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Manual Therapy

Hands-on approach including spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, change muscle function, modulate pain, and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or movement restriction.

 

The International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) defines manual therapy as:

 

Skilled hand movements intended to produce any or all of the following effects: improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion of the joint complex; mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction. 

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling is the practice of using a thin mono-filament needle to address dysfunctional muscle tissue to relieve pain, improve mobility, or improve performance.

 

The needle is utilized to treat muscular trigger points, desensitize structures, induce a healing response, and aid in restoration of function. 

"Trigger points" are bands of tight, knotted muscle tissue which can be painful and may influence how you move. 

Evidence shows that the insertion of a dry needle into muscle tissue promotes blood flow in the area, which can affect tissue healing and decrease local neurotransmitters that are responsible for pain. Dry needling is also sometimes accompanied by electrical stimulation for neuromodulation. The nervous system's "language" is electricity, and by applying appropriate doses of electrical stimulation to muscles near the spine or site of injury, we can have a significant influence on pain and function.

Exercise Prescription

Individualized program to correct movement patterns, improve strength and motor control. 

- Stretching
- Strengthening
- Range of motion
- Cardiovascular
- Balance and coordination


Aid in providing visual demonstrations of proper exercise techniques through videos, images, or written descriptions. Ensuring that you understand how to perform each exercise correctly and safely.

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Movement Assessment/Injury Prevention

We provide movement assessment in identifying imbalances, weaknesses, and potential injury risk factors through the following:


Addressing common movement patterns and dysfunctions by outlining common movement patterns and dysfunctions observed in different populations, such as athletes, office workers, and older adults.

Identifying risk factors that contribute to increased injury risk, including poor posture, muscle imbalances, limited flexibility, and improper biomechanics. Followed by highlighting the importance of identifying and addressing these risk factors to prevent injuries and optimize movement efficiency.


Outlining injury prevention strategies by offering practical tips and strategies for preventing common musculoskeletal injuries associated with sports, daily activities, and occupational tasks.


Also providing up to date resources and additional support to provide links to reputable resources, articles, and videos on movement assessment, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.
 

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