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Services & Techniques

At Discover Soft Tissue And Spine, we take great pride in providing the finest care to each and every patient. We have included information below about our other services offered in our Grand Rapids office, please call us at (616) 956-1112 if you have any questions!


Soft Tissue Treatment

Our office is not your typical chiropractic office.  We focus on treating the soft tissues (muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve) that contribute to pain, not just the joint component.

Although bones can sometimes be misaligned or even fractured, the most commonly injured structures are the soft tissues. Tendons attach muscles to bones, and ligaments attach one bone to another.  When these injuries happen, the bodies natural way to deal with soft tissue injuries is to lay down scar tissue (adhesion) and adhere soft tissue structures together thus creating more load for other structures. This creates more dysfunction, injury, weakness and scar tissue to form until the body has no other structures to load and starts to produce pain.

We treat a wide variety of pain, including types that are not listed in this area of our website.  If you can’t find any information related to your pain on our website, please contact our office by clicking the link below.  Scar tissue can form in muscles without injury and can cause pain in many different areas.

Dr. Lambert has been certified in soft tissue techniques such as Integrative Diagnosis (ID) ® and Active Release Techniques (ART) ® Soft Tissue Treatment for over 20 years. He utilizes his knowledge in soft tissue treatment to treat soft tissue injuries, including muscles, tendons, ligaments and even nerve entrapment.  He is also one of the only doctors specializing in soft tissue treatment and biomechanical assessment in Michigan.

      

In 2012 Dr. Lambert started his certification with Integrative Diagnosis (ID) ® and has a Level 5 (full body) certification in the ID system of the diagnosis and treatment of adhesion. Integrative Diagnosis is a complete system for diagnosis and conservative treatment of muscle, nerve and joint problems.   Once the diagnosis is made,we choose the best non-invasive treatment to remove scar tissue, either Manual Adhesion Release (MAR) and/or Instrument Adhesion Release (IAR)

Maggie Zick, LMT has been a massage therapist since 2009.  She started her certification in ID in 2016 and has a Level 5 (full body) certification.  This has enabled her to provide even better clinical excellence to our patients and address more specific soft tissue injuries like Dr. Lambert.

Integrative Diagnosis revolutionized the treatment of soft tissue conditions.  Our office uses these soft tissue techniques to localize and remove scar tissue. The treatment is done exclusively with the provider’s hands or the Instrument Adhesion Release tool.


Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing chiropractic techniques when necessary. Dr. Eric Lambert has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.

A chiropractic adjustment is the art of applying a specific force in a specific direction to a joint that is subluxated, “locked up,” or not moving properly. The purpose of the adjustment is to eliminate nervous system interference and improve spinal function. Chiropractic adjustments can be delivered by hand or by using a instruments such as an Activator or Impulse Adjuster. The spinal adjustments given at Discover Soft Tissue and Spine are specifically designed for the individual patient’s comfort, tolerance, and safety. Dr. Lambert offers a variety of adjusting methods to provide you with a comfortable and pleasant chiropractic experience.


Corrective Exercises

At Discover Soft Tissue And Spine, we teach our patients how to perform specific exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body which may be causing pain. Many of these corrective exercises can actually be performed in the comfort of your own home to help improve the effectiveness of your care and correction plan.  In each case, targeted corrective exercises and stretches from our experienced provider will help you feel good while also helping your body achieve balance and health.


Lifestyle Advice (Load Management)

Many of our patients come to see our office to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, orneck pain. While our providers will address each patient's specific condition, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health condition. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve.