CHIROPRACTIC, REHABILITATION & SPORTS THERAPY
Providing the latest in evidence-based treatment and hands-on care in the Murrysville, Monroeville, Plum, and surrounding Pittsburgh area.
Gallagher Performance provides the highest quality in patient care by using an integrative approach of multiple disciplines – chiropractic, manual therapy, functional rehabilitation, strength training & exercise. With this model we are able to create unique strategies to eliminate pain, enhance performance and elevate wellness.
We believe you should not only meet, but exceed your goals related to health, fitness or sport. That you should receive relief and results through proper treatment, proper training, and proper education. We believe in enabling everyone we work with to achieve their full potential.
We strive to identify the repetitive movements and postural abnormalities that cause pain and discomfort by performing thorough and detailed evaluations. Evaluations and customized treatment plans aim to identify the underlying cause of your condition rather than merely alleviating symptoms.
Almost every case involving muscle or joint pain requires some level of strengthening exercise progression and education. We will make sure you are doing the most appropriate exercises for your situation and your level of ability. By clearly educating each patient on why they are performing their prescribed exercises or stretches, the focus becomes about patient empowerment and providing them with a sense of what they can do for themselves to keep pain from returning.
Regardless of the number of treatments you receive, the goal remains the same – to make a lasting change in your body through posture and movement re-education.
Conditions We Treat
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Disc Herniation
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Nerve Injuries & Compression
- Ankle Sprains
- Shin Splints
- Low back pain
- Upper back pain
- Neck pain
- And more
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
What are my options if you don’t accept my insurance?
The insurance industry has become increasingly difficult to work with as many large carriers have limited or completely closed off providers from joining their network. In this cases, we operate as a fee-for-service facility and payment is due at the time of service.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, credit/debit cards, HSA or FSA. As a non-participating provider, we can submit the necessary paperwork to your insurance company if any reimbursement is due to you.
Chiropractic, Rehab & Sports Therapy Services
At Gallagher Performance, our approach to treatment centers on primarily impacting the nervous system. The nervous system and your brain control how you move, and how you feel pain. By impacting the nervous system, we can influence many things. We strive to impact the nervous system through therapy, exercise, and patient education. Our physical medicine services consist of using our hands to improve the nerve, muscle or joint function through very conservative and safe procedures. Some of these services include:
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy
Gallagher Performance provides the latest techniques, including joint manipulation (adjusting), designed to treat musculoskeletal complaints. The purpose of joint manipulation is to release restricted joints of the body, primarily in the spine and extremities. Joints commonly become restricted as a response to poor posture, imbalanced muscle activity, and/or trauma. By releasing a restricted joint through manipulation, improvements in the quality of motion of the joint are gained that may not be possible with exercise or other interventions. Manipulation also serves to reduce pain and relax tight muscles.
Myofascial release targets adhesions that develop either within a single muscle or between adjacent muscles and other forms of connective tissue such as fascia, tendons and ligaments. Many athletes and patients experience accumulative or overuse trauma (ex: plantar fasciitis due to running or carpal tunnel syndrome due to prolonged computer/desk work). The goal becomes to work a muscle to remove adhesions and restore neuromuscular function to decrease pain while increasing range of motion, strength, and coordination of movement.
In addition to providing relief through chiropractic manipulative therapy and treating muscular adhesions, it can prove to be incredibly valuable to identify the source of a patient’s symptoms. The functional approach to rehabilitation includes identifying joint dysfunction, muscular imbalances, trigger points, and faulty movement patterns. These are often the hidden causes of injury. Observing how a patient moves and functions allows us to identify improper movement patterns that become contributors to pain and poor sport performance. By placing an emphasis on strategies to improve movement and function, functional rehabilitation is effective in improving qualities of endurance, strength, stability, balance, agility, coordination, and body awareness.
Contrary to popular belief, your option is not solely limited to seeing a physical therapist for your post-surgical rehab. As a chiropractor, Dr. Gallagher has extensive training in sports-injuries and rehabilitation, including post-surgical rehabilitation protocols.
We regularly work with a wide range of post-surgical patients and athletes, including: spinal surgery, disc surgery, spinal fusion, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, tendon repair, joint replacement, and more.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) & Vojta Therapy
DNS and Vojta Therapy are advanced approaches used to not only treat a variety of neuromuscular conditions but also used by athletes worldwide to elevate performance. By applying principles and techniques rooted in the study of child development, DNS and Vojta Therapy aim to improve and restore the activation of ideal movement patterns. These techniques are used to promote the ideal postures, movements, and degree of body awareness that is essential not only to athleticism, but to also treating the underlying causes of several pain syndromes that are commonly treated by chiropractors and rehabilitation specialists.
Nerve Flossing (Neurodynamic Mobilizations)
Nerve flossing is a specialized diagnostic and treatment technique commonly used to diagnose and treat neural tension, which usually expresses symptoms such as muscular tightness, pain, weakness, numbness and/or tingling.
Therapeutic & Corrective Exercise
Exercise progressions and protocols to develop strength, range of motion, re-educate the neuromuscular system in order to address the underlying causes of dysfunction and pain.