Active Release Technique (ART®)
Breakdown scar tissue and adhesion
The goal of ART® is to restore optimal texture, motion, and function of the soft tissue and release any entrapped nerves and blood vessels. This is accomplished through the removal of adhesion or fibrosis in the soft tissue via the application of specific protocols. Adhesion can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive motion, and constant pressure or tension. ART® eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesion.
Specific Functional Movement Assessment
Full body movement assessment that directs a subsequent more thurough assessment of affected joint systems
The assessment guides the clinician to the most dysfunctional non-painful movement pattern, which is then assessed in detail. This approach is designed to complement the existing exam and serve as a model to efficiently integrate the concepts of posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of movement into musculoskeletal practice. By addressing the most dysfunctional non-painful pattern, the application of targeted interventions (manual therapy and therapeutic exercise) is not adversely affected by pain.
SFMA offers a new approach to the treatment of pain and dysfunction. Our standardized clinical model ensures isolating the cause of injury and efficient care.SFMA offers a new approach to the treatment of pain and dysfunction. Our standardized clinical model ensures isolating the cause of injury and efficient care.
Rehabilitation, Mobility, and Movement Training
Optomize joint mobility, stability and movment patterning to not only prevent re-injury, but to improve performance
This is where we start to look beyond the tip of the ice berg! As a patient you will be shown a customized exercise program specific to your needs. This is a very imporatant part of the recovery process, because unresolved mobility, stability, and/or movement pattern issues will cause the injury to re-occur. These same issues are likley the reason you are experiencing pain in the first place. The stuff below the surface, so to speak!
Shockwave Therapy - Piezowave 2
Fast and effective non-surgical treatment for many chronic musculoskeletal conditions
Focused shock wave therapy delivers the greatest amout of energy into a focused point to a determined tissue depth within the affected area. Shock wave affects tissue at a cellular level to stimulate healing and regeneration of bone, tendon and ligamentous tissue.
Deep tissue laser therpay helps to eliminate pain and speed healing
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser offers advanced pain relief and promotes rapid healing through a process known as photobiostimulation. It is ideal for enhanced relief of neck , lower back, shoullder, wrist, knee, elbow, foot and ankle pain, muscle spasm, post-operative recovery and sports injuries.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Achieve optimal flexibility, joint range of motion and pain relief
Fascia is a layered network of connective tissue that encases and connects muscles, bones and joints. It is what connects your big toe to your fingers. Imagine it as though you are wearing a full body suit. Imagine yourself moving freely in this body suit. Now imagine tying large knots in the suit at your hips, chest and shoulders and try moving around. Fascial stretching protocols help to release fascial tension while tractioning an intented joint. The result is improved joint mechanics, range of motion and pain. It helps to release the knots in your fascial body suit.
Normalize joint mechanics and range of motion
An adjustment or manipulation is a non-invasive, manual procedure that is designed to restore motion to a restricted joint in the body. The main goal of joint manipulation and mobilization is to decrease pain and help return the joint to full function. This is accomplished by improving the movement of the joint and supporting tissues, as well as decreasing muscle tightness or spasm.
Running Gait Analysis
Run faster and farther with less propensity for injury
Most people have not formally been taught proper running technique. Poor form is not only slowing you down but it is the most common cause of injury over time. Changing external factors like your milage, shoes and surface will be of little help. The good news is improving your stride will not only decrease risk of injury, improved mechanics optimizes efficiency so you can run faster and farther with less effort.
It all starts with awareness! So book a session to see where you can make improvements in your stride.
Provide corrective assistance for your feet
Custom orthotics are prescribed based on a patient's symptoms and the evaluation of a functional examination and gait scan. A custom orthotic is designed to maintain proper alignment and provide corrective assistance to the joints of the foot while providing necessary support to the structures of the foot. This may be helpful in the effective treatment of low back, hip, knee, and/or especially food pain. A certain amount of pronation or supination can be controlled through a well-selected shoe, however custom orthotics provide the most control as they are made specifically for your foot function.
Improve muscle and joint function
The tape is manufactured to the same weight, thickness and elasticity as the skin and is therefore able to naturally integrate with the body's sensory system. There are three application techniques which depend on the desired therapeutic outcome.
Structurally, it provides dynamic support for better postural positions, prevents harmful ranges of motion and reduces strain on affected muscle(s).
Neurologically, it enhances sensory stimulation leading to decreased perception of pain, restoration of muscle activation and function, reinforces the restoration of functional stability and neuroplasticity.
Microcirculatory function improves superficial blood and lymphatic flow.