Dr. Griffin is a Full Body, Ironman, and Elite Provider Network Certified ART Provider. ART stands for Active Release Technique. This is a method of mobilization of soft tissue including muscle, tendon, ligament, and nerve to release these tissues giving you full range of motion back by reducing spasm and scar tissue that develops in injured muscles. This method of treatment is used by professional athletes all over the world including the PGA tour, NHL, NBA, NFL and Ironman Triathletes.
Dr. Griffin has worked with Tennis Professionals, Golf Professionals, Pro and Semi-pro Baseball Players, College Volleyball Coaches, and multiple select sports teams in the DFW area as well as other states. Our evaluation and treatment strategies give us the edge to work with athletes and individuals of all ages and find real solutions through individualized treatment to help restore function.
All athletes strive to achieve peak athletic performance. For this to happen, you must have proper conditioning, balance, stability and range of motion of all joints. Many injuries are simply caused by these imbalances resulting from previous injury or decreased conditioning.
Dr. Griffin has been involved in competitive sports for many years both as a player and coach. He has coached hockey and volleyball at the pee wee and high school level respectively. Dr. Griffin started playing hockey at the age of 4 and played competitively in Bantam and Midget. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from the University of Regina in Canada. He understands the importance of getting back to the game as quickly as possible after injury and how to prevent injuries from happening. He is a Chiropractor for the PGA Tour and an Elite Provider for the Active Release Technique network, the highest distinction for ART. He is also a certified provider for the ART Ironman Provider network.
His approach to sports injuries is to understand each sport individually from a mechanical aspect. By understanding the stresses put on the body's muscle, nerve and skeletal systems, he can more effectively understand the cause of the injury. The injury may be traumatic or repetitive trauma. By having a better overall understanding of cause of injury, this allows more focused treatment which returns the athlete back to regular activity quickly.
Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for these conditions. It is very affordable and less expensive than surgery, utilizing a new therapeutic device for treatment of painful nerve compression and disc herniation syndromes!
The Decompression-Reduction-Stabilization therapy is an effective treatment for: Herniated disc, Degenerative disc, Facet syndrome, Sciatica, Post-surgical patients, Spinal Stenosis
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, comfortable traction therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain. During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.
The vacuum effect accomplishes two things. From a mechanical standpoint, disc material that has protruded or herniated outside the normal confines of the disc can be pulled back within the disc by the vacuum created within the disc. Also, the vacuum within the disc stimulates in growth of blood supply, secondarily stimulating a healing response. This results in pain reduction and proper healing at the injured site.
There are a number of spinal decompression machines presently used in the United States. After significant research, Hopkins Clinic for Physical Medicine has chosen to use the Triton DTS Machine manufactured by Chattanooga, Inc., the premier manufacturer of physical therapy machines.
Spinal decompression therapy is designed to unload the spinal disc. Any back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy. These conditions include herniated, protruding or bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves). We have also seen many with facet joint problems helped.
Spinal decompression therapy is usually not recommended for pregnant women, or patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage. It is not recommended for patients over 70. However, every patient is evaluated on an individual basis. Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws and metal plates or "cages") is also contraindicated. Surgery to the discs without fusion or fusion using bony replacement is not contraindicated.
Each session includes decompression therapy and spinal stabilization exercises and takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Spinal decompression is usually performed 3-5 times a week for 15-20 sessions.
Over 70% of patients have good pain relief. This success rate is similar to surgical results. Decompression, however, does not have a lengthy recovery time like surgery.
Spinal decompression therapy can help people with back pain after failed spinal surgery. It can be performed in most patients who have not been left with an unstable spine after surgery.
Cold Laser Therapy is also know as Low Level Laser Therapy. The laser Dr. Griffin uses has the best depth of healing on the market today. It works to decrease pain, inflammation, and lenth of healing time.
Other benefits include increased nerve function, increased blood flow and develop new collagen formation. This is especially beneficial for old and new injuries.