September 27, 2018 Uncategorized

Sports Massage – What is it really?

Sports massage is focused on athletic individuals ranging from traveling pros to the weekly jogger.  Concentrating on areas of the physique that are overworked and strained from tedious and often hostile activities.

Sports Massage

How does it help?

Facets of sports massage are increasing in approval as beneficial attributes in a balanced exercise routine. This can be used as a resource to improve training. Additionally to lessen recovery periods for supreme performance throughout physical activity or after a big event. Sportspersons have uncovered that specifically planned sports massage encourages elasticity, diminishes lethargy, expands stamina, helps prevent injuries.  Preparing one’s body and mind for optimal performance is an essential tool in sports and regular physical activities, so it is imperative to improve your self-care regimen.

One of the main paybacks of sports massage likened to other modalities is its capability to mark muscle-tendon connections. A 2010 study in the periodical of Strength and Conditioning Research discovered that even a 30-second massage enhanced hip-flexor range of motion. Alternative studies conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D., established a notable tendency toward diminished muscle tenderness.  This helps specifically in the participants who received massage either before or after a workout.  Dr. Jones is a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  She is also an Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the Strength and Conditioning Journal.

How often is it recommended?

When joining in on steady physical activity, this type of massage is recommended each week or two as part of your usual routine. It’s best to chat with one of our licensed massage therapists to devise a strategy that will work best with your calendar and level of movement.  One of our trusted Chiropractors can assist you in a proper referral for sports massage right in our very own facility!


December 4, 2015 Uncategorized

Neck Pain treated with Sports Chiropractic

What we do differently at Elevation Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Tigard, OR is that we combine several different practices of conservative pain management into one treatment for neck pain.  While treating with a Chiropractors adjustments exclusively does help with neck pain, we have found that combining a soft tissue element into the treatment goes a long way.  We have continued to grow our reputation in Tigard as treating patients with a more thorough care by not only performing necessary spinal and extremity chiropractic adjustments, but also by implementing in-office and home care soft tissue mobilization.  This can also be called myofascial release, or essentially massage.  In fact we do employ two massage therapists who work on many of our patients before seeing the chiropractor.

How do you help?

We have found that helping the neck and shoulder muscles release first and foremost helps with the Chiropractors treatment for the neck pain. Depending on how the patient responds, usually several treatments are needed for these changes to stick.  Some take as little as 1-2, while others it can be up to 4-5.  Once the neck pain has reduced the the body has become more accustomed to moving differently, then we teach the same type of treatment for home use as well.  This type of neck pain self treatment also takes several visits with the chiropractor, typically 3-4 depending on the findings.  At this point the neck pain is in the “self-management” phase, where the patient can perform at home the treatment to help keep the pain down and keep them out of the chiropractors office.  There may be a few minor flare-ups, as well as some ups and downs with this home care, but overall we have found that this has continued to help our patients achieve longer lasting results when dealing with their neck pain.

Yours in Health,

Dr. J


Elevation Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
9900 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 185
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 206-4620
Text: (503) 496-7351
Fax: (503) 213-9800

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