During your initial visit, Dr. Armen will focus on your specific problem area, taking you through a complete series of orthopedic, neurologic, and palpatory tests. He will also assess your movement with a few functional tests. He will use Active Release Technique and Graston Technique instruments to diagnose the presence of abnormal inflammation, scar tissue and adhesions as well as Chiropractic care to locate joint restriction/dysfunction. He will then discuss his findings and treatment recommendations with you. Recommendations include which kind of treatments are necessary, how many treatments are needed, and the prognosis for a complete recovery. You will receive treatment during the first visit.
Usually after the first two to four visits, depending on the condition, Dr. Armen will recommend a detailed corrective exercise rehabilitation program in order to expedite your recovery and to keep you strong and well. A typical treatment will focus on the affected area by using A.R.T. and G.T. to reduce and break up the scar tissue and Chiropractic adjustments to free up joint fixations so that the motion of BOTH the muscles and joints motion will be restored.
Due to the specific focus on soft tissues, where other treatments fail, A.R.T. and G.T. succeed. The combination of A.R.T., G.T., the Chiropractic adjustment and individualized rehab is unrivaled in the South County. Our patients get well quickly, completely, and with much less expense than other forms of treatment.