Graston

The Graston Technique is a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down fibrous adhesions and fascial restrictions.  The technique utilizes specially-designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.  When these fibrous adhesions are encountered, both the clinician and the patient sense a restriction, almost like a speed bump or a granular feeling.  The instrument can then be used to ‘break up’ this restriction or adhesion.  Stretching exercises are used to promote re-alignment of the fibers into the normal pattern of healthy tissue.

LSVT BIG

Our Certified LSVT BIG Therapists are specifically trained to treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease at any stage of diagnosis.  This treatment is also beneficial for the following candidates:   Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Ataxia, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Aging.   LSVT BIG will provide the intensive practice needed for the brain to re-learn normal movement patterns.  This can help people with a variety of neurological disorders to:   decrease their risk of falling, improve walking form and safety with community mobility on varied surfaces, increase balance and confidence with daily activities, and learn a home exercise program to continue after physical therapy.  Research has shown daily exercise to have a neuroprotective effect and improve brain functioning.

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LSVT LOUD

Our certified LSVT LOUD therapists are speech-language pathologists who are skilled in helping to increase vocal loudness and intonation, improve articulation and speech intelligibility, improve facial expression and confidence, and change in neural functioning related to voice, speech and swallowing.  Our therapists will obtain a baseline assessment of your speech, education on increasing loudness in a healthy way without straining your voice, and preform a swallow assessment if you cough or choke while eating. 

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Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique is a patented, movement-based massage technique to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.  The technique is used to quickly and permanently resolve issues like headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow and more.    

Whelton Myofascial Referral Technique

The Whelton Myofascial Referral Technique uses specific points on the body that are stimulated with exact patient positioning and exact angles of pressure.  With this technique, it allows physical therapists to stimulate these referral points to instantly relieve pain, increase range of motion, and decrease muscle spasm.  In some cases, it also expedites the healing rate.

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Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects.  Dry Needling may be incorporated into a treatment plan when myofascial trigger points are present, which may lead to impairments in body structure, pain, and functional limitations.  The purpose of the needling is to release shortened bands of muscle caused by abnormal functioning of the nervous system, no drugs are injected.  Benefits include pain control, restoring motion and function, reducing muscle tension, desensitizing supersensitive structures, promoting healing response in tissue, and accelerating return to active rehabilitation. 

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