Let's address the elephant in the room. "If you are a chiropractor then why don't you practice traditional chiropractic?". Great question.
Throughout my education and career, my only goal was to find the best way to get people out of pain. After years of pursuing this goal, I have found that nothing eliminates pain faster than STRENGTH.
Array Strength Care Model.
Clinical Care Model.
One On One, 45-Minute Sessions with Dr. Rob
Treatment Goal of Eliminating the Underlying Problem of Your Pain
Short-Term Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Transition to Long-Term Strength Training to Prevent Future Pain
Real Results and a Lasting Pain-Free Life
Correct Mechanics to Protect Joints Through Movement
Strength Through Full Range of Motion to Improve Joint Longevity
Training Individual-Specific Weaknesses to Deload Joint Stress
Stress on Postural Strength and Endurance to Translate to Daily Life
Progressive Increase to Protect Individuals New to Strength Training
So What Can I Expect During a Rehab Session?
Manual Soft Tissue Release (Therapeutic Massage)
Lacrosse Ball Rolling
Deep Tissue Tempering
Joint Manipulation (Chiropractic Adjustment)
Abdominal Strength and Endurance
So What Can I Expect During a Strength Session?
Correct Lifting Mechanics Taught
Strengthening of Client-Specific Weaknesses and Needs
Strengthening of Postural Muscles
The Goal of Improving Overall Strength to Translate to Daily Life
The Goal of Strengthening the Body to Decrease Daily Aches and Pains
SCIENCE OF ARRAY STRENGTH
Is Weakness Causing My Pain?
Throughout my career I only had one goal, to find the best way to get people out of pain. After years of continuing education, professional mentorships, and owning my practice, I have found that nothing eliminates pain faster than STRENGTH.
In my experience, most patients have 2-3 functionally weak areas. These weaknesses cause abnormal torque (rotational force) to occur at the joint driving injury or nagging chronic pain.
Let's use the knee as an example. The quadriceps and the hamstring provide counter forces at the knee. One extends the knee, while the other flexes the knee. In most cases, quadriceps strength overpowers the hamstring. This is called quad dominance. A large number of knee injuries are in some way affected, by quad dominance. Correctly strengthening the hamstring can lead to decreased torque on the knee, ultimately eliminating pain.
This same principle can be used on every joint to decrease the abnormal torque driving pain. Some cases are much more complicated, but correctly strengthening the right muscles makes changes occur quickly.
Finding Muscles That Need Some Work.
Strength only eliminates pain if you are strengthening the right area. This is where we come in. During the first session, we will perform a combination of functional exams that demonstrate problem areas and the origin of your pain. This gives us a baseline of what needs to be strengthened.
Muscles need to be strengthened based on their primary function and with a goal in mind. Performing 5 sets of 5 single arm rows may make your back strong but it will not improve your ability to sit upright at your desk during your 8-hour work day. Endurance muscles require training muscular endurance.
Correctly strengthening weak muscles and strengthening with a goal quickly improves function and decreases pain.
Is Tension Causing My Pain?
Yes. There are multiple ways to release tension including, foam rolling, lacrosse ball rolling, stretching, deep tissue tempering, and manual soft tissue release. We use all of these techniques at Array Strength but one of our main goals is to teach you how to be self-sustainable. Of course, there are things that you can't do on your own, we will do these in the office.
We recommend purchasing a foam roller for all our patients. When you come in, following our examination, we will show you how to foam roll your specific problem areas. Sometimes simply decreasing tension in these areas is enough to eliminate a majority of your pain.
We have recently partnered with a Massage Therapist. If you are interested in receiving an orthopedic massage to relieve tension, contact us and we will give you their contact information.
ROBERT CORVINO DC, MSACN IS THE OWNER OF ARRAY STRENGTH.
Dr. Rob's unique treatment style has been influenced by training under high-level sports clinicians, and leaders in nutrition. He also holds a long personal history of athletics; including Football, Track (Sprinting), and Weight Training. His treatment style revolves around strengthening patient-specific weaknesses.
Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Northeast College of Health Sciences
Master's Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from Northeast College of Health Sciences
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from University at Buffalo
Continuing education in manual soft tissue treatment with Dr. Taranjit Ohson; Chiropractor for the Canadian National Tennis Team
Two-year professional mentorship with Clinical Nutrition Ph.D. Candidate, Ben Warren of BePure