Dr. Amir H. Nadimi, DC, MS, CCSP, FCAMI offers two special, advanced techniques at his practice, Advanced Spine and Sports Care, in Wolcott.  One technique is especially effective for those who are seeking help with pain management and relief, and the second is for athletes who are interested in optimal sports performance.
    The Graston Technique employs stainless steel instruments that a practitioner rubs against the patient using very specific methods.  It is a simple manual therapy although it does require fairly extensive training and special tools.  Dr. Nadimi joins a growing number of osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists and occupational therapists in using this treatment method. 
    The technique works by stretching connective tissue and muscle fibers and by separating and breaking down scar tissue.  It is similar to massage and it increases blood flow in and around the injured area and promotes the healing process.  The Graston Technique has a high success rate for patients with chronic pain or acute pain from soft tissue injuries.

    Dr. Nadimi also works with athletes and active, sports-minded patients by instructing them on the proper use and application of the Kinesio® Taping Method.  Kinesio® tape was developed in the 1970s and became very popular after many athletes used it in the 2008 Olympics; it was very prevalent at the 2012 Olympics.  The bright colored tape is made of cotton fibers with elastic strands woven in.  Unlike traditional tape, Kinesio® Tape is pliable which allows for a full range of motion.

   Kerri Walsh, 2008 Olympics

When properly applied, the tape offers structural or muscle support; can correct posture or joint problems; can increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage; and it takes pressure off swollen or injured muscles which allows for smooth muscle movement.  It can also be used to relax overused muscles (in therapy) and facilitate underused muscles (in rehabilitation).
Dr. Nadimi offers free consultations to discuss your health needs and wellness goals.  He can be reached at (203) 441-4371.  His website is www.nadimichiro.com

About Dr. Nadimi and Advanced Spine and Sports Care:
    The practice is located at 503 Wolcott Road in Wolcott in the same building as St. Mary’s Walk-in Clinic.  Dr. Nadimi’s focus is on treating musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those affecting the spine, extremities, and sports injuries.
    Dr. Nadimi graduated from the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. His clinical training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Optimus Healthcare provided the opportunity to learn from and work with orthopedic surgeons, internists, physical therapists, and neurologists.  Dr. Nadimi has received awards in dedicated service and superior clinical achievement and he has extensive post-graduate training in acupuncture and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
    Prior to receiving his Doctorate, Dr. Nadimi received a Master of Health Science from Quinnipiac University in Biomedical Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Saint Louis University.