Non-Surgical Options for Enhanced Mobility and Improved Range of Motion: Innovations within Chiropractic Health

Sep 09, 2014 at 01:40 pm by Staff

Of the many attractions within Central Florida and throughout Orlando, the fun of the outdoors is a major draw for residents and vacationers alike. For golf and tennis players, the area's semi-tropical beauty is an ideal place to enjoy 18 holes on the links or three to five sets on the courts, respectively. Indeed, many professional athletes call Orlando home for this very reason. It is an ideal destination to play sports, competitively or recreationally, with a climate suitable for year-round activity.

But a large number of these same people, including some of the world's most celebrated athletes, cannot achieve peak performance – they cannot swing or serve with their customary swiftness – because of pain, excess scar tissue and limited mobility. Restoring range of motion, and doing so without surgery, is thus a high priority among all people who want to be fit, busy and healthy.

I write these words both from experience, as a chiropractor who treats a diverse group of patients in the Greater Orlando Area, and as someone who seeks to provide non-surgical solutions to increase a patient's range of motion, break apart scar tissue, and reduce discomfort or pain in general. In practical terms, that means – for the golfer formerly sidelined by back and shoulder injuries, or the tennis player unable to serve or volley without severe strain – there is an opportunity to restore the fullness of their posture and the symmetry of their game.

Remember, too, that these muscle tears and knee, joint and elbow problems are not exclusive to athletes; nor are these challenges the sole domain of people who wear their tennis whites or tread the grass with their spiked golf shoes. Many patients may have the same or similar injuries from job-related stress, or from pre-existing (but misdiagnosed) conditions.

Regardless of the cause or the prior treatment, the important thing to consider – and the advancement worth celebrating – is that new technology is now available to potentially resolve these musculoskeletal symptoms. At a minimum, individuals should evaluate all their options before committing to surgery, physical rehabilitation and a slow recovery – with no guarantee of success.

Please also note that I have no brief against surgeons or surgery. On the contrary, surgeons often perform lifesaving work, in the battles against cancer and heart disease, and oversee transplant operations of unbelievable sophistication. I salute them, much in the same way I applaud the engineers responsible for a breakthrough like Acoustic Compression Therapy (ACT), which relieves musculoskeletal pain – without the need for surgery and prescription medications.

A Reason to ACT: Relieving Pain, Lessening the Intensity of Scar Tissue and Increasing Quality of Life

In citing the emergence of ACT, which is a treatment available in our clinic, there is much good news to report.

First, the union between documented, peer-reviewed scientific discovery and revolutionary technology is a reality. This combination is often elusive because it may take years or decades for the technology to emerge, which will validate a concept or some speculative idea. 

Secondly, ACT (which is a form of WellWave technology) is a major milestone for the soon-to-be mainstream adoption of this application. Based on the science of lithotripsy and the use of high-energy sound waves to break up stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter, those features now address a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

These benefits, which I can confirm, and for which there are numerous, unsolicited testimonials, include improved circulation (which mitigates pain and muscle tightness) and healing. And, at the risk of repeating myself, ACT breaks apart substantial amounts of scar tissue that may cramp nerves and blood vessels. These damaged areas may then restrict physical movement and proper physiological functioning.

This pain is akin to the way a bulging or herniated disc can exert pressure on a nerve. Bottom line: Everyone has some degree of scar tissue, and, depending on the scope and intensity of the affected area(s), ACT can potentially relieve this pain and pressure.

With three to five treatments, and no side effects, many patients experience dramatic results (sometimes after only one 10-minute treatment), starting with improved mobility.

The rewards associated with ACT, complemented by the comprehensive and sound research of distinguished scientists, is a declaration to options; the most important of which is the option to postpone or forgo surgery, thus avoiding the ordeal of months of physical therapy, healing, scarring (ACT can minimize this effect, too) without any promise of success.

Joseph Terranova, DC, is the co-owner/founder for the Injury Health Center. He has a bachelor of science degree from Excelsior college in New York. Dr. Terranova earned his doctorate degree from Life University in Marietta Georgia in 1999. Visit

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