Chiropractic + Soft Tissue: A Winning Combination
The Bottom Line:
If you're experiencing muscular pain, using chiropractic care or soft tissue therapies can help you heal faster. Often you may feel stuck between deciding which treatment option is better. But, the good news is that you don't need only to pick one. Much of the care we deliver works better in tandem than they do alone, meaning that chiropractic and soft tissue therapies go to-gether like peanut butter and jelly! Dr. Drees has spent 1000 of hours honing his skills to make sure he can treat you hands-on for every nerve, muscle and joint, and provide an exericise for the same region.
Why it Matters:
When used together, chiropractic care and soft tissue form a comprehensive and effective treatment strategy for many types of mechanical musculoskeletal pain conditions. Combining these two treatments can help patients feel their best and get you back to doing what you love. But you may be wondering: how do they work?
• Chiropractic: A chiropractor is trained to assess, evaluate, and treat the bones and joints of your body to determine if they are functioning optimally. Chiropractors utilize gentle adjust-ments which are administered to joints that may be restricted.
• Soft tissue: Soft tissue therapies work by targeting the muscles, tendons, and other soft tis-sues in the body. These treatments work in tandem with chiropractic by reducing any tension, trigger points, or adhesions in the muscles around restricted joints. By reducing these existing complications in the muscle, pain can be reduced, and proper function can be restored. Dr. Drees is Full Body Certified in Graston (The Premier Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation treatment) and Active Release Technique (The Gold Standard in Hands-On soft tissue treatment), as well as full body certified in Dry Needling, Cupping and he is a certified strength coach and mobility coach--ensuring your soft tissues are trained to support your osseous (bones!) structure!
Chiropractors have the knowledge and experience to administer soft tissue therapies to ad-dress your condition - giving you the best chance at relief! Muscles around the spine work to-gether to support the vertebrae through coordinated movements every day. After soft tissue work, muscles are relaxed, making chiropractic treatment more effective. This means painful symptoms may be mitigated for longer, joints will function more efficiently, and muscles will recover faster.
Additionally, not every patient needs or recieves an adjustment-sometimes we can resolve painful soft tissue injuries with only soft tissue treatments and exercise.