Chiropractic Treatment at IHC is different than what you may have experienced with previous chiropractors or the notion of what you believe chiropractors do. Treatment, with Dr. Adam Dziemianko, focuses on restoration of specific muscle imbalances that cause pain. When you experience pain and discomfort it is often the case that specific muscles in the area are working harder than they should be. Muscles tend to work harder in response to other muscles that become "lazy" or inhibited over time. When specific muscles become inhibited they are no longer able to provide the necessary support needed to stabilize specific joints. As a result, other muscles jump in to compensate. It is the muscles that over-compensate that tend to cause the restricted ranges of motion, sore muscles, tendonitis, bursitis, inflammation, etc. that you may be feeling.
The Assessment focuses on determining which specific soft tissue structures are inhibited and which structures are working too hard. Restoring muscular balance and endurance around the problem area will, in turn, restore support and decrease pain at the site of the injury. If you get rid of the cause of the pain, the problem will go away.
The adjustment or "cracking" is not always the best form of treatment for certain problems so it will only be used if necessary. The primary form of treatment involves correcting soft tissue dysfunctions with Active Release Techniques (ART). ART is a soft tissue therapy system that aims to improve the overall function of muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves.
Your treatment plan is tailored your individual problem. Specific homework in the form of simple rehab exercises will be given to you following your first treatment. The patient is always given an active role in their care. Once you are pain free and muscular balance is restored, you will not be asked to come back for unnecessary treatments. It is an open door policy where you will be put on a "call-as-needed" basis.
Some common conditions that are treated include but are not limited to:
Thank you for taking the time to read. Dr. Dziemianko is available at the Uptown location of Innova Health Clinic. Should you have any questions relating to the above information or any questions regarding specific aches or pains that you, a friend, or family member are currently experiencing, please call to schedule a complimentary 15 -minute consultation. Consultations can be done in person or over the phone. We look forward to working with you to achieve your health goals.