The soft tissue can’t be ignored. Many people think as a chiropractor, Dr. Lockwood only works with the joints of the spine. While adjusting is a critical piece to restoring health, equally important is restoring proper function of the soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, fascia, tendons etc.). When there is an injury, Dr. Lockwood addresses the whole person. You can’t resolve a “joint issue” without addressing the soft tissue, just as you can’t resolve a soft tissue injury without addressing the correlating joints of the spine and extremities. The two are fundamentally linked and both need to be addressed. To address soft tissue injuries and dysfunction, Dr. Lockwood uses functional exercise, Graston Technique, the Erchonia Percussor, pin and stretch, and chiropractic manipulation. Dr. Lockwood may also recommend massage or Rolfing from a highly trained professional.
Injuries that respond well to soft tissue therapy include (but not limited to):
- Repetitive use syndromes (like carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Low back and neck pain
- Ankle sprains
- Pulled muscles