Services At Rush Chiropractic Center

At Rush Chiropractic Center we provide a variety musculoskeletal techniques that will get you out of pain and back to living pain free. After your initial consultation, Dr. Rush will work with you using his unique 3-phase plan to get you out of pain and back to performing at your highest level.

Proprietary 3-Phase Method

– Phase 1: Acute Phase –

 

This phase is all about getting you out of pain. Trying to train or compete when you are in pain can not only lead to further injury, but it can have a negative impact on the way you move. If you have to change the way you function to perform, you will without a doubt, perform at a lower level. So, the first step is getting you out of pain so that you can move the correct way.

There are 3 scenarios that lead to pain, injury and/or dysfunction.

An athlete has limited mobility and stability.

An athlete has sufficient mobility but lacks stability.

An athlete has sufficient stability but lacks mobility.

Now that we understand these situations, phase 2 and phase 3 become common sense.

 

– Phase 2: Mobility Phase –

 

During the mobility phase you work 1-on-1 with Dr. Rush in the office as well as on your own. Dr. Rush will perform the necessary treatment within the office to help restore the essential mobility that you need to perform. Dr. Rush will also spend time teaching you proper mobility techniques to maintain your new found mobility and you’ll be given a mobility plan to perform on your own.

 

– Phase 3: Stability Phase –

 

Through the stability phase you will be taught proper stabilization techniques that are specific for you. Having stability is the only way to truly protect your spine and joints throughout all of their ranges of motion. You will be trained in the office and given a stability plan to perform on your own. This is a team approach, you are part of the team.

Chiropractic Adjustment

A Chiropractic Adjustment is typically what you think of when you think about chiropractic care. So, what is a Chiropractic Adjustment and what does it do? A Chiropractic Adjustment is a method used to restore proper function and range of motion within a specific joint of the body. This technique also helps to alleviate pressure on your spinal nerves and discs that cause pain. Chiropractic Adjustments also help to restore blood flow and drive out inflammation in and around the affected joints.
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Myofascial Release Technique

Myofascial Release Technique (MRT) is similar to instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), however it is applied by hand, rather than through the use of a tool. Myofascial release technique speeds up the recovery of soft tissues by breaking down muscular adhesions and scar tissue build up. The technique also promotes healing by increasing blood flow to the affected areas. IASTM and MRT are techniques that are especially great for tendinitis, bursitis, overuse injuries, or misuse injuries that stem from sports or occupational movements.
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Electric Muscle Stimulation

Healing requires blood flow. Electric muscle stimulation brings much-needed blood flow into the muscles that are causing you pain. This helps restore and improve their function and in turn reverses the cause of what started the pain in the first place. Electrical muscle stimulation also reduces muscular spasm and tension and allows your body to experience the full ranges of motion that they were intended to have. 
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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is used to treat soft tissue injuries or dysfunction. The technique promotes soft tissue recovery and healing by increasing blood flow, breaking down scar tissue and muscular adhesions, and improving range of motion by decreasing muscular tension.
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Intersegmental Spinal Traction

This may sound a little intimidating, but this service is really all about improving the mobility in your spine. By manually creating movement in the spine, we can help improve the function of your joints. Think of this as a mobility creating massage table. This may be the most relaxing part of your day. Trust us, you will enjoy your time on our IST tables. 

Advanced Exercise Programming

Along with all the services and therapies that we offer here at Rush Chiropractic Center, Dr. Rush specializes in  advanced exercise programming. The key to staying out of pain and avoiding injury is to build resilience in the muscles that are coordinating your movement. Since each individual moves differently, each individual will need a program designed just for them. There is no cookie cutter approach to personalized care. We don’t do that here.
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Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Active stretching or Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching involves the use of a towel/strap/band or another individual. This type of stretching is defined as alternating contraction and relaxation of both agonist and antagonist muscles through a static stretch followed by an isometric contraction of the muscle that is being stretched. The use of Active / PNF stretching was first used in clinical rehabilitation settings but is now seen in other many other settings as well. This type of stretch is seen with being the most beneficial in regards to improving flexibility. This type of stretching is one of the fastest ways to develop flexibility and is more effective than passive stretching. It also has the added benefit of strengthening the muscles that are being isometrically contracted and is typically more comfortable that static stretching.

Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammationblood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. At Rush Chiropractic Center, we have altered the technique to treat musculoskeletal problems in a more modern way. We use our cupping therapy to treat muscles, tendons and ligaments directly, bringing blood flow to the area to promote healing.
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We know that once you are out of pain, staying pain-free is key! That’s why along with these services, Dr. Rush also provides a unique exercise and stretching program that is made just for you. To get the most out of your care, you will want to utilize this program to its fullest potential. You will have to chance to work on these exercises with Dr. Rush in the office, but you will also be asked to perform them at home as well. The key to getting the best results possible is a team approach. You are not a patient, you are part of a team and will play an active role in your personalized care. This coordinated approach will help you get out of pain faster and stay pain-free for longer.