Dr. Ashworth employs a wide range of proven techniques for each individual case. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of the popular chiropractic techniques she uses at her practice.
Adjustment of the joints of the body has been used in health care for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care. Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints. Adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.
Laser therapy exposes the cells of the body to light, and particular wavelengths of light are able to produce photochemical reactions, stimulating the cells of the body into producing more energy. This increase in energy levels allows the cells to work more effectively in properly balancing the cellular components, so that the cells can function properly. The laser light functions as biochemical energy and improves the efficiency of the body's healing capabilities. The result is that the body is able to heal itself in a shorter period of time.
Active Release Techniques
Active Release Technique is a manual treatment system Dr. Ashworth uses to diagnose and treat soft-tissue injuries. Through this highly effective, non-invasive and drug-free treatment, she works the soft tissue by breaking scar tissue and allowing the muscle to function optimally.
Custom made prescription orthotics molded on site. Orthotics are prescribed for many conditions including foot and heel pain, knee pain, low back pain and gait/biomechanical dysfunction.
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Our office employs many physical therapy modalities, including electrical muscle stimulation and Cold Laser therapy to complement our other techniques.