Chiropractic care involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal (muscle, bone and joint) disorders. Aches and pains, whether arising from an acute sports injury or chronically held postures, can be helped through a combination of spinal manipulation / mobilization, muscle therapy, modalities and specific stretches. Although the majority of cases we see are back related we treat a variety of conditions. Our goal is to help reduce your pain and improve your function in as few treatments as needed. For more information on chiropractic care please see our chiropractic frequently asked questions.
An adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a joint of the body. Adjustments loosen the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function. When a joint is adjusted, a gas bubble sometimes forms causing the popping sensation you may have heard about.
Joint mobilizations involve a slow rhythmic induction of movement to a specific joint in the body. Like adjustments, mobilizations help to restore proper movement and to optimize function
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release therapy is a soft tissue therapy that is used to decrease inflammation and contracted tissues (“muscle knots”) that surround the joints. It may involve either active or passive stretching along with direct pressure to adhesions in the muscles.
Microcurrent therapy is an electro-stimulation modality which works to decrease inflammation and pain to the applied area. It works to accelerate the body’s natural healing ability.
TENS therapy is an electro-stimulation modality that is applied to the affected area using pads and which works to decrease muscle spasm, pain and inflammation.
If our feet are not functioning at their best they can be linked to conditions such as foot and ankle pain, knee pain, hip and low back pain. Custom made orthotics can help to correct faulty foot mechanics and reduce these painful conditions.
Not all exercises are created equal – finding healthy, safe and effective exercises are an integral part of reducing pain and maintaining optimal function. We prescribe specific stretches and exercises to help recover from painful conditions. We also advise on general fitness and exercise techniques to keep you moving well and avoiding pain.
Good food is important. Changes in diet, both good and bad, can have a large impact on how your body feels and functions. We can help by providing information on what you can do to improve and maintain good health.
I came to Dr. Mark in extreme pain caused by an injury, his continuous treatment and care has enabled me to live pain free with more freedom of movement than I had before the injury.
Clear Path Chiropractic has been an invaluable source of pain relief for me. My experience there, from the first visit was exceptional and I owe it all to Dr. Mark Kubert. One of the funniest people I know Dr. Kubert is like a chiropractor a therapist and a stand up comedian all in one! Throughout my treatments with him I became pain free in my back as well as my hip and became able to do my job without feeling the need to cry, now I am still pain free and I understand the steps to take to keep it that way. Always knowledgeable and light hearted, Dr. Kubert never puts you outside of your comfort zone. I give full recommendation to Clear Path to anyone experiencing pain or discomfort or to anyone who wants to stay pain free.
I'll be 40 years old this year. Given the man that I was in my early 20s (overweight, inactive), it probably wouldn't be surprising to hear that I began chiropractic treatment with Dr. Mark Kubert to deal with a body that was constantly aching from a sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, that wasn't exactly the case. I began seeing Mark for chiropractic treatments to help prevent injury while I was training for various races. Not only did Mark help me stay in tip-top shape, he also helped me deal with some of the strains of over worked muscles (which led to a wonky ankle/foot, and a strangely tight shoulder). Most of all, Mark made sure to talk to me like a person, and not just another patient file. He truly cares about my entire health - from the food I eat, to the amount of down time I have. From my experience, this is not the norm. If you're feeling off, you should drop in and see him. His smile is more than enough to brighten your day. He's also an exceptional chiropractor.
I have suffered chronic headaches for several years with no exact cause. Sincemy first appointment almost 2 years ago, it was obvious that Dr. Mark Kubert truly listened to my concerns and took the time to talk through my situation and his advice. Through regular visits, he address the aspects of my headaches that arise from the bones, muscles and nerves in my neck, back and shoulders. Dr. Kubert also gives me stretches and exercises that I can do at home to compliment his care. Seeing Dr. Kubert at Clear Path is an enjoyable and worthwhileexperience.
Mark's professionalism goes a long way in making a patient comfortable and confident in the treatment that he performs and prescribes. It is nice dealing with a chiropractor who is interested in the root of a problem and wants to help solve it.
Dr. Mark & Dr. Julie have been truly wonderful in serving our chiropractic needs. Taking the time to listen to concerns and problems, taking the time to interact with our kids, and taking the time to inform and show us how to prevent injuries by stretching.
I used to suffer from chronic, severe pain in my temperomandibular joint (TMJ). The treatment and exercises that Dr. Julie Gill prescribed have succeeded in keeping me pain free to date. Thank you Dr Gill.
We at Tacoma Engineers had the privilege of participating in Mark’s Wellness Presentations. Each session was engaging, entertaining and VERY informative! Mark’s ability to dissect the plethora of health-related information we’re bombarded with on a daily basis through numerous media formats, to focus on key and time-tested principles, in order to improve upon our day-to-day lives from an overall health perspective, is truly remarkable.