You Deserve to Move Well. We Are Here to Help.
Elite Movement Chiropractic Clinic is a practice where athletes and non-athletes alike can become elite movers with the help of chiropractic care. Located in Petoskey, MI, our office offers an environment of trust, transparency, and positive energy. Our goal is to help patients move better, so they can live a healthier, more vibrant life. We take seriously our responsibility to help you feel great, using a sports medicine approach that is designed specifically for you.
This model represents how we at EMC2 look at injury, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Typically, an orthopedic diagnosis is given solely based on the presenting, painful tissue. Then, that symptomatic tissue is treated. But, to treat the true underlying reason for the pain, one must ask a few additional questions:
• What is causing the tissue to become pathological in the first place?
• What surrounding joints are contributing to the pathological tissue?
• Is the structure not moving enough (mobility issue)?
• Is it moving too much (stability issue)?
• Is our brain not coordinating our movement systems correctly (motor control issue)?
Our goal is to find and correct the underlying movement dysfunction that is actually creating the pathological tissue. If we can do this, we can not only get you better, but more importantly, keep you better.
Mobility is our starting point and base, because we as a society do not move frequently or well enough. Our main objective here is to reduce your pain and symptoms. Most Chiropractors do not move past this layer
Stability forms the next layer. If we do not teach proper stabilization around our new-found mobility, the brain will feel unsafe and will want to re-lock up those tissues. The goal here is to hold the improvements, and restore proper function.
Motor Control is the final layer. This step takes all the mobility and stability improvements and integrates them into smooth and efficient movement patterns. The goal here is to promote durability and longevity.
Massage therapy consists of the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and biomechanical/functional use. It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculo-skeletal and associated problems, and regular Massage Therapy can result in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning. We currently have massage available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-4pm.
Dr. Kuhlman uses a joint-by-joint biomechanical method and movement analysis, to provide a comprehensive musculoskeletal diagnosis. This allows him to create a customized treatment plan that will best address your unique needs.
Your treatment plan may include any of the following:
Adjustments are the most common form of chiropractic treatment. Dr. Kuhlman manually applies a small, specific force to joints in order reduce fixations and restrictions within these joints. You may hear a small cracking or popping sound; that is just the release of gas bubbles and pressure within the joint space. The goal is to reduce pressure/stress on the joint, and allow it to move normally.
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Exercise & Motor Control Training
Here, we believe that movement is medicine. That’s why rehabilitation is often an aspect of our treatment methods. Exercise helps build strength and stamina, while improving overall health. We provide patients with exercises, stretches, and specific movements to perform at home so they can continue their healing outside of the office. We also provide dynamic neuromuscular stabilization methods of motor control training, teaching patients how to move properly and addressing abnormal movement patterns to prevent further damage or future injuries.
Elite Movement Chiropractic Clinic
2810 Charlevoix Ave #101
Petoskey, MI 49770
(Located in the Arrowhead Commons Complex)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM