Trigger Point Dry Needling
Trigger Point Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a 'Trigger Point'. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the feeling of discomfort can vary drastically from patient to patient. Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp -- which is often referred to as a 'twitch response'. The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms, and response of the tissue. Along with the health of the tissue, the expertise of the practitioner can also attribute to the variation of outcome and/or discomfort. The patient may only feel the cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment. A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the patient's symptoms. Patients soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, thereby reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle. Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms, overall health of the patient, and experience level of the practitioner. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.

Muscle Activation Therapy
Dr. Palic works with referrals from orthopedic surgeons for muscle activation therapy. When a patient undergoes an operation, their muscles tend to lose the ability to activate properly. This may lead to a prolonged recovery, atrophy and pain. Dr. Palic uses a blend of techniques to accomplish proper muscle activation. Muscle activation therapy is also used to treat all non-surgical orthopedic conditions.

Erchonia Cold Laser
Low-level laser therapy is the use of low intensity photonic energy as a treatment modality. The Photonic stimuli excite the body’s cells infusing them with energy. There are three primary reactions:

  • reduction of inflammation
  • cell regeneration
  • increased blood flow

The Erchonia Laser is the first cold laser cleared by the FDA for treatment of pain. It is a non-invasive treatment and very effective.

Clinical Nutrition and Lab Testing
Dr. Palic uses blood, urine and saliva testing to evaluate your nutritional needs. All testing is certified by the FDA in accredited facilities. Nutritional recommendations are given based on the symptoms and test results for each patient.

Chiropractic Manipulation
Chiropractic manipulation is used to restore proper movement in the spine and extremity joints. When a joint has decreased motion it causes muscle tightness, pain and inflammation. Muscle activity is secondary to joint mechanoreception. Therefore, joint manipulation is essential for proper muscle function and balance.

Physical Therapy
Therapeutic exercises are managed online with a custom rehabilitation program. This is done to save the patient time and money.

Titlist Performance Institute
Dr. Palic is a certified TPI medical professional. He detects orthopedic issues that inhibit patient’s progression with their golf game. Through a series of orthopedic test patients are evaluated and given a treatment plan including exercises and in-office treatments.

Medical Massage
Dr. Palic coordinates your therapy with his massage therapists on staff.