The therapists at Institute of Physical Medicine & Sports Therapy use a strong manual therapy approach to patient care. Techniques will be used to treat dysfunction that may be determined through specific testing to the joints involved, soft tissues, neural tissues, and incorporated with specific exercise prescription if appropriate. Also, a functional approach may be used to determine if a functional movement retraining approach will work best. Manual techniques such as high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation, muscle energy techniques, or traditional joint mobilizations may be used to mobilize a stiff joint.

Strain-counterstrain, active release, myofascial techniques, trigger point dry needling, or traditional soft tissue mobilization techniques may be used to release restricted myofascial tissues. Neural mobilization techniques may be used for specific neural restrictions or sensitivities in the upper and lower extremities. Exercise prescription consists of specific instructions to either activate or inhibit the muscle, strengthen a muscle, stabilize a joint, lengthen a muscle or simply improve motor control.

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Thoracic Spine and Ribs
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Hip/Knee Pain
  • Foot/Ankle Pain
  • Post-op Rehabilitation
  • Headaches
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Laser therapy - Deep tissue therapy modality using a class IV laser to penetrate areas of tissue damage to improve blood circulation and tissue repair. This is accomplished by using light energy to induce biochemical changes in tissues in a stimulatory manner to improve recovery time and healing of damaged tissue.
  • Graston Technique® - Evidence based technique using instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization method to effectively treat soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved functional outcomes.

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