running Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Throwing Injuries
  • TMJ Pain
  • Weight Lifting Injuries
  • Whiplash

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