A Brief Overview of Functional Movement Screening

Functional medicine is a model of integrated healthcare that evaluates the person as a whole, rather than just his or her symptoms. Functional movement screening can assess the health of your musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. A clinician can use functional movement screening to detect the underlying cause of the pain and develop effective treatment recommendations.

The functional movement screening is comprised of multiple fundamental movement patterns that require both balance and stability. By watching movement patterns, it allows the clinician to readily identify imbalances and weaknesses. Some examples of these movement patterns include the deep squat, hurdle step, in-line lunge, trunk stability push-up, and active straight leg raise.

To learn more about the importance of functional movement near Las Vegas, visit the website of Agape Health & Fitness. New and current patients can reach us at (702) 410-5354 to schedule a visit for physician monitored fitness.

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An Introduction to Animal Chiropractic [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’ve ever experienced back pain, you know how aggravating and even debilitating it can be. As a human, you can express what you’re feeling and seek treatment, but what happens when your pet is injured or in pain and can’t tell you? Animal chiropractic care has been around for many years, and may be practiced by both Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine and veterinarians. It is growing in popularity in the equine world as well as for companion animals such as dogs and cats. An animal chiropractor in Las Vegas can examine your furry friend and discuss any injuries or changes in behavior that you’ve noticed. Many animals try to hide their injuries and pain, so proactive care is often a good choice even if you think your pet is fine. Check out this Infographic to learn more about animal chiropractic care, how it works, and whether your animal could benefit from it. Please share with your friends and family.

What Are the Benefits of Deep Tissue Technique?

As the name implies, the deep tissue technique focuses on the tissues deep beneath your skin, including the muscles and tendons. Deep tissue techniques can be therapeutic for individuals who suffer from acute or chronic injuries. A clinician may use the Active Release Technique (ART) or Graston to resolve neuromuscular problems.

Reduction of Acute and Chronic Pain

Many patients with acute or chronic pain are interested in a way to feel better without resorting to over-the-counter or powerful prescription painkillers. Deep tissue techniques can be a good option for pain relief without the side effects that drugs can cause. A clinician can release muscle tension, and improve the glide between tissues such as the fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Rehabilitation of Injured Structures

This is accomplished first by examination and diagnoses. Proper treatment is then rendered to the affected area. This is followed with supplemental exercises, athletic taping or bracing, and movement re-training.

Reduction of Painful Scar Tissue

As part of the body’s natural response to tissue damage, scar tissue forms during the healing process. Unlike normal tissue, scar tissue isn’t fully functional. Scar tissue lacks flexibility, causes pain, and contributes to dysfunctional movement. Deep tissue techniques can gradually break up the scar tissue, allowing the body to get rid of it. This not only improves patients’ chronic pain; it also can improve the function of the body part.

Agape Health & Fitness is a leading provider of integrative healthcare serving Las Vegas, including deep tissue treatment. In fact, we are one of the only clinics in the area where you’ll find Active Release Technique, Graston & FAKTR methods of deep tissue treatment. You can call us at (702) 410-5354 to schedule an appointment for chiropractic, fitness training, or a deep tissue technique session.

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