Other Techniques in Livingston

Dr. Todd’s approach to pain and injuries is unique in that he looks for the cause of the injury and treats the whole system – “Was it a muscle weakness or a joint locked above or below the injury?”

In addition to being highly skilled in chiropractic manipulation, he addresses soft tissue dysfunction using cutting-edge techniques like Graston, Active Release Technique, and Kinesiotaping. “I know that the soft tissue is the key to keeping the joints in alignment:” His expertise in movement assessment has been formed by mastering certifications in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT ).

Dr. Todd teaches a unique blend of maintenance exercises, the famous “Sauces,” the “Base 7,” and Postural Training. This is to get mobility and stability of your musculoskeletal system, get rid of pain, and help you live a Happy Active Life with the chiropractic care at All Pro Health!


SPORTS CHIROPRACTIC AT APH IN LIVINGSTON

Dr. Todd uses various manual treatment techniques to treat his patients. Unlike most chiropractors who are quick to manipulate, our chiropractor’s initial course of treatment is to use IASTM, Soft Tissue/Active Release Technique, and Traction to address the dysfunction that is causing pain or limitation.

Dr. Todd then carefully assesses the joints and uses Chiropractic manipulation only in cases where there is a true joint restriction and manipulation is appropriate. Chiropractic Manipulation or Adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying a thrust to the vertebrae or extremity where mobility is restricted. Our Chiropractor ensures the success of the manipulation by preparing the soft tissue around the restriction.

For long-term success of manipulation, post-manipulation muscle re-education and corrective exercise are key. Once new mobility is gained in the spine or extremity it is imperative that the muscles around it are exercised so that the area learns to stabilize this newly gained mobility.


MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

At APH we use many different techniques to assess our patient's movement patterns. This is critical to finding the root of the problem. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) take clients through several movement patterns looking for movement dysfunctions and asymmetries.

The SFMA is a physical screen used on those with active musculoskeletal pain. It consists of 7 functional movements which when performed by the patient, help direct the clinician to contribute impairments that may seem unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint.

The FMS is a physical screen that is used on those who are not having active musculoskeletal pain. It is a grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. The FMS identifies functional limitations and asymmetries which will limit the effects of training and physical conditioning.

Movement dysfunctions and asymmetries can result in pain, injury, or limited performance. Both of these movement screens allow us to objectively identify asymmetries and functional limitations that may be contributing to pain and/or limited performance.

 


NEUROKINETIC THERAPY

Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) is an assessment and treatment tool that uses muscle testing to identify compensatory strategies and dysfunctional movement patterns. Pain or injury can cause the body to change the way it moves to protect the affected area. This new dysfunctional movement pattern is stored in the brain in the motor control center in the cerebellum.

Dysfunctional movement patterns can lead to movement asymmetries or increased stress on different areas of the body causing pain and functional limitation. NKT helps us to find the root cause of these dysfunctional movements and allows us to restore symmetry and homeostasis to the body, eliminating pain, improving exercise effectiveness, and maximizing movement efficiency.

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7:00am - 7:00pm


Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
7:00am - 1:00pm


Friday
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Saturday
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All Pro Health

381 Walnut Street
Livingston, NJ 07039

(973) 251-6569