sport chiropractic + physical therapy + medicine
New York, NY chiropractic, physical therapy, & medical staff will identify the root cause of your pain and launch you back into fitness.
Treat acute & chronic injuries, like back and neck pain, herniated disc or sciatica, that have yet to respond to other methods.
Relieve pain, and accumulated tissue damage. Our range of medical diagnostics, & rehabilitation lab will pave the way.
Recover rapidly with cold laser therapy, IR heat, nutrition & acupuncture. Our experts are standing by.
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Drawing on the latest in sports science and medical fitness, our sessions incorporate a balanced range of modalities ensuring use of all muscle groups in a safe and sustainable way.
Where’s The Pain?
Back pain affects 80% of people at some point in their life and can greatly impact your daily routine. Back pain lasting a few days to a few weeks (less than 3 months) is considered acute back pain. Chronic back pain lasts longer than three months.
The back is composed of a complicated system of bones and muscles. The spinal column is made of vertebrae divided into different groups. There are the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and root or sacrum groupings of vertebrae, as well as ligaments and tendons that attach the muscles of the back to the spine. Each vertebra in the spinal column is separated from the last by a rounded pad of tissue called fibrocartilage or discs.
Every day, people bear the burden of chronic and acute neck pain – pain that interferes greatly with how they live their daily lives. There are a multitude of causes of neck and arm pain, including repetitive stress, accidents, poor posture and tension in our muscles. Often, such pain can be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as a herniated disc in your spine or an injury to a nerve that needs to be addressed.
Approximately 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, and of them, 28 million are classified as migraines. While some people elect to treat with medication, they may not gain any relief because of the underlying causes of the headache.
Herniated discs are spinal injuries often involving severe pain, numbness and tingling sensations experienced in the neck, back and extremities. Referred to as a bulging or slipped disc, the lumbar condition places stress and abnormal strain on surrounding nerves and soft tissues responsible for the imbalance and limiting symptoms. Managing a herniated disc requires an individualized approach for rehabilitation to relieve discomfort, limited mobility and promote recovery.
Sciatica is not a medical problem itself, but a very common, debilitating symptom of an underlying condition. Symptoms include numbness, weakness, burning, constricted range of motion and pain in the leg, hip, and sometimes foot. Most people experience sciatica on one side of the body, but there are cases where both legs are affected, thus restricting movement and causing severe, chronic pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hand, fingers, and wrist as a result of a compressed median nerve. Those with carpal tunnel syndrome may experience pain and weakness along with feelings of tingling, tickling, burning, and numbness. Many times, carpal tunnel is the result of repetitive movements, such as frequent computer use or playing the guitar.
Cold laser therapy, a non-surgical and drug free treatment option, may be effective to help relieve the pain,
Elbow pain can be caused simply by twisting, jamming or bending your limb abnormally. More severe injuries can occur from direct impact or a fall. Pain, along with bruising and swelling, can occur deriving from a fracture, muscle strain or wounded ligament or joint. Common conditions affecting the elbow include golfer's elbow and tennis elbow.
The hip joint is important. It enables us to be able to walk, run or jump and for the movements to be fluid. The design of the actual joint serves to withstand repetitive motion and a certain amount of wear and tear. It’s a ball and socket joint and, when in use, cartilage within the joint acts as a cushion helping to prevent friction. However, gradually over the years, cartilage may become damaged or the hip bone itself injured as a result of trauma.
It’s important to seek medical assistance if the pain is intense and occurs suddenly. Similarly, if you hear a popping noise coming from the hip at the time of injury, or are unable to put any weight on the leg or find movement is limited, seek medical advice.
Foot, Ankle, Plantar Fasciitis is swelling of the tissue, known as the plantar fascia, on the bottom of the foot. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. People diagnosed with plantar fasciitis may encounter sharp heel pain. Foot pain can also be dull and aching, deriving from bruising, tightening, and other soft tissue damage.
TMJ Disorders are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Discomfort associated with TMJ includes earaches, headaches, pain in the jaw, neck and shoulder pain.
Casual sports are considered to be a great American past time. Whether it is a full contact sport, such as football or a leisurely golf game, the body over time is placed under stress. The muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves can suffer trauma from repetitive movement and the spine can become misaligned.
The Launchfit™ Philosophy on Pain Recovery
“To give the highest standards of care to help New York achieve optimal recovery from musculoskeletal pain, injury and dysfunction. Central to this philosophy is the emphasis of the interrelationship between structure and function and the conviction that the body has a natural tendency to resist disease and heal itself.
Chiropractors adjust or manipulate misaligned vertebrae (the bones of your spinal column) to restore correct functioning of your central nerve system. They may also work with other parts of your body affected by the misaligned vertebrae. Chiropractors may do this by using their hands and various mechanical and electrical instruments. “D.C.” stands for “Doctor of Chiropractic,” the degree New York licensed chiropractors must earn.
