The use of different therapy to influence the physiology of
the body which in turn effects and enhances the healing process of
soft tissue and myofascial injuries.
Is used in any and all stages of muscular-myofascial injury to
neck, back, and orthopedic joints. The use of electrical impulses
to stimulate muscles enhances healing chemically, and reduces the
tightness or spasm in the muscle through fatigue of the muscle.
This therapy is best used in the acute stages of injury and spasm
when a person cannot tolerate manual therapies such as soft tissue
or osseous manipulation.
Ultrasound is a sound wave that penetrates deep into the
body and causes dissipation of fluids and inflammatory agents
surrounding injured tissue or joints. It is very effective in all
stages of treatment, and is very effective in preparing the soft
tissue and fascia for deep tissue therapies such as neuromuscular
therapy and myofascial release. It also acts as a deep heat therapy
in certain stages and also enhances the healing phase by
accelerating metabolism of the cells, and decreases the effects of
healing scar tissue.
Massage techniques include Swedish, Neuromuscular, and Myofascial
Swedish is a relaxation technique that treats the entire body in 55
minutes. Soothing but firm pressure is exerted to the entire body
to include neck, back, arms, legs, facial areas, and abdomen.
Swedish Massage is performed with paraffin and hot stones to
enhance the experience of relaxation to the highest degree!
Neuromuscular Therapy is an intense and deep tissue therapy that
works muscles and soft tissue of the body usually due to injury and
trauma. It is a system of analysis and therapy dealing with
postural imbalance and the correction of muscles that are weak and
Therapy is sometimes too intense for individuals with a low pain
threshold, or an acute injury.
Myofascial Release is a system of analysis and treatment
to the fascial system of the body.
Fascia is the underlying connective tissue of the skeleton and
connects soft tissue to bones and joints. Myofascial Release
involves deep tissue and positional techniques to release "Holding
Patterns" in posture caused by this underlying soft tissue.
Chiropractic manipulative therapy is used as necessary for
conditions that require osseous manipulation to regain mobility of
segments that become "fixed" when the soft tissue is injured or in
spasm. Dr. Chaifetz has perfected many techniques and generally
uses very gentle, low force methods. Dr Chaifetz has treated
patients as young as 3 weeks old, and as old as 94.