2300 Highland Village Rd., Suite 210
Highland Village, TX 75077
Dr Riner’s Techniques and Thought Process
Dr Riner is always continuing his education on healing the human body. He will always be a better doctor in 6 months than he is now. Dr Riner is certified in several techniques but doesn’t just rely on one system of thought. Dr Riner takes pieces from all the techniques and uses what works for him and has created his own unique way of healing.
MATRIX REPATTERNING – REVOLUTIONARY TREATMENT FOR PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION was a break though in thought on how the body holds onto injury’s and is the main reason the chronic health problem starts. Matrix discovered when you hit a fluid filled object like a bone or organs they expand in all directions making the affected object bigger! Sounds simple but this is a paradigm shift for most chiropractors if they get it. Chiropractors are taught what we feel is an out of place bone and needs to be put back in place. When in fact that side of bone is actually bigger and leads to a chronic health problem as follows. Bone gets injured (slip and fall, sports hit, hit head on cabinets, etc.) when I say bone injury people think broken bones but its hard hits or repetitive hits on the same area. Each time an area gets hit it gets a little bigger each time. This is what’s happening with concussions and eventually they say he can’t have another concussion without major damage because they brain has swelled so much and the bone has gotten so big there isn’t any more space in the head.
Dr. Stephen Riner is one of the few certified Matrix Repatterning practitioners in the USA and was the first in the state of Texas.
Dr Riner is Neurological Integration System certified and Quantum Neurology Certified! Both are techniques to rehab the nervous system and let the brain know where the dis-connects are so it can fix the problem. QN uses a laser/LED light over the brain and body to help turn the nerves back on and NIS is more in depth and finds exactly where in the brain the dis-connect is. In basic terms NIS helps find where the brain has blown a circuit in communication and turns it back on. This Blown breaker can be an organ, muscle, bone, nerve, hidden infections, emotional conflicts one had in the past, anything in the body. Dr Riner will use test from both techniques but then fixes the correction with NIS. This was the game changer in the office! Matrix works great but when the brain wasn’t in full communication to the affected area the treatment would take longer to complete. NIS is a very healing technique and once the brain is on board the matrix treatments are a lot faster now saving you time and money.
Dr Riner uses a painless technique for releasing trigger points, involving moving the other muscles around the area. Dr Riner also uses a precursor and rapid release massager to help break up deep fascial issues.
Dr Riner uses KST and The Brimhall 6 steps to wellness protocols to utilize the arthrostim and percussor. The ArthroStim™ is an FDA approved instrument developed by IMPAC technology in Oregon. It has been continuously refined and perfected over its 20+-year history. It introduces energy/force/information to the body to realign segments and remove nerve pressure at a speed of 12 “taps” per second (12 hertz); it is a fast, accurate, low force and controlled adjustment.
The ArthroStim™ gives patients a very specific adjustment, meaning that only the segment that is out of position is adjusted; there is no twisting, turning or “cracking” of joints. This technique permits adjusting in different postures.
This is very important because sometimes a problem can only be reproduced in a certain position. For example, a driver in a car accident (sitting) may not reveal their spinal damage or subluxations when standing; therefore they must be analyzed and corrected in the seated position. This is especially noticeable with people who suffer pain, neurological problems, TMJ and other conditions.
The Cascade of Events When an Injury Happens
Bone is injured and expands, any muscles that are attach to that bone stretch and become tight forever, the joint space becomes smaller causing the disc and cartilage to wear down 20 years later. Nerves and blood vessels all get less space to go through causing nerve problem and blood vessels to swell up. You can really see this when someone has an injury in the knee or hip on one side and they start to have varicose veins. So those chronic tight TFL, traps and other muscles you have to stretch everyday are all because a bone injury at some point. This can create trigger points of balled up muscle, nerve fibers, and fascia. Once the bone is released we can then do trigger point therapy and it will keep the trigger point from coming back. Until it gets injured again. Once the injury happens a circuit is blown to the brain and the brain puts the injured part on full alert lock down. It limits range of motions, makes the sensory nerves more aware of the area so you won’t put it in danger again and this makes the area more sensitive. The nerves that run to the muscles also supply the organs and are affected as well. Those tight TFL muscles go to the last part of the colon and cause bowel issues and the longer the organ is under stress the more it becomes damage and open to infections and will need nutrition to help rebuild the organ! This is just one direction of disease and this pattern can start at any point.
Another example: Get a stomach bug- this weakens your pec muscles, you go play a sport and over exert yourself and you blow the muscle out, brain goes into panic model and locks it down. You rest the muscle for a couple weeks and go about your life and 10 years later you have a frozen shoulder and don’t have any idea how that happened.
What’s the Fix?
Usually we have to do NIS first to get the brain communicating, then fix the bones with matrix, relax the trigger points, and clear emotions. We will check for nutritional problems (infections, heavy metals, allergens, basic nutrition, and rebuilding of organ tissues) as we go along with NIS because you need the proper nutrition to heal faster. These are all things that Dr Riner is checking every time you come in. Sometimes an area is so weak and the distortion so extensive that a segment put in place may not stay in position and may need correcting again.
How Should a Patient Feel?
Most people report a feeling of ease, relaxation and well-being as their structural nerve stress (subluxations) releases/diminishes. Some people feel very relaxed and they should listen to their body and go home and sleep if at all possible. Some people feel dizzy or drunk when they get up! This is from the brain making several changes and is in processing mode! I like to say the rainbow wheel is spinning up there.
The next day some people feel as if they’ve had a good workout, often in places they never knew they had. This is usually felt only after the first adjustment, is temporary and usually disappears within a short time.
People have many layers. After the correction of what the body is showing at the time, older injuries, older distortions, older subluxations and older symptoms (both physical and emotional) may surface to release. The release and healing of old injuries is known as “retracing” and is usually part of the healing process.
On occasion patients have reported “cleansing” symptoms such as diarrhea, pus, mucus, headache, fever, etc. as toxins leave the body. These symptoms are usually temporary. It is helpful to be told if unusual symptoms arise. These symptoms may take the form of emotional releases: old memories coming up or unusual dreams.