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Craniosacral Therapy 101

May 28, 2015, 4:10 pm

CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch manual therapy that addresses restrictions in the craniosacral system, which system includes the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. This vital system extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum or tailbone area.  This gentle method of detection and correction encourages your own natural healing mechanisms giving you better overall health and resistance to disease.

CranioSacral Therapy is performed using light touch generally no more than the weight of a nickel.  The practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord.  This results in a central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that is able to return to its greatest levels of performance.

CranioSacral Therapy can assist in treating a wide range of illnesses, pain, and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • cranium1Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Many other conditions


Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor and CranioSacral Therapist certified through the Upledger Institute of CranioSacral Therapy.  He provides care to patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas.  Come experience the difference at the Institute!

For more information on CranioSacral Therapy please see our glossary page HERE.

Did you know? The Institute offers Laser Therapy for pain relief and many other conditions……

May 19, 2015, 7:33 pm

Laser Therapy on elbow Dr. Trent Burrup is certified in providing Class IV Laser Therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, especially pain management for acute and chronic injuries and conditions.

Laser Therapy, also known as “hot laser”, “cold laser”, “Class 4 Laser Therapy” or “K laser Therapy”, uses red and near-infrared wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects in the body.

Laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth.  The Laser accelerates wound healing, and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation.  When it comes to pain management, Class IV Laser Therapy provides dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area.  This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain.  As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

Numerous research studies show that laser treatments can help with these conditions:

Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Knee Pain
Shoulder Pain
Sports Injuries
Work or Auto Related Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries
Tennis Elbow
Sprains, Strains
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Plantar Fasciitis
Degenerative Joint Conditions
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diabetic Neuropathy
Neurogenic Pain
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
Venous Ulcers
Amputee Stumps

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor certified in Class IV Laser Therapy and provides care for patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!


To see FAQs and find out more about Class IV Laser Therapy, Click Here to visit our Glossary

Muscle Testing (a.k.a. Applied Kinesiology)

May 16, 2015, 8:22 pm

Muscle-Testing-Image-for-weApplied Kinesiology (AK) is used by Dr. Burrup during almost every office visit in conjunction with chiropractic, acupuncture, and other therapies.  Dr. Burrup uses AK, or muscle testing to identify the root causes of your health concerns, and it helps determine for example, where you need to be adjusted, which acupuncture meridians are out of balance, what nutrition, herbs, or homeopathic remedies will work for you and how much to take, as well as many other aspects of corrective and wellness care.

Muscle tests done in applied kinesiology evaluate how the nervous system controls muscle function. Some things that can affect muscle function include compromised nerve, blood, and lymphatic flow to the muscle, joint and bone misalignments, acupuncture meridian imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies.

Applied kinesiology should be done by a physician thoroughly knowledgeable in the healing arts to properly make a diagnosis. It should be used in conjunction with examinations, blood labs, x-rays, etc. Some who use the muscle testing procedures of applied kinesiology make an inadequate study of the subject, or they have not had the necessary anatomical, physiological, and clinical expertise necessary for the proper application of the technique. This includes both doctors and lay people.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor and a certified Applied Kinesiologist through the International College of Applied Kinesiology.  He provides AK and muscle testing in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

Meet Dr. Trent Burrup

May 12, 2015, 7:28 pm


Meet Dr. Trent Burrup, owner of The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy.  He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2000.  Dr. Burrup is a chiropractor, and is certified in acupuncture, applied kinesiology, cranio-sacral therapy, EAV computer testing, Class 4 Laser therapy, and extremity adjusting/sports injuries.  He also provides nutritional counseling, homeopathic and herbal remedies, blood lab analysis, and holistic allergy testing.  The Institute also has a full line of Essential Oils and we have recently added massage therapy to our wellness center.

Dr. Burrup has been in practice for 15 years and The Institute is in it’s 14th year.  Dr. Burrup enjoys running marathons, motorcycling, camping, playing guitar, and loves family time with his wife, Carolynn and their 3 children.

Dr. Burrup provides outstanding chiropractic and wellness care to patients in the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Draper, Sandy, Riverton, Murray, Taylorsville, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas.  Come experience the difference at The Institute!

Does Back Pain Go Away On It’s Own?

May 8, 2015, 2:35 pm


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Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.  Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.  While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements such as picking up a pencil from the floor can have painful results.  In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain.

Until recently, researchers believed that back pain will “heal” on its own.  We have learned however, that this is not true.  A recent study showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily, but will most likely return.  Only 9% of the people who had low back pain for more than 30 days were pain free 5 years later.

If your back pain is not resolving quickly, visit your chiropractor.  Your pain will often result from mechanical problems that your chiropractor can address.  Chiropractic is a safe and effective spine pain treatmentIt reduces pain, decreases needed pain medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies to patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including: West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Murray, Riverton, Taylorsville, and most other SLC metro areas.  We have patients who come from as far away as Utah County, Logan, and even a few from out of state.  Come experience the difference at the Institute and Become Empowered With Your Health!

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Did you know??? We have our own line of essential oils!

May 5, 2015, 4:14 pm

Essential Oils have been used for more than a thousand years for countless health problems and conditions as well as for use in daily living (cleaning, perfumes, etc.). They can have a tremendous effect on the mind and body with a very small dose and very few side effects.

At the Institute we have our own private line of essential oils under the label Essential Essence, which may be purchased from us anywhere within the United States. They are extremely high quality and NOT sold through network marketing.

All of our Single Oils are” NEAT”, meaning 100% of the PURE oil labeled.  Essential oils are not all created equal and although many companies claim they sell pure oils, many do not. True essential oils are very expensive to produce, and many companies in the industry take shortcuts to save on costs, cutting their oils with cheaper therapeutic oils. Our Oil Blends are also 100% pure therapeutic grade oils, a few of which ARE blended with a high quality carrier oil.  The reason for this is to decrease the intensity of some of the “hot” oils or to help increase the surface area for absorption.  All our labels state if the oil blends have been blended with a carrier oil.

We can offer our aromatherapy essential oils at a lower cost than other high quality oils because we are NOT selling them through MLM/network marketing, there are no memberships, downlines, or minimums to buy every month as with many high quality essential oil brands.  Additionally, discounts are available for therapists and others who purchase larger volumes for resale in their own practices.

For more information please see our ESSENTIAL OILS PAGE


What Are The Benefits of Massage?

May 1, 2015, 1:35 pm

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself! To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.

The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:Massage Therapy image

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.


Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.


Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

Learn more about the benefits of massage therapy at: http://www.massagetherapy.com/learnmore/benefits.php

The Institute provides massage therapy, chiropractor adjustments, and much more in Salt Lake City and the surrounding metro areas including: West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Murray, Taylorsville, Riverton, and all other areas in the Salt Lake Valley. 

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