Manual therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue and are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.
Neuromuscular Re-education consists of manual techniques, exercises for balance and core control and other therapeutic activities that are designed to re-develop normal, controlled movement. We will re-train a body part a task that it was previously able to do.
Physical Therapy is helpful both Pre and Post surgery, to strengthen the muscles around joints. You may be strong overall, but lack the necessary stability to support your joints properly, causing increased dysfunction.
Pilates uses movements designed to stabilize and strengthen your core.
Brice Heinen is certified in Dry Needling. Dry needling of trigger points has been shown to elicit a local twitch response that reduces the presence of nociceptive and inflammatory chemicals, relaxes taught bands, alleviate local and referred pain, improve range of motion, normalizes pH and returns circulation.
Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to treat orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. It can be used on athletes, post surgical patients and for pain relief.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Ultrasound Therapy (US) is the use of sound waves above the range of human hearing to treat injuries like muscle strains or runner’s knee. It is mostly used by physical therapists.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.
Functional Movement Screening
Functional movement screening is used to evaluate movement patterns and asymmetries, which can provide insight into mechanical restrictions and potential risk for injury.
Functional Training is patient-centric that changes patient to patient. Exercises which involve training the body for activities performed in daily life.
Balance Training by a physical therapist strengthens self-efficacy in posture, balance, stability and equilibrium. Whether you are an athlete wanting to improve performance or wanting to reduce your risk of falling, balance training is appropriate for you.
Home Exercise Planning
Home Exercise Planning is patient-centric, changing patient to patient. Exercises for your recovery and/or improvement is designed specifically for you, is demonstrated and practiced in your physical therapy session, and must be followed up by you at home with your home exercise plan. The outcome of your home exercise plan is largely dependent upon your follow-through.
Myofascial Release therapy treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
Fascia is a thin, connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow.
Percutaneous Electrical Stimulation
Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation refers to applying electrical stimulation through small needles which penetrate the skin. PENS is used to relieve pain, increase range of movement, and relieve diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain, leading to better physical functioning overall.
Prehabing Surgical Intervention
Prehabing Surgical Intervention is conducted to help you prepare for surgery (pre-habilitation). Many patients who prehab have better outcomes after surgery. If you are planning on having a knee or hip replacement, come see us first to support a better recovery.
Ergonomic Assessments of where you work, either at home or in an office, identify ergonomic risk factors and recommend improvements to prevent ergonomic injury.