Various hands-on therapeutic treatment techniques utilized to promote joint and soft tissue mobility and health. Often following an injury, joints and muscles are restricted in their movement which causes further pain and a reduced capacity to function. Through manual therapy techniques including joint mobilization and manipulation, muscle energy, myofascial release, and manual traction we facilitate motion and aim to restore normal joint and soft tissue mechanics.
A form of therapy in which sterile, monofilament needles are inserted into Myofascial trigger points (knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or near nerves in order to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. If applicable for your condition, Dry Needling will be utilized as an adjunct to your treatment and recovery. Dry Needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or low back pain. Dry Needling is not acupuncture or Oriental Medicine; that is, it does not have the purpose of altering the flow of energy (“Qi”) along traditional Chinese meridians for the treatment of diseases.
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
A cuff is placed at the upper portion of either the arm or leg and is inflated to a particular personalized pressure to temporarily restrict blood flow in that limb. In doing so, the patient is able to complete movement or exercise either without weight or at a low intensity and receive the same strength and endurance benefits as when exercising with heavier loads.
Training with BFR is beneficial following an injury when a painful area is unable to tolerate the stressors of heavier activity as well as following surgery while an area is healing to prevent muscle loss.
Additionally, BFR is beneficial for athletes and lifters looking to gain strength and reduce their likelihood for injury during a recovery week.
Whether in the clinic or prescribed to home, therapeutic exercise is an important aspect of your rehabilitation. Different exercises and stretches will be used to improve range of motion, increase strength, improve posture and decrease pain. Your Physical Therapist will work with you to develop an exercise routine that coincides with your goals. As your rehab progresses and pain lessens, we will provide you with exercises and stretches to continue with at home to maintain overall joint and soft tissue health.
NormaTec Recovery System
NormaTec is a clinically proven method to enhance recovery and reduce pain and soreness, clear metabolites and increase range of motion. The technology can increase circulation and improve mobility for those who work out regularly, are training for a competition, experience swelling from traveling, standing or working long hours, or suffer from inflammation, sore muscles, or other circulatory issues. NormaTec is used extensively in professional athletics and is utilized for both rehab and recovery by 97% of pro teams, as well as Olympic and elite athletes across a broad spectrum of sports.