Services

Cupping

Cupping is an alternative, therapeutic approach that utilizes special cups, applied to different areas of the body for a duration of 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Recently, cupping has become well known due to the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. However, cupping dates back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern cultures as far as 1550 B.C.

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Our chiropractors at ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, utilize cupping for the treatment and rapid release of taut soft tissues, myofascial pain, inflammation, blood flow, and improved joint range of motion. Our approach to cupping is more modern than a traditional approach. We utilize silicone, vacuum-based cups instead of the traditional glass, heating method.

Cupping works by creating a “negative” tension on myofascial areas of the body. Instead of applying pressure into the body, commonly associated with a vast amount of soft tissue therapies, cupping draws the pressure away from the problematic area by pulling on the muscles and fascia. Cupping will often leave non-painful, circular, bruise-like marks on the skin after application. The discoloration varies depending on: the duration of cupping, pressure generated in the cup, and the level of stagnation within the deeper tissue layers. Discolored marks can vary from dark purple to bright red, and may last anywhere from a few hours to 1-2 weeks. Areas with more discoloration may take several visits to subside.

Cupping is a fantastic and effective soft tissue technique when other forms of soft tissue therapies and strategies do not produce wanted results.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Dr. Rachel strives to educate, assist, and empower expectant / postpartum mothers (and their newborns) to thrive in the Wichita, KS community. Mothers undergo the most athletic event anyone can ever experience, and with courage some will undergo this event several times! The event being childbirth.pregnancy

Dr. Rachel utilizes an advanced, triage approach including: fitness, nutrition, and chiropractic care. The female body is an amazing and life-giving being. Throughout the process of pregnancy and delivery, the body will have undertaken a large toll. Often, the only care or advice women are given is to rest with a follow-up exam in 6 weeks. Hello? Did we mention what just happened was the MOST ATHLETIC EVENT anyone can undergo? During this first 6 weeks postpartum, the body begins the healing process regardless of your birthing method. Throughout this time, it is vital to incorporate rehabilitation care to eliminate or decrease your chances of unwanted and often avoidable conditions, such as incontinence.

Dr. Rachel places a heavy emphasis on eating right, staying in the right mindset, and staying physically active. Whatever your personal goals are in regard to fitness: walking, running, yoga, gym junkie, or weekend warrior, ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic will take your pregnancy and postpartum experience to new heights!

Our Services

The following is a comprehensive list of our services offered to the community of Wichita, KS.  To find out more about a service below, please click "Learn More."

Chiropractic Adjustments and Mobilizations

Chiropractic Adjustments and Mobilizations

Our chiropractic services are individually-tailored and evidence-based. Chiropractic manipulations (adjustments) and mobilizations are often vital in creating long-lasting pain relief.

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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation, or corrective exercises, are always customized here to treat the underlying causes of your pains and dysfunctions and also as prevention. Our strategies can easily be included into your current or future exercise programs.

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Active Release Techniques (ART)

Active Release Techniques (ART)

A.R.T. is considered the gold standard for manual soft tissue therapy among many chiropractors & healthcare providers. It is highly effective at releasing myofascial adhesions, nerve entrapments, and scar tissues within overused, fibrotic, soft tissue structures.

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a process using thin filament needles, traditionally used for acupuncture, to create a pro-inflammatory state within soft tissue structures with the aim of improving the health and quality of the designated tissue.

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM is a global description for soft tissue techniques incorporating a rubber or metal instrument, which provides mechanical leverage to the healthcare provider. Two of the most respected techniques are: Graston and FAKTR.

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Kinesio Tape (Rocktape)

Kinesio Tape (Rocktape)

KT Tape techniques and providers have become numerous due to the recent use seen among professional and Olympic-level athletes. KT Tape can provide joint stability and pain relief, while still allowing full range of motion. Our chiropractic doctors utilize various tapes and taping techniques to give the best benefit possible.

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Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom Foot Orthotics

Customized foot orthotics can often be the difference-maker for many individuals in regards to pain, dysfunction, and performance. If the base of the body does not feel stable through motion, then compensation may occur, leading to many kinds of ailments.

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Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

With the rise in competitive youth sports, having an edge on the competition can make all the difference. Here at ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, our chiropractic doctors include movement screens in each sport physical to give your child that competitive edge in their chosen sport.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

An under appreciated component among many healthcare providers is an understanding and appreciation for nutrition and the role it takes in regard to pain. Many chronic and full body pain experiences include a nutritional component, which when left undiscussed, will lead to limited results.

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Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care

Typically, pediatric care is thought of in regard to taking a child’s length, weight and head measurements. But this neglects many aspects, most importantly the baby’s movement quality. A child does not have to be told how to develop, but in today’s society it can easily be interrupted or even rushed. Let Dr. Rachel fill in the gaps of pediatric care by educating you on proper childhood development, along with assisting your baby to retrain faulty movement strategies.

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care

Expecting and giving birth is an athletic event and should be treated as such. The current lack of respect given to this process needs to change. Through education, nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness every woman can improve their quality of life. It is time for women to stand up and empower themselves!

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Cupping

Cupping

Our chiropractors utilize the most modern, up-to-date, cupping strategies to alleviate soft tissue aches and pains. Cupping typically consists of applying 5-7 cups to a specific area of the body, typically for 30 seconds to 5 minutes, until the wanted therapeutic outcome occurs.

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Pediatric Care

Giving life can be a traumatic but amazing experience for new mothers! Newborns also undergo this traumatic experience but cannot verbalize their pains. All parents want the best for their child whether it means becoming a professional athlete, doctor, artist, or anything in-between. However, we often focus on the destination instead of the journey which includes the many, small steps that make up “life.”crawl

Dr. Rachel focuses on using advanced, gentle chiropractic care, reflex locomotion, movement-based assessments, and nutritional advice to encourage every child to become the best version of themselves. As an infant transitions to a toddler, certain milestones of development should be achieved within certain time frames. Dr. Rachel uses her skills to improve a child’s development, reaching these milestones in the proper way.

ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic’s chiropractic doctors realize the significance of addressing deficiencies during youth rather than waiting to “fix” a broken adult. When a child’s development occurs fluidly in relation to his/her age, it shows the brain and the body are communicating ideally. Help your child achieve the most in life by allowing us to provide them with a road map to long-lasting health!

Sport Physicals

Comp 79534027The movement-based chiropractors at ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic are proud to offer custom Sport Physicals to the greater Wichita, Kansas area. Our tailored sports physicals offer insightful and educational material for functional improvements in regards to specific sports including, but not limited to: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, golf, and volleyball. Here at ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, we are excited and honored to help improve your and your child’s health while giving them the confidence and needed skills for a fulfilling and injury-free season.

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