Rush Chiropractic Center Services

At Rush Chiropractic Center we offer a variety of musculoskeletal services and therapies that will get you out of pain and back to living and performing 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 is no fun and it will change the way you move. If you have to change the way you function to perform, you will without a doubt, not perform at your highest level. So, the first thing we need to do, is get you out of pain so that you can move right again.

 

The reason athletes typically end up in pain or dysfunction can be linked to one of three scenarios.

  1. The athlete has limited mobility and stability.
  2. The athlete has sufficient mobility but limited stability.
  3. The athlete has sufficient stability but limited mobility.

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

 

Phase 2: Mobility Phase

During the mobility phase you will work with Dr. Rush in the office as well as out of the office. Dr. Rush will perform the necessary treatment modalities within the office to help you gain or regain the essential mobility that you need to perform. Dr. Rush will also spend time teaching you the proper mobility techniques to maintain this mobility and you will be given a mobility plan that you will perform outside of the office as well.

 

Phase 3: Stability Phase

Through the stability phase you will be taught the proper spinal and peripheral joint stabilization techniques that are specific to your needs. Having stability is the only way to truly protect your spine and joints through all of the mobility they have to offer. You will be trained in the office and given a stability plan to perform outside of the office as well.

Chiropractic adjustments

Adjustments are probably what you think of when you think of going to the chiropractor. Adjustments get your joints back into proper alignment and restore proper range of motion. Relieving pressure and pain from your spinal nerves and discs.

Myofascial Release Technique

This technique is similar to instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, however it is applied by hand, rather than through the use of tools. The technique speeds up the recovery of soft tissue injuries or dysfunction 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, overuse injuries, or misuse injuries that stem from sports or occupational movements.

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. 

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.

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. 

Advance Exercise Programming

Along with all the services and therapies that we offer here at Rush Chiropractic Center, Dr. Rush also personally programs and advance exercise program for each individual practice member. The key to staying out of pain and avoiding injury is to build resiliency in the muscles that are coordinating your movement. Since each individual moves differently, each individual will need a program designed just for them. There are no cookie cutter approaches to personalized care. We don’t do that here.

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.