Active Release Technique is a soft tissue movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel syndromes, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often the result of overuse injuries (OUI) and repetitive motion injuries (RMI). Read more about Active Release Technique.
The Fascial Distortion Model, developed by Stephen Typaldos, D.O., is an anatomical perspective that looks at the underlying cause of virtually every musculoskeletal injury (and many neurological and medical conditions) as being composed of one or more of six specific pathologies / dysfunctions. It is believed that the body’s connective tissues—mainly fascial bands, ligaments, tendons, retinacula etc.—are the cause of all pain complaints and must be accurately identified and treated for resolution of pain. This model allows for strikingly effective treatments for diverse afflictions such as pulled muscles, fractures, frozen shoulders, and so much more. The results are objective, obvious, and measurable. Read more about FDM.
The Functional Movement Screening is a tool which developed out of an exercise philosophy known as Functional Movement Systems. This exercise philosophy and corresponding set of resources is based on sound science, years of innovation, and current research. Put simply, the FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns which are vital to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies limitations and imbalances in the body’s ability to move properly. These are issues that can reduce the effects of training and physical conditioning, as well as reduce a person’s awareness of their body performance abilities. This scoring system is directly linked to the most beneficial corrective exercises that help restore proper mechanics and movements to the body. Read more about FMS.
The Selective Functional Movement Assessment is a series of 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement such as bending, squatting, and sitting in individuals who experience pain. The assessment allows the clinician to identity meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main complaint area, but may be contributing to an associated movement limitation. This approach is designed to complement an existing chiropractic, physical therapy or other such examination. By addressing the most dysfunctional non-painful area or motion, this assessment targets the necessary interventions (soft tissue work, chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, and strengthening) for appropriate treatment. SFMA serves as a model to efficiently integrate the concepts of proper posture, muscle balance, and proper movements into treatment. Read more on SFMS.
The Titleist Performance Institute Screening gives golfers the opportunity to experience the same physical assessment and fitness training the professionals get, regardless of age, current fitness level, or gold handicap. The assessment identifies physical imbalances and allows the clinician to develop a Gold Fitness Handicap (GFH). The GFH is equivalent to a standard golf handicap in terms of physical abilities. A fitness program is then designed to correct those imbalances and improve stability, mobility, flexibility, balance, posture, strength, and power. An improved level of physical fitness increases endurance, prevents injury, and improves distance and overall game. Read more about TPI.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization treatment utilizes a tool, or set of tools, to break up scar tissue at an injury site to trigger a focal inflammatory response. This inflammation leads to the absorption of scar tissue and the production of new collagen to repair the injury site. Combined with proper movement, stretching, and cold therapy after treatment, the body restores normal tissue structure and function. Treatments are short, specific, and effective for a wide variety of ailments. The effects of IASTM include pain relief, increased flexibility, increased strength, enhanced recovery, and in most cases, complete resolution of symptoms.
RockTape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. RockTape introduces a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery.
Physiotherapy is primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities. It promotes mobility, functional ability, quality of life, and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and physical intervention. Read more on physiotherapy.