Diagnostic Approach

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA™) Focus On Health offers not only a unique set of services to Columbia Missouri, we also offer a distinctive analysis system. Through Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA™) and advanced orthopedic evaluations, our doctors and soft tissue therapists develop specific treatment plans to address your concerns and exceed your goals. Each member of our clinical staff is trained through SFMA™ to ensure we can communicate effectively throughout your care.

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Chiropractic
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Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic adjustments address mobility restrictions in the joints of the spine and extremities. The adjustments restore segmental mobility, and effect global mobility throughout the body.

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SOFT TISSUE
MANIPULATION

Soft tissue manipulation is used to treat somatic dysfunction, accompanying pain and restriction of motion. Focus On Health utilizes several forms of soft tissue manipulation: our doctors and clinical therapists are trained in various techniques to suit your needs.

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FunctionaL Rehabilitation

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Functional rehabilitation is an extension of traditional physical therapy. Its purpose is to address various musculoskeletal conditions and restore functionality in cases where functionality has been lost or reduced, such as following a sports-related injury.

There are many techniques, exercises and treatments that can be categorized under functional rehabilitation. Focus On Health specializes in..

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Graston
Technique

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The Graston Technique is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes a collection of six specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation and resolve adhesions in the muscles and tendons.

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Kinesiotape

Elastic therapeutic tape was first seen in the 1970s when Kinesio Tex Tape was invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor.

The tape is used in therapy to relax overused muscles and in rehabilitation to facilitate underused muscles. The wave pattern found on the tape’s adhesive has a lifting effect on the skin which can reduce swelling and inflammation by improving circulation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors.

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Cold Laser
Therapy

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Cold Laser Therapy, offers a non-intrusive pain treatment option to acupuncture and surgery.

Cold Laser Therapy (also known as Low Level Laser Therapy) promotes healing for many conditions because its laser light beam penetrates the skin, increases energy and activates enzymes in targeted cells. It has been widely used in Europe for over thirty five years and has been the subject of numerous studies with over 3,500 scientific papers published worldwide.

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Acupuncture and Dry Needling

Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a trained practitioner using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability.read more

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