Kinesiomuscular Therapy

Kinesiomuscular therapy is one of many massage therapy modalities that is utilized by Dr. Miqueli which treats muscles in their plane of action. This merges passive range of motion with the neuromuscular therapy technique allowing relief from pain in one visit. This technique helps in breaking apart adhesions and scar tissue that limit muscle flexibility and length.  It is effective in treating many common muscular issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, golfer's/tennis elbow, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, TMJ disorders, headaches (including migraines), rotator cuff injuries, torticollis, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, among others.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues using regionally oriented protocols that are taught in a step-by-step process. These time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence. NMT can integrate well into any practice setting and is frequently included in mainstream medicine, integrative medicine, chiropractic care, and multidisciplinary clinics worldwide.

NMT is highly effective for clients who present with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions. Some of the techniques can also be applied to acute injuries and for post-surgical care; many help to improve performance in sport or dance and to prevent injuries due to these activities. This is because NMT considers perpetuating factors that may be associated with the client’s complaints. Perpetuating factors can include shoulder joint pathologies, postural positioning, habits of use, nutritional components, emotional well-being, allergies, neuroexcitants, neurotoxins, and other core elements that can masquerade as myofascial pain and dysfunction. Due to the diverse nature of perpetuating factors, astute NMT practitioners build a broad network of healthcare providers for referral of those clients whose symptoms suggest “red flag” warnings or underlying pathologies.

Most factors that cause pain and dysfunction can be easily grouped under three general headings of biomechanical, biochemical, and psychosocial factors, with the interface between these being profoundly related. Most practitioners apply strategies from only one of these categories, often resulting in improvement that plateaus before full recovery. However, a synergistic effect - often with significant relief - is obtained when all three categories are addressed. This requires a multidisciplinary approach.

Chiropractic BioPhysics

Chiropractic BioPhysics is a highly-advanced, scientific, and proven chiropractic technique which corrects and restores your spine back to alignment.

Chiropractic BioPhysics combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health. That means your diagnosis – and treatment – will be based on sound scientific and chiropractic principles.

Dr. Miqueli starts with a scientifically-based examination of your posture, spinal alignment, and function as a way to pinpoint the root cause of your spinal misalignment. Once the source is identified, he will create a carefully-planned series of adjustments, exercises, and a spinal remodeling program to put you on a pain-free road to better health.

Unlike regular chiropractic that mainly focus on immediate pain relief, Chiropractic BioPhysics goes one step further to also correct the source of the problem. That’s why most patients not only report relief from pain and discomfort, but as their posture begins to align; they notice other conditions clearing up as well.

Back and Neck Pain • Headache / Migraines • Scoliosis • Postural Deformities • Shoulder Pain • Fatigue• Trouble Sleeping• Low Metabolism• Allergies• Disc Herniation • High Blood Pressure • Acid Reflux / GERD• Asthma• Plantar Fasciitis• Frozen Shoulder

Correct posture is at the core of the Chiropractic BioPhysics method of treatment. The curves in your spine act as levers, shock absorbers, and resistance to gravity; they also protect and reduce forces acting on the spinal cord and nerve tissues. But, gravity, age, poor posture, improper physical activity, injury, and disease can all play a role in the misalignment of your spinal curves and, as a result, your entire body.

CBP can help restore that balance.

Following a scientific analysis of your posture and the curvature of your spine, a treatment plan is developed, based on your deficits, to restore proper alignment, relieve pain, and improve function.

Your treatment plan may include a variety of tested and proven CBP techniques, including adjustment, exercise, and traction or what is termed ‘Spinal Remodeling’.

Your spine houses your nervous system – the most delicate and important organ system – responsible for your day to day bodily functions. From your immune, cardiovascular, and digestive system, to sexual function and mobility – your nerves are responsible for sending vital information and energy from the brain to your organs through your spine. Just as a kink in a garden hose can dramatically reduce the flow of water coming from the tap – a spine out of alignment dramatically reduces vital information going from your brain to vital organs.

Thus, your organs are much more susceptible to malfunction and disease. It's not just coincidence that people with poor posture tend to lack energy, suffer from fatigue, and experience random aches.

Sacro Occipital Technique

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) was originally formulated by Major Bertrand DeJarnette (The Major) who was a Doctor (chiropractor and osteopath) and Engineer in the 1920’s. The Major was inspired to go beyond simple spinal adjusting and developed methods of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs. This study brought about a system of adjusting patterns in the body, not just single body parts. The most significant pattern was the relationship between the sacrum and occiput (which became the name of the technique).

An important distinction of SOT is the use of indicators. Each adjustment has a sign or signal that Dr. Miqueli uses to know when and where to adjust. For example, muscle tension at the knee may indicate the pelvis needs correction, and connective tissue fibers at the base of the skull (called occipital fibers) indicate different vertebra in the back or spine may be in need of an adjustment. This also tells him on the next visit if the correction has been completely or marginally effective. From these indicators, he design a different adjustment set on each visit, listening to the body each time. It takes study to master this method of care, but it makes for an effective, precise adjustment without relying exclusively on x-rays.

SOT is often found to obtain lasting results in a short time. These results are demonstrated as reduced pain and improved function in all parts of the body. A patient just starting with SOT care will often notice such a great improvement in a short time that they will feel they are completely “healed.” But with the precise diagnostic methods of SOT, sub-clinical problems (problems below the surface of a patient’s awareness) in the body can be detected even though they are not causing pain. So it is a wise investment on the patient’s part to stay with a program of care which detects problems before they start to hurt. The old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin applies: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique

CMRT stands for Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Technique and is the name given to SOT Methods organ therapy. Many dysfunctions labeled as allopathic diseases can be prevented or corrected by simply correcting the organ structures that are involved. Good alignment and proper nervous system signals are essential for good physiological function. CMRT includes correcting nervous system signals to the organs, adjusting the position of internal organs, and adjusting the fascia and other organ-related structures. The nervous system correction required to return an organ to normal function often involves some form of spinal adjusting as well as reflex adjusting.

Reflexes, in this case, refer to the patterns that the nervous system sets up in association with specific problems in the body. Eating poorly digestible foods, excess or prolonged stresses, misalignment of the spine, cranium, and/ or extremities, and poor posture are some examples of causative factors for dysfunctional internal organs. When a reflex pattern is established, it can be difficult to break up without specific care such as what the practice of CMRT provides.

Everything in the body is connected by way of the nervous system and fascia. Now think of the white film over the muscles when you prepare a raw chicken. That white film is an example of fascia. It’s like a bunch of shirts protecting and holding together the structures of the body. Fascia covers each muscle, each organ, each group of muscles, each group of organs and so on. All fascia in the body is connected, like the shirts are all sewn together. Tug the collar and the bottom seem moves. Pull the sleeve on one shirt and another shirt moves and is distorted. Put a basketball in one shirt and see how it pulls the other shirts. So, move an organ out of place, rotate the spine, leave a constipation mass in the bowels and imagine how it affects the rest of the body by way of the fascia.

Additionally, the internal organs can be thought of as a plumbing system with a complex computer (the nervous system) running the show. Sit for long periods of time and cut off the bowels – the lower portion of the plumbing system. Slouching pushes the stomach into the esophagus…so on and so forth. Cut off the flow of the plumbing system in any way and dysfunction ensues. Feedback is given to the nervous system, which sets up a signal pattern.

All of the internal organs require good nutrition to function well. Furthermore, nutrition can be depleted when any of the organs are not functioning properly.

CMRT entails addressing all factors including nutritional correction, misalignment, fascial pull, and nervous system communication.