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Physical therapy helps restore strength, range of motion, and activity level following either injury or surgery. A comprehensive evaluation will uncover any physical abnormalities, strength and flexibility imbalances or nerve entrapments. Once your evaluation is completed, an appropriate rehabilitation plan of care will be established in consultation with your referring physician. All treatment plans are individualized and specific to your needs and goals. Treatment will always be one-on-one and with the same therapist to maintain consistency and continuity. Treatment may include specific exercises, stretches, manual therapy techniques, and the use of specialized equipment to address problems. A home exercise program will also be prescribed to aid in your recovery and reduce the risk of re-injury. Collectively, the plan of care will help control pain, expedite healing and allow you to return to your normal activity level pain-free.
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The American Chiropractic Association defines Chiropractic as a health care discipline that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and
the effects of these disorders on general health. This discipline is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examinations, diagnostic testing, and various therapeutic procedures to joints and soft-tissues. One of the most common procedures used by Chiropractors is joint manipulations and mobilizations which involve using specific manual pressure to joints to restore optimal joint mobility and function. In addition, Chiropractors often recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
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We are pleased to provide patients with an innovative and
proven approach to the diagnosis and treatment of connective
soft tissue injuries – Graston Technique®. The technique
is performed with patent stainless-steel instruments designed
to detect and treat soft-tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation
in order to reduce pain and restore function. When connective
tissue, such as muscle, ligaments, or tendons become restricted
or scarred, it can result in pain tenderness, loss of flexibility
and motion. It is not unusual to find a restriction in one
part of the body that produces pain and dysfunction in another
area, commonly known as the kinetic chain. Strengthening and
stretching are combined with Graston Technique® to restore
the patient to their pre-injury level of activity.
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|Active Release Technique®
Active Release Technique is a highly successful approach to
injuries of muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves and the surrounding
soft tissues. It is applied by hand using a very specific
pressure and tension on the involved muscle while moving the
muscle underneath the contact (thumb or fingers of doctor's
hand). The treatment restores normal glide and range of motion
to soft-tissue that contains myofascial adhesion or scar tissue
from repetitive or chronic injuries. This scar tissue/adhesion
binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As
it builds up over time, muscles become shorter and weaker,
tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become
trapped. This process can cause reduced range of motion, loss
of strength, and ultimately pain. Because of this, Active Release Technique is
an extremely affective approach to conditions such as carpal
tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis, IT band syndrome,
and various other soft-tissue problems.
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are inserts that comfortably fit into your shoes which are
designed to support and improve the functioning of feet. Your
feet have an extremely important job; they carry all of your
body weight throughout the day. Every step makes an impact
on your body and that impact is greatly exaggerated with exercise.
If your foot functions improperly it will have an effect on
joints higher up the kinetic chain (your ankle, knee, hip
and spine). This may result in pain, discomfort, or muscle
compensation anywhere from the foot to the back. Because of
this we occasionally prescribe orthotics as part of a patient’s
treatment plan that suffer from chronic lower extremity/back
problems or athletes to help maximize performance during sport.
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