Pottawattamie County Sports & Family Chiropractic provides a personalized treatment plan for every patient. Our services include:
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue, movement-based therapy used to treat injured muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves. It is considered to be one of the most sought after therapies due to its effectiveness in decreasing pain and increasing range of motion.
When your muscles are injured or over-stressed, your body produces scar tissue to heal itself. As the scar tissue builds up, your muscles become weak, creating tension in the nerves and tendons. ART helps break up these adhesions, allowing the body to form new, healthy tissue. Consider adding ART to your treatment and prevention arsenal.
Chiropractic adjustments are one of the most common manual therapy techniques performed in our clinic. This type of treatment targets specific spinal and extremity joints to restore function/range of motion and decrease pain.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that’s based on the belief that certain health problems can be caused by stagnant blood and a poor energy flow through your body. During this type of treatment, Dr. Wiechmann applies silicone cups to your skin to create pressure. The suction promote blood flow to the affected areas, which in turn helps relieve tension and inflammation in the muscles. Recent studies have shown cupping’s effectiveness in reducing pain intensity and providing positive short-term benefits.
Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling, is designed to relieve tightness and pain in muscles. During this treatment, Dr. Wiechmann carefully inserts a “dry” needle (one without medication or liquid) directly into a knot or pressure point, which helps release tension in the surrounding muscle area.
Although the treatment is similar to acupuncture, it is not the same. The primary goal of dry needling is to relieve muscle pain and tension, whereas acupuncture focuses on returning energy flow to a state of balance by removing blocked or interrupted chi.
Fascial Movement Taping
Functional Movement Taping (FMT) is a type of rehabilitative taping technique designed to provide support and stability for weak or injured muscles. Dr. Wiechmann is specially trained in applying rehabilitative tape (such as ROCKTAPE) and will do so based on individual needs after evaluation.
Functional Medicine is a highly cost-effective technique that focuses on addressing the root cause of your disease, not just the symptoms. Our goal is to return you to optimal health by showing you how your diet, lifestyle choices and biomechanical factors can lead to dysfunction.
McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
The McKenzie Method of MDT is a process used to treat and assess a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and ankle pain, as well as sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease and muscle spasms. Developed by world-renowned expert physiotherapist Robin McKenzie, this exercise-based approach helps correct muscle mechanics and decrease or eliminate pain.
Diet and exercise are crucial to a healthy lifestyle, as well as the prevention of many degenerative disorders. We offer nutritional counseling and testing to help optimize your health. We also sell high-quality, organic supplements that can only be provided by physicians. Stop by our clinic to learn more.
Rehabilitation is an important part of the recovery process following an injury or surgery. Through the use of corrective exercise techniques, Dr. Wiechmann helps patients regain strength, endurance and power, as well as improve flexibility and balance. He also provides helpful education and instructions for continued progress at home.
Soft Tissue Mobilization/Graston technique
Graston Technique® is a type of soft tissue mobilization that utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions in the body. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they help break up scar tissue and fascial restrictions, which in turn helps relieve pain and restore movement.
High school athletes are required to have physical examinations before participating in sports. As a certified Active Release Technique (ART) professional, American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and previous collegiate athlete, Dr. Wiechmann is familiar with the physical demands that need to be met to maintain an active lifestyle. He can identify areas that may be prone to injury, and provide at-home exercises to prevent future issues on and off the field. (Walk-in sports physicals are available for student athletes. Please bring all necessary sports participation paperwork to your child’s appointment.)
Pottawattamie County Sports & Family Chiropractic provides convenient chiropractic care for patients in Oakland, Avoca, Treynor and the surrounding areas. We specialize in chiropractic manipulation, functional medicine, soft tissue therapy, mobilization, nutritional counseling and more. From pregnant mothers to weekend warriors and even star athletes, we provide a personalized approach to meet each patient’s needs. Contact us to learn more.