Active Release Technique (ART)
A particular type of physical therapy muscle work designed to release both tight muscles and tightness or adhesions in the connective tissue surrounding muscles and joints. Tension is applied in a specific location in the muscle and direction while the patient is actively moving the joint through the range of motion or often combined with flexion-distraction while patient is lying down.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger points are small, very sensitive “knots” in a muscle which can often cause pain to be felt distant to where the actual trigger point is located, such as trigger points in neck muscles causing pain to be felt in the head or arms. They can be treated in several ways, one of which is to apply direct pressure to the point until the pain and muscle tightness subside.
Russian Stimulation is a specific form of electro-stimulation with a Symmetrical Biphasic Square waveform produced by dividing a 2500Hz carrier frequency into 50Hz packets. Originally developed by the Russian Olympic team for muscle mass enhancement, is now often used for muscle strengthening, muscle spasms & Edema reduction in the United States.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a drug-free method of pain relief that has been used to treat a wide variety of muscle and joint problems, as well as many other painful conditions. TENS uses electrical impulses to stimulate the nerve endings at or near the site of pain, diminishing the pain and replacing it with a tingling or massage like sensation.
We will work with you to speed up your recovery, build your stamina and strength. Additional physical therapy services include personal training, gait analysis, and foot esthetics custom-cast orthotics (inserts), can be constructed specifically to correct your foot mechanics. Orthotics can relieve arch and heel pain while properly aligning your body from the feet up.
Custom-cast orthotics (inserts), can be constructed specifically to correct your foot mechanics. Orthotics can relieve arch and heel pain while properly aligning your body from the feet up.