TREATMENT TECHNIQUES

We offer a wide variety of treatment techniques and manual therapies to achieve the highest level of care and desired outcomes.

​You can rest assured – we have a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care and the evidence-based approach we provide.

DRY NEEDLING

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.

GRASTON TECHNIQUE

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 recovery and greater success restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.

MUSCULOSKELETAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND
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Diagnostic ultrasound uses sound waves to create a picture of the structures (tendons, ligaments, muscles) that are being addressed in physical therapy. This allows a better understanding of what structures are involved and shows the overall health of the tissues in the area of discomfort.

Diagnostic ultrasound is often combined with dry needling.

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.

BALANCE TRAINING

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, and the joint-muscle-nerve system. Physical therapy works with all of these systems to keep them functioning together to improve your overall balance. Balance training has a range of benefits, but the most important is reducing falls and injury.

GENERAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

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.

MODALITIES

We often use some type of modality during our treatment sessions to help kick start the healing process and decrease pain. Some of our favorite modalities include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, cupping, and our massage gun. We utilize heat and ice as needed as well. 

MECHANICAL TRACTION

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Mechanical traction is available for both the lumbar and cervical spine. Mechanical traction gently separates the joints in your spine to relieve pressure on the nerves caused by bulging discs, degenerative discs, or stenosis.