Dr Ralph Fiedler
Dr Ralph has been practicing Chiropractic in the south shore area of Lake County since 1980, after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
He has attended many continuing ed courses in orthopedics, sports injuries, whiplash, disc pathology, as well as conservative soft tissue treatment and management of these problems. "I am intrigued by the kinesiology of sport, daily biomechanics, and the survival there of."
Along with being very active in his community, Dr Fiedler has enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, tennis, as well as water skiing, biking, running, training, coaching and refereeing soccer and basketball. He has run several marathons and ultra marathons, as well as participate in many cycling events. "I haven't met an endorphin I didn't like. I like to see people play their best, play hard and play long."
Technique and Approach
Latest research from the Chiropractic and Physical Therapy arena is that all our strains, injuries, postures, patterns/habits accumulate into compensations in our muscles, fascia, and alignment, often silently. In fact 90% of "arthritis" is outside the joints in our soft tissues and alignment of our joints.
To go along with the Chiropractic techniques, including Cranial manipulation, and Cox Lumbar Flexion Distraction, Dr Ralph has evolved a highly effective therapeutic soft tissue approach to injury and pain management. By combining acupressure, deep friction massage, Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, and others, he is able to treat conditions from sciatica, ITB syndrome, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, to headache, wry neck, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as lumbar disc problems, disc problems in the neck, ankle sprains, post surgical ACL recovery, whiplash. Besides stabbing or pinching pain, there may be a dull gnawing, burning, aching ill-defined pain, pins and needles or numbness. These are quite often a build up in the soft tissues, like muscles or fascia, that entrap or irritate the nerves and cause a peripheral neuropathy, like a carpal tunnel syndrome. This is frequently referred to as a repetitive motion syndrome, or an accumulative micro trauma syndrome.
By using Integrated Therapeutic Soft Tissue Techniques, he is able to treat patients that might be somewhat fearful of being adjusted, or shouldn't be adjusted because of advanced degeneration or prior surgery.
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