Chiropractors care for patients suffering from a wide variety of symptoms as their cause relates to the spine, such as headaches; numbness; back, shoulder, neck, chest, rib, arm and leg pain; abnormal curvature of the spine; muscle spasms; dizziness; and even some stress, disorders, among others. Learn what a visit to the chiropractor cost in NYC?
Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using evidence-basedkinesiology, electrotherapy, shockwave modality, exercise prescription, joint mobilization and health education, treats conditions such as chronic or acute pain, soft tissue injuries, cartilage damage, arthritis, gait disorders and physical impairments typically of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological and endocrinological origins. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s physical functions through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, rehabilitation and patient education. It is practiced by physical therapists (known as physiotherapy in many countries)
In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation and administration. Physical therapy is provided as a primary care treatment or alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing method based on the concept that “Qi” (energy) flows throughout the body and the insertion of hair fine needles can increase and correct blockages of flow. Treatment facilitates blood circulation, oxygenating and transporting nutrients to the cells.
Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, which can help alleviate pain and correct imbalances that lead to disease and associated symptoms. Post treatment, you may feel relaxed, energized or uplifted.
Patients seeking a safe, painless alternative to prescription medication or the many side effects that accompany traditional medication, have found acupuncture to be both effective and successful.
Redcord is a unique and effective concept for functional training. Carefully designed training using body weight and slings is at the core of the concept. A unique blend of applied scientific knowledge, patented equipment and guided advice from a certified professional ensures the Redcord system gets results.
Bridging the gap between performance oriented training and rehabilitation from injury is characteristic of Redcord's total and holistic approach.
Active Therapeutic Movement Therapy (ATM2®) NYC has a new technique to treat back & neck,shoulder, pelvis,hip & knee pains. You can experience a reduction in pain and increase in range of motion after the very first session of Active Therapeutic Movement Therapy (ATM2) NYC . By impacting the central nervous system, ATM2® teaches the joint a “new” pain-free way to move.
This clinical tool is an upright table with three belts to stabilize your movement. Once the joint is moving comfortably, your practitioner will add a weight-bearing resistance component, which creates long-lasting results and immediately helps to alter symptoms. In order to increase the effectiveness of ATM2®, we will provide you with pain-free exercises you can do at home.
Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy (Low level laser therapy) that stimulates healing while using low levels of light. The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren't enough to heat your body's tissueLow-
level laser therapy is a form of medicine that applies low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes to the surface of the body. Whereas high-power lasers are used in laser medicine to cut or destroy tissue, it is claimed that application of low-power lasers relieves pain or stimulates and enhances cell function
Known as the posture fix technique, Advanced BioStructural Correction™, known as ABC™ for short, is a revolutionary structural application which corrects spinal structure and function through the use of specific spinal, pelvic and extremity adjustments, in combination with specialized stretches called meningeal releases.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks -- gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine -- by creating negative pressure in the disc.
As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Shock wave therapy has emerged as a possible treatment option for patients with chronic tendon problems. The procedure uses either pressurized air or electromagnetic pulses to delivers shock waves to the body to help treat a variety of chronic disorders.
Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
Scoli-fit is a comprehensive spinal rehabilitation program for the treatment of scoliosis. A combination of flexible Dynamic Bracing and Constraint Induced Movement Therapy. Based on the type of curvature, age and presentation presentation of the patient we will recommend an individualized scoliosis correction program.
What is OptoGait
is a system for optical detection made by a transmitting and a receiving bar. Each one contains 96 LEDs communicating on an infrared (visible) frequency with the same number of LEDs on the opposite bar. Once positioned on the floor or on the treadmill, the system detects the interruptions of the communication between the bars - caused by the patient’s movement - and calculates the duration and position. During the execution of a running, gait or series of jumps test, the contact and flight times can be measured with an accuracy of 1 thousandth of a second and the position of the interrupted LEDs with a space resolution of 1,041 cm. Starting from this basic data, the dedicated software measures in real-time a series of crucial data for the movement analysis
The DIERS formetric is a light-optical scanning method based on Video-Raster-Stereography (VRS). Accordingly, the system consists of a light projector which projects a line grid on the back of the patient which is recorded by an imaging unit. A computer software analyzes the line curvature and generates from it – by means of the method of the Photogrammetrie – a three-dimensional model of the surface, comparable to a plaster cast. In opposition to x-ray, the DIERS formetric provides comprehensive information about the whole body statics and posture in only one measuring process, e.g. spine curvature (lateral and frontal), vertebral rotation, and pelvic position. Even muscular dysbalances can be detected based on the curvature image of the back surface.
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