An Insight Into Our Wide Range of Treatment Techniques We Offer In Our Physical Therapy Clinic
Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy that uses instrument-assisted massage to effectively treat all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic, acute or post-surgical. The unique approach used with Graston Technique enables the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation that allows for faster rehabilitation and greater success restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.
Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists which utilizes thin needles that penetrate the skin and target muscles, tendons, and other tissues that may be causing or contributing to your symptoms. It can be used alone or in conjunction with electrical impulses that further stimulate the targeted tissue.
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is a method of assessment and treatment for neck and back pain. The assessment uses repeated movements and sustained positions of your spine in order to elicit a pattern of pain responses that indicates proper treatment. The choice of treatment using the McKenzie method is based upon the direction or position that improves your symptoms. The McKenzie method also encourages prevention strategies to reduce the risk of your pain returning.
A large component of physical therapy is often general strengthening and conditioning which includes exercises that are prescribed to target muscle groups or movement patterns that are weak or dysfunctional. Whether you are having difficulty getting out of your favorite chair or you are trying to return to a sport, a good strengthening program will improve your quality of life.
Balance and gait (walking) tend to impact one another. The balance and gait systems both rely on a complex number of body systems that include the inner ear, the eyes, the joint-muscle-nerve system, and of course cognitive functions. Therapy that improves gait and balance works with all of these systems to keep them functioning together. Gait and balance training has a range of benefits, but most importantly it will decrease your risk of falls.
Pre- and Post-Surgical Rehabiliation
Physical therapy before and after orthopedic surgery is crucial for a successful outcome. Pre-surgical rehabilitation often yields greater results and an easier recovery after surgery. Post-surgical protocols are designed to improve range of motion and strength while respecting tissue healing for optimal results.