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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to health care, meaning it treats the body as a whole rather than as a collection of symptoms. It’s also non-invasive and safe. We are not a “crack ‘em and go” type of practice. Dr. Bourque takes the time necessary to address all aspects of your current health, lifestyle, and goals for care to ensure maximum results all around. Whatever your goals, we at Enerchi Chiropractic and Wellness, PLLC want to help you attain your optimal level of health.

Our Approach

Dr Erin holding patients armAt Enerchi Chiropractic and Wellness, we get you feeling better- faster! We utilize manual therapies like the chiropractic adjustment and various myofascial/soft tissue release techniques to attack pain and discomfort at the source. The chiropractic adjustment gets the joints moving again, however, joint restrictions usually occur in tandem with soft tissue problems: the tissue around the joint becomes inflamed, taut, and swollen, which causes the fascia over the muscles to become tight and pull on the joints, which further increases the joint restriction.

What is Soft Tissue Release?

Myofascial/Soft Tissue Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. In our practice we use a variety of MFR techniques to achieve this:

  • Trigger Point Therapy: performed with the hands and thumbs to break up adhesions in the fascia
  • Scraping (also called gua sha): a technique utilizing a scraping tool to break up scar tissue in the muscles and fascia
  • Myofascial decompression (also called cupping): suction pulls the fascia up into the cup, separating it from the muscle to remove adhesions, allowing the fascia to glide normally over the muscle

Who Can Benefit From Soft Tissue Release Techniques?

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create these myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.) Overuse and repetitive motion is another common culprit. MFR techniques can be beneficial to those suffering from the following conditions:

  • Tension Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Muscle knots
  • Swollen/Tender Muscles
  • Hip, Knee, and Ankle Pain/Stiffness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • And more

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

What Makes Us Different

Sometimes you get a haircut you don’t like, but that doesn’t mean you never go to a hair salon again. The same is true with chiropractic-if you didn’t get relief with one doctor, it doesn’t mean your situation is hopeless. Many of our patients were referred to us by patients who weren’t helped by other clinics, but who found great results with our manual therapy-intensive approach to care.

Don’t Wait- Start Today!

If you have tried chiropractic and aren’t getting the relief you deserve, you have found the right place. Because our chiropractic techniques are conservative and safe, we almost always treat you on your first visit and that’s our goal- to give you some improvement that same day! Contact us today to book your first appointment. CONTACT US »