Dr. Linebarger treats all types of athletes from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete.
Linebarger Chiropractic has proven effective methods in the treatment of:
|knee injuries||shin splints||Achilles tendinitis|
|hamstring pulls||tennis elbow||shoulder and arm injuries|
Kinesio Taping® Method
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.
Dry needling is a safe, effective treatment involving very thin needles that are the same size as those used in acupuncture. Needles are inserted along a patients trigger points (the tight bands of tissue within a muscle) to promote the body’s own healing mechanisms. The needles contain no liquid and nothing is injected.
Dry needling can loosen stiff muscles, ease joint pain and improve blood flow and oxygen circulation within the body. Dry needling can treat a variety of pain both acute and chronic. Dr. Linebarger will use dry needling as part of a larger treatment plan to effectively manage conditions like shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, tennis/golf elbow and more.
Muscle stimulation therapy administers low volt electrical pulses to specific areas of the body in order to stimulate motor nerves to cause muscle contractions, pain relief and/or to reduce inflammation. Electrical muscle stimulation is often used to prevent or reduce muscle atrophy.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy is a safe treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and helps to accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
Ice and Heat Therapy
Depending on the severity of the injury, both ice and heat can reduce pain or the inflammation of injured muscles and nerves. Cold therapy is often the best immediate treatment for recent injuries. It helps to reduce swelling and control pain immediately. Unlike cold therapy, heat therapy is generally used for those with chronic pain from previous injuries. Heat therapy not only reduces the patients’ pain, but it also relaxes the sore, stiff muscles and/or joints and increases circulation.