Dr. Deb from Well Adjusted, LLC Chiropractic Wellness Center is certified in "Dry Needling"! Dry needling uses small filament needles, same as acupuncture, but does not use the same Chinese medicine theory and it's considered "Western Medical Acupuncture." This technique focuses on trigger points, muscle and fascia points helping with muscular, skeletal and neurological conditions. It has risen in the past 15 or so years among health care professionals as well as those receiving the technique. Dry needling can help to improve pain control, increase range of motion, eliminates or decreases trigger points within the muscles, resets muscle tone and more. It is very popular within the athletics as well as the rest of the population.
Just some of the conditions dry needling can help with:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- TFL pain
- Runner's Knee
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Improve function and movement patterns and more!
Cupping, also known as “microcirculation therapy or vacuum therapy,” is an ancient form of alternative medicine that places different sized cups on the area to be treated. Dr. Deb uses dry cupping in her practice using a hand pump so negative pressure is applied to the skin. The theory for dry cupping it to increase blood flow in the area by helping to build a capillary network. Most types of therapy compresses the skin and body where cupping distracts the skin to help lift and release the fascia underneath.
Cupping can be by placing them directly on the skin and letting them sit for a specific amount of time or can be used by moving them around the skin through a series of exercises known as “Massage Cupping.” Massage cupping can be sometimes be a better benefit for certain patient in pain management rather than compression.
Meet Massage Therapist Matt!
He has been an active full time massage therapist since Fall of 2007. He came upon massage almost entirely by accident, in fact he began college as a history major concentrating in east asian history! As the semesters passed, he happened to take a class in Anatomy and Physiology. After the first day, he was officially hooked on muscles and bones and have been ever since. It was a field of study that just came natural to him and it created a desire to move forward with it and help people. He dropped out of college and began in studying Massage Therapy. It seemed like the most natural path for him to follow and a career that would allow him to directly apply his love of muscles and bones. In the 10 years that he has been active, he has had lots of experiences, met many interesting people and have worked on both the east and west coast of our country. Spas, salons, PTs, Chiropractors, outcall work and of course the general public of Massage envy, where he has spent the bulk of his career.
He believes has become an adaptable, open minded and skilled practitioner of massage therapy over the years. As a professional, he can handle many issues within the scope of my practice, but his passion has grown into sport performance and rehabilitative styles of massage therapy.
He has a long background in competitive sport: Football and Track and Field in high school and college, and currently an active Powerlifter and Strength Coach. This experience has given him a deeper knowledge and understanding of the body and its systems of recovery and performance, a skill set that has become invaluable in his practice of Massage Therapy.