Joint Mobilization: How to Get Back your Range of Motion Bloomington MN

AdvaCare ClinicsIncrease Range of Motion, located in Bloomington MN, offers a rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients understand the condition and treatment you are experiencing. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists and chiropractors will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a retraining program tailored to your needs to restore maximum function and mobility to the body.

Neuromuscular Reeducation Therapies

These therapies typically tend to have greater importance on body awareness than other standard physical therapies. Some forms are so strongly based on a sense of body awareness and strengthening of the mind-body connection that they may be called alternative medicine techniques. This is the thought that daily movements can become easier and require less effort if a person can reconnect and become comfortable with his or her body.

Neuromuscular Reeducation is a hands-on approach to the evaluation and functional treatment of soft tissue injuries. When an area is injured, whether it’s muscle, connective tissue, fascia, tendon or some collection of these elements, the body reacts by trying to fight it, causing inflammation. Adhesions happen wherever damage and inflammation have occurred and they limit both strength and range of motion.

Joint Mobilization

This is a type of manual therapy used when patients are diagnosed with a pulled muscle. When a patient experiences a pulled muscle in their back, they are normally instructed to treat it with rest, ice and massage. Although these techniques feel great and can have some relief, the pain typically comes back because the muscle spasm is in response to a joint that is being restricted.

Joint mobilization includes loosening up the restricted joint and amplifying its range of motion by providing gradual speed and increasing the distance of movement directly into the barrier of a joint, moving the actual bone surfaces on each other in ways patients cannot move the joint on their own. These mobilizations should cause no pain. Joint mobilization is a great technique used to help patients get their range of motion back. The sooner you start a physical therapy program, the quicker you will heal and help your restrictions.

Additional Treatment Information

Physical therapists and occupational therapists heal a wounded body by using neuromuscular reeducation in the form of numerous manual techniques . In the physical therapy world, manual therapy is utilizing skilled, hands-on techniques, including:

  • manipulation/mobilization
  • increase range of motion
  • decrease myofascial restrictions to help muscle length
  •  decrease swelling or inflammation
  •  assist the body in muscle or soft tissue repair
  • extensibility and/or stability
  • facilitate movement to improve function

Before starting manual therapy or any type of physical therapy program, the practitioner will perform a full assessment of the blood and nerve supply in the area, including a bone and muscle assessment, to pinpoint your current condition. Depending on the results of the assessments, including patient history, the healthcare provider might perform a combination of manual physical therapy techniques which includes soft tissue mobilization.

The physical therapist may use other holistic modalities including:

  • massage therapy
  • heat/ice therapy
  • ultrasound
  • electrical stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition planning
  • Laser Therapy
  • Manual adjustments
  • exercise
  • and many more…

As you heal and gets stronger, the therapy will focus more on being able to perform daily activities. Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today or fill out this online form, if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Class IV Laser Therapy Shorten Healing Time of Bruises Bloomington MN

Bruise ReliefA bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood vessels beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark.

How Bruises are Caused

People usually get bruises when they bump into something or when something bumps into them:

  • Bruises may happen in some people who exercise vigorously such as athletes and weightlifters. These bruises happen from microscopic tears in blood vessels under the skin.
  • Bruises that appear out of nowhere or occur easily or for no reason can indicate a bleeding disorder, especially if the bruising is followed by persistent nosebleeds or bleeding gums.
  • Typically what are thought to be unexplained bruises on the shin or the thigh, for example, actually result from bumps into a bedpost or other object and failing to recall the injury.
  • Bruises in older people continually happen because their skin becomes thinner with age. The tissues that aid the underlying blood vessels have become weaker.

Symptoms of Bruising

  • At first a fresh bruise might actually be reddish. It will then become blue or dark purple within a couple hours, then yellow or green after a few days as it starts to heal.
  • A bruise is usually tender, and sometimes even painful for the first couple days, but the pain typically goes away as the color fades.
  • Because the skin is not broken in a bruise as with a scrape or cut there is no risk of infection.

Bruise Treatments

If your skin isn’t broken, you don’t need a bandage, but you can help bruise healing with these simple techniques:

  • Elevate the injured area.
  • Apply ice or a cold pack several times a day for a day or two after the injury.
  • Rest the bruised area, if possible.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients  with bruises. We  use our  Class IV Laser Therapy (laser acupuncture therapy) that quickens the healing time of bruises, big or small, making you able to get moving again.

