|Shelton Sports and Spine||
Services & Techniques
|Shelton Sports and Spine||
Services & Techniques
We take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Stamford office. We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Jason Queiros has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
Chiropractic Adjustment is a procedure in which the doctor uses his hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of a chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation or manual adjustment, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body's physical function. Low back pain, neck pain and headache are the most common problems for which people seek chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic care is an outgrowth of belief in these concepts:
1. Your body has a natural ability to heal itself.
2. Your body's structure (nerves, bones, joints and muscles) and capacity for healthy function are closely intertwined.
3. Chiropractic treatment helps balance your body's structure and function and promotes self-healing.
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Kinesio Taping is a noninvasive therapeutic modality that promotes muscle and joint alignment, reduces pain and edema, and can help to facilitate or inhibit muscle activation. The key is in the application and is extremely popular among athletes of all levels and ages.
Cox Technique is used for low back pain, neck pain, numbness and tingling or pain down the arms and legs. Flexion Distraction is the gentle, safe, controlled treatment for spinal pain relief. Flexion distraction drops intradiscal pressures and widens the spinal canal area by as much as 28%. As a bonus, flexion distraction returns motion to the spinal joints, without audible cavitation ("cracking" or "popping" sounds).
Activator Method is one of the most widely researched chiropractic techniques and the only instrument adjusting technique with clinical trials to support its efficacy. This method can be especially beneficial for arthritic joints and older patients who would like to avoid to manual adjusting or audible cavitation.
Passive Therapeutic Modalities
Low Level Laser (Cold Laser) Therapy can help reduce pain, inflammation, & quickly strengthen healed tissues. This improves collagen and muscle tissue development, and helps generate new healthy cells & tissue to prevent re-injury.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation/TENS use electric currents to stimulate the body tissues to reduce inflammation, stop pain and bring healing blood flow to sore or injured muscles and soft tissue.
Hydrotherapy Table (Whirlpool) is a heated water bed with jets which massage muscles and induces muscle relaxation, circulation to relieve pain and muscle spasm.
Intersegmental Traction (Roller) Table is similar to a foam roller which helps to gap segments of vertebrae through passive mobilization of the spine. Its gentle pressure relaxes muscles along the back.
Ultrasound Therapy uses soundwaves to generate vibration, causing a localized heating for the tissues, which can encourage healing blood flow, relax tissues, remove waste and inflammation and encourage healing.
Massage therapy offers a natural conservative treatment approach that relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include increasing blood circulation, reducing swelling, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle pain and spasms, and aid in recovery and range of motion.
Lifestyle & Nutrition
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patients is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
Nutritional Counseling We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient's return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how to incorporate these vitamins and minerals into your diet? Dr. Jason Queiros can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body's natural painkillers and increase blood flow.
Cupping uses plastic cups a vacuum is formed under the skin to increase blood flow, decrease lactic acid build up and decrease pain. This is used as a recovery method from working out or with more severe pain from disc herniations.
Other In-office Modalities
Compression Floss or Blood Flow Restriction Therapy speeds up recovery from work outs or injuries, increases mobility and reduces swelling by using compression, tension & movement.
Physical Rehabilitation -Physiotherapy, core strengthening, postural strengthening exercises, prehabilitation prior to surgery, and post surgery rehab
Active Release and PNF Stretching- Soft tissue treatment used to break up scar tissue and tight muscle and muscle knots, improve range of motion and flexibility, decrease pain and decrease recovery time in athletes. Can also lengthen and loosen tight and overused muscles.
Normatec Leg Compression System quickly reduces swelling and soreness, and improve circulation. It works by helping the body’s natural circulatory system flush out lactic acid and excess fluid.
TheraGun Vibration Massage reduces muscle and joint pain, releases muscle knots & muscle spasms & breaks up scar tissue. It improves mobility and range of motion, & reduced lactic acid build up in sore muscles.