Our Approach

Chronic Pain? Restricted Movement?

Here at Motion Chirotheropy, our aim is relieve any pain as quickly as possible while addressing the underlying issue that is causing the symptoms.

Through patient focused chiropractor care, we help to relieve pain in athletes, hard workers, and everyday people in the Fishhawk, Valrico and Riverview community.

Chiropractic Care

We take our time to talk to you and learn about your problem and lifestyle, analyze your movements, and uncover the root cause of the issue that is affecting you.

Once the source of discomfort is detected, we will use the most effective treatments to eliminate the pain while putting you on a path to recovery.

We understand you want fast pain relief, personal attention, and the ability to keep doing what you love, and that’s what we’re here for.

“Pain gets a lot less frightening when you know what the cause is and you have a clear path to recovery”

-Dr. Robert Lutz

What We Treat

Dr. Lutz sees patients seeking relief for a variety of medical diagnoses and pain presentations including:

Performance Care

It’s common for us to have athletes come into our office to get an injury treated, but more often than not, a non-traumatic injury is the result of body mechanics not functioning appropriately. This means that if we were to just treat the injury itself and then send that athlete back to the sport that caused the injury in the first place, they would likely end up injured again. This is why in all of our treatment plans we perform a head to toe joint evaluation. Yes.

From your neck down to literally how your big toe is functioning, we evaluate how that joint is performing when you run, pitch, jump, etc. Not only does this approach keep our athletes out of injury, but it can make them to pitch faster, run harder, and jump higher.

Generalized training and conditioning with the team or even sport-specific with most trainers does not account for every athlete’s individualized anatomical abilities. They train for the sport requirements and not what that athlete may be able to safely perform, so ultimately, it ends up training compensation patterns that result in injury or decreased performance.

Our physicians are trained in techniques that many professional athletes and teams utilize to keep their players performing at their highest ability, safely.

Throughout the MLB, NHL, NFL, and even at Westside Barbell, which produces arguably the strongest powerlifters in the world, you can find the same techniques and protocols in our office.

Athletes we love to work with: runners, swimmers, pitchers, golfers, weightlifters, and all youth and high school athletes

Chiropractic Treatment Options

Depending on your condition, we may offer any combination of the following treatments to help you achieve relief and recovery as quickly as possible:

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Chiropractic Manipulation

Most traditional chiropractic clinics focus on long-term treatments that require extensive in-office appointments, costing patients both time and money. Our approach is to quickly identify the underlying cause of the issue that’s causing your discomfort, treat it, and teaches you how to minimize any reoccurrence through specific exercises and principles.

Each patient is unique, requiring equally distinctive treatment programs. The key to the evidence-based model of chiropractic care is to diagnose not only the symptoms you have but also why you have them. At Motion Chirotherapy we take the time necessary to uncover and understand your condition and then do what it takes to correct it.

Learn more: http://www.motionpalpation.org/

GRIP Approach

Global Rehabilitation & Injury Prevention or GRIP is a rehabilitation system based on a full body perspective. These highly specific exercises allows you to gain range of motion, strength and stability to unlock proper global patterns. This allows you to overcome pain caused by faulty movement patterns and prevent future injuries. The GRIP approach utilizes developmental kinesiology, current fascia research and modern pain science to get you out of pain quickly.

McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy

The McKenzie method is a standardized assessment tool that classifies movement problems leading to appropriate treatment. Without a full range of motion and proper use of joints, our backs, necks and joints become stiff and less mobile, leading to pain, greater loss of movement and dysfunction.

MDT effectively treats conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, radiating leg pain, arm pain/numbness, and sciatica. MDT is also effective at classifying and treating the extremities such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, and even TMJ (jaw).

One of the key components of this method is patient education. This method utilizes education to train the patient on proper posture and ergonomics and provides the patient with exercises to treat their own pain. It is directed toward patient self-treatment methods, therefore making the patient less reliant on the doctor for relief of their symptoms.

Learn more: http://www.mckenzieinstituteusa.org

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is derived from a technique pioneered by Drs. Vaclav Vojta, a Czechoslovakian neurologist, and Pavel Kolar, PhD, PT. Dr. Vojta developed a unique therapy that was originally intended to treat children with cerebral palsy. Since its inception in the 1960s, it has grown and expanded and is now used with professional athletes, to children with movement based developmental disorders, to expectant mothers.

Professor Pavel Kolar further evolved and expanded and refined this technique to make it yield faster results. The purpose of the technique is to promote proper activation and coordination of the neuromuscular system. This has yielded amazing success in treating pain syndromes as well as various neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and even stroke cases.

Learn more: https://www.rehabps.com

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is an advanced manual technique where the therapist is able to effectively address soft tissue dysfunctions (i.e. tight, stringy muscles) with the assistance of a contoured instrument.

The instruments give clinicians a mechanical advantage by reducing stress on the hands, magnifying abnormalities (e.g. restrictions, scars, adhesions), and focusing forces through a small area with less friction than using the thumb or fingers.

The goal of treatment is to stimulate an inflammatory healing response – increasing blood flow and stimulating collagen production promotes adequate remodeling and healing of soft tissue structures. Ultimately, reducing overall treatment time and allowing faster recovery.

Functional Rehabilitation

Functional Rehabilitation consists of a variety of corrective and performance exercises with the goal of improving your movement and function in everyday living. Exercises are custom-tailored to each individual’s goals and lifestyle.

Once movement dysfunction(s) have been identified from our thorough evaluation and movement assessment, a custom-tailored corrective and performance exercise program will be implemented with the goal of returning the patient/client to their regular activities of daily living while maintaining a pain-free state.

When a particular muscle is not doing its job correctly (inhibition), other structures have to pick up the slack causing them to become over-stressed. This is called altered motor control and can be due many factors including frequent sitting, sedentary lifestyle, poor postural habits and previous injury. This causes undue tension in aforementioned over-stressed muscles, ultimately leading to pain and injury. Corrective exercises are designed to curb altered motor control by stimulating the inhibited muscle(s) in functional patterns which translates to more efficient movement in sport and everyday activities; thus, increasing performance while decreasing the risk for injury.

Functional Range Conditioning

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) is a system which applies scientific principles to the acquisition and maintenance of functional mobility, joint resilience, joint health and longevity.

Musculoskeletal health depends on movement, and the FRC system provides a continuum to optimize the human body from pain all the way to peak performance.