Why we believe Rehabilitation is essential.
If you want to claim you are the premier Chiropractor in Colorado Springs, you need to get results that last. Chiropractic Adjustments help improve pain and function, but they won't keep you at your highest level indefinitely.
Rehab exercises are the key to long-term success. Rehab helps regain the function that you have lost as the result of your injury. Sometimes strength is lost, or range of motion. Regardless of what is lost, if you don't work on regaining it you will be permanently affected regardless of how good you may now feel. And these physical deficits can set the stage for your complaint to return in the future.
The body can also lose strength and range of motion without an injury. Imagine working behind a computer day after day. This leads to a process called Maladaption. You get weaker in your core muscles due to prolonged sitting. You become less mobile from being in the same (seated) position for prolonged periods of time).
Sometimes your weakness isn't the result of your injury; it is the cause of your injury.
For this reason, rehab exercises are discussed with all our patients. The patients that stick to their rehab plan are the ones we usually see the least long-term.
Our Treatments Include:
Our joints are the single most important predictor of physical health. The FRA details your functional ability to control each joint in your body through every available movement. This highly detailed evaluation is a specialized service we provide that few others do. Dr. Shane is the only Chiropractor in Colorado Springs that is certified to perform the Functional Range Assessment.
FRR is an advanced method of treatment that restores normal function to the soft-tissues (muscles, ligaments, connective tissue). FRR matches the appropriate intervention to the needs of the tissues. Dr. Shane is the only Chiropractor in Colorado Springs that performs this therapy.
FRC is a system of exercise used to improve joint health. This system is aligned with the core goals of any Chiropractor: it aims to improve joint mobility, neurological control of movement, and the strength of the connective tissues. Functional Range Conditioning makes up the core of our patient rehabilitation programs as it compliments Chiropractic Adjustments incredibly well.
Patients are often confused by the information available on their condition online. When their personal research seems at odds with the recommendations of their medical providers, that confusion can lead to questioning. Some patients may seek an additional opinion from a different provider. If you are currently working with a Chiropractor in Colorado Springs and are unsure if their diagnosis or treatment plan is right for you, we are happy to provide a no-commitment second opinion of your case.
An IME is a report that documents injuries and makes recommendations for care as the result of a personal injury (at work, auto accident, slip and fall etc.). These reports can also be used to evaluate the care that is currently being provided, or to dispute denials of care by an insurance company. Dr. Shane has 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and 20 years of experience in the treatment of bodily injuries. This experience in addition to his credentials makes Dr. Shane an ideal Chiropractor to assess your case as an independent medical evaluator.
When you're injured in an auto accident, you are entitled to receive the necessary care to get you back to your pre-accident state. Our team provides a thorough evaluation that will keep your insurance company happy; and an effective care program to ensure you're happy too! We are a leader in the treatment of whiplash and car wrecks in Colorado Springs.
Dry Needling Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of soft-tissue complaints. Dry Needling Acupuncture is minimally invasive and highly effective at reducing pain and restoring function. Dry Needling Acupuncture is supported by extensive medical science and is a "westernized" application of Acupuncture. These treatments are highly specific, symptom focused, and take less time than traditional Acupuncture. Our Chiropractors are well studied, and highly competent at integrating Dry Needling Acupuncture into the care programs for optimal results.
- STEP 1: To restore proper function and movement.
- STEP 2: To enhance neurological control of the injured area.
- STEP 3: To create resilience by adding strength to the system.
Many Physical Therapists make the error of skipping Steps 1 and 2 and place their entire focus on strength. Making people stronger and assuming everything will naturally work better is a backwards approach. If done properly, an effective care plan will add strength to the system only after proper function and control have been achieved.
You must first improve function and then improve the control of the injured area before progressing to strength work.
Our Chiropractors think this approach makes more sense; and observing our patient’s results have strengthened our belief in this approach.