Using laser therapy has many advantages. This little beam of light helps the healing process with superficial wounds and other complications of the body such as:

  • Skin diseases/Eczema
  • Acne
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Skin rashes/ poison ivy
  • Cold sores/Canker sores
  • Bruises
  • Insect bites
  • Scars/ cuts and scratches
  • Tissue damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Neck/shoulder/back pain

 Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today or fill out this short online form if you have any questions about Laser Therapy, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Care can Help with Parkinson’s Disease…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Parkinson's ReliefParkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that slowly gets worse over time and affects your movement. It happens in stages, gradually getting worse. Sometimes it will start with a hardly noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while tremor may be the best known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also can causes stiffness or slowing of movement. Continue reading “Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Care can Help with Parkinson’s Disease…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN”

Answers to Your Insurance Questions for Chiropractic Care..Dr. Dennis Lenselink, Bloomington MN

Insurance Questions AnsweredAdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN, is an official provider for almost all major insurance carriers and health plans. AdvaCare Clinics also provides workers’ comp, auto, and personal injury insurance plans. We also provide care for patients who want to pay with cash. We provide services through our CMP plan. Our CMP plan allows you to get the beneficial treatments you need without breaking the bank.

We will send a claim to your insurance company after getting care at AdvaCare Clinics. We will execute everything we can to help reduce your financial burden by getting the most out of your insurance benefits. You will receive statements in the mail keeping you informed. If you have any questions regarding your statement, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our billing staff members.

Frequently Asked Questions About Billing

When do I pay the co-payment?

Your co-payment is due at the time of service. If you are not sure about your co-pay requirements, please look at your insurance card. Make sure to call your insurance company to verify. If you have any questions regarding your co-payment, please give us a call at 952.835.6653.

What happens when my health coverage changes?

Benefits and coverage may fluctuate over the year. It is not uncommon for healthcare coverage to have a deductible or out-of-pocket expense. Since each plan can be different, you should review your benefits with your insurance company, or contact us with any questions you may have.

I was in a car accident. Who is responsible to pay my bill?

If you are involved in an automobile accident, or hurt at work, the insurance company who covers the owner of the automobile or business is responsible to pay your medical bills. For more information on this please give us a call at 952.835.6653.

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about insurance policies, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our  in-clinic screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you and your sports injury. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

 

Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help Nerve Damage..Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Nerve PainThe nerves in your body play a very important part in daily function including regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold. When you are thinking about your body, and how it all works in harmony, ask yourself if you are sure your body is working up to standards. Nine times out of ten your body needs some form of help to regulate it and get it working again.

AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN is all about helping the body heal itself naturally and holistically. Chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medical treatments are the best gift you can give to your body. Since your nerves are a key ingredient to healthy body function, we focus into those nerves and give you the best treatments fit for you. If your nerves are out of whack, or experiencing nerve damage, your whole body is out of whack.

There are three types of nerves, or neurons in the body. This types of nerves are:

  1. Autonomic nerves: These nerves control the involuntary or semi- voluntary activities of your body, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature regulation. These nerves are always hard at work keeping your body functioning.
  2. Motor nerves: These nerves control your movements and actions by transferring information from your brain and spinal cord to your muscles.
  3. Sensory nerves: These nerves transfer information from your skin and muscles back to your spinal cord and brain. The information is then processed to let you feel pain and other sensations. This nerve is very important for keeping our body safe.

When you experience Nerve pain damage, it can be mild. Although the pain might be mild, it can seriously affect your well-being because nerves are important for every body part.

Symptoms very between certain areas of the body. The symptom you could be experiencing wholly depends on what nerves are being affected. Some common symptoms of nerve damage are:

Autonomic Nerve Damage:

  • Inability to sense chest pain (heart attack)
  • Excessive sweating
  • lightheadedness
  • Dry eyes and mouth
  • Constipation
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

Motor Nerve Damage:

  • Weakness
  • Muscles atrophy
  • Twitching
  • Paralysis

Sensory Nerve Damage:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Issues with positional awareness

Causes of Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage

There are over 100 different types of nerve damage one can experience. All the different nerve damage requires different treatments because each nerve damage is not like the other. Some of the causes associated with nerve damage is:

