This type of treatment involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and movement of the locomotor soft tissues to reduce or eliminate pain or dysfunction. A unique multidisciplinary approach is utilized to restore structural balance throughout the body, which allows focus on prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, chronic pain and sports injuries. Primary modalities include functional assessment, deep tissue therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, fascial stretch therapy, scar tissue mobilization techniques, neuromuscular re-education, PNF stretching, strengthening, postural correction and sport specific corrective exercise.
Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is assisted stretching performed on a specially designed treatment table equipped with comfortable padded straps that stabilize the parts of the body not being worked on.
Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds & invests all structures of the body. The problem is that fascia will thicken & shorten when any of your tissues are under stress from poor posture, lack of exercise, injury, surgery, disease or over-training.
While many therapies can help these conditions, only FST™ can completely treat inflexible fascia at the deepest level - your joint capsule. After we help make all of your layers of fascia become more pliable & hydrated then joint range of motion, muscle strength & flexibility immediately improves making it easier for you to train & maintain.
Functional Dry Needling (R)
Dry Needling is a skilled therapeutic technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments and disability. (FOSBPT 2015)
The needles utilized in dry needling are very small in diameter, solid, and have a rounded tip. The phrase“dry” is used to emphasize the fact that no substance is being injected into the body, and in fact the needles used in the technique are not capable of injecting any substance.
Functional Dry Needling® emphasizes the application of dry needling to restore bodily function. Most commonly needles are being applied to trigger points within muscles. These trigger points, often identified by pain felt in the patient, although this is not always the case, may be causing dysfunctions
within the neuromuscular system. Physiologic effects of dry needling include increased blood flow, decreased banding, decreased spontaneous electrical activity, and various biochemical changes to local tissues, while in some instances changes to the central nervous system can also occur.
During dry needling a local twitch response is triggered from the effected muscle, which can feel similar to a quick muscle cramp. Electrical stimulation may be utilized to help muscle reset and increase recruitment and response of muscle fibers.
Dry needling is not painful, however many do not consider it a relaxing experience. Regardless, it has been proven to be effective in treating pain and dysfunction within the neuromuscular system.
We specialize in treating injuries caused by automobile accidents, sports injuries, and workplace incidents. We can help reverse the effects of injuries caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and poor lifting habits. Examples of conditions we treat are below.
Strength & Conditioning Training
Speed/Agility and quickness Training
Sport Specific Strength and Flexibility Training
Sport Specific Bio-mechanics Training
Sport Specific Re-Education
We accept worker's comp and auto accident injury cases
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Stiff and Painful Neck
Deep tissue therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy(TM)
Muscle Energy Techniques
Active and passive muscle release
Scar tissue mobilization techniques
Specific client home-care protocols