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At Boston Chiropractic & Sports Therapy, we provide care for the entire body, not just the spine. With extensive experience in extremity case management, patients treated at our clinic have successful results not only for various spinal conditions, but also for issues involving the joints and soft tissues of the arms and legs. Patients enjoy personalized progressive treatment, have quicker recovery rates, and benefit from our comprehensive and unique method of care.

SPINAL & EXTREMITY MANIPULATIVE THERAPY
Chiropractic Adjustments slightly open the joint and restore joint motion thereby normalizing its motion-sensitive nerves, blocking pain and reducing muscle spasm. The techniques used for each patient vary depending on the musculoskeletal needs and comfort level of that individual. Here is a list of Chiropractic techniques Dr. Jalette commonly uses at Boston Chiropractic & Sports Therapy:
  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • Thompson Drop
  • Lower Extremity Adjusting
  • Upper Extremity Adjusting

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE
Myofascial Release Technique (MRT) is a non-surgical method of treating myofascial adhesions/scar tissue within muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. When soft tissue is injured, filaments of the tissue get bound together, forming dense scar tissue or adhesions. These adhesions impede movement, and often, even entrap nerves. MRT utilizes principles of friction and tension to actually “tear” or “shear” adhesion away from muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments of the human body. Using a series of hands-on techniques while the affected muscles are in motion, the doctor assesses the damaged tissue and releases the adhesions, separating bound tissue and restoring function.

GRASTON TECHNIQUE
The Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables our doctors to effectively break down scar tissue and facial restrictions. The Technique utilizes patented stainless steel instruments designed specifically to detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The Graston Technique Instruments (GT Instruments), while enhancing the doctors’ ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • Myofascial Adhesions and Chronic Fibrosis
  • Reduced Range of Motion and Pain due to Scars/Scar Tissue
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscle Pulls
  • Trigger Points
  • Muscle Strains
  • Non Acute Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot and arch pain)
  • Cervical Strain/Sprain (neck pain)
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (low back pain)
  • Achilles Tendonitis (ankle pain)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (shoulder pain)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfers elbow)
  • Shin Splints
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome
  • IT Band Syndrome

DEEP TISSUE THERAPY
Deep Tissue Therapy is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It promotes the release of chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
A manual therapy technique in which pressure is slowly applied over the trigger point, or hypersensitive area of the muscle, until the tissue barrier releases and the trigger point is inactivated. This technique is used to decrease muscle tension, muscle spasms and pain caused by trigger points as well as improve range of motion, flexibility and coordination.

PNF STRETCHING
PNF is an acronym for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. This assisted stretching technique combines passive stretching and isometric stretching in order to achieve maximum static flexibility. Athletes as well as people recovering from a soft tissue injury, or those who have progressively lost function over a period of time, can gain strength after improving their range of motion through PNF stretching.

NEUROMUSCULAR REEDUCATION
Neuromuscular Reeducation (NMR) is a therapeutic technique that is used to improve balance, coordination, posture, kinesthetic sense and proprioception. NMR consists of repetitive movements, posturing, and stimulation designed to reinforce nerve signals for functional movements.  It is theorized that when the nerve signals are “retrained” and appropriate muscle movements are repeated, movement patterns become automatic again.  Neuromuscular re-education is usually done along with other types of treatment to promote functional muscle movement.

REHABILITATION EXERCISES
Many injuries are the result of muscular imbalances and improper biomechanics.  In order to prevent injuries from reoccurring it is important to strengthen the weakened muscles of the body and improve motion.  Patients will be instructed on a range of specific exercises dependent upon the their needs.