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Percussive Therapy: The TheraGun

February 12, 2019

 

A chiropractor's most valuable tools are his or her hands. The TheraGun can be used by chiropractors to work on a patient’s muscles in a more effective, less tiring way. The lightweight design acts as an extension of the hands, resulting in easier detection of hypertonic and knotted muscles.

In order to provide deep muscle treatment, most devices and therapies cause the patient a great deal of pain, limiting their effectiveness and causing discomfort. The TheraGun’s AmpBIT uses a strong percussive force on the muscle that creates intense blood flow to help the muscle recover without the pain normally associated with deep muscle treatment. The TheraGun uses a unique combination of frequency and amplitude that inhibits the brain from sensing pain signals from the muscle, allowing chiropractors to perform deeper and longer muscle treatment. The chiropractor can then get to the root cause of the patient's pain. This leads to a more accurate diagnosis, which then results in a more effective adjustment.

The increased muscular blood flow caused by the TheraGun produces numerous benefits, driving improved performance. Additionally, the TheraGun is an efficient way to flush the lactic acid out of the patient’s muscles. It improves blood flow through muscles and joints, minimizing lactic acid, resulting in reduced soreness and accelerating the recovery process. The TheraGun also helps heal old injuries where scar tissue buildup has caused a limited range of motion. The use of a TheraGun on scar tissue increases blood flow to that area, which helps to increase the range of motion.

Neuromuscular re-education is a technique used to restore normal movement. Together, the nerves and muscles work to produce movements. Nerves send signals between the muscles and the brain about when, where and how fast to move. Daily wear and tear causes micro-traumas to the nervous system. The TheraGun addresses this wear and tear and recharges the patient’s nervous system.

A lightweight, compact and mobile device, the TheraGun is used all over The Chiropractic Office of Dr. Gene Ross. The easily exchangeable AmpBITs make it easy for Dr. Ross to customize the muscle treatment to treat each patient’s specific need. Most commonly, Dr. Ross has been using the TheraGun on patients complaining of IT band and hip pain. Though this is painful soft tissue work, patients  always leave feeling so much better. The TheraGun really increases Dr. Ross’s ability to take away a patient’s pain. So if you’re interested in having some soft tissue work done on you, our office can accommodate! Come on by and feel better today!

 

Sources:

https://theragun.com/pages/chiros

http://nymag.com/strategist/article/theragun-percussive-massage-device.html

 

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