8615 Rosehill Rd
Lenexa, KS 66215
102 N. Sterling Avenue
Sugar Creek, MO 64054
Jennifer Schindler, D.C.
Jason Thornley, D.C.
Joan Biblo, L.M.T.
Rainne Kerchebal, L.M.T.
Active Care Chiropractic Therapist – Joan Biblo
Your comfort is the most important factor in any massage treatment. Clear communication between the therapist and patient is essential to achieve optimal results with massage therapy. The more information you share, the better prepared the therapist will be, resulting in more effective treatment.
If you are uncomfortable with any part of the process, the session can be modified to meet your needs. A massage treatment should be a positive experience. For this reason, you set the boundaries, and the therapist works within those boundaries. Remember, you are the employer.
Licensed massage therapists are professionals and they maintain the highest level of ethical standards. Massage therapists are also bound by client confidentiality. All licensed therapists practice within the scope of the law. With all this in mind, you can trust that your experience will be a good one.
Types of Therapy Administered by Joan Biblo
Relaxation Therapy – Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is a generalized treatment that lasts approximately 60 minutes. The goal is to induce a deep state of relaxation throughout the entire body. This is usually accomplished by using a routine of long, flowing strokes and light-to-medium pressure. This is given as a full-body treatment and does not address specific problems.
Rehabilitation Therapy – Orthopedic Rehabilitative
Orthopedic rehabilitative massage is an approach that uses multiple rehab and massage techniques. It focuses more on postural deviations, injuries or other soft-tissue dysfunctions in the body. These soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.
Because of the specific nature of these treatments, they are not given as full-body treatments. They are not as relaxing as a Swedish massage. A treatment of this kind may include muscle testing, specific bodywork using deep pressure and assisted stretching.
Soft-tissue rehab techniques are frequently used by physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other health care professionals. An experienced massage therapist will be more familiar with these techniques and their applications.
Please remember that your appointment is a reservation for the therapist’s time. If an appointment is cancelled without proper notice or must be shortened because of a client’s tardiness, full payment will still be expected.
On-site appointments are available for an additional fee. Gift certificates are available, too. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Therapies Used at Active Care Chiropractic
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) uses an electric current to involuntarily contract muscles. It is used to promote tissue healing and reduce pain. EMS can be used to alleviate muscle soreness, tightness and spasticity. Additionally, when muscles are extremely tight, it can be difficult to perform an adjustment. In these circumstances, EMS can be used prior to an adjustment to relax the muscle and make certain techniques more comfortable for the patient.
Ultrasound is a form of deep-heat therapy created by sound waves. These sound waves penetrate below the skin, functioning as a type of micro massage. Ultrasound works well to reduce adhesions and scar tissue that form after an injury has occurred. Ultrasound is also effective in treating chronic injuries.
Exercises / Stretches
It is important for patients to get involved in their chiropractic care. For example, tight hamstrings can increase pelvic misalignment. Chiropractic adjustments can realign the pelvis, but if the musculature surrounding the pelvis is ignored, adjustments will not hold as long as they should. The same concept applies to weak muscles. Weak abdominal muscles can increase the curvature in the low back, putting extra stress on the discs and joints in the lumbar spine. Certain exercises and / or stretches can help the spine stay in alignment longer and decrease pain and stiffness.