1. How is Synergy Release Technique different from other sports medicine doctors/chiropractors?Synergy Sports Wellness Institute has a unique way of correcting body dysfunction utilizing a therapy called Synergy Release Therapy. We have found that the cause of most injuries started early in life as a result of one or more stresses causing a compromise in the structural patterns and development of the body. Additional or continued stress in the forms of falls, accidents, poor lifestyle choices or repetitive stress further compromise the body causing a progressive downward pattern of dysfunction. Recognition of these stress patterns is the true genius of the Synergy Release Technique. These stress patterns are categorized into “Phases” of dysfunction.
Currently there are 5 phases of altered dysfunction. Correction of these Phases first requires an extensive evaluation. Only a trained SRT practitioner can recognize the true sequential pattern of dysfunction and structural defects. Since structure alters function, correction of these defects brings the body back into balance. SRT’s one of a kind evaluation and treatment returns the body to correct health, enhancing lifestyle and athletic performance.
2. Why Synergy? Synergy Sports Wellness Institute has a unique way of correcting body dysfunction utilizing a therapy called Synergy Release Therapy. We have found that the cause of most injuries started early in life as a result of one or more stresses causing a compromise in the structural patterns and development of the body. Additional or continued stress in the forms of falls, accidents, poor lifestyle choices or repetitive stress further compromise the body causing a progressive downward pattern of dysfunction. Recognition of these stress patterns is the true genius of the Synergy Release Technique. These stress patterns are categorized into “Phases” of dysfunction.
3. Are you Doctors of Chiropractic? While our Certified Synergy Physicians are Doctors of Chiropractic and may use some chiropractic medicine, Synergy Release Therapy, our proprietary technique, has been proven safe and effective with professional for more than a decade. The Synergy Release Physicians pride themselves in delivering the most advanced care available in injury prevention, rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement. Our care is unique. When you visit Synergy Sports Wellness Institute, we treat the root cause of your injury instead of a superficial review of symptoms. And we are proud to say that 85% of our patients get better and back to what they love within 3-6 visits; not the normal 3-6 months.
4. Are you only for athletes? No, we treat everybody from all walks of life as well as the professional athlete. We treat patients from infancy to the elderly. Everyone, from youth athletes, to the stay-at-home mom, to the weekend warrior, to the professional athlete benefits from out treatment.
5. Why is it important to partake in preventative care? Preventative care is so important because it keeps your body working at a maximum level. It ends up saving time and money because it helps to keep an injury from occurring and helps keep other injuries from getting worse. There is no reason you can’t stay as active as you like if you take care of your body with SRT, good nutrition, and exercise. We have helped so many people regain their youth and vitality by trusting us with their health. Many patients found their way back to a normal lifestyle once their bodies had regained balance through our preventative care.
6. What is a therapeutic class IV laser and how does it work? In straightforward terms, the cells of tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone, and muscle are repaired faster when exposed to laser light. Healing time is reduced by one-half to two-thirds the time it would normally take, all other factors remaining. Simply stated, Laser accelerates healing, increases collagen formation, blocks pain transmitted by nerve cells, reduces swelling and edema, and increases lymphatic drainage.
7. What is Microcurrent and how does it work? Microcurrent is a physical therapy modality that has been used for over 15 years. When applied to the injured tissues, it supports the natural current flow in the tissue, decreases electrical resistance and allows the cells in the traumatized area to regain their capacitance (ability to accept nutrients).
8. What is a Synergy Release Massage and how does it work? Typical Massage Therapy will treat your symptom as the cause. Symptoms are the location of your complaint or pain, often strained or sprained tissue. This treatment protocol results in slow recovery time and facilitates a recurring injury.
Synergy Release Massage Therapy treats the structural imbalance that is the root cause of the pain. The damaged tissue has been set up for failure weeks, months, or years in advance with stress caused by improper postural distortions. First, take the pre-stress off the damaged tissue using the SRT treatment. Then, apply typical massage therapy and treat the symptom. This protocol provides an environment for fast recovery and prevents further injury.
