Strain-Counterstrain: The technique uses passive positioning to relieve muscle, joint, and tissue tightness. A physical therapist will identify specific pain points and hold the position anywhere from 90 seconds to 3 minutes to relax the soft tissue, reducing pain and stiffness.
Graston Technique: The Graston Technique uses a specially designed stainless steel tool to treat scar tissue. This special technique allows for faster rehabilitation. Studies show the Graston technique for low back pain reduces pain and increases range of motion.
ASTYM: ASTYM treatment uses a specialized plastic tool to stimulate the breakdown of scar tissue and promotes regeneration and improved muscle and joint function. Scar tissue can cause muscle tension, limited flexibility, and range of motion restrictions. ASTYM has been proven to be a highly effective treatment for chronic tendonitis and bursitis as it reduces inflammation.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD): This type of soft tissue mobilization uses specific manual hand movements that follow anatomical lymph pathways, helping to move fluid and improve circulation. Manual Lymphatic Drainage for headaches, migraines, swollen legs, and more.
Manual traction: Manual traction for sciatica or bulging or herniated discs is an effective type of manual therapy for individuals suffering from back pain. It is a type of decompression therapy helping to relieve tension on the spine. Manual traction is an applied pressure lasting for a few seconds in duration, stretching the spine and taking pressure off the lumbar discs. It can also be applied as a sudden, quick thrust.
Trigger Point Therapy / Myofascial Release: Myofascial release is a soft tissue manual therapy for the treatment of chronic muscular pain and immobility. Myofascial release focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness in the specified areas of pain. It is a type of massage also known as “deep tissue work”.
Cross friction: This type of manual therapy aims to maintain mobility within the soft tissue structures of ligament, tendon, and muscle and prevent scars from forming. It is a specific, localized deep tissue massage that must be applied transversely (cross) to the identified location of the pain. Cross friction massage is beneficial in reducing pain and regenerating connective tissue, aiding in the healing process.