Joint compression therapy at Westside Wellness Center is a sensory processing activity which helps to stimulate the proprioceptive receptors in the joints by compressing or squeezing them repeatedly for a few seconds at a time. Not only does it help us to stay calm and focused, but it can actually improve the stability and function of our joints.
Joint compression also occurs whenever weight is placed on a joint. Therefore, activities such as jumping, running, yoga, skipping, hopping, and many other common forms of exercise can result in joint compression. At Westside Wellness Center, we offer specialized exercises that are designed specifically to compress certain joints.
Treatment for sensory processing disorder
While sensory processing disorder is exceptionally common in individuals who suffer from autism, anyone can experience it. This condition causes an individual to be extremely sensitive to bright lights and sounds, which can make it difficult to function in noisy or otherwise overwhelming environments. Many individuals with this condition have found that joint compression exercises are extremely beneficial for them, helping the nervous system to self-regulate, which can prevent sensory overload.
Because our proprioceptive receptors are activated during joint compression, the sensory components of the nervous system become more accustomed to receiving strong stimuli. This can make it less likely to over-respond when presented with triggers in the environment, such as loud sounds or bright lights. It also can make the nervous system less likely to over-respond to internal stimuli, such as anxiety.
Improve body awareness
Many individuals with sensory processing disorder have problems with body awareness, so joint compression is very effective at treating this as well. Your mind needs to be able to memorise how different movements and positions feel in order for your proprioceptors to work properly, and joint compression exercises can help with this.
Calm the central nervous system
If your central nervous system is overactive, you could be more prone to anxiety. CNS overactivity also plays a major role in the symptoms of sensory overload. Luckily, joint compression can tone down this overactivity by conditioning your nervous system to respond appropriately to stimuli, which can be beneficial for people with anxiety disorders, PTSD, sensory processing disorders, and many other mental health conditions.
Improve joint function and stability
Not only does joint compression at Westside Wellness Center benefit the nervous system, but it can also help to improve joint function and stability. This can be beneficial for anyone, but it’s especially suitable for people who play sports that place strain on the joints. Not only can joint compression improve joint stability, which could prevent dislocations, but it could enhance your athletic performance as well.
Who will benefit from joint compression exercises?
Joint compression is especially beneficial for people who suffer from autism, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. In addition, it can be beneficial for individuals who are recovering from a traumatic event.
The improvement in joint function makes it especially worthwhile for people who play football, soccer, basketball, and other sports that require sudden and swift changes in one’s direction of movement. It is also especially beneficial for people who play sports that involve jumping or running for long periods of time. Some examples of these sports are basketball, running, volleyball, gymnastics, and many track and field sports.
Joint compression is also beneficial for people who suffer from lower back pain. In many cases, the pain is caused by sitting at a desk all day, which can put a lot of stress on your lower back joints. This can create tension in the muscles of your back as well.
It also can lead to serious skeletal and muscular problems that gradually evolve over a period of time. Luckily, joint compression can mitigate the harmful effects of sitting at a desk all day, which means that this chiropractic therapy can put a stop to lower back pain and prevent future health problems too.
Why you should choose Westside Wellness Center
If you visit our practice in West Los Angeles, you can rest assured an experienced and trained professional is performing joint compression therapy. If you need to book a new appointment or reschedule, our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. Many of our clients have found our joint compression sessions to be extremely beneficial, so give us a call today.
Here are the answers to a few of the most asked questions about our Chiropractic services. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment.
What should I wear to my first visit?
Please wear loose fitting clothing. We always have shorts and gowns available if we need to examine extremities, etc.
How long will my first visit take?
We are very thorough and your first visit examination may take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. Follow up visits are typically 20-30 minutes long.
Do you treat Sport Injuries?
Absolutely. Dr. Kelberman spent 15 years at the Joint Rehabilitation and Sports Medical Center.
What type of orthotics can you make?
We have all materials and styles available. After examining your feet, we start by plaster casting your feet. We can fit just about all shoes including ski boots. We also have a patented strengthening system for our feet.
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