Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization technique (IASTMT)
Soft tissue treatment with the utilization of a new range of tools which are ergonomically designed to provide the clinician with the ability to locate and treat soft tissue dysfunction effectively. The goal is to introduce controlled microtrauma to the affected soft tissue structure which causes the stimulation of a local inflammatory response. Microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and facilitates healing activities resulting in remodeling of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur.
Power Percussive Massager
Revolutionary deep muscle treatment which enhances performance, recovery, and naturally relieves pain. In just 30 seconds per muscle group this therapy stimulates blood flow and heat promoting increased muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, and performance.
Ground-breaking neuromuscular taping method utilizing a tape that has texture and elasticity very similar to human skin. The tape is applied in a deliberate fashion with an intimate understanding of the neuromuscular system. This allows for an effect of microscopically lifting the skin enhancing lymphatic drainage and reducing inflammation. In essence, this produces stabilization and enhances healing.
A manual therapy which helps in relaxing contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and reduces fibrotic tissue formation. This helps to relieve pain and improve mobility.
Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBVT)
By applying vibration from a special platform, WBTV stimulates sensors found in the musculoskeletal system called muscle spindles and mechanoreceptors that increase the muscle tone in the spine and the extremities and enhance the brain-body connection. This results in the increased production of human growth hormone, serotonin, endorphins, and testosterone; all of which contribute to keeping you feeling and functioning better. Numerous studies have shown WBVT to aid in the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis (one of the main causes of spinal stenosis), osteoporosis, neck-back pain, sports injuries, and neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Class IV Laser Therapy
Also termed “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States. During each painless treatment laser energy increases circulation; drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
Effectively relieves the pain and disability resulting from disc injury and degeneration, by repairing damaged discs and reversing dystrophic changes in nerves. Spinal decompression addresses the functional and mechanical aspects of discogenic pain and disease through non-surgical decompression of lumbar intervertebral discs. Studies verify the significant reduction of intradiscal pressures into the negative range, to approximately minus 150 mm/HG, which result in the non-surgical decompression of the disc and nerve root. Conventional traction has never demonstrated a reduction of intradiscal pressure to negative ranges; on the contrary – many traction devices actually increased intradiscal pressure, most likely due to reflex muscle spasm. The spinal decompression table is designed to apply distraction tension to the patient’s lumbar spine without eliciting reflex Para vertebral muscle contractions.