Dr. Mathews utilizes multiple treatment options based on your symptoms and needs. During your initial visit, he will determine the best approach for you.
Dry Needling Therapy
Dry Needling Therapy is a valuable treatment technique in managing chronic pain, acute pain, muscle stiffness and spasm, edema/swelling, and painful muscle trigger points. A thin, flexible, sterile needle is used to promote muscle relaxation, while increasing the ability of tissue to heal, and often results in pain relief.
The Impulse Adjusting Instrument®
Dr. Mathews uses the Impulse Adjusting Instrument® in the care of his patients. This patented and FDA registered device was specifically created to deliver gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to the joints of the spine and extremities to relieve pain and restore function. The Impulse Adjusting Instrument® is controlled by micro-computer circuitry housed within the device that produces a controlled force that can be used to treat different areas of the body.
Dr. Mathews uses the impulse adjusting instrument in addition to his other methods of treatment.
FMT Level I, II Certified
Dr. Mathews received his RockTape certification in 2014. Fascial movement taping (FMT) is based on the premise that everything is connected. The function and condition of any muscle is also affected by the fascia surrounding the muscle, its connective tissues, its innervation and the other muscles involved in its movement. The most effective therapy and sports enhancement techniques no longer focus on a single muscle, but instead focus on the entire “movement chain” of muscles and their related tissues.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Dr. Mathews completed a minimum of 100 hours of post-graduate chiropractic study to obtain this certification. He obtained his CCSP in 1996. Topics of study included upper and lower extremity conditions and diagnoses, concussion, diagnostic imaging, female athletic considerations, exercise physiology, coaching, biomechanics, strength training, sports nutrition, sports psychology, emergency procedures, taping and bracing, and extremity adjusting.
Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practioner
Dr. Mathews has been a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practioner since 1996. The Council on Extremity Adjusting recognizes that treatment of the whole body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Subluxations of any joint have both neurological and mechanical components. Many patients suffer repetitive subluxations and nerve entrapments because the mechanical component is ignored, leaving root causes undiscovered and untreated. Mechanoreceptors are embedded in the tissues surrounding joints. When these tissues get stretched by a misalignment of the joint this activates an inhibition or weakening of the adjacent muscle. Discover of these weak muscles and correction of the misaligned joint to restore normal strength is our goal.
The Fascial Distortion Model
The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), developed by Stephen Typaldos, D.O., is an anatomical perspective in which the underlying etiology of virtually every musculoskeletal injury (and many neurological and medical conditions as well) is considered to be comprised of one or more of six specific pathological alterations of the body’s connecting tissues (fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula, etc.).
While a senior at Logan Chiropractic College, Dr. Mathews became one of the first teaching assistants in Diversified Adjusting Technique. He continues to incorporate this technique into his practice. The Diversified manipulation/adjustment entails a high velocity, low-amplitude thrust delivered by hand. As the name implies the Diversified Technique can be used to treat many of the joints in the body.
Dr. Mathews has been utilizing this technique since graduating from Logan Chiropractic College in 1989. Flexion Technique utilizes a flexion table to assist in spinal manipulation to relieve lower back pain, leg pain and a host of other spinal related conditions like disc herniation, spinal stenosis, post-surgical continued pain, and pregnancy related back pain.