  • Autoimmune diseases: (MS, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Cancer
  • Compression/trauma
  • Diabetes
  • Side effects from drugs and toxic substances
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Lack of Nutrition
  • HIV, Lyme disease, herpes, and hepatitis C

How to Treat Nerve damage

Nerve damage should not be taken lightly, and staying on top of the issues will result in a healthier and happier you. In many instances, nerve damage cannot be cured completely. However, there are various treatments that can help reduce symptoms. Some of these treatments include:

  • Regulation of blood sugar levels for people with diabetes
  • Correcting nutritional deficiencies
  • Trigger point injections
  • Manual adjustments
  • EMS
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  •  And many more…

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about nerve damage, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

An Achilles Tendon Tear: How Combination Therapy can Help Bloomington MN

Achilles TendonAn Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that affects the back of your lower leg. It typically develops in people who participate recreational sports. The Achilles tendon is a tough fibrous cord that joins the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. If you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can tear, known as a rupture. The tendon can rupture completely or just partially.

If you are experiencing an Achilles tendon rupture, you may feel a pop or snap, followed by an quick sharp pain in the back of your ankle and lower leg that usually affects your ability to walk normally. For a lot of people, nonsurgical/holistic treatment works amazingly, getting you the relief you are searching for.

AdvaCare Clinics adult outpatient physical therapy wing provides a extensive evaluation and treatment of physical disabilities related to a large range of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, including an Achilles tendon rupture. Our programs are tailored to you, which include individual therapy sessions, are created to maximize strength, endurance, mobility and function, while reducing pain.

Causes of Achilles Tendon Tear

Your Achilles tendon supports your foot so that you can point it downwards and rise on your toes and push off your foot as you walk. You rely on it every time you move your foot.

Rupture normally develops in the area of the tendon located within the point where it attaches to the heel bone. This section may be more vulnerable to rupture because it gets less blood flow, that can  impair its ability to heal.

Ruptures are normally caused by a sudden increase in the amount of stress on your Achilles tendon. Common causes include:

  • Adding the intensity during sports activities or recreational sports
  • Falling from a height
  • Stepping into a hole

Symptoms of Achilles Tendon Tear

In some cases, people have reported that they did not experience any signs or symptoms of an Achilles tendon tear.  Even though you feel fine, you should still seek physical therapy or other holistic treatments. Your ankle will suffer in the future if you leave the injured area unattended.

most people experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain, sometimes severe, and swelling by your heel
  • Trouble bending your foot downward or “push off” the injured leg when you walk
  • Trouble standing up on your toes on the injured leg
  • A popping or snapping sound when the injury develops

Treatment of Achilles Tendon Tear

The Physical Therapy evaluation will take place on the first day of the therapy session.  You should wear loose clothing that they can move in and that will allow the therapist to see the affected area.

The therapist will ask you about the history of the injury. They will discuss how the injury has affected your  ability to complete daily activities. The therapist will take measurements of how well you move, your strength and endurance. The therapist will ask about pain. Then, the therapist will come up with therapy goals with you and together you will decide on a plan of care.

The physical therapist may use other holistic modalities to an Achilles tendon tear including:

  • massage therapy
  • heat/ice therapy
  • ultrasound
  • electrical stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition planning
  • Laser Therapy
  • Manual adjustments
  • exercise
  • and many more…

Other Outpatient Physical Therapy Services

In addition to our general physical therapy program, we also have numerous specialized outpatient physical therapy services for adults, including:

  • Cancer/lymphedema rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Chest physical therapy
  • Facial retraining program
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Women’s health

AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington MN , offers a comprehensive rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients understand their condition and treatment. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a  retraining program tailored to your needs to restore maximum function and mobility to your body.

 Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about an Achilles tendon tear, any of our therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

 

 

Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help with Shoulder Dislocations Bloomington MN

Shoulder DislocationA dislocated shoulder is an injury in which your upper arm bone pops out of the U-shaped socket that’s part of your shoulder blade. A dislocated shoulder is a more extensive injury than a separated shoulder, which includes damage to ligaments of the joint where the top of your shoulder blade connects with the end of your collarbone. The majority of people regain full shoulder function and mobility within a few weeks after having a dislocated shoulder. But once you’ve had a dislocated shoulder, your joint may become unstable and be more likely to have more dislocations in the future.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with shoulder dislocations  and educating patients about  its symptoms and conditions. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your  shoulder dislocation and gain symptom relief.

