At Ascherl Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below are some of the different chiropractic services we offer.
Chiropractic adjustments are the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to restore motion to vertebrae or any other joint that have become restricted for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma.
When joint motion is restricted, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper motion, we can’t function at our peak. We must move well and move often.
A joint manipulation is a specific thrust technique utilizing the hands to restore motion, this happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you’re cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
Overall, joint manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level. When the body is moving better, the body is able to respond and perform as it was designed to.
Dr. Ascherl will design exercise just for you, to help strengthen and correct your own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Ascherl’s Chiropractic adjustment treatment, we also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Active Release Therapy
- Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
The Kinesio® Taping Method has taken the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine world by storm. This amazing taping method was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 25 years ago in Japan. Since then, Kinesio® Taping has become the gold standard for therapeutic and rehabilitative taping. This proprietary method of taping uses a uniquely designed and patented tape for treatment of muscular disorders and lymphedema reduction, among other things.
The Kinesio® Taping Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to give support while still maintaining full range of motion. This enables the individual to participate in his/her normal physical activities with functional assistance. The second technique, which is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation, helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow for an entire 24 hour period.
Whether your sport of choice is wrestling, basketball, football, baseball/softball, volleyball or track you run the risk of a sports injury. Through aggressive contact sports, falls or overuse, you can obtain a number of injuries over time. Once you find yourself with a sports injury, you are probably trying to find a doctor to visit who can help heal the injury and provide pain relief.
Dr. Ascherl is highly trained in how the body works with sports specializations, so he has the necessary skills and knowledge for your sports injury.