Dr. Mumma’s extensive education has allowed her to expand her practice beyond that of a “typical Raleigh chiropractor.” The following is the short list of chiropractic treatments and services provided at Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh. There’s a lot more than just neck pain relief and back pain therapy! Dr. Mumma continues to further her education in order to better support the needs of her Raleigh chiropractic patients, and serve the Triangle as the most comprehensive manual therapy office.
Chiropractic joint manipulation – commonly referred to as adjusting – is used to release restricted joints of the spine and extremities. By applying an adjustment to a restricted segment, the joint regains motion that would be unattainable using only exercise or posture correction.
Adjustments are applied in-office by Dr. Mumma, but patients can help themselves by participating in various rehabilitation exercises at home. Dr. Mumma has experienced that patients who participate in their care more than by just showing up at their appointments tend to have better outcomes and more satisfaction in their care.
The purpose of the technique is to promote proper activation and coordination of the neuromuscular system. DNS has produced amazing success in cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and stroke cases to name a few, and is equally as effective in the treatment of muscuoloskeletal pain. Dr. Mumma is part of a small group of practitioners in the US who have extensive training and experience in DNS therapy, which is quickly gaining exposure and demand.
Movement Analysis for Children | Raleigh NC
Each patient undergoes a gait analysis and functional screens to determine the root of dysfunction and/or cause of pain. While different for infants and children, all patients go through individual analyses. It is especially important for children to develop patterns that are functional. The way we learn to move from birth actually develops into all of our movement patterns. A thorough analysis can determine if your child’s patterns are functional, and give more information than simply whether or not they are reaching their milestones. Dr. Mumma utilizes the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization in conjunction with a chiropractic evaluation to assess pediatric patients. With that information, Dr. Mumma can determine a treatment plan for your child that will ensure that they are as healthy and functional as possible.
Robin McKenzie was a physical therapist who spent his career dedicated to the treatment of patients suffering from discogenic pain. Patients who suffer from disc related pain tend to have both movement and function loss due to pain and physical barriers related to disc protrusion or herniations. When the center portion of a vertebral disc is under too much load, it bulges through cracks in the outer portion of the disc, sometimes resulting in pain. If this bulge puts pressure on the nerves surrounding the disc, it can cause radiating pain all the way down to the hands and feet. If left untreated, this can eventually lead to loss of muscle strength and tone, as well as loss of sensation. Utilizing the McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment approach, patients learn self-treatment protocols for returning to function.
Nerve mobilization is a technique whereby practitioners can help patients achieve full pain-free range of motion by eliminating adhesions or “sticky spots” along the path of a nerve. If nerves are unable to move without obstruction, the result is pain, tingling, and/or loss of function. By utilizing various nerve mobilization techniques, Dr. Mumma can help alleviate the pain associated with entrapped nerves and assist patients in returning to pain-free movements.
Soft tissue techniques/myofascial release | Raleigh NC
When a muscle, tendon, or ligament is too tight, painful, or does not function properly, Dr. Mumma will use a soft tissue technique to help address the issue. Dr. Mumma has training in numerous soft tissue techniques; namely Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique (GT), and Post-Isometric Relaxation (PIR). ART involves breaking up adhesions in the soft tissues by having the patient go through various motions while the doctor applies specific pressure to the area being treated. GT uses instruments, rather than the doctor’s hands, to apply pressure to break up adhesions. PIR is a muscle relaxation technique that has been found to be very effective at releasing tension in tight muscles as well as treating trigger points. FAKTR involves actively treating soft tissues in order to improve function.
Nutrition | Raleigh NC
Dr. Mumma promotes an anti-inflammatory diet to her patients. The standard American diet (known by the acronym SAD for good reason) is very pro-inflammatory. Inflammation is a key contributor to pain, as well as an important factor in most health conditions affecting the population today (heart disease, cancer, etc). Educating patients on proper diet choices and providing supplements when indicted can ensure long-lasting results in respect to pain and also provide a nutritional basis for a healthier, active lifestyle.
The body undergoes a multitude of changes during pregnancy, and maintaining proper musculoskeletal health is important during this time. Studies have shown that those who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy have less pain and even shorter labor times than those who do not. Dr. Mumma is the Regional Director for BIRTHFIT in the area, helping women remain safely active during their pregnancy for their health and the health of their baby. But care doesn’t need to stop once the baby comes! Long labor, compound hands, breech babies, forceps delivery, Cesarean section, and a variety of other birth scenarios – even a natural birth – can lead to musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction in you and/or your baby. Chiropractic care is safe for infants and can help your little one latch on pain-free!
For more information about the chiropractic treatments we provide at Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, contact us today.