The BEST Chiropractor and ART Specialist in Corona, CA located inside CrossFit Proper || Dr. Marc
· Board-certified chiropractic physician, Life Chiropractic College West
· Active Release Technique Certified – Full Body Certified (ART®)
· Patient-oriented focus from the Integrative Diagnosis Model
- Patient-oriented focus from the Integrative Diagnosis Model
- Functional Movement Assessments
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Chiropractic Manipulation Therapy
- McKenzie Technique for spinal disc problems
- Functional exercises & CrossFit
- Lower Back Pain
- Sciatica/hamstring or calf tightness
- Neck pain, stiffness, and headaches
- Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow
- Peripheral nerve entrapments
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Patellofemoral syndrome
What are the main components of an injury and how are they treated?
The body is a dynamic, interrelated system which must function properly for athletic performance and normal activities of daily living. Injuries typically have components of soft tissue dysfunction, joint dysfunction, and movement pattern dysfunctions. All components of the injury are equally important and must be assessed and addressed to fully resolve the condition.
- Soft-Tissue Dysfunction – Active Release Techniques® and/or IASTM
- Joint Dysfunction – Chiropractic Manipulation Therapy
- Movement Pattern Dysfunction – Functional Exercise and/or McKenzie Technique
All injuries are a result of overload. Every tissue in our body including muscles, ligaments, nerves, and even the organs of our body have a certain capacity, or amount of work, that can be done before breakdown occurs. Just like someone’s body may be able to run for a mile and then have to stop because the body can’t go any further, our tissue behaves in the same way. Injury results from acute overload (trauma such as tearing an ACL, getting hit by a car, or falling onto the ground) or repetitive overuse (holding sustained postures like sitting or performing the same movements for long periods). Overload creates an inflammatory (healing) process, which if not allowed to heal with a sufficient environment, creates dysfunction.
What is Active Release Technique® (ART®)?
ART is a hands-on soft tissue technique used to diagnose and treat problems. Soft tissue includes muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and connective tissue. ART is quickly becoming the gold standard for chronic and overuse injuries. For more information, go here: www.activerelease.com/what_patients.asp
What is Chiropractic Manipulation Therapy?
Chiropractic Manipulation Therapy is the act of placing a gentle force through a restricted joint to restore normal motion and function to that joint. This can be achieved with different levels of force. The lowest force would be Activator method, then Maitland mobilization, the highest is a manual chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment creates a vacuum within the joint causing some of the dissolved gasses in the synovial fluid to come out of solution and form a gas bubble. This creates the audible “cracking” or popping sound typically heard with an adjustment.
What is functional exercise and McKenzie Method
Functional exercises are movements that translate to real life activities. We squat because we need to use the toilet. We shoulder press because we reach for things overhead. We push up because we need to get ourselves off the ground. Practicing these movements in a gym environment allows us to rehabilitate muscular weakness and perform them in everyday life without hurting ourselves.
The McKenzie Method, states that the majority of injuries to the spine are mechanical in nature, may it be bending, twisting, picking up something, or sleeping wrong. This means that the spine can be treated in a mechanical manner, through specific exercises. Basically, if you “throw” a disc out in your back, you can do specific movements to push it back in place.
What Does It Cost?
A: Costs vary depending on the number of treatments that will be necessary to correct the problem. Special treatment plans and payment options are available for your convenience. Our office accepts most insurance plans. For your convenience, you may call our office prior to your visit to determine if your insurance covers treatment at our office. Just contact our office and someone would be happy to prequalify your insurance before you come in.Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury claims are welcome. We also accept patients on a lien basis. If we do not accept your insurance, we will gladly work with you.
What can I expect on my first visit?
The initial visit includes consultation of goals, history, movement assessment, examination, diagnosis, and treatment and usually lasts 45 minutes. Subsequent treatments last 15 minutes. Most people can expect to have less pain and more flexibility in the first visit. Few people may not experience results. However, everyone can expect to be smiled at and told the truth about their condition.