Success Stories

Below you will find several Success Stories from real patient appointments in our office.  These case histories will show before and after improvement from typically just a single visit.  The type of work we do is difficult to describe, but these videos do a great job of showing what is possible from even a single visit.

Treating Shoulder Mobility Restrictions in a CrossFitter


We See a lot of CrossFitters in our office.  They come in all ages, shapes, and sizes.  One of the most common complaints for CrossFitters are shoulder injuries.  Shoulder injuries can be very complex as any other imbalance in the body can create a shoulder issue.  In this case study the patient had restrictions in the occiput, sternum, and the left glenohumeral joint.  There was organ imbalance that caused weakness in the lats and levator scapula, which are important muscles for shoulder function.  There was also also an emotional correction that had to be performed.  After performing those corrections, the patient’s shoulder mobility increased dramatically.  If you’ve hit a wall in the gym and are wanting to go to the next level, our doctors are trained to re-balance the body.  Dr. Dwayne Golbek is one of only two chiropractors in Tulsa who are Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians.  His expertise allows him to improve performance in athletes quickly.


Treating Shoulder Pain in a CrossFitter


One of our favorite patient populations are our CrossFitters!  This undeserved population loves staying active.  While the majority of physicians would just tell these athletes to stop doing CrossFit, we know that’s not a realistic scenario for most of these athletes.  In this case the patient had left shoulder pain when he performed snatches.  Using the Tensegrity Approach we were able to determine exactly what imbalances were in the body.  The main issues that were causing this CrossFitter’s pain were: Weak Left Serratus Anterior and right Levator Scapulae, Movement dysfunction at right Acromioclavicular joint.  By breaking the body down into simpler movements, we were able to isolate each muscle that problematic and make corrections with joint and muscle work.  Following a few minutes of work, the patient was able to perform a snatch without any of the previous imbalances which eliminated his shoulder pain completely.

Treating TMJ Pain Using the Tensegrity Approach


Most TMJ symptoms can be greatly improved without every performing work on the jaw itself. Emotional Stress is one of the greatest, if not the greatest contributor to jaw issues. A few small emotional corrections and the jaw can open much wider.  We use this work in conjunction with structural treatments like chiropractic, joint mobilizations, soft tissue work (Active Release, Graston, Class IV Laser, Dry Needling, etc), and rehabilitative exercises.  The combination of these techniques allows us to correct acute and chronic conditions quickly and typically on a permanent basis.  The jaw is also part of the intrinsic muscles of the body (deep core) and can be a great compensator for other muscle groups that have fallen behind.  This is why many people clench their jaw and grit their teeth when performing exercise. 

Treating Shoulder Mobility Restrictions in a Weightlifter


We See a lot of weightlifters in our office.  They come in all ages, shapes, and sizes.  One of the most common complaints for weightlifters are shoulder injuries.  Shoulder injuries can be very complex as any other imbalance in the body can create a shoulder issue.  In this specific case, the patient was unable to perform overhead movements efficiently.  He had been given traditional exercises like spinal mobility, scapular mobility, and shoulder muscle flexibility.  Unfortunately those exercises had made no tangible change in his condition.  The Tensegrity Approach showed us dysfunctions at the pelvic floor, the right shoulder joint, and an emotional imbalance (frustration).  After making quick corrections to those issues, the shoulder mobility improved dramatically.  The patient did not believe the change his body made immediately.  When tensegrity is restored, the body often does an immediate reset back to “default” without the need for stretching, etc…


Treating TMJ “Popping” Alleviated in One Visit


Jaw “Popping” “Clicking” etc is often a sign of an imbalance in the body.  In this case study we found imbalances in the cranial bones of the head, as well as several muscles throughout the body.  There was also the emotion of “anxiety” contributing to these issues.  Before treatment you can see that the jaw does not open straight but swings to the patient’s right side.  Once we balanced the body structurally and emotionally, the jaw opened straight down and the popping was no longer present.  TMJ / Jaw issues are rarely caused by the jaw itself which is why treatment of the jaw itself is rarely successful.  Using our full-body approach to healing the body, we can typically eliminate TMJ symptoms permanently in just a few visits.  This is not chiropractic… this is balancing the body.  We call it the “Tensegrity Approach” and no other local office is trained to balance the body in this way. There is a reason you should seek a second opinion. We see the body differently.

Treating Right-Sided Complains in a Distance Runner


Often times a patient will present with complains ALL ON ONE SIDE.  This can be caused by several things.  It could be as simple as one joint is off in the body causing an overload to one side.  From an energetic standpoint, right side issues can be related to a dominant masculine energy in your life (left side femenine) like a dad, brother, husband, boss etc.  In other words, a male may be stressing you out and your body will manifest pain on the right side in order to get your conscious mind’s attention.  In this case, there was significant weakness in the patient’s right hip causing pain in the right heel.  This is something we see very often in the office.  The patient knew that there was more to his case than the Physical Therapist had said.  We confirmed his suspicion using the Tensegrity Approach.