A chiropractic adjustment (aka manipulation or mobilization) is the most effective tool in addressing restricted joints. Often a chiropractic adjustment is thought to just treat back pain, but it can be applied to any joint in the body. Improper joint movement will interfere with the overall movement quality of the body and can lead to pain and/or tissue damage. Chiropractic adjustments safely and effectively restore motion to restricted joints and normalize the movement of the body as a whole.
Corrective exercise is a form of exercise that targets movement-pattern dysfunction. It is specifically directed at mobility, stability and coordination problems. Dr. Carson believes that training with any of those problems will cause the body to compensate, which increases your risk of injury. If you can’t move to begin with, any training that you are doing on that “base” is compromised or at risk — even if you are able to complete the training.
Soft-tissue therapies are treatment protocols designed to treat conditions dealing with muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and other connective tissues. When muscles, or other tissues, are overstressed or injured, our bodies use scar tissue as a patch repair. This is a natural part of the healing process, however if the cause of the injury is not alleviated properly the muscle will accumulate too much scar tissue and then becomes a problem.