Causes of a Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder joint is the most commonly dislocated joint of the body. Because it can shift in numerous directions, your shoulder can dislocate forward, backward or downward, completely or partially. Also, fibrous tissue that joins the bones of your shoulder, known as ligaments, can be stretched or torn, often making the dislocations worse.

When your shoulder dislocates, a strong impact, such as a quick blow to your shoulder, pulls the bones in your shoulder out of place. Excessive rotation of your shoulder joint can pop the ball of your upper arm bone, called the humerus, out of your shoulder socket (glenoid), which is part of your shoulder blade (scapula). Partial dislocation is one in which your upper arm bone is halfway in and hlafway out of your shoulder socket, can also happen.

A dislocated shoulder may be caused by:

  • Sports injuries: Shoulder dislocation is a common injury in contact sports, such as football and hockey, and in sports that might have falls, such as downhill skiing, gymnastics and volleyball
  • Trauma not related to sports: such as a hard blow to your shoulder during a car accident
  • Falls:  Such as from a ladder or from tripping on a loose rug

Symptoms of a Dislocated Shoulder

Dislocated shoulder signs and symptoms can include:

  • A deformity that you can see or a out of place shoulder
  • Swelling or discoloration (bruising)
  • Intense pain
  • Unable to move the joint

Shoulder dislocation may also cause numbness, weakness or tingling by the injury, such as in your neck or down your arm. The muscles in your shoulder can spasm from the interruption, commonly raising the severity of your pain.

Treatments of a Dislocated Shoulder

AdvaCare Clinics,  located in Bloomington MN , offers a rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients  understand the condition and treatment  you are experiencing. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists and chiropractors will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a  retraining program tailored to your  needs to restore maximum function and mobility to the body.

The Physical Therapy evaluation will take place on the first day of the therapy session.  You should wear  loose clothing that they can move in and that will allow the therapist to see the affected area.

The therapist will ask you about the history of the injury. They will discuss how the injury has affected your  ability to complete daily activities. The therapist will take measurements of how well you move, your strength and endurance. The therapist will ask about pain. Then, the therapist will come up with therapy goals with you and together you will decide on a plan of care.

Treatment varies according to the type of surgery or injury. Treatment may include but is not limited to:

  • management of pain and swelling
  • crutch training
  • strengthening activities
  • walking activities
  • stair training

The physical therapist may use other holistic modalities including:

  • massage therapy
  • heat/ice therapy
  • ultrasound
  • electrical stimulation
  • acupuncture
  • nutrition planning
  • laser Therapy
  • manual adjustments
  • exercise
  • and many more…

As you heal and gets stronger, the therapy will focus more on being able to perform daily activities.  Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about  any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

 

 

AdvaCare’s Class IV Laser Therapy can Help Scars Disapear Bloomington MN

What are Scars and How do They Form?

ScarsScars form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body creates new collagen fibers (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to take care of the damage, creating a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the tissue around it. Scars form after a wound is fully healed.

There are many kinds of scars. A lot of scars are flat and pale. However, in cases when the body releases too much collagen, scars may be higher than the surrounding tissue area. Raised scars are called hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. Both of these scars are mostly common in younger and dark-skinned people.

Some scars can have a sunken or pitted look to them. This kind of scarring happens when certain structures supporting the skin, like fat or muscle, become lost. Some surgical scars have this appearance, as do some scars from acne.

Scars may also look like stretched skin. These scars occur when the skin stretches quickly (for example, as in growth spurts or during pregnancy). Also, this type of scar can happen when the skin is under tension during the healing process.

Holistic Treatments for Scars

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with scars. We  use our  Class IV Laser Therapy (laser acupuncture therapy) that quickens the healing time of  scars, big or small, making you get the pain relief you’ve been searching for.

Using laser therapy has many advantages. This little beam of light helps the healing process with superficial wounds and other complications of the body such as:

  • Skin diseases/Eczema
  • Acne
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Skin rashes/ poison ivy
  • Cold sores/Canker sores
  • Bruises
  • Insect bites
  • Scars/ cuts and scratches
  • Tissue damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Neck/shoulder/back pain

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions on our Laser Therapy, any of our  therapies, or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.