for your excellent care, especially the Orthopedic Massage. That
really seems to help keep me limber and mobile (and easier to
adjust!). Thanks again for your warm-hearted knowledge and skill."
Dr. Skefich utilizes a variety of
soft tissue techniques to reduce pain and hasten full recovery.
Many people understand the concept of misaligned bones, yet have
not really understood that muscles can misalign too. Picture in
your mind one of those muscle-builder guys with the rolled forward
arms and shoulders. This is an example of imbalance between muscle
groups that will pull the bony structure into misalignment too.
Weight lifters who have this posture have not emphasized the development
of the rear side of the shoulders and the back in relation to
the front side. Over time, altered postures can lead to myofascitis,
an irritation in the soft tissues that creates stiffness and sometimes
pain. The muscles have been forced to work in a torque and that
is a stress to the muscles and joints.
There are a number of muscle release techniques
that can be employed in order to restructure the position of the
muscles. Then the pull of these soft tissues on the bones is diminished,
and the chiropractic adjustments last much longer without old
patterns returning. In combination with home exercise tips for
those interested, a speedy return to a more neutral structure
Dr. Skefich is certified in Orthopedic
Massage and is trained in other techniques such as Muscle Energy,
and longitudinal active fascial release.