Rehabilitation Techniques






Chiropractors in Grand Island, NE

Cobler Chiropractic in Grand Island, NE provides a full range of chiropractic and wellness services. Since 2005, our team has been a trusted name in helping patients of all ages restore their health and improve their wellbeing. In addition to traditional chiropractic treatments we are proud to provide our patients with a range of rehabilitation techniques and therapeutic modalities.

Our chiropractors treat a number of common conditions including: sciatica, headaches, back pain, neck pain, disc injuries, tendinitis, bursitis, repetitive stress injuries and much more. We provide the following rehabilitative services to patients:


Developed in the Czech Republic by Pavel Kolar, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) provides a unique approach to hands-on rehabilitation. This utilizes techniques to activate the integrated stabilizing system of our spine and body. It is based on scientific principles of developmental kinesiology (how babies grow and learn to move) and applies them towards the neurophysiological aspects of the adult locomotion system.

This type of treatment starts off by focusing on proper breathing patterns. This is a prerequisite to the human stabilizing system. It then progresses through guided movement patterns, which increase tone in under-worked muscles and decrease tension in overworked muscles. Through the activation of ideal, inborn movement patterns, DNS works by stimulating movement control centers. This therefore, “turns off” improper dysfunction movement patterns.

These concepts can be utilized with infants, children, and adults, as well as amateur and elite level athletes. This approach can be used as rehabilitation for the injured, optimize movement to help prevent injury, and improve sports performance, as it helps optimize the efficiency of motion.

FAKTR Technique

FAKTR (pronounced “factor”) stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab. This is an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique. It is used to effectively aid in the removal of scar tissue and muscle adhesions that contribute to both acute and chronic conditions.

This innovative treatment provides your doctor with an effective way to detect and treat soft tissue fibrosis (scar tissue) adhesions that result from an accumulation of microtraumas and restoration of proper muscle and joint function. It is an effective treatment for a range of conditions including back pain, headaches, shoulder issues, IT band syndrome, foot pain and more.

Used in combination with functional ranges of motion, the breakdown of scar tissue and fascial restrictions and treatment of the entire kinetic chain is what allows patients to experience shorter recovery times.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective treatment for pain and injury prevention, rehabilitation from injury, and acute and chronic pain. It has very few side effects, and is unequaled in finding and eliminating the neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and function deficits.

This therapeutic treatment is completed by advancing a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point. Typically the needle used is very thin, and most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate their skin. However, once it advances into the muscle, the discomfort can vary from patient to patient. Upon insertion of the needle, healthy muscles will feel very little discomfort, whereas if a muscle contains active trigger points and is shortened and sensitive, the patient may feel a “twitch response” or a sensation akin to a muscle cramp.

This twitch response has a biochemical characteristic which likely affects the symptoms, reaction of the muscle, and response of the tissue. The expertise of the practitioner, along with the health of the tissue can attribute to the variation of discomfort and outcome. During treatment, a patient may only feel a cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or symptoms similar to what they are seeking treatment for. Reproducing their pain and symptoms can help their doctor diagnose the cause of their pain. This sensation is a sign that the trigger point is being deactivated, pain is being reduced, and the muscle is restored to normal length and function.

Patients can typically see positive results within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the duration and cause of the symptoms, experience level of the practitioner, and overall health of the patient.


For more information about our rehabilitation techniques and chiropractic care in Grand Island, NE or to schedule an appointment please contact Cobler Chiropractic at 308-382-2222 today. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you restore your health and wellness.