Manipulation and Mobilization

Many chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists utilize manipulation and mobilization techniques to improve joint movement, reduce pain and restore muscle tone. Adjustments, sometimes accompanied by a pop or cracking noise, which results from the joint’s release of gases. Joint mobilization employs gentle pressure or a shallow thrust to restore optimal motion. These techniques are employed only when necessary and in conjunction with the patient’s approval.

How Can Adjustments Help Me?

Restoring proper motion can help decrease pain and be preventative for future injury or dysfunction.

Restricted motion or irregular motion at joints can interfere with proper movement and can lead to early breakdown of joints or tissues. Joints can be become restricted due to poor posture, injury, and faulty biomechanics. This includes biomechanical changes that we are not aware of. We utilize evidenced based techniques to evaluate and treat joints in the spine and extremities.

Patients who visit our office usually complain of one or more of the following:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Postural Pain
  • Sports Injuries

Comprehensive Care

Our office provides a natural treatment alternative that is centered around movement, exercise, and hands-on therapy

Although Chiropractic manipulation is an extremely powerful tool, in our office it is rarely utilized by itself. Instead, we employ comprehensive care that combines chiropractic adjustments with other modalities such as soft tissue treatment and exercise to enhance a patient’s results.

Each case is different, so everyone who receives care at Shaw Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center is put on a individualized treatment plan that is designed to maximize their recovery and help them return to what they love doing most.

Due to our extensive examination process, we are able to help patients diagnose and address a wide variety of complaints. Many patients present after sustaining injuries from working out, participating in sports, or as the result of a car accident. Additionally, we are experts in treating pain that stems from less obvious sources such as postural disorders, poor workplace ergonomics, along with repetitive injuries.   

What Our Patients Say

I came in for some low back pain with any front loading exercise. Dr. Shaw evaluated the area of pain, made some adjustments and recommended some stretching and rolling. All the while talked to me about what he was doing and explained the cause of the pain. The pain has all but really gone away, it is kind of amazing. I had a great experience.

-Terry W.