Knee pain may arise suddenly, or it may be a chronic issue you have been dealing with for years. Regardless of how long you have been suffering through the inconvenience of knee pain, Integrated Health Solutions can help you determine the cause of your pain, working to heal it at the source.
Our goal, no matter the type of injury or pain involved, is to identify the root of the pain you are experiencing, and reverse it through a series of holistic and integrative treatments. After conducting a thorough analysis of a patient, we will create a treatment and rehabilitation plan that revolves around you, your lifestyle and the type of pain or injury with which you are dealing.
Since the knee is a weight-bearing joint, injuries to this part of the body are frequent. Injury is not the only cause of knee pain however. Knee pain can also be the result of many types of rheumatic or immune diseases, which frequently lead to arthritis. Unbalanced mechanics in your legs or hips, over- or under-active muscles, and bad posture or stability can also lead to long-term knee pain. Because most of these causes cannot be detected on a traditional orthopedic exam, IHS Indy conducts a full functional analysis of your knee and related joints and muscles to accurate identity the source of the pain.
What Type of Treatments Can IHS Offer You?
Integrated Health Solutions offers whole-body treatments. We believe that healing comes through an in-depth analysis of how each part of your body cooperates to create a fully functioning system. Rather than attempting to isolate and treat only the site of your pain, we offer treatment that aims to eliminate pain and strengthen your whole body in the process. Our treatment methods include the Active Release Technique (ART) as well as the Graston Technique®, physical and functional rehabilitation services, dry needling and acupuncture.
ART is a soft tissue treatment that works to identify and treat the root cause of pain, rather than treating only the symptoms. Dr. Charbel Harb is an ART expert who has trained with a team formed by Dr. P Michael Leahy, developer of the ART technique. ART is one of the most modern pain treatment methods available, and it is primarily used to loosen and reactivate overused muscles. Dr. Charbel is certified in the ART techniques and protocols that are used to heal soft tissue conditions such as headaches, back pain, muscle tears, and many more.
In addition to ART, we employ the techniques of the Graston® Method. Graston® is a patented technique used by clinicians which, much like ART, works to break down scar tissue and fascial (fibrous tissue) restrictions. This technique uses specialized instruments to analyze, diagnose, and treat the source of soft tissue injury, which is not always the same as the site of the pain.
We also offer holistic and integrative physical rehabilitation to treat a variety of common soft tissue dysfunctions. Dr. Charbel grounds his physical rehabilitation services in the functional rehab method. Dr. Charbel is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA method of functional rehab is a standardized clinical model which helps to diagnose and treat the source of the pain. SFMA involves a patient conducting a series of coordinated body movements which are carefully analyzed by our doctors to identify dysfunctions that may not always be evident in traditional X-ray or MRI exams.
After Dr. Charbel performs the SFMA, another treatment method that can be used independently or in conjunction with other tools is medical acupuncture therapies. Acupuncture is primarily used to improve energy flow and remove blockages from your system, assisting in restoring a healthy balance to your body. Similar to acupuncture, dry needling can be used to catalyze deep tissue healing and whole-body rejuvenation. When used in conjunction with functional rehab, ART, or the Graston Method, acupuncture and dry needling can expedite healing, decrease pain, improve function and restore health.
Start the Journey to Healing
The doctors at IHS Indy share a common goal of treating the root cause of your pain then teaching you the necessary techniques needed to maintain a pain-free life. Most pain can be resolved with a short series of visits, and our Indianapolis chiropractors look forward to helping you get back on track.
At Integrated Health Solutions, we understand how knee pain can negatively affect your life. Regardless of long you have been dealing with the pain, healing is possible and the sooner the process is started, the better. Give our office a call today at 317.449.2020 to speak with one of our caring staff members and schedule your first evaluation.
“Dr Charbel was very flexible with his appointment times and made sure he was available as I needed him.”
“He has been the most caring and engaging doctor I have ever visited.”
“I have met only one other doctor, who not only cared about what was going on in his office, but my life outside as well.”
“I have been completely delighted with his care. He is attentive, caring and very effective at his practice.”
“Upon arrival, Dr Charbel instantly made us feel comfortable. He has an endearing personally that made us feel at home.”
“I did not know what to expect but immediately upon entering Integrated Health Solutions, I felt welcomed and comfortable.”
“He was a breath of fresh air. He took time to evaluate what was happening, explained and answered all of my questions.”
“He genuinely cares about his patients and wants to see them heal without always visiting him for help.”
“When I reached for the meds, I realized I had not taken pain meds the night before but, had actually taken my calcium pills.”
“I applaud the ethical standards you provide your patients as well as your caring heart.”