An entirely hands-on treatment. Our Physical Therapists perform skilled techniques that include soft tissue work and mobilization/manipulation. When performing soft tissue work, therapists apply pressure to the body's soft tissues, such as the muscles. Generally, we use this pressure to mobilize the joints while helping relax muscles, increase circulation, break up scar tissue, and reduce/eliminate soft tissue inflammation. These techniques assist in relieving pain and correcting joint mechanics.
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Trigger Point Dry Needling is a valuable treatment used to decrease muscular pain and stiffness. Practitioners use a fine, flexible, and sterile needle (similar to those used for acupuncture) to release shortened bands of muscle tissue known as trigger points. In addition, easing the trigger points may improve flexibility and increase range of motion. We use this method to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain.
ASTYM® (A-stim) treatment sets the standard for soft tissue therapy. It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.) and removes unwanted scar tissue causing pain or movement restrictions. This technique effectively treats tendinitis such as tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis and other soft tissue dysfunctions.
Pilates is a comprehensive way to develop the body through core strength, flexibility, balance/coordination, and mind/body awareness. Pilates uses springs to provide resistance. Pilates emphasizes smooth, controlled movement with concentration and proper breathing for muscle alignment and strengthening. Regardless of age or activity level, each patient benefits from Pilates.
Cupping Therapy effectively releases trigger points, myofascial adhesions, reduces pain, and reduces swelling. Cupping Therapy works to suction soft tissue, which allows for increased blood flow and circulation. We integrate Cupping Therapy to treat lymphatic drainage, scar tissue breakdown, myofascial adhesions, and even migraine relief without prescription medication.
Kinesio tape gently lifts the skin from the tissues— skin, muscles, connective tissue, fascia — creating space for improved blood and lymphatic flow. By decompressing the tissues, Kinesio taping aids in alleviating pressure and reducing swelling. In some cases, decompressing the pain sensors can potentially break the cycle of tension, swelling, and pain by sending a new signal to the brain.