As an adjunct to our care, we also offer moist heat therapy, cryotherapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and therapeutic exercises.

Functional Movement Screen

The FMS is a grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function.  By screening these patterns, the FMS identifies functional limitations and asymmetries.  Once identified, the most beneficial corrective exercises can be given to restore mechanically sound movement patterns.

The FMS score can then be used to track progress and reinforce proper movement and strength building.

Kinesio Taping

Traditional athletic taping is used to stabilize and brace for prevention and treatment of sporting injuries.  Kinesio taping or Kinesiology taping was designed to alleviate pain and improve the soft tissue healing as well as facilitate function without the restrictions of traditional athletic tape.  It promotes proprioception, reduces muscle fatigue, improves muscle facilitation, reduces swelling and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow. 

Chiropractic Acupuncture & Dry Needling

Acupuncture is a minimally invasive, alternative form of treatment that has been used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Dry needling is a form on non-meridian acupuncture where a thin acupuncture needle is inserted into a myofascial trigger point or injured muscle or connective tissue to  decrease pain and stimulate the healing process. 

I have found in practice that the combination of both dry needling and acupuncture has been quite effective in helping resolve muscular and myofascial injuries.

Myofascial Release Techniques

Tissue adhesions typically form as a result of repetitive overuse.  In addition to the acupuncture/needling, we utilize many forms of myofascial release to help reduce the tissue adhesions restricting full muscle function:

  • Active release is a soft tissue method that relieves muscular tension through the release of tissue adhesions as we move the muscle through it's range of motion. The process each visit is both diagnostic and therapeutic and is used to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a tool-assisted soft tissue technique that evolved from Traditional Chinese Medicine called Gua Sha.  It is thousands of years old yet ahead of its time in efficiently locating and treating soft tissue adhesions.  Adhesions may develop as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms.  IASTM uses ergonomically designed instruments that introduce controlled microtrauma, stimulate an inflammatory response, cause reabsorption of adhesions or scar tissue, facilitates a healing cascade and result in remodeling of the affected tissue.  It reduces pain, improves flexibility and ability to move.  Learn more, click here.

Hayes Family Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic

Marcus Hayes, DC, CCSP

Chiropractic Acupuncture & Myofascial/Trigger Point Needling

Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner

Certified Level I Functional Movement System

Certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach

Certified Titliest Performance Institute Level 1

Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner® (CCSP)

1.  Possess specialized knowledge of sports injuries and physical fitness.
2.  Are experts in the function of the body during movement, from
      high-level athletics to everyday activities.
3.  Can help optimize athletic performance by applying an advanced
      understanding of musculoskeletal function and performance
4.  Offer individualized care that extends beyond spinal adjustment to
      include direct treatment of muscles, joints and connective tissues.
5.  Focus on total body wellness and reaching optimal functioning and
     performance enhancement, not just reducing pain.
6.  Are immersed in the latest sports medicine research, trends and
      treatment techniques.
7.  Can integrate seamlessly with other healthcare practitioners to
      optimize your medical care.
8.  Are passionate proponents of physical fitness and skilled sports
     medicine practitioners.
9.  Will help you achieve YOUR peak performance with a breadth and
      depth of knowledge found only with their specific training.
10.  Comprise the top tier of the chiropractic profession.

Benefits to Athletes:
-Faster recovery form injury getting you back to play sooner.
-Access to wider range of treatment tools.
-Expertise in high-performance athletics and preventative strategies.
-Guidance for athletic training.
-Sports nutrition counseling.
-Individualized treatment.
-Sports-specific treatment and preventative exercises.
-Ability to integrate treatment with training.

Benefits to Non-Athletes:
-Faster evaluation of injury or pain source.
-Reduced treatment duration; less visits.
-Corrective exercises to prevent injuries.
-Holistic approach wellness model.
-Take advantage of the latest treatments and methods developed for