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620 Neff Avenue - Suite 100, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-434-6400
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National Academy of Sports Medicine Active Release Technology Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
Specialized Care
"The functional re-activation model is ‘patient-centered,’ because the patient’s symptoms, dysfunction (impairment, abilities, and participation), and distress are all addressed." - Craig Liebenson, DC

Our treatment approach is unique in that it focuses on a blending of active and passive treatments in order to progress patients successfully to a self-care status. Thus, passive care consists of soft-tissue management and joint manipulations, while active-care tools of functional rehabilitation and advice are the key instruments for patient success.


Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy

Manipulations/Adjustments are one of the most powerful tools for musculoskeletal care, when used correctly. Meaning, frequency and duration (how many/how often) of manipulations are chosen wisely, in order to apply just the right amount of "passive care." Drs. Nieder and Glazer find that it yields the quickest and most direct results for the relief of patients’ pain and symptoms.

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Soft Tissue Management

Drs. Nieder and Glazer are the only certified Active Release Technique providers in the area. This is a "medically-patented" soft-tissue management system designed to specifically reduce tension/adhesions within muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments. This technique is utilized to stretch muscles, increase blood flow, free up nerves and reduce muscle aches and pains.

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Functional Rehabilitation / Exercise Training

Dr. Nieder is also a board certified Performance Exercise Specialist. This entails patient specific exercises given in order to take into account their daily habits, limitations, and weaknesses. Most often musculoskeletal pain persists due to controllable factors, such as muscle weakness and lack of endurance. Exercises designed to target those weakened groups are heavily emphasized for patients’ self-management.

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Dr. Glazer also has a Masters Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation which allows him to design individualized exercise and stretching programs for his patients. The programs target key limitations and weaknesses that are contributing, pain-generating factors. Each patient will get their own specific, self-management plan to improve and enhance their functional abilities.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

DNS is a manual rehabilitative approach to activate the “Integrated Stabilizing System” and achieve exciting levels of improved function. Dr. Nieder has been fortunate enough to learn these amazing treatment principles from Pavel Kolar and his team of therapists and physicians. DNS allows the patient to achieve a "purer" functional movement pattern to promote long-standing adaptation to the demand of their lifestyle or sport.

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Kinesio Taping

Dr. Glazer is the only Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner in the area. The tape is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. The tape can be applied to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, enhance performance, prevent injury, improve range of motion, correct joint alignment, and promote good circulation and healing.

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Cox Flexion-Distraction

Cox Flexion-Distraction is a technique that utilizes a special table that allows the doctor to flex and stretch the lower back in a very specific way. This allows the muscles around the spine to relax, and it is excellent for the management of intervertebral discs and opening the spinal canal. Dr. Glazer often utilizes this technique with patients that have disc bulges, disc herniations, and stenosis.

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Activator Technique

Dr. Glazer is an Advanced Proficiency Rated Doctor with Activator Methods International. This is a light force technique using the Activator adjusting instrument that delivers an impulse that can gently restore normal joint mechanics and relieve muscle tension.

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Possibly the MOST IMPORTANT treatment given to our patients! We advise them on what motions will harm them, as well as what motions will help. Advice also has a second factor in which reassurance is given to the patient after all Red Flags or serious signs of disease are ruled out prior to care. Lastly, advice to just stay active has recently been shown to be more effective advice than bed rest, and work/sport restrictions.

Research backs that, "reassuring workers and encouraging resumption of ordinary activities was superior to medication, bed rest, or mobilization exercises".
- (Malmivaara, et. al, New England Journal of Medicine 1995)

Nutritional Support

Both Physicians utilize Anabolic Laboratories’ products to support optimum therapeutic outcomes. These products are designed to reduce inflammation and promote healing as well as long-term nutritional support.

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"What part of your body suffers the most physical stress daily? If you guessed your feet, you’re right. Your feet give you needed mobility and support for work and play. They are the foundation of your body."
- (FASTECH Foot Support Solutions)

We can offer a wide variety of orthotic options to provide long-term benefits for your recommended treatment plan.

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