Treatment Techniques

Patient Evaluation

Our practitioners are all Doctors of Physical Therapy specializing in treatment of injured: joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Our process involves treatment 1x per week followed by a comprehensive injury prevention plan to keep you performing at the highest level. A monthly / bimonthly Maintenance Program is available following Evaluation.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling is a highly skilled evidence based technique which uses a solid filament needle to reduce highly irritable spots within a muscle belly that are related to dysfunction and poor performance. This technique has at time been described as an "internal massage" for tight muscles. Instead of undergoing the painful massage techniques frequently used to relieve muscle tension and work out "knots", TPDN is a safe and highly effective alternative to reduce muscle tension by targeting these high irritable spots that can be diagnosed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Ultrasound Guided
Dry Needling

Ultrasound guided dry needling has been shown to be an effective treatment for tendinopathy. The ultrasound unit is utilized to identify hypoechoic areas within a tendon signaling unhealthy / inflamed tissue. A thin monofilament needle can be guided into the tissue via ultrasound guidance to help stimulate healing and blood flow to that injured tissue.  Repeat imaging can be utilized to demonstrate a transition to hyperechoic tissue at follow up visits. 

RockPods (Cupping)

Myofascial decompression is a form of deep tissue mobilization which involves the use of an instrument to change the pressure gradient within a cup. This change in pressure causes a decompression of the fascia and underlying musculature allowing for an increase in tissue mobility. 

RockTape

Highly effective myofascial kinesiology taping utilized to raise the patient's awareness of a joint. This treatment technique provides a neurological brace to the previously injured tissues and allows for expedited tissue healing and better movement patterns. 

Functional Movement Screening

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a pre-participation screening tool designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance.

Running Gait Evaluation

What is included: Treadmill Running Analysis, Slow Motion Data Capture, Manual Therapy Treatment, Therapeutic Exercises Prescription, Shoe/Orthotic Recommendation (as needed).2D motion analysis explaining (turn around to personal PDF - 1 week): Cadence, Pace, Strike Pattern, 2 Planes of motion (Tissue Stress / Loading Pattern, Joint Angle, 3 phase of running (Heel Strike, Mid Stance, Terminal Stance)Data Explanation (included in PDF)

RockBlade / Graston

At times the use of instruments can be effective in relieving compressive forces and associated pain at a joint. This use of specific tools designed to mobilize the diagnosed soft tissue impairments is referred to as assisted soft tissue mobilization.

Reflexive Performance Reset

Compensation patterns are the main cause of non contact injuries in sport as well as every day aches and pains that limit performance. Using the RPR® wake up drills™, you can shift your own body out of these patterns and reduce pain, increase flexibility and help your body become more resilient to injury.

Active Release Technique

Active Release Techniques treatment is a hands-on touch and case-management system that allows a practitioner to diagnoses and treat soft-tissue injuries. Soft tissue refers primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves. Specific injuries that apply are repetitive strains, adhesion, tissue hypoxia, and joint dysfunction.