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Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

The chiropractic page at Camp4 Human Performance has a detailed discussion about the benefits of spinal manipulation. Our doctors have the skills and experience to know when this is a therapy for your complaint.

DRY NEEDLING

DRY NEEDLING

DRY NEEDLING

In order to better control pain at Camp4 Human Performance we utilize the more modern form of western medical acupuncture, also known as dry-needling. This is the most researched method of controlling muscle aches, pain, and dysfunction.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Everyone at Camp4 Human Performance gets physical rehabilitation. We understand the importance of training the nervous system to function better after we get you out of pain. Learn more about rehabilitation and its importance here.

BYU chiropractors

BYU chiropractors

BYU chiropractors

Both Dr. Tyler and Laney Nelson are the official chiropractors for the BYU athletic programs. Dr. Laney has over 20 years experience doing sports medicine with BYU and the past 8 years with the University of Missouri.

Addressing Chronic Pain

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There is a recent (past decade) change in the rehabilitation of chronic musculoskeletal disorders all patients should be educated about, preferably on his/her first visit. In fact, it’s the single most important factor of patient education. That is why we have an hour long appointment for our new patients.  

The structural paradigm (short leg, disc bulge, subluxation, etc) is hopefully leaving soon as a primary accused source of chronic pain and is being replaced with an understanding to the neuroplastic changes that occur in the long term.  

A key topic to address is ‘Central Sensitization’ which is a condition of the nervous system that is associated with the development and maintenance of chronic pain.  If your therapist isn’t discussing ‘central sensitization’ with you, and you have a chronic pain complaint, ask them about it. If they act confused by your question, or have no response, that’s a good clue you need a new therapist.

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How much Water do I need per day?

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Does dehydration cause muscle cramps? What should be my daily intake?  These are common questions athletes are concerned about.

After doing some research investigation it turns out there is no good science to support any recommendation. It is essentially an argument with no science behind it. There is one good study that was done to show that dehydration DOES NOT cause muscle cramps in endurance athletes. It was the level of intensity that was shown to cause muscle cramps in endurance athletes, not dehydration

So, it’s probably not that big of a concern for everyone else either. People who buy into the 8×8 program usually are selling bottled water. That’s not surprising, but unfortunate. I like this quote by Dr. Timothy Noakes which states“ It is time for the American College of Sports Medicine to acknowledge that humans, like all other earthly creatures, do not need to be told how much to drink during exercise.”

So, drink when you feel thirsty and play hard the rest of the time!

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Can Dry Needling help patients with Knee Arthritis?

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If you are someone who suffers from knee osteoarthritis the doctors at Camp4 Human Performance are here to help. Being the BYU team chiropractors, Dr. Nelson understands the biomechanics leading up to arthritis of the knee, and more importantly how to treat it with conservative therapies. It turns out that dry needling, discussed elsewhere on the website, is recommended by quite a few well established journals as a first exposure treatment for arthritis of the knee.

Dry needling can help stimulate blood flow to the knee which brings with it nutrients and hormones while reducing the leftover products that produce pain and further dysfunction. Alongside your dry needling therapy, nutritional supplementation is important for cartilage health, exercise prescription to control knee alignment, and an overall weight loss exercise substantially improve conservative outcomes. The great thing at Camp4 Human Performance is our relationship with other physicians around the valley, especially in Taylorsville UT, in case we need to co-manage your case with another one of our physicians.

In Taylorsville UT it is hard to find somewhere to go for honest advice regarding pain in the knee however the doctors at Camp4 Human Performance are sure they can get you the right information quickly so as to save you money and time. This clinic is all about getting patients what they need, when they need it. Call today to have our doctors look at your knees. 801-829-9500

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