Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Laser Therapy and Brain Balancing

Why Brain Balance and what is it?

Brain balancing can significantly help a patient who has been injured and has favored a side while healing. It can also help someone as severe as a patient who has had a stroke.

Brain Balancing is achieved by determining which cortex is weaker and which cerebellum. Determining the cortex weakness can usually be determined using muscle response testing while having the patient count or hum. The testing muscle will usually weaken either while counting or humming indicating a weakened cortex. To determine the cerebellum weakness the patient can simply close their eyes while they stand with feet touching and hands at side. The side the patient sways to determines the weaker cerebellum. We can also have the patient walk heel to toe with eyes closed to determine cerebellar weakness.

Once weaknesses have been established treatment with laser into the cortex and cerebellum can bring balance and healing into those weakened areas of the brain. The change in balance will most likely be seen during the first treatment and will be felt by the patient and seen by any observers. I observed an increase in balance in my own balance and in my patients as well.

Laser Therapy

Why am I so excited about Laser Therapy? As another doctor stated, "it is as close to a magic bullet as I have." In the 6 weeks I have been using the Erchonia Laser my dependence on it for a treatment tool has grown so great because of the results I have started to see. About 3 weeks ago a patient presented to my clinic with a acromioclavicular joint sprain due to a crash on his bike. Prior to treatment he was able to raise his arm about 90 degrees from the side, about 10 degrees bringing his arm across his body and about 20 degrees reaching back. After just one treatment with the laser coupled with the percussor and adjusting (with Erchonia's Adjustor) we saw an increase to about 140 degrees he was able to raise his arm from the side, about 20 degrees bringing the arm in front and 30 degrees reaching back. He was also able to bear weight on the injured should after the treatment where he was not able to do so prior to being treated. After the third treatment he was back to riding and training and after 4 treatments he was racing and sprinting on the bike again. After seven treatments he is nearly pain free and has regained all of his range of motion.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Surgical Scar Tissue Release

Surgical scars limit range of motion to a greater degree than I ever imagined. I have recently been releasing scar tissue from as small as mole removal scars to appendectomy and c-section scars and the global range of motion seen in areas of the shoulders and hips has been nothing short of astounding.

Myofascia is a thin sheath that runs continuously throughout the body, never having an end or a beginning. It wraps around individual muscles, organs, vessels in one continuous manner. So if you have a surgical procedure such as a c-section or a mole removal the myofascia will become adhered to the surrounding tissues and will not move in that area unless it is released. In a sense a stress riser occurs. Movement will cease at that point restricting global range of motion.

Releasing these adhesive areas takes less than 30 seconds for each area typically and most often is noted by a dramatic range of motion increase. No matter the age of the scar or how long the surgical procedure was done one can and will see a range of motion increase if those area have not been previously released. Two weeks ago I released a 29 year old c-section scar and the patient was amazed to see how her range of motion increased by approximately 20 degrees in the hips and and she noted her arms as feeling much looser.

Talk to your chiropractor about getting those released and watch the miracle unfold before your eyes. It really is amazing.