Flexion/Distraction, also known as the Cox® Technic is an evidence-based spinal manipulation that help patients with back and leg pain who have spinal stenosis, disc herniations, facet syndrome, lumbar degeneration, and strains & sprains in the surrounding structures. It involves spinal decompression with minimal flexion of specific joints in the low back.
Rock Tape Application
Rock Tape is an elastic adhesive tape applied to skin on various aspects of the body. It helps to alleviate pain seen in instability and inflammation by addressing blood, lymphatic flow, and muscular imbalances
Cupping Therapy & Myofacial Release
Cupping is a traditional Chinese Medicine practice whereby cups are applied to the skin to help relieve chronic pain and disease. Cups can be plastic or glass which – when applied to the skin, suctions and separates the facial layers to increase blood flow, lymphatic flow, break up scar and fatty tissue.
Dr. Melody uses the cups to help with myofacial release. With trauma, inflammation, injury, and chronic poor posture, all the layers get stuck together which can cause adhesions, scar tissue build up and pain. Cups can be stationary or moving depending on the goal of treatment.
Cupping stimulates soft tissue repair and is commonly paired with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments or as a stand alone treatment.