9. What is the difference between a Class III and Class IV laser? The difference between the Class III and Class IV is power. Class IV therapeutic lasers, described as high-power laser therapy, offer more power, deeper penetration and a larger surface treatment area.
10. How are foot Orthotics beneficial? Orthotics are utilized when the forefoot function cannot be held. They help to hold the SRT alignment by stabilizing the ankles, knees, and hips in their proper position. They body is now able to hold the treatment longer thereby allowing muscles, legs and tendons to function as a balanced unit.
11. What are your hours of operation? On a typical week we are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9-6, Wednesday from 9-1, and Friday from 9-3. Please call the office to find out our current times, and read the News and Updates section of our website for further updates or changes.
12. Can I afford this? Great news! Yes, you can afford our services. Because it is our passion to take this amazing treatment to the public, we can’t reach our goals without you. We keep this in mind while setting our prices. We also recognize most people do not have the time to go for treatment for an extended length of time. We strive to get you better within 3-6 visits, not the normal 3-6 months.
13. Do you accept insurance? We do not accept insurance. However, please keep in mind that we focus our treatment on getting you better within 3-6 visits which makes our treatment affordable. Furthermore, we can provide you with an insurance ready receipt for you to submit to your insurance carrier. Reimbursement will be determined by your insurance carrier.
14. I’m not an athlete, so how can Synergy’s experience in athletic performance help me? Everyone wants their body to perform at its best, whether your career depends on it or you just want to keep your body from getting in the way of doing what you want to do. Our providers at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ have worked with some of the best athletes in the country to help heal injuries, correct existing imbalances, and help athletes optimize their peak performance. Whether you need chiropractic care, hyperbaric therapy, our proprietary and innovative Synergy Release Therapy, or any of our many other treatments, our providers will apply their experience and expertise with your unique case.
15. As I’ve gotten older I’ve developed aches and pains, but that’s just part of aging, right? Actually no, it doesn’t have to be. It’s true that your body doesn’t heal itself as quickly with age, and sometimes old injuries can come back to bite you, but it’s not something you just have to live with. Our chiropractors, massage therapists, and other experienced professionals at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute have the expertise to help patients at any age to feel their best. We begin by simply listening to your concerns, finding the root cause of your problem with our diagnostic exam, and then creating a plan to help you reach your wellness goals. Our system is a long-term solution, not a temporary patch, so we focus on treating the true causes of your pain to give you lasting relief. Depending on your specific needs, we accomplish this with chiropractic care, specialized massage therapy, our innovative Synergy Release Therapy, or other methods.
16. Is my child too young to be treated at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™? We treat all ages of children and adults at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, from infants to adults. When we treat kids, it’s most often because of an injury they sustained while playing sports like gymnastics, basketball, football, dancing, or just playing with their friends. While kids’ bodies seem to bounce back quickly, it’s important to make sure they’ve actually healed properly. If not, incidents that seemed minor at the time can become worse. An untreated injury can be re-injured to a more severe degree or impair the body’s ability to move the way it should. This can cause even more issues down the line. It’s best to bring your child in to see us after an athletic injury, even if they seem to have healed well. Our team of qualified, experienced, and caring professionals can examine your child, make sure they’ve healed appropriately, and if not, find and treat the root cause of the problem.
17. I just want my body to hurt less and to work better, but I don’t know where to start. What can Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ do for me? Our approach at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ is all about treating causes rather than symptoms. For this reason, we’re equipped with all the skills and elements we need to perform a comprehensive diagnostic exam. We’ll listen to your concerns and find out what your goals are, then proceed with an exam to identify the underlying issues that are holding you back. It may be a specific injury or just aches and pains that have built up over the years. Armed with detailed information about your body’s needs, we’ll be able to customize a treatment plan that fits into your life and takes you where you want to go. This may include chiropractic care, hyperbaric treatment, our own Synergy Release Therapy, or other options among our many available treatments. For the vast majority of our patients, we’re able to achieve the level of pain relief and performance improvement they want within 3-6 visits.