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Are you in need for Chiropractic, Massage, Naturopathic or any of the other services we offer? Please call us at 519-537-7058 and make an appointment.

Meyers Chiropractic Clinic
338 Dundas Street - Suite 101
Woodstock, ON, N4S 1B4

Application of cold

Style: Relaxation,Clinical 

Local application of cold/ice (e.g. compress, ice pack, stone) over protected body part, often for 15 minutes or less. Includes ice massage.

 

Application of heat

Style: Relaxation,Clinical

Local application of heat (e.g. compress, poultice, stone) over protected body part, often for 5 minutes or less.

 

Compression-pumping

Style: Clinical, Myofascial Release 

Usually pumping the muscle against the bone-rhythm and force vary with the resistance of the soft tissues. 

 

Compression-static 

Style: Relaxation, Clinical, Myofascial, Sports  

Mechanically shortening a muscle or fascia or joint by pressing on it.

 

Cross-friction friction (transverse friction) 

Style: Clinical 

A type of friction that involves moving the patient's skin over the underlying tissue perpendicular to the muscle fibers.

 

Directed breathing

Style: Relaxation, Classic Western Style Swedish 

Instructions on the length of inhalation and exhalation, often including instruction to relax while exhaling.

 

Direct pressure/static friction 

Style: Relaxation ,Clinical, Classic Western Style Swedish, Neuromuscular 

Presses or leans deeply into an area without moving the hands

 

Friction

Style: Relaxation, Clinical, Neuromuscular, Classic Western Style Swedish

Pressing into the skin and moving it over the underlying tissues. Fingers do not glide or grasp.

 

Gliding- deep

Style: Clinical, Myofascial Release, Sports 

A type of friction that involves pressing into the skin and moving it over the underlying tissues. Motion follows the direction of the muscle fibers.

 

Gliding- light

Style: Relaxation. Classic Western Style Swedish

To skim, to touch light on-palm knuckles, fingers back of hands glide gradually over client's body.

 

Hand rolling

Style: Relaxation/Clinical, Classic Western Style Swedish, Lomilomi, Sports

Rotating wrist on body with knuckles

 

Holding 

Style: Relaxation/Clinical, Classic Western Style Swedish, Myofascial Release 

Static, broad contact (e.g., whole hand) to warm, relax or mobilize tissues.

 

Kneading

Style: Relaxation/Clinical, Classic Western Style Swedish, Sports

To Knead-rhythmic lifting, kneading and squeezing of the soft tissue.

 

Percussion

Style: Relaxation/Clinical, Classic Western Style Swedish, Sports

Series of brisk blows, rapidly following each other

 

Percussion with stretch 

Style: Clinical, Sports, Neuromuscular

A series of brisk blows, rapidly following each other applied while muscle is placed/held in the lengthened position

 

Rocking or jostling

Style: Relaxation, Classic Western Style Swedish

Slower rhythmic type of vibration applied to the whole body in conjunction with the patient's body rhythm

 

Skin rolling

Style: Clinical, Myofascial Release, Sports

A specific type of lifting where superficial fascia is grasped between thumb and forefingers continuously lifted and rolled over the underlying tissue in a wave-like motion

 

Shaking

Style:  Relaxation, Classic Western Style Swedish

A type of vibration, using a lifting or pulling of the skin or a limb and then rhythmically shaking it.

 

Stretching

A. Passive Stretching

Style: Relaxation/Clinical, Classic Western Style Swedish, Sports 

Taking patient's muscle into a position of lengthening by moving a joint without any effort on their part.

 

B. Resistive stretching: PNF

Style: Clinical, Sports 

Lengthen muscle until the first resistance barrier, patient voluntarily resists AGAINST the lengthening for 5-15 seconds. Patient relaxes for 5-15 seconds and repeats the resistance.

 

C. Stretching- manual-direct

Style: Clinical, Sports, Neuromuscular, Myofascial Release 

Mechanically lengthening the muscle and or fascia between Mt's hands without moving a joint.

 

Traction

Style: Clinical, Sports

Mechanically lengthening muscle and or fascia by pulling on joints 

 

Vibration

Style:  Relaxation, Classic Western Style Swedish

Continuous shaking or trembling movement made by hands or fingers focused on a specific area of the body.

 

[Source: Sherman KJ, Dixon MW, Thompson D, Cherkin DC.]

Contact Details

Meyers Chiropractic Clinic
338 Dundas Street - Suite 101
Woodstock, ON, N4S 1B4

Phone: 519-537-7058
Website: www.meyerschiropractic.com