Have you seen a Chiropractor 3 times a week for the last 6 months, to feel only marginally better?
Have you spent thousands of dollars at that practice?
If they were able to get you out of pain, did it eventually come back?
Are you nervous about having your back or neck "cracked?"
...Sounds like it's time for a different approach. What do you think?
Here's how we do things Deliberately Different at NeuroActive Health
COMPLETELY INTEGRATED APPROACH: We won't just pass you around.
NO UNNECESSARY TREATMENTS: We only perform the treatments that have been scientifically found to make the most change in the shortest time.
EDUCATION: We think you should fully understand your condition, our approach and expectations of treatment.
EMPOWER THE PEOPLE: Our ultimate goal is to teach you the tools to help yourself.
Our "treat yourself" model is multi-faceted, but based largely on two major components: First is McKenzie Method for Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), which works wonders for getting you out of pain when you are already injured. Second is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) which can also help with pain and injury, but perhaps more importantly can answer the question of "why did I get injured in the first place?" as well as helping to prevent injury from reoccurring in the future.
More about McKenzie
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years.
MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate.
MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.
A key feature is the initial assessment - a safe and reliable way to reach an accurate diagnosis and only then make the appropriate treatment plan. Expensive tests such as MRIs are often unnecessary. Certified MDT clinicians are able to rapidly determine whether the method will be effective for each patient.
In its truest sense, MDT is a comprehensive approach based on sound principles and fundamentals that, when fully understood and followed, is very successful.
Most common indications
- Patients with acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, including headache.
- Patients with sciatica or brachialgia, considering CT, MRI or surgery.
- Patients with mechanical back, neck or extremity problems, which have not responded to other interventions.
Benefits of MDT
- Reliable Assessment
- Early Prognosis
- Focus on Self-treatment
- Prevention of recurrence
- Better Outcomes
More about DNS
DNS, or Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is a groundbreaking approach to rehabilitation. Based on prior work by key neurologists and physiatrists, DNS uses concepts of Developmental Kinesiology to restore and stabilize locomotor function.
The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, DNS emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and treat dysfunction.
DNS works by stimulating the central nervous system to retrain stabilization and movement patterns. The global approach allows for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, from disc herniations, to acid reflux, and even restoration of function for those who may have suffered a stroke or have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Your brain controls your strategy for stabilization and movement, and when that strategy is compromised by injury, or is compensating for weakness elsewhere in the body, we will see the development of:
- Muscular imbalance
- Trigger points in the muscles
- Joint pain and degradation
- Compromised movement strategies, leading to further potential for injury
By using the strategies encoded in the brain from development during early life, we can remind the brain of the ideal strategies inherent to human movement. Thus, we improve the quality of stabilization and movement now to reduce pain, but also decrease the likelihood of further injury down the road from dysfunctional movement patterns.